Every day, one of us has the task of compiling one item about each of the NFL’s 32 teams. It’s the morning (usually) one-liners, a staple of this site since its inception. And despite the ongoing proliferation of knock-offs, none has yet been dumb enough to try to replicate an undertaking that sometimes takes way too long to complete.
It’s gets a little harder to find one item for every team every day in late May, and it’ll get even harder in June and early July. And sometimes we need to poach one of the one-liners for broader treatment.
That’s what I’m doing right now, via the item from Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe regarding linebacker Rob Ninkovich’s reaction to the arrival of a pair of first-round picks who could encroach on Ninkovich’s minutes: Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower.
“It really doesn’t hurt me at all,” Ninkovich said. “I’ve been through a lot in my NFL career, so it really doesn’t affect me as far as guys coming in. I look at it as a plus that the team is going to be better. If you have any type of injury or something, you have guys coming in and we’re all good, we’re all fresh and all talented. So it helps the team out. I’m excited.”
He should be excited. As long as he still has a roster spot once the new guys get acclimated.