Get ’em Danny!
We’re big fans of video game “highlights” over here. Whether it’s the dude losing his shit on a bogus call in the Super Bowl or Kevin Love shooting 75 foot free throws at the wrong basket, I personally can’t get enough of these things. Is it juvenile to laugh at something so dumb? Probably. Will that ever stop me? Not a chance.
He leaps, he hustles, he takes up blocks.
Hopefully we see some of these moves from Shelton this Sunday vs the Chargers. I’d love to see him dropkick Philip Rivers’s dumb look right off of his face. Can’t imagine a Danny Shelton falling on you from 12 feet would feel pretty good.
PS- I’m posting this while I’m in the middle of a flight to San Diego for the weekend. I’m never not getting Internet on a plane ever again. What a time to be alive.
Now I’m admittedly not the best person to ask about the ins and outs of the offensive and defensive lines… but I do know that when you overpower and push your man 7 yards backwards like Michael Oher did to that shitty high school lineman in The Blind Side, then you’re doing a pretty good job. I think Danny is going to fit in with this defense just fine.
If Shelton can consistently push offensive linemen backwards and disrupt the backfield, then this defense has a chance to be pretty formidable. Imagine Karlos Dansby or Donte Whitner running downhill to make a hit in the lane that Shelton’s bullrush just created. Just by occupying space, taking on double teams, and moving people backwards, Shelton can free up our Backers to make tons of plays at or behind the line of scrimmage. Karlos Dansby may literally end up with 500 tackles for loss this season.
It wasn’t just one play Tuesday against the Bills where Shelton stood out. It was nearly all of them. He’s powerful, relentless and finishes every play. Shelton is all over the field, he’s loud and even when Buffalo started catching on to how strong and fast he was, he didn’t relent.
Shelton’s rise could be one of the biggest developments for the Browns going into the regular season. He hasn’t played like a rookie and sets up other teammates to make plays.
“I definitely wanted to play more violently,” Shelton said. “That’s something that I practiced these past two days. I feel more prepared now. I feel more prepared for my second game.”
In other words, #PrayForTheAFCNorth
Love it. Love it. Love it. The Browns needed help on the defensive line and Danny Selton provides that. Shelton, Phil Taylor, and Billy Winn… that sounds pretty good to me. Can’t wait for Danny Shelton to feast on all the AFC North running backs. Plus his nickname is “Feast Mode.” What’s not to like?
He also almost squeezed Roger Goodell to death
The Browns defensive players like the pick