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

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    Sat, 25 Nov 2017

    loss of several blue-chip defensive players over the years ( Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins were traded away; Rob Ninkovich retired ; Dont'a Hightower is out for 2017 with a torn pectoral) led to questions about their personnel stacking

  2. Are the Patriots actually a defensive team?

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    Mon, 30 Oct 2017

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    Matt Patricia let's the military you nailed it. Thought they hightower is a star linebacker and a defensive leader Rob Ninkovich was their leader in the locker room he's gone. Obviously we have the quarterbacks who drew it Gilmore highest paid

  3. NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Lions, Eagles soar into top three

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    Wed, 4 Oct 2017

    touchdown drives late in the fourth quarter to tie the game. The secondary couldn't get a stop. Minus Chandler Jones , Rob Ninkovich , Jamie Collins and every other quality defender this group has lost, the Pats might continue to not get stops. RANK

  4. The Debrief, Week 4: Handing out first-quarter awards

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    Wed, 4 Oct 2017

    talent the last few seasons is hard to ignore, with Chandler Jones , Logan Ryan , Jamie Collins , Akiem Hicks and Rob Ninkovich among the departed. The Trendy Team Curse Award: Chargers, Giants I was among those banging the drum for the Los

  5. Why are the Patriots out of the Top 10 for the first time since 2014?

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    Tue, 3 Oct 2017

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    and beat him thirty to seven I mean this game came down to one. Yet they also did it in Foxborough but well out here Rob Ninkovich right now you're like I can't believe how valuable and the safety and it was.

  6. How do Patriots fix their defensive issues?

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    Mon, 2 Oct 2017

    3:12

    the same thing that built obvious this is assignment football. Q you guys talked about the player differential. Get Rob Ninkovich was a hard nosed blue collar player but one player has never had an impact on this team win lose or draw. It's about

  7. Breaking down Cam Newton's best plays against the Patriots

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    Mon, 2 Oct 2017

    3:07

    there you some point the backseat you Goran you received sect know I've got the anti lock got. So who. You know Rob Ninkovich was the belly claw back into and out of Orange color Patriots defense your just the second but now first you credit

  8. NFL Week 4 game picks: Broncos > Raiders; Chiefs, Falcons 4-0

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    Fri, 29 Sep 2017

    Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX The Panthers are in an offensive funk. The Patriots ' defense has been in the dumps. Rob Ninkovich 's retirement hurt New England's D, leaving the pass rush thin. The secondary, meanwhile, has not played well

  9. Rob Ninkovich : Pats 'stirring the pot' with benchings

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    Wed, 20 Sep 2017

    those familiar with Belichick's modus operandi. "Yeah, I saw they had some personnel changes," newly retired Rob Ninkovich told the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian . "I think they were stirring the pot to try and get guys motivated. I

  10. NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Packers, Chiefs take top two slots

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    Tue, 12 Sep 2017

    receiver Julian Edelman (to a torn ACL) and linebacker Rob Ninkovich (to retirement) -- including me, despite the fact ..... Chiefs QB Alex Smith had plenty of time to throw. Ninkovich might not have been an All-Pro sack guy, but he was

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

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    Fri, 8 Sep 2017

    convert fourth downs) and perhaps another run at a Super Bowl . The defense struggled to find a pass rush (hello, Rob Ninkovich , are you sure you want to retire?) and gave up big plays (touchdown passes of 75 and 78 yards) and long drives

  12. NFL Power Rankings, Week 1: Seahawks surging toward top spot

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    Wed, 6 Sep 2017

    Speaking of, Brady is half the reason the Patriots are No. 1. The supporting cast is still there, although replacing Rob Ninkovich and Julian Edelman -- especially in the locker room -- is challenging at best, unrealistic at worst. RANK SEAHAWKS

  13. Which Super Bowl team from last year will take a spill?

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    Tue, 5 Sep 2017

    2:39

    look at New England. I think losing Julian Edelman is a huge thing for them but let's also not forget that Romney Rob Ninkovich retired so the Patriots. Are dealing with two key players. Not being available for them I know branded Coates is

  14. Super Bowl rematch! Why Patriots will beat Falcons (again)

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    Wed, 30 Aug 2017

    of the ball, yes, the pass rush remains an area of concern. Kony Ealy's Pats tenure ended before it started . Rob Ninkovich is retired. Chris Long is in Philadelphia. Rookie Derek Rivers is out for the year with a torn ACL of his own . It

  15. Patriots part ways with defensive end Kony Ealy

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    Sat, 26 Aug 2017

    defensive front. The hope was that the former Panthers draft pick would step in and make up for the loss of the retired Rob Ninkovich . No dice. "I just think it's one of those things that didn't work out or wasn't going to work out. Nobody

  16. Patriots gauging trade market for Kony Ealy

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    Fri, 25 Aug 2017

    to settle in lately," but the 2014 second-rounder has hardly staked claim to the end spot previously manned by Rob Ninkovich , who recently retired. Set to land on his third team if a trade goes down, Ealy wouldn't net much for the Patriots

  17. Injuries: Patriots rookie DE Derek Rivers tears ACL

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    Sat, 19 Aug 2017

    The Pats were already thin at pass rusher before Rivers' injury. The blow to their top draft choice, coupled with Rob Ninkovich 's retirement, makes the group even shallower heading into the 2017 season. Here are other injury notes we're

  18. NFL training camp winners and losers: Bad news engulfs Ravens

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    Mon, 31 Jul 2017

    training camp. That's progress." Rob Ninkovich , DE, New England Patriots: His ..... on the ground . Belichick told Ninkovich he's never coached a more unselfish ..... the former fifth-round pick. Ninkovich mentioned how he nearly gave up

  19. Joseph on Broncos' QBs: 'Didn't like what I saw today'

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    Mon, 31 Jul 2017

    2017 TRANSACTIONS: 1. New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich retired after 11 NFL seasons . One of the unsung heroes of the Pats' past two Super Bowl wins, Ninkovich retires ranking fifth in the team's all-time sack

  20. Pats linebacker Rob Ninkovich announces retirement

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    Sun, 30 Jul 2017

    More Columns > Rob Ninkovich is going out on a high note. The ..... Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Ninkovich has been discussing his possible retirement ..... coach Bill Belichick for some time. Ninkovich , 33, signed with the New England

  21. Rapoport: Rob Ninkovich expected to announce retirement

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    Sun, 30 Jul 2017

    1:35

    England Patriots have been without Rob Ninkovich since at the start of camp has ..... personal reasons is something that Rob Ninkovich is being go into really since ..... for the contributions. And for Ninkovich . Really an incredible. Against

  22. Ninkovich : 'I look forward to the next phase of my life'

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    Sun, 30 Jul 2017

    5:06

    Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich recalls his playing career and shares his struggles in playing youth football.

  23. Mike Garafolo: Rob Ninkovich misses practice on Thursday

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    Fri, 28 Jul 2017

    1:00

    was running on the side until no big deal just some cramping out early. Grabbing their now the interesting one. Is Rob Ninkovich because he was out here he gave no explanation for it. Couple reports it was due to personal reasons but there's

  24. Mike Garafolo: Tom Brady 'a little rusty' early on in training camp

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    Fri, 28 Jul 2017

    1:18

    NFL Network's Mike Garafolo talks about Patriots training camp and how QB Tom Brady looked early on.

  25. Which players would you have to keep from New England Patriots roster?

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    Tue, 20 Jun 2017

    3:32

    NFL Network's Kay Adams names the players from the New England Patriots she would have on her protection list from the "GMFB Expansion Draft."

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