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Arthur Jones Eager to Wreak Havoc

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Intro: Lining up players in multiple spots is a luxury that every defensive coordinator is striving for to keep offenses guessing. The addition of Arthur Jones should strengthen that ability for Greg Manusky and the Colts defense.



INDIANAPOLIS – Taking a few looks at 16 highlights from Arthur Jones All-22 film his versatility is evident.

There’s Jones lining up as an end in a three-man defensive front before executing a 315-pound bull-rush that results in a sack.

There’s Jones lining up as a tackle in a four-man defensive front and showing his quickness by beating a Pro Bowl guard to the inside for another sack.

There’s Jones lining up as a nose tackle in a three-man front and taking full advantage of a tight end sliding over to “block” him to record a sack.

There’s Jones lining up as an end in a three-man defensive front and blowing up a short-yardage rushing play.

Lastly, there’s Jones as a defensive tackle in a four-man front and showing off his nimble feet by avoiding a cut block for a run stop behind the line of scrimmage.

 

Jones isn’t sure where he will line up in Indianapolis but a glance at his film let’s offensive linemen know he can beat you in a multitude of ways.

“Coach went over a game plan where they saw me at and I don’t want to give any secrets away. I guess you are going to have to wait and see where I’m going to be at,” Jones told Colts.com.

“It’s going to be fun and I’m going to try and bring a lot of energy and excitement, try to get the fans going and pumping up the crowd on third-down.”

With the re-signing of Fili Moala, the Colts currently have four defensive ends/tackles that have a combined 25 years of NFL experience.

Of Pro Football Focus top defensive ends in 3-4 schemes last year, the Colts are the only team with three players ranked in the top 25 (Cory Redding-10, Arthur Jones-12 and Ricky Jean Francois-25).

The addition of Jones backs up the Colts notion of wanting and needing to improve in the trenches in order to make a deeper playoff run.

That’s exactly what Jones and Chuck Pagano talked about at dinner Tuesday night.

Jones was back at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on Wednesday to take his physical and meet with his position coaches.

He hadn’t been inside the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center for long on Thursday before Jones dropped the mantra that he’s a major part of.

“I think you guys said it best, we are building that monster. That terminology is used around here a lot and I’m happy to be aboard,” the 27-year old said.

When Jones runs out of the tunnel at Lucas Oil Stadium this fall it will be the first time he has played at the home of the Colts.

Getting a look at Jones’ new home field this week has him itching to play in front of the more than 60,000 Colts fans.

“Driving past the stadium yesterday just gave me chills,” a smiling Jones said.

“To have that uniform on and I can just envision myself making plays on that field. It sent a rush through my whole body and it’s something that I’m really looking forward to.”

 


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