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Rob Ninkovich Postgame Press Conference - 10/4/2010

Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich addresses the media during his postgame press conference on October 4, 2010.

(On tonight's defensive performance)
"It was a huge win for us. We knew coming into this game that this was one of those games where it was a test, and we had to come in here and we had to win this game. This week of preparation; we knew what we had to do."

(On if he could have drawn it up any better)
"There are always some plays I would like to have back, especially on that first drive. I just do what I did all week for preparation. I saw what they were going to do. I kind of saw what some of their tendencies were."

(On how it feels to do this against his former team)
"It feels pretty good. You know, I was here as a practice squad guy. Now that I'm here playing against them, it feels good to play my old team."

(On shutting down Brandon Marshall)
"Well, you know, with Marshall he's a go-to guy. He's a guy who's going to get the ball. So you have to make sure you stop him at the line of scrimmage. Get a nice jam on him. Do anything to mess up his routes. It's all timing for him and the quarterback."

(On his two interceptions)
"The first one; it was just stacked. The receivers were stacked. I was actually thinking run because it was second down. So I was looking at the backs. Saw that it was pass. They ran an indigo. I just got back to my drop and read the quarterback. Saw he was looking right at me. On the second one, Marshall was lined up at two. I saw they were running a boot. Hartline ran a snag. Henne was looking right at him so I just drove at him and that was it."

(On what the Dolphins told him they wanted him to do when he was playing here)
"I was an inside backer here. It was just one of these things. I was here in 07' for that great year and 08'."

(On the total team effort)
"That is what football is all about. You got to do great on all three phases. When you come out here and you get that electricity going with all three phases you can really, you know, you play off each other and you play off that energy. We went out there and I think we did that. We did well on all three phases."

(On tonight's defensive performance)
"It was a huge win for us. We knew coming into this game that this was one of those games where it was a test, and we had to come in here and we had to win this game. This week of preparation; we knew what we had to do."

(On if he could have drawn it up any better)
"There are always some plays I would like to have back, especially on that first drive. I just do what I did all week for preparation. I saw what they were going to do. I kind of saw what some of their tendencies were."

(On how it feels to do this against his former team)
"It feels pretty good. You know, I was here as a practice squad guy. Now that I'm here playing against them, it feels good to play my old team."

(On shutting down Brandon Marshall)
"Well, you know, with Marshall he's a go-to guy. He's a guy who's going to get the ball. So you have to make sure you stop him at the line of scrimmage. Get a nice jam on him. Do anything to mess up his routes. It's all timing for him and the quarterback."

(On his two interceptions)
"The first one; it was just stacked. The receivers were stacked. I was actually thinking run because it was second down. So I was looking at the backs. Saw that it was pass. They ran an indigo. I just got back to my drop and read the quarterback. Saw he was looking right at me. On the second one, Marshall was lined up at two. I saw they were running a boot. Hartline ran a snag. Henne was looking right at him so I just drove at him and that was it."

(On what the Dolphins told him they wanted him to do when he was playing here)
"I was an inside backer here. It was just one of these things. I was here in 07' for that great year and 08'."

(On the total team effort)
"That is what football is all about. You got to do great on all three phases. When you come out here and you get that electricity going with all three phases you can really, you know, you play off each other and you play off that energy. We went out there and I think we did that. We did well on all three phases."

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