Dolphins new HC Adam Gase mentioned that they want to have an attacking defense under new DC Vance Joseph.
“It pretty much sums it up,” Gase said, via MiamiDolphins.com. “I mean, I’m sure that we’re making it easy as far as what we’re saying, but for the most part that’s what we want our guys to do.”
Joseph has been installing a new Wide-9 alignment for the team’s defensive front, which will apply some additional pressure to their defensive tackles like Ndamukong Suh to stop the run up the middle.
Ravens LB Zachary Orr has consistently taken first-team reps throughout the team’s offseason program and has his eyes set on the starting spot next to LB C.J. Mosley.
“I’m really confident in my ability and my work ethic,” Orr said, via BaltimoreRavens.com. “I feel like as far as putting it work, studying the game, there aren’t too many people that are going to outwork me.”
Orr will be competing with LB Arthur Brown and rookie LB Kamalei Correa for the starting spot.
“We have great competition,” Orr said. “Anybody in the room that we have right now can definitely be a starter. And whoever wins the job deserves it. They’re not going to let me beat them out, and I’m not going to let them beat me out.”
Douglas has been lauded for his veteran leadership lately for taking rookie WR Tajae Sharpe “under his wing,” which is something the coaching staff attributes to Sharpe’s speedy progress.
Titans QB Marcus Mariota acknowledged how much Douglas means to the team by recognizing him as the leader of the receiving corp.
Douglas discussed his leadership role, saying: “I remember when I was younger, and I was going through stuff and I was like, ‘Man, when is it going to pay off?’ You know what I mean? And then when you finally get to a certain point, you’re like, ‘Dang, that’s why I did this. That’s why I did that.’ It’s the same thing here. You don’t wonder, you know why.”