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Taylor, Jenkins a handful

Posted by Chris Brown on January 26, 2011 – 6:01 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday that play in practice is going to go a long way in determining his starting lineup on Saturday. After three days he’s going to be very hard pressed to keep Baylor DT Phil Taylor and Clemson DT Jarvis Jenkins off the field.

Lining up alongside one another on the interior of the South team’s defense, the two have been effective in teaming up to neutralize inside run plays and either stand their ground or penetrate.

The two have become fast friends.

“Yeah we’re real cool now,” said Taylor.

Taylor is a very fit looking 337 pounds and can move. He appears to catch offensive linemen off the snap as most aren’t expecting his quick burst.

“Most of the time they think I’m just going to bull rush and that’s when I catch them off guard,” he said.

During team work Taylor and Jenkins held the line on more than one occasion. On one particular play they completely blew up an inside run play earning praise from Bills defensive line coach Giff Smith.

“That’s the way you control the line of scrimmage,” shouted Smith.

Taylor and Jenkins are quickly proving to be the two most difficult defensive tackles to handle in Mobile.


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