Two years ago, Vic Beasley led the National Football League in both sacks (15.5) and forced fumbles (six). Last year, those numbers plummeted, to five sacks and just one forced fumble.
The reason for that slip isn’t that hard to pinpoint—cheap nfl gear for men a shakeup in the linebacker corps forced the Falcons to move Beasley to the strong side for part of the year. Rather than charging up the field after the quarterback, Beasley was tasked with dropping back into coverage against tight ends.
In 2018, however, Beasley will be sliding back to defensive end full-time. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Beasley looked “sleek and comfortable” at the strong-side end spot in OTAs, and defensive nike nfl gear line coach Bryant Young expects another big season in 2018.
“It frees him up to play more first- or second-down nickel and be available in that way and be fresher during the course of the game,” Young said. “Not that he couldn’t handle it because I thought he did a good job of handling the (strong side) and playing defensive end. Just having him available to play more reps at defensive end will be good for us.”
If Beasley can hold up against the run and notch double-digit sacks this year, it will be time to mention him among the best edge-rushers in the NFL.
The Baltimore Ravens turned some heads with the selection of Louisville’s Lamar Jackson in the first round of this year’s draft—including the head of the team’s Super Bowl MVP quarterback.
However, as Mike Jones reported for nfl gear for kids USA Today, Flacco insisted at OTAs that he bears no ill will toward either Jackson or the franchise.
“People want to act like I’m holding some grudge, but that’s not how it is,” Flacco said. “We welcome Lamar here with open arms, and that’s the same for me. My approach doesn’t change. I want to go win football games this year and we have a lot of new guys I have to get ready to play and help us win those games. That’s the reality of it.”
It was much the same refrain from free-agent signee Robert Griffin III, who told Jones he doesn’t see Jackson’s arrival as a slight against himself or Flacco.
“When they drafted Lamar, I didn’t look at it as a shot at me or a shot at Joe,” Griffin said. “It was ‘OK, Lamar is coming in here, and it’s our job to help him learn the offense and help him compete.’ So, for me, my job is to show them that I’m an asset to the team and not a detriment.”official nfl gear
Frankly, Griffin’s an afterthought in this drama—if he makes the team at all, it will be something of an upset. But all this hubbub underscores the changing dynamics for the Ravens at football’s most important position.
And a balancing act of sorts for Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.nfl football gear