Looking at this defensive line and the way it is constructed, it would lend itself to being more of a 3-4 unit than a 4-3.
Shelton’s addition gives the Patriots two large run-stuffing tackles (he and Mike Pennel) and two interior disruptors Lawrence Guy and Adam Butler.
Watching the tape of Tillery, one is immediately reminded of Stephon Tuitt. and there were times last year, where he appeared absolutely dominant inside.
The 6’6, 350-pound Branch while an immovable force inside is quite athletic for a big man and enjoys skateboarding since he was a kid in New Mexico.
The voters for the NFL Hall of Fame don’t like the two-gap run stuffers…Voters want the guys who have the impressive sack totals
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that defensive tackle Alan Branch has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s drug policy
ESPN’s Field Yates has reported that the Patriots are signing former Cleveland defensive tackle John Hughes.
Hargrave has the first step explosion to get off the line quickly and get after the quarterback with excellent snap anticipation.
Ridgeway turned heads at his Pro Day by running the 20-yard short-shuttle in 4.69 seconds and the 3-Cone Drill in 7.33 which for a big man of his size is pretty impressive.
Siliga is one of those big bodied guys who are invaluable as run stuffers. One of the indelible moments of training camp was his crunching hit of Tyler Gaffney on August 1, shooting across the gap and leveling the runner as he was trying to get to the second level
|Boston Herald - Jul 4th, 2020|
|Boston Sports Journal - Jul 4th, 2020|