Rob Ninkovich

Why the Lions are planning to hire Patriots DC Matt Patricia for his first head coaching job

The former aerospace engineer is expected to take over for Jim Caldwell as the next head coach of the Lions.<p>Matt Patricia rose from budding aerospace engineer and centrifuge salesman to one of the NFL’s most respected defensive minds in just over 15 years. Next up, he’s expected to take his first …

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Matt Patricia worked magic with Kyle Van Noy; can he for Detroit Lions?

CLOSE<p>Jim Caldwell was fired after four seasons as head coach of the Lions, accumulating a 36-28 regular season record with an 0-2 mark in the …

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How Trey Flowers Became One Of Patriots’ Most Respected Players At Age 24

FOXBORO, Mass. — Each week, the Patriots’ video production team releases a “Sights & Sounds” feature, offering a mic’d-up look at New England players …

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Matt Patricia's story: Sleepless nights, hard work paved way to Detroit Lions

CLOSE<p>A look at how first-year Detroit Lions head coaches have fared since 1978. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP<p>Matt Patricia didn’t have a car, at least not …

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Patriots Can Sustain Potent Pass Rush Through Playoffs

On the defensive line, the <b>New England Patriots</b> are easily the worst of the remaining teams in terms of pure talent. The Jacksonville Jaguars feature …

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With the Patriots healthy, the Jaguars have a slim chance to win. 1-15-18

Steelers fans aren't handling the loss to the Jaguars well, and how exciting will Patriots-Jaguars week be?<p>- January 16, 2018<p>Mut responds to the K&C …

Jalen Ramsey

Patriots gridiron news: The growing legend of Danny ‘Playoff’ Amendola

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Danny Amendola<p><b>New England Patriots veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola continues to shine in the bright spot light of the</b> …

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Steelers fans aren't handling the loss to the Jaguars well, and how exciting will Patriots-Jaguars week be?

• This Just In<br>• Audio<br>• Trending<p>Stars 3, Bruins 2: Bruins salvage poor start with point in OT<br>• Patriots respond to Jalen Ramsey's guarantee of Jaguars winning …

Mike Tomlin

Former Patriot Rob Ninkovich Slams New England’s ‘Idiot’ Haters

2,557<p>Photo via Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>People love to hate the New England Patriots.<p>Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have ruled the NFL for the …

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K&C - Howard Stern admires Jane Fonda; Kirk loves the new DirecTV spot 1-15-18

WEEI Late Night - Should the Patriots actually be frightened by the Jacksonville Jaguars? 1-14-18<p>- January 15, 2018<p>1-14-18 Late Night with Patrick …

Matthew Slater

New England Patriots: A history of diverse Divisional Round opponents

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Rob Ninkovich<p>As the New England Patriots prepare to take on the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round game, lets …

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Patriots' playoff roster has had significant change from Super Bowl LI

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When New England Patriots safety and captain Duron Harmon stepped up to the interview podium Wednesday, he was wearing a Super …

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Deatrich Wise, Adam Butler happy to be climbing rookie wall together

FOXBORO — Earlier this season, Patriots defensive linemen Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler proclaimed they would dismiss the rookie wall, which seemed …

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Turmoil Inside the Patriots? The Garoppolo Trade Could Be at the Heart of a Brady-Belichick-Kraft Rift

There are three main figures in the Patriots’ present. One owns the team. One coaches it. And one quarterbacks it.<p>And if we’re going to start in on …

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Why Redskins should let Kirk Cousins walk; Marvin Lewis' deal

<i>Former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks knows the ins and outs of this league, providing keen insight in his notebook. The topics of this edition</i> …

Marvin Lewis

Detroit Lions interview Patriots' Matt Patricia for coaching spot

CLOSE<p>Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor discuss their takeaways from the Lions' 2017 season, GM …

Detroit

Does Tom Brady ever play for a team other than the Patriots?

• This Just In<br>• Audio<br>• Trending<p>Even with blizzard coming Thursday, no days off for Patriots<br>• Isaiah Thomas on video tribute drama: 'I don’t know why people …

Stephen A. Smith

Patriots-Jets Film Review: James Harrison Takes On Unexpected Role In Debut

2,913<p>Outside linebacker James Harrison is best known as a pass rusher, so when the New England Patriots signed him off the street a week ago, that …

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Patricia's personal touch will give him upper hand as head coach

FOXBORO -- Matt Patricia doesn’t necessarily look the part of NFL head coach. The ill-fitting clothes, the baseball hat, often backwards, and the …

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Beloved Patriots LB is not a fan of Jimmy Garoppolo's trade to the 49ers

Rob Ninkovich embodies everything the Patriots want in a linebacker. He was an overlooked guy who may not have been the most talented on the field, …

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17 for 17: The most intriguing New England Patriots storylines of 2017

In a few hours (depending on where you are reading this), the year 2017 will come to an end and a new one arrives upon us. This means that now is the …

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2017 in review

Boston sports had no shortage of storylines in 2017.<p>Here’s a look back:<p>The Patriots won Super Bowl LI.<p>The Patriots kicked off the year with their …

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Rob Ninkovich Believes Patriots Made ‘Mistake’ Trading Jimmy Garoppolo

2,499<p>While it doesn’t happen often, the New England Patriots do make mistakes.<p>And former linebacker Rob Ninkovich thinks they made a big one on Oct. …

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Buck and Butch - Should replay reviews be eliminated from sports? 12-30-17.mp3

Buck and Butch - Should the Sox chase after Machado? 12-30-17.mp3<p>- December 30, 2017<p>Trenni and Tomase - Was Garoppolo traded out of spite? …

Kyle Van Noy

NFL Sunday Week 17 - Still waiting for Brandin Cooks, Stephon Gilmore to arrive; Mut gives a PSA on urinating outside in cold weather 12-31-17

• This Just In<br>• Audio<br>• Trending<p>Patriots inactives: David Harris to miss game vs. Jets for 2nd time this season<br>• Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia reportedly at …

Stephon Gilmore

Ninkovich: Patriots Made a Mistake

It’s not often that the New England Patriots are criticized for the personnel moves they make. But one of their former players believes they did just …

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Former LB Rob Ninkovich: Pats made mistake trading Jimmy Garoppolo

At least one of Tom Brady’s former teammates doesn’t think the New England Patriots made a smart move to trade Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco …

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Former Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich: ‘I think that was a mistake trading Jimmy [Garoppolo]’

Former New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich is well aware of the fact that father time is undefeated.<p>On Friday he spent some time on WEEI’s …

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Former Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich: 'I think that was a mistake trading Jimmy [Garoppolo]'

Former New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich is well aware of the fact that father time is undefeated.<p>On Friday he spent some time on WEEI’s …

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Rob Ninkovich: Patriots trading Jimmy Garoppolo was a mistake

Even though Jimmy Garoppolo was traded two months ago, the Patriots' decision to move him is still a topic of debate in New England.<p>Garoppolo is a …

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