The 2019 New York Jets training camp is officially in full swing, and newly acquired defensive back Brian Poole is announcing his presence with authority.
Every NFL defense wants to be fast and physical, imposing their will on opposing offenses and making them afraid of contact. After the other 31 teams in the league see this video of Jets defensive back Brian Poole blowing up one of his teammates during practice, that fear should be quite instilled.
Watch as one of the Jets’ newest additions lays the smack-down on one of his teammates during training camp practice:
thEy DoNt hIT aT tRaiNiNg cAMp AnYmoRe pic.twitter.com/BY2PCJnBk5
— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 28, 2019
I’m sure defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves seeing a play like that, though head coach Adam Gase might want Poole to take things down a notch to avoid injuring one of his offensive teammates.
Heading into the 2019 season, the Jets are still looking for any of their corners to step up and establish himself as the true No. 1 cover man. Trumaine Johnson struggled to live up to high expectations after signing a huge deal with New York in free agency, and the team is hoping for a bounce-back season this time around.
Today’s NFL requires plenty from slot corners like Poole, who has the versatility, athleticism and (obviously) physicality to handle the many responsibilities that come with the role. Don’t be surprised if Poole comes up big in his first season with the Jets, locking himself in as a key cog on one of the league’s more underrated units.