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Rob Ninkovich on the Ravens' plan of attack and second-half adjustments

Jan 21, 2013|

Mut, Lou and Troy Brown talk with Patriots defensive end/linebacker Rob Ninkovich about the team's AFC Championship loss to the Ravens and how Jim Caldwell and the Ravens offense started to spread out the defense and attack later on in the game. They also discuss the Aqib Talib injury and the impact that it had on the defense.

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Live at Gillette Stadium -- -- three point seven WEEI Troy Brown is here patriots. Losing yesterday and a BA ravens 49ers Super Bowl and joining us here in studio. Got a couple sacks and a defense Rob Ninkovich. Does it get. These losses -- I can imagine they get easier as the season goes on to Super Bowl loss last year Robin. And AFC championship loss does -- feel the same from last year to this year losing in this -- went. You know it definitely doesn't. Doesn't feel good at all home. He put in a lot of effort and found time to get to were we were last night and you know did it -- so. Nor you can really do is try and learn from -- -- got a lot of young guys on defense room they got a lot of great experience throughout the season. Thumb through highs and those little football here so. You know I think we're just gonna. You better from it really so not figure futures definitely bright. And -- and get a generator discredit true of the way there will play -- I think they played us on. The best where they could. -- -- You know we we look at their first episode -- missed opportunities offensively you guys defensively hold the seven points and you think that your feet all year long ball you know we get the ball back to Tom Brady in this off losing that it would -- to have all year led the league pretty much everything. We see an offense sputter like that. You know we think -- saying how that was the difference to missed opportunities to walked in after I'm not a thirteen to seven maybe 21 to seven so much that -- put some distance. Yeah I mean it's. Stiffly and you know itself. Just that. You know first half you know figured that defensively we did a good job of our commercial dollar on Damon. On the really weren't -- -- did anything. You know moving on so. You know within the dates of test -- hold on to seven points they score seven you know they have pursued in the dollar Vista. -- from score again -- the home we definitely missed out a couple opportunities for turnovers -- you know missed interception. Mayo had a great strip you know on the sideline their ball bounce our bounds you know. You know any other game would have bounced back in so -- were -- on both -- the way football is you just have to. Got to do with it you know that's that's the way you know sometimes the rules. The other way you know put. No -- got a great team we discussed it together in. -- just have a great offseason and and know that you know it's gonna take a lot of work to get back to rear where. Last night. Obama get right to the meat and potatoes and the man. Aqib Talib was signed here look at the week 78. And then. But he changed the way you guys played defensively style more effective -- last night he left the game. At the -- good discipline -- didn't return and think it affected to a you guys -- how -- does -- affect the way they call defense is it was done in game. You know -- our great job you know coming in when he did to him really help us out on defense. Home he you know he's one -- those core -- can just let them. Do his thing and you know cover the best guys out there are so. You know when he you know went down -- -- hurt. For our ability to you know say. Whoever your cover his lock them down and you know ball's not going -- so. Palm doesn't affect you guys in front as far as the blitz packages in August because there's -- is gonna noticeable to. I don't. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know he's he he can definitely be left you know on his own and you know original zone and so. They had to an area chain got to change things -- And who left the game. They come out in the second half. Patriots punt to pin with a thirteen. They go three straight drives 21 unanswered at -- they really threw the football lot it was like they they ran the football early and they came on the second half in that shotgun. Did it surprise you they switched up and -- this article up temple which seemed to catch you guys off guard a little bit -- second half. Bush. You know again I think that they came out and they wanted to from the ball and didn't have too much success you know run the ball I think -- 41 yards removable on I don't know -- Yeah I think that once they figured out they reach Iran it analyst at -- personals Provo. And you know to do you know these guys spread out. -- -- -- two minutes type stall on game two words notes. Check with me home run pass. And all quick game notes were there -- quick slant and -- reasons the fact that so. You know again I think that. Get your credit for their ability to the depth on the fly -- you know change up their game plan from what they had coming into the game. Gone back soon and much talking about. You know spreading out first down partisan. Problem last week when -- in -- I got the doing that mean though. Fixable problem in the futures on me because. Is what -- is optimistic of the people. And they -- -- personality on the field and take advantage of and and exploited you know get -- on defense as the ball. And vice Versa and -- dad's decision so I mean and those -- for -- not to think about it. In the future that's at the the problem -- going to be fixed interest. There analyses and awful so with those spikes and President Clinton in the corporate in the situations. Yeah I mean known. You know that's. That's with the game going through you know a lot of spread formations. You know quarterback checked with the in the gun and a runner past senseless death by -- exactly where you where you're shown in is you know who's gonna go against -- so. A home. You know it's -- happens. -- this offseason there's always going to be. Changes in the that is fixable definitely definitely virtual arm. You know I think that. You know it's just I'm fortunate that we were able to. Do we had to do to win the game with. You know again it's. Can make excuses you know and among wanna make an excuse north and of the game. Under that. You know at the game I knew I was gonna turn into that tango and then wherever ahead in the -- as -- and so nothing left in it -- There's a lot of not that -- -- -- -- talk about it to -- different the first time around a lot of talk about Baltimore Ravens revamped offensive line -- beat McKinney there inside that once and Linda how different was this offensive line with or -- over McKinney put it. Poster and I mean they had to change -- and things -- -- injury but. You know mckinny's you know big. I think that. As a little work him a little bit as far as power and inside moves of the chemical comes on the edge room. But you know what they do a good job also was chip -- with the backs. You know -- come -- earned. When one person out there full record ships out so he's looked in. He goes he goes away from the slides it. It goes away from the slide in the -- chips and and in chips on the flat so. As a defense of and you got to be aware that your you know. Playing your guys hit the ship trying to work inside read the slide -- you know a lot of go to Lagos into. Russian than just put her hand on going forward as they do that sometimes gets homeowners and. You've you've been very effective this solution. How much of effect not Kevin Jones opposite you. They send more attention away when that happens when just in places that anybody else from the side you know seems to be struggled a little bit -- -- you know. In again I think. You know it would have been nice to have Chandler her home on. On the kind of changes of the things that we can do own defensively with. Again it's you know that is what is the other deal with injuries that happened during the season that's part of the football with. You know usually among the other side the home. -- going to the quarterback. You know his his vision stories she's you know guys -- he steps up you know into the pocket a switch -- -- to do is blind side. -- home in which has its pros and cons you know when you can see you that's when he steps up and Charles -- When he can't just give them you know it. Ghosting Engel back with -- move for both Kennedy and -- of one of the things. We're seeing coming this year was this is going to be a defense that they'll be some journal maybe not as much -- in the past anybody and in the past Buckeyes and maybe for a year. But I -- you you've got young players -- all that line back of course going to be in the secondary will see what happens -- to leave a tailor Jones has just moved it seems that you guys are intact Howell ecstatic exciting back and if you're working together noted that can improve. Yes you know I think that again do the best thing that all those young guys got this year was experience in. You know nothing. You can't there's nothing you can do on the -- feel they can give you a game time experience. And you know being on the field and you know going through situations is how you learn. Moving forward so I think in a lot of those young guys got all -- game experience and now. It's time for them to you know learn from and how mature and know that hey this is the season's no not college seasons are not nine games. Would we talked to start the show rob about that the attitude of the the Baltimore Ravens defense and -- they -- -- there were very physical on Bernard Pollard how we played on curiously defensive play yourself. Do you think eighteen needs to have an attitude and edge in themselves because it seemed like Baltimore came in a tad bit -- and exerted its discipline in the second half. Against the patriot golf. That's. I mean defense is you know you your mentality is to be violence and to -- home be physical with -- offense and mean. You know defensive players are put on the defense for a reason most as you -- hit people and you Obama. You know get after guys so. You know again I think that's just anyone's defensive mentality is to -- you know. Get after offense known. Nothing like hitting tight ends and running backs and quarterbacks and most of the afternoon. Is that the physical plays of the game -- that's not talk about you have to would be. The more physical team and yesterday nominee can explain me what their opinion about the hard and so the defense. -- really went out of there and they took it away from us Wilfork registered. You know when -- -- touchy this week in bad and I thought the the the -- of -- very kids. Keeping them out of this game yesterday did you see anything -- would do -- a modest equipment that would minimums that land and was just they would they would they would -- given given the Senator Obama what was it. Well you know I think and early in the game. You know we're doing a great job when it removed or ever have those three and outs. And you know you're you're really didn't. Those long drives -- -- -- drive so. You know and they went no huddle and the drives continued. No that's that's where there -- becoming just gets gassed and you gotta really buckle down and you know beyond your Simon so you know that's the tough part about you know where our office those. In that NASCAR or fast type offense and or other -- went. Is. You know you. You know the defense you know you. You're always check in and move in and responsibilities or change in on the fly. And your entire new wind -- so you know that's where you really -- I'll make sure that everyone's on the same page and again I think that. The ravens have a good job of you know without hurry up offense and keeping things through with a quick check downs. Rome and London not Rob Ninkovich appreciate come -- -- -- loss yesterday -- great season are Rob Ninkovich joining us here studio.

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