“I don’t want to go into too much detail, but Justin moves a lot, and I think he does well,said Kmet, via Bears Wire. “It’s been exciting to see and you see the types of throws he can do, with his legs and running and off schedule. No pads yet, but you can see this stuff and it gets exciting. It’s been a lot of fun watching him move around and do things like that.”
Kmet said he, Fields and WR Darnell Mooney met this offseason to continue building chemistry on and off the field.
“It’s not so much the timing and the feel of each other on the pitch, but more just the relationship. I think it’s important to have a good relationship with the guys,Kmet said. “Me and Mooney and Justin met this offseason – it was a good bond and a good feeling for each other and I think that goes down the field.”
Kmet said Fields has shown confidence this offseason and has taken on a leadership role with the team.
“Man, he’s confident,Kmet said. “He’s confident coming in, so it was fun to be out there with him. Confident in the caucus, in his calls. Taking initiatives with everyone, and it’s been a lot of fun to be a part of it.”
DE Lions Julien Okwara took a respectable step forward in his second season, going from barely playing to notching five sacks as a part-time rusher. The Lions put even more on his plate in Year 3, training him during OTAs at both defensive end and off-ball linebacker.
“We consider him a linebacker. It’s a hybrid” HC Lions Dan Campbell said via Tim Twentyman from the team’s website. “We consider him in the base as a linebacker, more of a SAM linebacker or on the edge. In sub or nickel he becomes more of that defensive end. Third down, he could kind of become that spin or stand up X player. But, as far as you deploy the base, he’s one of the guys competing in our upside, linebacker SAM.
“It was kind of like watching a show you’ve watched 1,000 times, so it got boring,” Douglas said, via Mike Spofford from the team’s official website. “I fell asleep, because I didn’t really know what I was supposed to watch. Sometimes I’ve caught myself looking like, oh it’s Julio (Jones), and I watch him do takes, and I forget that I’m supposed to watch how he walks his roads.
Douglas said he must continue producing despite signing a three-year, $21 million deal this offseason.
“It feels good, but I mean, nothing is ever…you know what I mean?” said Douglas. “A contract means a contract, but at any time, if you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, they can let you go. You just have to keep working.
Douglas added that their goal is to be the “best defense” in the NFL
“We try to be the best defence” said Douglas. “I think we’ve got the pieces, we’re moving on, we’re getting it, we’re casting. We still have a month to go home, get our bodies back in shape, be in the best shape possible. But we will try to get out of it.