No magic ball: Chandler Jones is key to rebuilding Las Vegas Raiders’ defense – Las Vegas Raiders blog

HENDERSON (Nev.) — If you have to rush the passer, which would you prefer? Chandler Jones‘ past or Yannick Ngakoue‘s future?

The Las Vegas RaidersGeneral manager Dave Ziegler was accompanied by Josh McDaniels. They traded Ngakoue, who was 27, and had 55.5 career sacks to the'regime. Indianapolis Colts For cornerback Rock Ya-Sin Jones signed a three-year, $52.5 Million contract as a free agent with $34 Million guaranteed.

March 17th was also the same day.

Now, Vegas is asking the question: Can Jones, who is five years older and has 52 more tackles than Ngakoue — still cause havoc on opposing quarterbacks in the quarterback-rich AFC West? Because if Jones stays on the field, and produces at his normal level alongside rising stars, Maxx CrosbyIt opens up a lot of possibilities for a rebuilt defence. We won't go there if we don't. It's still June after all.

Jones has 107.5 sacks over 139 games in 10 seasons. He smiled when asked how many he still has.

Jones said, “I don’t have a magic bullet to sit here and say, Chandler’s going to be playing this many or X–many more years or how much is left in the tank.” It would be unfair of me to tell you that I can do this or that.

“I feel great, I'm excited for this season, and we will move forward from there.”

Fair enough. It's fair enough. But Ngakoue had 10 sacks last season for Raiders, and Jones had 10.5 sacks for Raiders. Arizona CardinalsThe Raiders' biggest move this offseason was the,

Jones is not slowing down in his Canton-worthy case. Far from it. Think about this: Jones, who was limited to five games in 2020 because of a season-ending torn right quadriceps injury, reacted by being fired Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill He was able to score five goals in his first game.

And in his first offseason program with the Raiders, Jones has provided more than his résumé.

Frank Okam, Raiders defensive coordinator, stated that “I always like the brains of someone who has more than 100 sacks.”

“He's a true professional…you see how hard he's running to the ball. This effort is a great example of his leadership. That's what I believe is the best thing about his career, and why he's been so incredibly successful over such a long time.

Jones shouldn't be told that he is in Las Vegas to inspire his younger team members and impress his new coaches.

“I don't like to be in front these guys and say, “Hey, you know how I can do that.” I was there a few years back. You saw me on ESPN. Jones stated that he saw Jones in 2019 with 19 sacks.

“What has your assistance done for me recently?” What can you do now for me?

Crosby and Bookending Jones will bring out the best of both. Jones has averaged at least 10.5 sacks over seven seasons. That's at least the plan. Crosby running from one drill to another during team activities, and this week's mandatory camp has lit a fire under Jones.

Jones spoke highly of Crosby, saying that he was pushing him in that way already. “I'm eager to rush with him. He was an integral part of my decision to come to Las Vegas. He was a big reason I came to Las Vegas. I get giddy even talking about him. This is my boy.

“I knew Maxx before I joined the team. Before coming to this team, I used to text Maxx and talk about pass rush for many years. The chance for us to be together is surreal.”

Jones is the youngest of three siblings. Jon, a UFC champ, and Arthur, a former NFL defensive tackle, were raised in a competitive household.

Jones stated, “It was very competitive growing-up, and that leads a lot to my success today.” “Who can eat their food fastest?” Who can get to the fridge the fastest? I was the youngest of my family, so I was constantly losing. But it made me more.

It was enough to make Jones the Raiders' choice over Ngakoue. Ngakoue is on his fifth team in just four years. He told that he would make the Raiders pay for trading him.

On Nov. 13, the Colts will visit the Raiders.

“Now that I am 11 years old, I know the gravity of my job. [also] Jones spoke of the chance Jones has.

“I like the fact that everyone is eager to learn, and that there aren't any players who say, “Oh, I got that.” Or, “Oh, I've done this before.” Everyone's like, ‘Hey, what's that? Hey, could you do it again? The sky is the limit when you have a group of like-minded guys. While I don't have any guarantees, it is a good thing to have as a coach on a team. There are coaches who want coaching. So, it's fun.”

The past? The future? Jones was speaking about the future.

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