The Indianapolis Colts signed former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Sheldon Day earlier in the offseason. The Indianapolis native and former Notre Dame standout agreed to a one-year deal for an amount that has yet to be disclosed.
During a recent conversation with Matt Taylor of the team’s official website, Day mentioned that he provides a ‘high motor’ and summarized his skill-set as that of a ‘technician.’
“High motor, I love the game,” Day said. “I’m definitely a technician; I try to do everything right and make sure that I’m felt when I’m on the field.”
Day is coming off a 2019 season with totals of 15 combined tackles (three for loss) and one sack. His numbers may not jump off the page, but that’s mostly because he primarily played in a rotational role in part of the 49ers’ star-studded defensive line.
The Colts have made some changes to their defensive line and that process was initiated when they traded for DeForest Buckner. He will set the tone for the group as a three-technique, making it easier for the rest of the unit to pressure the quarterback.
The role Sheldon Day is expected to play with the Colts should resemble something similar to his time with the 49ers. He just needs to provide quality snaps when the opportunities present themselves and serve as a complement to the tone-setters like Buckner.
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