April 15, 2024

The las vegas raider  made a big splash in free agency with the signing of defensive tackle christian willkins.  He’s one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL and that was a major position of need for the team.

The Raiders have been undergoing a defensive renaissance under head coach Anttonio pirce   and Wilkins will only make the group better. Pierce detailed how big of a deal it is that Wilkins is joining the defense.

Christian Wilkins - Las Vegas Raiders Defensive Tackle - ESPN

The  made a big splash in free agency with the signing of defensive tackle  He’s one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL and that was a major position of need for the team.

The Raiders have been undergoing a defensive renaissance under head coach  and Wilkins will only make the group better. Pierce detailed how big of a deal it is that Wilkins is joining the defense.

“[Wilkins’ presence] makes life easier for us as coaches, I’ll tell you that,”  during his March 25 media availability. “When you get good players, it makes life easy. But what it does, along with the other gentlemen that we brought back, John Jenkins and Adam Butler, that’s a lot of depth to that D-line room. … That’s going to be our strong point of our team. From one to 10, we feel really good with those guys.

“But Christian, the energy, man, the personality, the love for the game. And now we’ve got somebody on the front [to match] with Maxx Crosby. Full-blown effort for 60 minutes. And that’s what we’re looking for. I think for us to get a player of his caliber, the way he’s played over the last, really his entire career, it’s going to be a blessing for Raider Nation.”

An elite defensive line can take a team very far. The and  have two of the best defensive lines in the NFL and were both in the Super Bowl last season. A strong defensive line makes it easier for every other level of the defense to perform.

Antonio Pierce, who played linebacker in the NFL, explained why a strong defensive line is important for everybody on a defense.

 

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