Posts Tagged ‘Rob Ninkovich’

2012 Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Can Brandon Spike stay healthy for an entire season?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Training camp starts on Thursday and we begin to wind down our positional previews by taking a look at the linebackers on the current roster.

The Patriots have assembled a talented and young linebacker unit, mainly using high draft picks on the position. With roster spots limited, the linebackers along with the defensive backs, will be the toughest position to cut down.

Who will make the final 53 and will any surprise cuts occur?

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Patriots vs Broncos: Six Keys to a Playoff Victory

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Rob Ninkovich Patriots Broncos

Rob Ninkovich was a key part of stopping the Broncos offense cold.

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

All season we’ve waited for the Patriots to put it all together and play their best for sixty minutes, on Saturday night, we finally saw it.

Somehow, the game was even more dominant than the 45-10 score makes it seem. As Ty Law said on Comcast Sports Net, the Patriots made the Broncos look like a college team.

Before we get into next week’s much tougher matchup against the Ravens, here are my six keys to Saturday’s victory:

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The Aftermath: Patriots vs Dolphins

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Patriots at Dolphins

Brandon Tate kicked off the 2nd-half special-teams scoring barrage with an 103-yard kickoff return for a TD.

NEPD Staff Writer: Jerry F

The New England Patriots heard it all week. 82 points allowed in the first three games of the 2010 season, the most points allowed by any Patriots defense since Bill Belichick came to new England in 2000. Tom Brady and the high octane offense will have to keep putting up 30 points every game if the Patriots plan on winning games.

The Patriots had something else in mind.

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Derrick Burgess Contemplates Retirement

Friday, July 30th, 2010

When outside-linebacker Derrick Burgess re-signed with New England this may, the Patriots assured themselves of a veteran presence to hold down the OLB fort opposite Tully Banta-Cain until rookie Jermaine Cunningham was able to take over the reigns. Or so they thought.

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