Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown is feeling upbeat about the upcoming season. Similarly, Brown’s confidence in running back Josh Jacobs is even higher. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe, Trent states that the best of the Raiders lead back is yet to come.
High Praise From a Decorated Veteran
As a former Super Bowl LIII champion with the New England Patriots, Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown has witnessed excellence firsthand.
As Tom Brady’s former protector, Brown’s vision for top talent shouldn’t be underestimated. Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe asked Trent what makes running back Josh Jacobs special in a recent interview. During a 48 minute segment, the Silver and Black’s highest paid player generated the following response:
“For him (Josh Jacobs) to be that young and setting defenders up is crazy. He’s sticks his foot in the ground and really gets to the second level. The carryover (into this upcoming season) is going to be crazy. He’s gifted.”
For the full interview from The Lefkoe Show: Adam Lefkoe interviews Trent Brown
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How is Josh Jacobs Special?
Jacobs has always been a naturally gifted runner. For example, he was one of the most elusive backs ever under Nick Saban at the collegiate level.
Most importantly, the Raiders offense will heavily feature plays like the one below. In other words, the 6’8″ 380 lb. Brown will pave the way for the Raiders rushing attack.
Raiders run toss to RB Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) for 21 yards. Blocked well, LG Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) and RT Trent Brown (@Trent) work to 2nd level to block the LBs. TE Foster Moreau (@fhmoreau) blocks out opening up big hole.#Raiders #Raidernation pic.twitter.com/BL0BloQSGB
— Ryan Holmes, MBA (@Rholm22) November 19, 2019
Similarly as Brown alluded to, Jacobs’ explosiveness at the line of scrimmage is second to none. In short, his ability to make defenders miss at the second level is excellent.
#TeachtapeTuesday via Raiders RB Josh Jacobs using patience, confidence, mobility, & burst to cut-back & make several defenders miss pic.twitter.com/S84WGQl3LO
— The Scouting Academy (@TheScoutAcademy) July 7, 2020
Moreover, Josh’s physical play style is an opposing defense’s worst nightmare in late game situations.
JOSH. JACOBS. RAIDERS. LEAD.
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How to watch: https://t.co/UVATPRSB5h pic.twitter.com/pLgpV25oHW
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 8, 2019
Above all, the Silver and Black’s star offensive tackle will ensure that the team’s lead back continues his success this upcoming season.
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