.After the game, Iíll check the box score and find his pretty typical stat line; an assisted tac

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When watching the Green Bay Packers play http://www.packersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-clay-matthews-jersey , I often find myself asking ďwhere is Mike Daniels?Ēkle and a QB hit. Thatís pretty meager, considering the general acceptance of his superior talent.With my interest piqued, I decided to take a look to see what Mike had been up to so far in 2018.Well, Mike Daniels has been up to quite a bit.These types of plays are unfortunately uncommon for Daniels.Not because he doesnít possess the skill; itís that he isnít asked to go one on one very often.Frequently lining up as a 3-technique (outside shoulder of the guard), Danielsí primary role on most plays is to take on double teams and not concede ground.Itís as un-glamorous as it sounds.A typical run play for Mike Daniels looks like this:Guard and tackle double team Daniels, then the guard slips off and picks up the middle linebacker.The only lineman being double teamed on this play? Mr. Daniels.How fun does that sound? To constantly have to hold your ground against two of the opposing teamís biggest players?When broadcasters say that thereís a Ďwar in the trenchesí, this is what theyíre talking about.Itís one on two, and itís a battle for turf.Watch how low Danielsí pad level is (I know, I know, typical coach speak):Mike gives up a yard while occupying two blockers, allowing the linebackers (and Kenny Clark, who won his 1 on 1) to come in and make the play.His helmet was in the chest of his blockers.Daniels had leverage, and he won the battle.It can go even worse for Diesel.On one play against Detriot, Daniels took the direct line to IHOP and got himself pancaked.The guy must love him some gluten, because with his defensive responsibilities Blake Martinez Jersey , heís subject to get pancaked a lot.But who cares? Kerryon Johnson only got two yards.Danielsí shorter stature and high school wrestling background make him the perfect candidate to take on double team blocks.To stand a chance against the double team, you have to have a lower leverage point than your blockers.Itís something thatís drilled into every linemanís head starting at the pee-wee level: get low.You think youíre low enough? Get lower.Iím talking lower than Lilí Jon and the East Side Boyz.Daniels has a great understanding of leverage, and his quick get-off helps him establish leverage before the blocking lineman can.When youíre slower off the ball and allow your blocker to establish leverage, or get tired and stand up too quickly, the results can be bad.Daniels does well just to stay on his feet here, but itís not by much.Itís not all 2 on 1 for Daniels though. When the offense doesnít double him, Daniels can cause havoc. He can bull rush with the best of them:And donít even think about having him rush 1 on 1 vs a center, who are typically the smallest linemen.Honestly, this may be one of my favorite plays of his from the 2018 season:Daniels should have been sent to the principalís office after that.Diesel doesnít always have to use pure power either.Watch him use good hands and quick feet against Chicago:He doesnít have the bend of an elite edge rusher, but heís not supposed to.His frame isnít built that way.Daniels can utilize a good first step with decent handwork and a strong push and get results.Look at the arm extension on this next clip.Minnesotaís center wants to get his hips to the left of Daniels to cut off his pursuit angle.Recognizing this, Daniels quickly extends his arms and gets his blocker at length to easily slice into the backfield.Playing with power doesnít necessarily mean sticking your head down and plowing directly into a blockerís chest.Check out a similar play against Minnesota.The guy is also relentless.Known for being the cliche of Ďfirst one in the weightroom, last one outí, Daniels can simply overwhelm his opponents.Go ahead, try to have a running back block him:Things obviously arenít all roses though.Daniels struggled a bit against the 49ers, seemingly unable to disengage from both run and pass blocks as San Francisco picked up big plays through much of the game.The 49ers attacked the edges against Green Bay; their big chunk runs were off tackle or outside runs, designed to go outside Green Bayís formidable defensive line and attack their questionable linebacking corps.Daniels was effectively rendered null on these plays in his traditional 3-technique Youth Kenny Clark Jersey , as San Franís guards were quick enough off the ball to stop Daniels from shooting the B gap, and when Daniels crashed in, they simply ran outside of him.The stats will come for Mike; 10 combined tackles through 6 games isnít great, but itís not for lack of talent.Daniels has been bringing the heat for a few years now, and there are no signs of slowing down.Heíll continue doing the dirty work and freeing up his linebackers as long as heís asked to; itís up to them to stuff the stat sheet and pile up the numbers.Thatís where Mikeís presence is felt.To answer my own question, where is Mike Daniels? Everywhere.Packers will sign veteran CB Bashaud Breeland, per report The Packers have agreed to contract terms with veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland after reportedly deciding cornerback Davon House would head to injured reserve with a shoulder injury.The move was first reported by ESPNís Rob Demovsky.Breeland was one of several corners the Packers worked out on Tuesday, along with a handful of offensive linemen and one other notable name: defensive lineman Quinton Dial, who spent the 2017 season in Green Bay.Itís a considerable good break for the Packers that Breeland is available at all. He had agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract with the Carolina Panthers in the offseason only to have the deal voided when he failed a physical due to an infected cut on his foot. A fifth-year player out of Clemson, Breeland is not an overwhelming athlete (just a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash at the 2014 Combine) but made his living in Washington getting his hands on the football. He started 58 games over four seasons there, intercepting eight passes and averaging just under 15 passes defensed per season.His lone interception in his final season with Washington was one to remember: in Week 14 he snagged an errant pass and sprinted 96 yards for a touchdown.Breelandís one postseason appearance with Washington came against Green Bay in the 2015 playoffs. Deep in the fourth quarter with the Packers attempting to run the clock out, Breeland forced running back Eddie Lacy to fumble, then recovered the ball himself. He had four other tackles in the game.Terms of the contract have not yet been reported.

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