New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich was brutally honest and told WEEI Radio in Boston that the Patriots’ dynasty no longer exists.
“That whole era is over with. It’s gone,” said Ninkovich of the New England teams that won Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX, via WEEI.com. “So this is a whole new team. It’s a different bunch of guys. We all have to experience it and learn for ourselves what it’s like. Getting in the Super Bowl last year and losing left a bad taste in my mouth.
“I would have liked to get back this year, but that wasn’t the way it happened. You take all the lessons in life and learn from them, and put your best foot forward the next year.”
I agree with Ninkovich, let’s face it, the last time the Patriots won a Super Bowl was eight years ago. The only player that I know of that’s still on their roster from that year is quarterback Tom Brady. There might one or two more guys in addition to Brady.