CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns mentor Freddie Kitchens is aware of what a standout move rusher in the National Football League appears like, and he considers Arizona Cardinals exterior linebacker Chandler Jones to be on the brief record of those who can wreck a video game for opposing offenses.
Jones enters Sunday’s video game versus the Browns at Condition Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona second in the league in sacks and is on tempo to crack his possess workforce history for the most sacks in a one time.
“Defensively, they fly about and they get to the ball,” Kitchens claimed before this week. “Chandler causes disruption on the football. He’s received 6 caused fumbles. He’s disruptive in the run and the move game titles, so our tackles have to do a fantastic job of dealing with him.”
Jones has registered 14. sacks in 13 online games, and if he finishes with the most at the conclusion of the 2019 period, he’ll be only the eighth player in NFL background to guide the league in sacks for a single period additional than as soon as.
Considering the fact that joining the Cardinals prior to the 2016 time, Jones has the most sacks in the NFL, 55., which is 4.5 more than Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who has received back again-to-again Defensive Player of the Year awards. Also, Jones has registered an NFL-ideal 40 online games with at the very least 1 sack around the past four seasons.
Presently, Jones sales opportunities the NFL with six pressured fumbles and 6 strip-sacks this period.
“He has been phenomenal, a serious move rush terror for other groups,” Cardinals mentor Kliff Kingsbury explained in a meeting contact with the Cleveland media. “His get the job done ethic, he was at each OTA, every single minicamp and each and every action we had offseason.
“The way he methods follow, the variety of vibe and juice he brings to the locker home, he has been remarkable. I am thrilled to see that he is at last acquiring the type of the owing that he has deserved around the league.”
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones (55) rushes the passer against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Point out Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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Jones is tied for 3rd in the NFL for the most consecutive seasons with at the very least 13. sacks, 3 from 2017-2019, and despite only 4 years in Arizona, is nearing the prime of the franchise’s all-time record for the most job sacks.
In just 61 video games with the Cardinals, Jones has registered 55. sacks, which are 11.5 off the speed established by Freddie Joe Nunn (1985-93) in 131 online games.
“He’s a huge dude, tremendous duration,” Kitchens stated. “He assaults the football when he’s all around the soccer, so his fingers and his length support him to get to details where by the soccer is that a whole lot of individuals cannot do from a bodily standpoint.
“Then, his motor is large. He plays. For him to do what he does is quite extraordinary. He actually doesn’t arrive off the subject, and that’s a good testament to him as a player. He can bend, dip and get very low, and then, he’s acquired the strength and duration to bull-hurry you. He’s a pretty great, refined go rusher.”
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