NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas
The New England Patriots have been without Chandler Jones for only one game thus far into the 2014 campaign.
That one game saw the front seven send three different players out to succeed the role of one.
Dominique Easley, Akeem Ayers and Zach Moore – each of whom brought their own traits to the defensive rotation. Each of whom brought forth their own third to replace the snaps of a player who had logged 417 through seven contests, per Pro Football Focus.
Only it hinged on more than volume for them in Week 8 against the Chicago Bears; it hinged on how they encountered their alignments, and how they left their impact within them. (more…)