Calais Campbell shares advice from DeMarcus Ware to Jaguars teammates
After attending Von Miller’s pass rush summit last week, Campbell went toward Ware to learn everything he could from the nine-time Pro-Bowler.
“I picked his brain for a solid hour straight, just talking ball and seeing that level of understanding,” Campbell told the Florida Times-Union via Pro Football Talk.
Campbell took what he learned from Ware and reciprocated it to his teammates at Jaguars Organized Team Activities, including defensive lineman Taven Bryan and Eli Ankou.
“Every little bit counts,” Campbell said. “If we can just get a little bit better each and every day.”
Having the second-most sacks in 2017 with 56, the Jaguars dropped drastically to 22nd with 37 sacks.
Despite losing defensive tackle Malik Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency, the Jaguars boast a talented group in the trenches that includes Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Marcell Dareus.
Jacksonville also selected Kentucky pass rusher Josh Allen with the seventh pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
In two seasons with the Jaguars, Campbell has tallied 25 sacks and four forced fumbles, as well as two Pro-Bowls nominations and an All-Pro selection in 2017.
Campbell is widely respected throughout the Jaguars locker room and NFL as a leader and captain.
At 32-years-old, Campbell is taking on the veteran role with the Jaguars. With a young defense featuring Jalen Ramsey, Myles Jack and Ngakoue, Campbell’s leadership and knowledge of the game comes as a gift for the team.
With training camp coming soon, Campbell’s lessons to his teammates could prove beneficial.