You gotta love instant gratification. Today at Raiders training camp practice Mario Edwards Jr put a hell of a move on Lions rookie center Frank Ragnow to get by him for pressure on the quarterback. I was’t sure I’d ever seen Edwards put on a move like that. It turns out I hadn’t. Edwards literally learned it minutes before using it.
It came from a Hall of Fame former Raider defensive lineman Warren Sapp who was at the camp today.
“Pass rush was good. I felt pretty good about that,” said Edwards. “Really it was just sitting in there with Warren Sapp. He just taught me probably about 20 minutes before we came outside and we just kept repeating and repeating it and I just tried it and it worked.”
There wasn’t a whole lot to the move, but it worked. As Edwards put it, Sapp just told him to “sell it real good and then rip.” That’s what he did. He sold it one way and ripped and went right by Ragnow who just stood there looking stunned.
Edwards said it’s a move he’s “Definitely going to continue to put it in my arsenal.”
Maybe the quick success of it will also have Edwards asking for more moves. He needs all the moves he can get if he hopes to hold off rookies Maurice Hurst and PJ Hall and put up a good season in a contract year.