In 2020, it was just different. You didn’t have guys who had been there, and played together, and that takes a toll on your production.”
Ninkovich cited his first season with the Patriots, in 2009, as an example of how things ideally would work.
“I didn’t have to be a starter, because they had guys in front of me — Cheap Adalius Thomas Jersey, Tedy Bruschi. Jerod Mayo. Tully Banta-Cain, who was a good player. You could just kind of watch those guys. And when I did get into the game with Tedy, he just says, ‘Hey go do this!’ I was like, ‘OK, that’s easy.’
“I felt like this year with some of the younger players it was like, ‘Hey, you’re all we got! Go out there.’ So that can be tough when you’re trying to learn on the fly.”
Could the Seahawks be interested in a reunion with one of their former defensive linemen?
And could they look to make a selection in Wednesday’s NFL supplemental draft?
Here are some answers to each of those questions.
SEAHAWKS INTERESTED IN AHTYBA RUBIN?
Any close follower of the Seahawks knows the defensive line remains one of the team’s top two or three main areas of concern entering Cheap Jerseys training camp, and Seattle is expected to continue looking to add players to that spot as preseason rolls along.
The Seahawks appear to have some interest in tackle Cheap Ahtyba Rubin Jersey, who started all 32 games he played for Seattle in 2015 and 2016. He may be best remembered for recovering an Adrian Peterson fumble forced by Kam Chancellor that led to the winning points in a wild-card playoff game at Minnesota in 2016, clinched on Blair Walsh’s famous miss from 27 yards out.
The Times has learned that Rubin — who remains a free agent — is in town for a visit with the Seahawks as he attempts to restart his NFL career after sitting out last season due to a biceps injury.
Seattle, meanwhile, can use all the competition it can get up front as it attempts to shore up a line on a defense that last year allowed 4.9 yards per carry, third-highest in the NFL and by far the most of the Pete Carroll era (and 1.5 yards per attempt higher than 2016, Rubin’s last year with the Seahawks).
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