Originally Posted by Bobo
Kearse is a LDE in Philly? He was a RDE in TN.
As far as who's fastest around the corner, I've heard that the two fastest players ever in the 10 yard dash at the combine were.....and the envelope please.....Deion Sanders and Jevon Kearse.
He was a Freak. Keep in mind that was at about 245lbs, he's at 265 now and is strong against the run as well as pass. He wasn't immune to the injury bug though
Kearse was moved to left end because he is better there. his first two seasons he played left end, and had 26 sacks.
Kearse is the fastest, but Rice had more sacks...
Kearse is better against the run though
Stop the run? It is easier said than done. One of the few teams that has had success consistently pulling this off has been the Titans, who were the league's best in this category a season ago. But Tennessee's run defense almost assuredly will not be the league's best in 2004 after DE Jevon Kearse and DT Robaire Smith left via free agency. It is the loss of Kearse that may have the most profound effect on the team's ability to hold up vs. the run.
“The one thing about Jevon is, [for] a lot of people looking from the outside in, they didn’t know what type of run player he was," Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said in March. "And Jevon was really good against the run. Jevon weighed 245 or 250 pounds for almost every single game he played and was never knocked off the ball by a 300-pounder. He was strong, he had great leverage, he could chase, he could make great plays against the run. I mean, he was really, really good against the run.
[View Full Quote]“... The average people out there think of him just as a pass rusher, but he was, without a doubt, one of our best run players and was never knocked off the ball, regardless of whether he was giving up 70 pounds. I just got done yesterday watching the Baltimore playoff game, and he gave (Ravens OLT Jonathan) Ogden all he could handle. He was inside and never got knocked off the ball by Jonathan Ogden. And Ogden’s one of the premier left tackles of all time, not just in the NFL right now. So we’re going to miss that."
If the Titans falter this season, take a close look at how the front four has held up. Its success may well tell the tale for Tennessee.