FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Defensive end Rob Ninkovich said the New England Patriots defense has a long way to go to get ready for Sept. 11 opener at Arizona.
"It's early in camp. We still have a lot of days here to get better," Ninkovich said Thursday. "Obviously, you get pads on you're starting to build that foundation of communication.
"We got a long way to go here through camp. There's no light yet."
While much of the camp focus has been on the offense, which will be missing quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games because of his "Deflategate" suspension and has key players returning from surgery, the defense is getting used to...