Dawgwork at its finest
Perhaps no player quite defines what the LA Rams defensive line is all about like defensive lineman Greg Gaines. Gaines is a hugely muscular defensive lineman who understands leverage, role responsibility, and how to make his teammates look good on the defensive line.
Oh yeah, this guy is as nimble and fast as an African Lion. Seriously. He chases down mobile quarterbacks from behind. Check out this one where Kyler Murray breaks containment, but cannot evade the thundering pursuit of nose tackle Greg Gaines
That’s the type of play that puts a smile on the faces of coaches and teammates. In fact, he is so contagiously fun to interact with that even the best of the NFL, QB Aaron Rodgers, gets a chuckle when chatting with the guy.
Getting a quarterback sack on QB Aaron Rodgers for Greg Gaines is just the tip of the iceberg.
Gaines in a post-season terror
Gaines is a fun player. He is having a great season so far and is enjoying every minute of it. This year, he has started 11 of 15 games for the Rams, his workload has tripled over the workload of previous seasons, as has his production. He has racked up 48 tackles, 4.5 quarterback sacks, and put up 21 quarterback pressures, all from the nose tackle spot.
In the NFC Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs, it was Gaines and teammate A’Shawn Robinson who held up the best against the Green Bay Packers offensive line. This year, Gaines will do more than hold up. Look for him to stand out, starting with Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens.