Ninkovich Tears His Triceps
This is horrible. He left practice today with torn triceps but wont need surgery. With rehab he should be back by October but this is bad from a moral standpoint. When Nink is on the field guys are motivated to play. He’s the man and he worked his ass off for the position he has and that resonates with other players on the team. I will miss him until October, but I don’t think it will be an issue for the Patriots at all really. Jabaal Sheard was one of the best defensive ends in the league last year and we just signed Chris Long to a one-year deal so those two will pick up the slack. Now that Chris Long has gotten up in age, I think his best role for us would to be a guy they sub in fairly often but he still has the skillset to be a starting defensive end in the NFL. So, although Nink will be out for a while, the Patriots defense will still be just as amazing as we all thought it would be. Don’t fret Patriots Nation.