Monday, August 4, 2014

Greene whispering 'sweet nothings' to Smith

The way Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis sees it, no outside linebacker rushed the passer any better than Kevin Greene.

Greene led the league in sacks in two different seasons and with 160 quarterback drops, trails only Bruce Smith and the late Reggie White on the all-time NFL list.

With Davis' blessing, Greene was brought in Sunday to tutor the Birds pass rushers including rookie Marcus Smith.

"Athletic as all get-out, no doubt," Green said. "He brings a lot of skills, a big skills set to the table. I'm whispering sweet nothings in his ear every chance I can.

"It feels good to be part of Philadelphia for a couple days and try to impart some wisdom on these green kids."
Billy Davis.

Greene is buds with Davis, who coached him during his 15-year playing career.

"He shouldn't even be here this week," Davis said. "He should be getting a gold jacket. The guy's got 160 career sacks, and I know I'm prejudiced, but I really do believe it's time for him to be in the Hall of Fame."

The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were held Saturday. Greene is staying through Tuesday.

"His knowledge of really the simplicity of the pass rush and what he's bringing here," Davis began. "To help us to pick his brain on how he did it, the players are grabbing him on how he did it. He he had a very basic fundamental way of rushing the passer that he's bringing to our guys."

Greene spent considerable time talking to linebacker Marcus Smith II, the Eagles' top overall pick in the spring draft.

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