Chris Harris Jr. Looking to Be More Aggressive On Defense
By Tylor Walden
The Denver Broncos defense failed to get much done during the 2017 season. Chris Harris Jr. is looking to help the defense with impact plays in 2018.
With Aqib Talib in Los Angeles, Chris Harris Jr. will now take on the role as the leader of the No Fly Zone. Broncos Country believes he is the best cornerback in the game. Even if those outside of Denver think otherwise.
With an increased role brings on an increase of responsibility. Quarterbacks have a lot of respect for Chris Harris Jr. Because of that, it could result in a quiet game for him. Chris Harris Jr. has no concerns about it. He is looking to add more to his tool box to assist the defense.
“[We have] new techniques that we’ve added that let me be a little more aggressive.” Chris Harris Jr. said to the media on Thursday. He went on to say that defensive coordinator Joe Woods is adding some blitz packages and to jump routes that could help result in turnovers.
Adding those plays for Chris Harris Jr. can help the Denver Broncos defense. The team only had 18 turnovers the entire 2017 season. (Ten interceptions, eight fumbles) Chris Harris Jr. had three of those 18 turnovers. Adding a bit more aggressive plays from a veteran on the defense can help in a big way.
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There is no doubt that Harris Jr. can contribute to this team. We have seen it time in and time out since he joined the Denver Broncos in 2011. Because he adds a lot of heart into the game. And there is no telling when he will make that big time play that changes the tide of the game.
Therefore, we should see plenty of big time moments from the undrafted rookie in 2018. Harris Jr. expects the same from himself.