Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ninkovich looking to finally break past number eight

If only he could get past that pesky snowman. And we're not talking about a number on his golf scorecard.

Tenth-year defensive end Rob Ninkovich has a goal this year: break past the sack number that has pinned him down the last three seasons.

"I gotta break that eight [sacks] number," Ninkovich said this week, via CSNNE. "The last three years I've been at eight, so I need to get to eight or more. I've been thinking about that for the last two years."

Ninkovich is a staple of the Patriots' defense and has grown into one of its most important players. And at 31, he says he still feels great.

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