This has not been the Patriots best off season by any means. Bad news seems to be the only thing you hear about nowadays in New England and i am really not used to it. Ninkovich especially has had a putrid off season. After tearing his triceps muscle earlier this year in camp, he was making great strides in recovery and was expected to be ready for opening day. The cards were not in his favor though as now he will be sitting the first four games of the Patriots season right next to Tom Brady. The NFL announced earlier today that 2015 captain tested positive for a banned substance. What do you know, another cheating Patriot no wonder they nominated this lumberjack captain. Big Rob was pretty upset about his suspension and apparently had "no clue" he had taken any illegal supplements at all. Ninkovich said to ESPN regarding this matter saying "Few things are more important to me than my name and reputation. This might call that into question for some, which has me heartbroken," "I don't want to cut any corners. I want to do things the right way, with high integrity, and that's what I have always wanted to stand for." Even if he is bullshitting, Ninkovich knows how to sell himself as looking like a good guy to the public..wonder who he learned that trick from? To throw the word heartbroken in there adds a nice touch that will have his fans defending his honor like he didn't even do anything wrong. Besides the point that he is suspended, Pats fans are going to have some tough games until week four. With two of their best overall players not suiting up it will be up to newcomers Chris Long, Barkevious Mingo to light up it on defense and for the boy himself Jimmy G to show he is made to be an NFL quarterback. They will easily have one of the more interesting seasons if the drama from the summer continues throughout this year.