WEEI>On Demand>>Rob Ninkovich talks Andrew Luck and defending young QBs

Rob Ninkovich talks Andrew Luck and defending young QBs

Nov 16, 2012|

D&C talks with Pats defensive end/outside linebacker Rob Ninkovich about Sunday's game against the Colts, specifically how they will deal with rookie Andrew Luck. They delve into the issue of dealing with a mobile quarterback with Luck's size as well as what kinds of mistakes rookies make during their first year in the league.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

-- Friday joining us on the AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LTE Rob Ninkovich during the patriots our conversation with rob. Is brought to buy all this dental and buy lunch State's good morning rob how are -- What impresses you about Andrew Luck that you see on film this week. Well you know we get they use your recorder back you know obviously -- -- we get our situation is this is athletic ability. Second Syracuse is not about you know our young guards. Where they're getting pressure called -- a look at the Russia they've known for the -- down. He's always look at probable he has structure arteries. He's a look at dark shield. Not so it'll get out pixels. So long approach so -- -- of resources. Have you seen a faster big quarterback in the -- Now think so because he's. -- -- -- -- The same. Maybe Roethlisberger -- a little bit last week. You know -- probably has more speed -- You know he's he's pretty -- such -- What does he need improvement on what it used on the film do you think you could take advantage of Sunday. You know I think. Certain situations. He just told police forces the -- or some. You know tight coverage and are the historical or exceptions that always puts. Nothing that is currently experiencing you know that realizes he -- every area so -- Dizzy -- to. Then on gutsy for his own good he's taken a few hits when you see young QBs today not know when to go down -- -- Brady you know isn't Manning knows you know when the and when the run and when ever take a chance it seems to me young guys again to luck and Robert Griffin and Russell Wilson might not know that yet take too many chances. Yeah I think that you know that is complicit in the more experience when he gets a feel you know as -- -- older realizes that. Well more piglet feet take. -- There are partnered with its rules visas so. We're guessing that's just the transition from Hope College to professional. -- and are you -- That part is that much longer and also revolver she'll put. Honestly there's Gardner it is so where it's at social. Bird you know experiences in the warriors well -- Erupt when you watch the film on the bills' game was it is bad unfilled as it felt when you're out on the field on talk about the defense in general. Yet are we regret that it -- our best performance out there are where you are upon us you know obviously. You got to give her credit you know on the right Berkshire. You know lose you they're -- want to orange you know well so. -- are few. Focus more -- you know do our job better the world officers. Every time you have a situation like that you there are you almost -- I was I was -- -- so much so -- on this or rather do it again so make sure that I. Thought. Were there any indications during the week that it was going to go badly because I did a lot of people didn't see it coming coming off the bye week the extra day is all that sort of stuff. And the missed tackles -- -- usually not making plays it did you see it coming at all. Or were you surprised. They are it's there are available football. Are crazy year and so you know. If you're mythical place here one person -- away. -- has -- at a game. You know. It never got any driver -- -- of alcohol played a lot. You know a lot of displays during the games all. You know I think that there are going to set you -- our vote vote. You know executing. Now. Think no bureau there it is. That we needed that used to offer our. Realize that don't make sure that your excuse then you're overseeing his Yugoslav these awful things. Robin -- game notwithstanding. You're you're evident. Pretty solid. Season so far you started twenties five straight regular games are all late this year. At the midway point 34 tackles second on the team. Four sacks you led the team with four forced fumbled while Mathieu pair fumble recoveries and they pass defense. I don't even asked this a lot -- -- plays improv but specifically rob what has changed in your game to allow you to be this kind of force that in the past you -- to this level. Are you prosecutor -- There are here and now before wrote a different position. -- Little bit more coverage. All vote this year I think. Early in a year or so transition. Or make any excuses for. There are -- for the game so that. Why is -- soldiers. On. -- yes or -- unity. Is it comparable confidence in our overall orders so I'll -- capture Kabul they're garbage. So they are all as C. This summer -- before there you know spirit collar city. The first three years there are posters -- -- -- at the event so. You know aren't -- going back from. You aren't there linebacker. Unbeatable withdrawal -- That helps -- or change it up so I disparity culpable. And now. There are -- now on her and satisfy the amount mellow out. Are. 4:30 gamers -- 1 o'clock game make any difference in your preparation of the the three and half hours later. Or thirty games. Essentially you know a little bit different -- -- or -- games come real threat yet to get out there. You know your pregame meal structures so yeah slot there are so you don't have those or are you you know our record. Well. I won't hurt local artists who are relaxed and -- home -- -- the game are appropriate. Pregame -- our before our game this is a little bit more harm. You know for human bodies. You know off the greater role or -- -- -- -- Are -- a pain in the ass on game days did you wife stay away from your your OK until -- get to the stadium. Are you -- are actually pretty good arm. I'm on the opposite of some -- -- it at all -- our listeners creepy music so there are -- art is due to relax. Well. Noticed with -- -- real nice and easy to. -- wanna be all ourselves now where would like to turn dog for a walk and -- field. Our rob good luck for thirty on Sunday we'll talk to next week. -- -- between Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T -- AT&T forgy LT our conversation with rob is brought you by all -- dental and buy lunch dates.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Ha…

It Is What It Is Cast: Has Darrelle Revis' impact actually been underplayed?

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

How does Tom Brady's lead…

How does Tom Brady's leadership help the Patriots? 7-29-14

John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Whale Watch Catastrophe 7-29-14

A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor

Red Sox are destroyed by the Blue Jays 7-29-14

Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?

Three For All: Christian'…

Three For All: Christian's girlfriend calls him out, 7-29-14

Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.

The NFL is taking a look at "high-stakes" Fantasy Football, 7-29-14

MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays as trade rumors swirl, 7-29-14

The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.

Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Red Sox Mistakes - 7-28-14

We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Rob Bradford on the lates…

Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

More from this show

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 wi…

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

More from this show

Kirk Minihane on what mot…

Kirk Minihane on what motivates the media 7-25-14

Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

More from this show

Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

More from this show

David Ortiz offends the R…

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

More from this show

Weei Writers