Chandler Jones continues to impress

Chandler Jones continues to impress
August 17, 2012, 3:21 am
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Patriots linebacker Jerrod Mayo on rookie defensive end Chandler Jones: "That's our closer."
The rookie has made an impact on his teammates in camp and he's also impressed Patriots insider Tom E. Curran and "SportsNet Central's" Mike Giardi, who discussed Jones' progress, and that of the Pats' defense, at training camp.
"It's very interesting to watch him sprint up the field, then take to get to the quarterback," Curran said.
"They had a bunch of Swiss Army knives before," Curran said of the Pats versatile defenders. "This is a guy who does one thing."
And that's get to the quarterback. The rookie "is way farther along" than the Patriots had hoped, Curran said.
In fact the whole defense seems to have made progress from last year's group.
"They're swarming to the ball and playing with incredible enthusiasm," Curran said. They're also making it tough on the Pats' offense in practice.