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  1. What to watch for in Week 2 of the NFL preseason


    Fri, 17 Aug 2018

    on running backs in his bid for more playing time. Dont ' a Hightower will be one to watch after he performed well in his ..... franchise quarterback to much potential danger. The football world likely will see a bit more from Watson and get

  2. Why is Patriots' Bill Belichick so happy heading into '18 season?


    Wed, 1 Aug 2018

    season, according to Football Outsiders. While the ..... easiest schedule in football were huge reasons why ..... while defensive captain Dont ' a Hightower returns at linebacker ..... years, according to Football Outsiders. The Patriots

  3. AFC weak spots: Can Blake Bortles rise? Pats flawed on edges?


    Wed, 13 Jun 2018

    Flacco The invaluable Chase Stuart at Pro Football Reference wrote a piece this week noting ..... running backs. Houston Texans: The Football Gods I could ramble on about the dangers ..... perhaps the most top-heavy team in football , one with almost limitless potential

  4. NFL's top five committee backfields; Tyrann Mathieu's new role


    Mon, 11 Jun 2018

    floating around the football world since the ..... was telling that Dont ' a Hightower suggested the unit ..... aggressive," Hightower told reporters ..... pizzazz. When Hightower suggests the defense ..... flying to the football , creating turnovers

  5. Dont'a Hightower : Playing for Pats 'not for everybody'


    Fri, 1 Jun 2018

    acquisitions "It's not for everybody," Hightower said. "It's definitely harder than ..... fun; it's the guys around it." Hightower 's comments come days after former ..... locker room, I love like a brother," Hightower said. "We have fun, whether it ..... room or we're hanging out outside of football . So, there's a time and place for

  6. 'America's Game': Dont'a Hightower makes a name for himself on 2016 Patriots


    Wed, 23 May 2018


    And Donta hightower . Who missed two of the first five games ..... for. I'm very black and parkway. Hightower first made a name for himself in his ..... spurred Tennessee. At the University of Alabama . Since high school he's only played ..... So it's no surprise he has a high football IQ. I'm very lucky and blessed is

  7. Dont'a Hightower


    Fri, 11 May 2018

    New England Patriots Dont'a Hightower (54) celebrates with his mom after the NFL Super Bowl LI football game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Feb. 05, 2017 in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28 in overtime.

  8. Charles Davis mock draft 3.0: Jets pick Baker Mayfield


    Wed, 25 Apr 2018

    Da'Ron Payne - DT, Alabama Plays fast, very good ..... Rashaan Evans - LB, Alabama Evans makes perfect sense ..... schooled coming from Alabama , and the Bill Belichick ..... former Crimson Tide LB, Dont ' a Hightower , in the middle of New

  9. Rhett Lewis mock draft 1.0: Steelers among 5 teams to pick QB


    Wed, 25 Apr 2018

    Fitzpatrick - DB, Alabama It's hard to ..... Calvin Ridley - WR, Alabama We go 'Bama in ..... Ron Payne - DT, Alabama The Lions could ..... a nose for the football . With a full 16 ..... to come by for Dont ' a Hightower -- he's played

  10. NFL Draft: What Browns, Bills, Patriots should do in Round 1


    Mon, 23 Apr 2018

    England Patriots No. 23 overall: Alabama LB Rashaan Evans Analysis: The ..... a similar, complex defense at Alabama and he would team up with another former Crimson Tide defender, Dont ' a Hightower , to give the Patriots two dynamic

  11. Jeremiah mock draft 3.0: Browns, Jets, Broncos, Bills pick QBs


    Tue, 17 Apr 2018

    Minkah Fitzpatrick - DB, Alabama Oakland is desperate for playmakers ..... PICK 15 Calvin Ridley - WR, Alabama If the Cardinals don't trade ..... PICK 23 Rashaan Evans - LB, Alabama Evans would team up with Dont ' a Hightower to give the Patriots two very

  12. The 10 most underperforming units of the 2017 NFL season


    Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    line For years, the football world at large bemoaned ..... defense ranked 32nd in Football Outsiders DVOA . The ..... snap allowed, per Pro Football Focus . The team struggled ..... lost strong players like Dont ' a Hightower to injury, but the Pats

  13. A blueprint for the QB-needy; Saints making most of Drew Brees


    Sat, 25 Nov 2017

    back due to his high football IQ, leadership skills ..... Patriots after most of the football world predicted an unobstructed ..... Rob Ninkovich retired ; Dont ' a Hightower is out for 2017 with ..... coverage plays, per Pro Football Focus. New England is

  14. Mexico Patriots Raiders Football - Marshawn Lynch


    Mon, 20 Nov 2017

    Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes against New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower (53) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

  15. NFL trade deadline: One move for each AFC team


    Tue, 31 Oct 2017

    executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin ..... it. After injuries to Dont ' a Hightower and Washington's Mason ..... Gen Stats. The loss of Hightower necessitates a middle ..... team forever stuck in football purgatory, a club that

  16. Cheat Sheet: Deshaun Watson vs. Legion of Boom


    Sat, 28 Oct 2017

    Chargers (3-4) at New England Patriots (5-2) Dont ' a Hightower 's injury is a killer blow to a Patriots defense that ..... struggled to get stops this season, ranking 27th in DVOA by Football Outsiders' metrics (30th versus the run). There

  17. Patriots' Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) out vs. Chargers


    Thu, 26 Oct 2017

    Wednesday that linebacker Dont ' a Hightower will not play against ..... informed of the situation. Hightower is suffering from a shoulder ..... for, Rapoport added. Hightower has been dealing with ..... on the reserve/non- football injury list.

  18. The Debrief, Week 6: Six narratives that were busted


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017

    the most top-heavy in football , the AFC East, is similarly ..... performing the poorest. Dont ' a Hightower , whom the Patriots essentially ..... paid offensive line in football isn't opening holes ..... before a "Thursday Night Football " matchup in Kansas City

  19. Fan Reactions: Patriots vs Buccaneers


    Fri, 6 Oct 2017

    More Columns > Last night, Thursday Night Football didn't disappoint with late game drama. Heading into ..... The Patriots defense is historically ba- oh wait Dont ' a Hightower is back?" â Patton Smith (@pattonsmith

  20. What to watch for in Patriots vs. Buccaneers on 'TNF'


    Thu, 5 Oct 2017

    be shrugged off by the football cognoscenti . The Patriots ..... being a smart and tough football team, especially defensively ..... same with key linebacker Dont ' a Hightower still rounding into form ..... arguably playing his best football at age 40. Still, this

  21. Cheat Sheet: Falcons, Lions look to remain unbeaten


    Sat, 23 Sep 2017

    8 percent of snaps, 10th highest in the NFL, and has given up just 79.0 rushing yards per game. Under the Monday Night Football lights, will Zeke put on a show to quiet the doubters that feasted over the past week? Chris Johnson should see his snaps

  22. Giants, Seahawks have serious issues; Le'Veon Bell will be fine


    Wed, 20 Sep 2017

    And the defense didn't have its soul in Week 2 with Dont ' a Hightower still nursing a knee injury. But with Bill Belichick ..... pressures in just 34 pass-rush snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. Super Bowl LI sensation Trey Flowers continues

  23. Injuries: Pats' Hightower (MCL) could return this week


    Tue, 19 Sep 2017

    two-to-three-week setback. Rapoport was told that Hightower will return to action either this week or next after initially ..... Chiefs on Sept. 7. Troubles with the same knee also kept Hightower on the physically unable to perform list during training ..... week injury for Bradford," Rapoport said on Good Morning Football , while noting that getting back in the lineup still centers

  24. Week 2 Cheat Sheet: Cooks returns to New Orleans


    Sun, 17 Sep 2017

    operation to run smoother. We saw last week how the Cowboys ' defense was able to take advantage of a team that couldn't run the football . Dallas' secondary is banged up ( Orlando Scandrick is out and Byron Jones is questionable). If Anderson and Jamaal Charles

  25. NFL Week 2 game picks: Packers edge Falcons; Pats rebound


    Fri, 15 Sep 2017

    spied Kizer with an ILB . Baltimore's ..... these days in pro football . Don't count ..... here, though the football -watching public ..... on run defense. Dont ' a Hightower hasn't practiced ..... Bortles plays his best football ... or throws ..... seen. "Sweet Home Alabama " with director