While he was defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, Matt Patricia was known for using a number of defensive looks to confuse opponents.
The more things change, chinese nfl jerseys nike the more they stay the same. As Dave Birkett reported for the Detroit Free Press, the Lions featured a lot of both odd- and even-man fronts on the practice field in OTAs.
Edge-rusher Ziggy Ansah, who is easily the Lions’ most effective sack artist, watched most of OTAs from the sidelines. But Patricia singled out the 29-year-old as a player who is buying whole-heartedly into the new scheme.
“Ziggy’s actually probably one of the first guys I met when I got here,” Patricia said. “So he’s been great, really hard working, kind of just dialed in, focused. He can be quiet at times, which is fine, but to be honest with you, he’s really into everything right now. He’s really trying to learn at a high pace. Very professional, very much so trying to perfect his craft and what he does and learn to do some of the things that we’re doing that may be a little bit different. But he’s been great.”
That’s most assuredly a good thing, as Patricia will be counting on Ansah to collapse the pocket from both a defensive end and outside linebacker spot at times in 2018.
The Green Bay Packers aren’t a team with a ton of battles for starting spots this summer. Running back is an exception, with Ty Montgomery, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones all fighting to earn the biggest slice of the backfield pie.chinese nfl nike jerseys
As Brian Jones reported for 247 Sports, Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans indicated he’s been very impressed with what he’s seen from Jones so far in OTAs.nfl clothing
“He came back a little bit bigger and he’s still moving around pretty good with the added size,” Sirmans said. “I think as he continues to get as I call it his ‘grown-man weight,’ that we’ll see some of that progress happen with him getting stronger. I think he saw also for himself what he could benefit from, particularly with his lower body. He could benefit from playing stronger and not just from an injury standpoint avoiding those things, but also it will help him break more tackles and do those things.”cheap chinese authentic nfl jerseys
On a per-carry basis, Jones was the most effective back of the trio in 2017. Before injuring his knee last November, Jones topped 100 rushing yards in each of his first two NFL starts. His 5.5 yards per carry in 2017 was third in the NFL among tailbacks with 80 or more carries.chinese made nfl jerseys
If Jones can add weight and strength without sacrificing speed, he could be in for an even more productive second season.