Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has had a rough offseason, and not just from physical therapy as he rehabs from hip surgery.
Pouncey was also left reeling from the loss of his friend Aaron Hernandez after he committed suicide in prison in April。
The Patriots’ fifth Super Bowl victory, a pulsing comeback against the Falcons, is a fresh memory (check the header photo on the team’s official Twitter account), but Belichick is focused on the coming season.
Or, rather, he’s focused on the process of preparing for the coming season, because recent discussions of the team going undefeated isn’t part of his mindset.
Right now, we’re just trying to have a good day here today, get off to a good start in training camp, he said. We’re not really worried about all that’s in the future. That will come when it comes.
One thing about the future the Pats coach would confirm: The team will hold multiple joint workouts during the preseason, including practices with the Jaguars and Texans and a simultaneous walkthrough with the Lions before their preseason matchup in the third week of preseason games.
A 4-3 defense puts pressure on this unit to, well, generate pressure. Specifically, pass-rush production from ends Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson will be critical for Buffalo’s defense in 2017, and there isn’t much depth behind them.
While the scheme puts more pressure on ends against both the run and pass, it takes some away from a guy like Marcell Dareus. The former All-Pro needs to regain that form, as Cheap Hats And Jerseys suspensions and insufficient play in Ryan’s 3-4 have him on the bubble in Buffalo.
Kyle Williams will benefit from the new scheme, too, but he’s Cheap Heat Jerseys 33 and will be part of a rotation with Adolphus Washington and Jerel Worthy.