The New England Patriots' Championship Window Closes After 2016

The New England Patriots are currently on one of the best 15-year runs in the history of the National Football League. They've made the playoffs in 13 of the last 15 seasons, including 10 trips to the conference title game, six trips to the Super Bowl, and four Super Bowl victories. Only the San Francisco 49ers' run from 1981-1998 can compare when they made the playoffs...
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Patriots Mailbag: Rob Ninkovich’s Potential Position Change Impacts Defense

The New England Patriots are officially three practices away from summer vacation. The Patriots will hold their final organized team activities Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Only Monday’s session is open to the media. It will give reporters one final look at the team before they break for the end of June and most of July until they reconvene around July 27. Minicamp was on the...
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Patriots Minicamp Observations: Rob Ninkovich, Chris Hogan Stand Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — This likely won’t be a common occurrence, but Jimmy Garoppolo outplayed Tom Brady at the first day of New England Patriots mandatory minicamp Tuesday. Garoppolo completed 35 of 43 overall passes during team drills and went 13 of 17 during 11-on-11s, while Brady was 31 of 40 with an interception during team drills and went 11 of 15 during 11-on-11s. Rookie quarterback...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Long Is More Than ‘Halfway Smart,’ So He’s Shadowing Patriots Captain

FOXBORO, Mass. — Chris Long spent his entire eight-year career with the St. Louis Rams before being released this winter and signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. Since Long is joining a new organization for the first time since his rookie season, it could take a while to get acclimated. Fortunately, he’s found the perfect person to follow around, fellow defensive...
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Rob Ninkovich: Pats ‘don't even think about’ Deflategate drama

Tom Brady and the NFL Players’ Association clearly will never reach an agreement with Roger Goodell and the NFL, so the Deflategate drama will rage on despite already being in headlines for nearly 500 days. Defensive end Rob Ninkovich claimed Monday at his Ninko’s Ping Pong Challenge charity event that the New England Patriots aren’t caught up in their quarterback’s legal...
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Reliable Rob Ninkovich Has His Own Rock At Home

Rob Ninkovich is one of those quiet and steady players in the NFL. Coming off back to back eight sack seasons, the 30-year old defensive end is a steady presence for the Patriots and always seems to be making consistent stops. Here’s a little insight into how Ninkovich is always on such an even keel. Meet his wife, Paige Popich. The two have been together since Rob’s rookie season...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the New England Patriots target a defensive end in the NFL Draft?

Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich dominated both edges of the defensive line over the course of the 2013 season. Surprising play-maker Ninkovich continually displays a unique knack for ball-hawking year after year. Jones, who was the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, has arisen as top-tier pass rusher in the NFL. While Jones displayed poor judgement at times this season, his high level...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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