Lions | Teryl Austin puts emphasis on turnovers
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:44:39 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin wants to put a huge emphasis on turnovers in 2014. "I know with my guys in the secondary in particular, the way we did it was if a receiver catches a ball we always go for the strip," said Austin. "If a running back comes through, we're always trying to poke the ball out. "If the ball's in the air, if we have an opportunity to intercept it without colliding and hurting our own player, we always try to make the catch. We don't like to go for pass break-ups in practice. I always tell my guys to go for the interception now so you learn how to do it so when you get in the game it's not the first time you've tried."
Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman