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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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)

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Injuries: Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey nursing ankle injury


    Wed, 13 Sep 2017

    injury against the Kansas City Chiefs , and linebacker Dont ' a Hightower (knee) were not present at the start of practice ..... have no limitations when it comes down to throwing the football and running around," Flacco said, per The Baltimore

  16. Nineteen things to know about Week 1 injury report


    Sat, 9 Sep 2017

    planning to place him on the non- football injury list. Dorenbos was entering ..... New England Patriots linebacker Dont ' a Hightower suffered what is believed to be ..... night's loss to the Chiefs . Hightower could return in time for New England

  17. Patriots' rare loss in New England offers harsh dose of reality


    Fri, 8 Sep 2017

    offense, the defense or the injuries to linebacker Dont ' a Hightower (knee) and receiver Danny Amendola (head)? That ..... later: "Bad defense. Bad coaching. Bad playing. Bad football ." One of the most obvious was the absence of Edelman

  18. Takeaways: Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt pace Chiefs' win


    Fri, 8 Sep 2017

    wonks as a future star. (Pro Football Focus ranked him No. 1 among ..... injuries to, well, the reality that football games are unpredictable. The Patriots lost linebacker Dont ' a Hightower to a knee injury in the second

  19. America's Game: Dont'a Hightower makes his name on Patriots


    Wed, 6 Sep 2017


    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

  20. All-Time Nick Saban Team


    Mon, 31 Jul 2017

    around college football , marking a turn ..... Since arriving at Alabama in 2007, Nick ..... Miami Dolphins and Alabama . Players were ..... J. Mosley , Dont ' a Hightower , Vonnie Holliday ..... Julio Jones ( Alabama , 2008-2010

  21. NFL's best home-grown talent: Which non-QB rules each team?


    Tue, 18 Jul 2017

    entering the league in 2011. Pro Football Focus calls him arguably " the ..... level talent who plays his finest football when the spotlight burns bright ..... Julian Edelman , Nate Solder , Dont ' a Hightower and Devin McCourty all make sense

  22. The All-Time Bill Belichick Team


    Fri, 14 Jul 2017

    minded when it comes to football , but Belichick has instilled ..... Bakersfield, which did not have a football program. It's very unusual ..... honors in 2007. Linebacker: Dont ' a Hightower ( Patriots , 2012-present) Hightower was a first-round pick

  23. Seven schools that produced best NFL draft picks since 2000


    Wed, 5 Jul 2017

    Ed Reed, whose induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame should be just a matter of ..... For all the first-round draft picks Alabama has produced under Nick Saban, and there ..... weapon on the Falcons ' NFC title team, is Alabama 's top current pro. Moving quickly up

  24. Breaking down Top 100 NFL Players of 2017 by college


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017

    Ha Clinton-Dix and Patriots LB Dont ' a Hightower . Georgia's five in the Top 100 ..... Buffalo ( Khalil Mack ), West Alabama ( Tyreek Hill , Malcolm Butler ..... Carolina ( Josh Norman ), North Alabama ( Janoris Jenkins ), and Northern

  25. Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll top 2017 head coach power rankings


    Thu, 22 Jun 2017

    had checked linebacker Dont ' a Hightower , or if Ryan had unloaded ..... be playing meaningful football in January. RANK 21 ..... two vastly different football teams in the Super Bowl ..... mistake, this is his football team, reflective of