No question, the Detroit Lions' revamped defense has been infused with several players from the New England Patriots.
Head coach Matt Patricia & Co. are hoping the experiences that veteran players from New England had as part of a winning culture can be passed on to younger members of the current roster.
One of those players that should emerge as a leader on Detroit's defense is Jamie Collins.
During a video conference Tuesday, linebacker Jarrad Davis discussed the growing bond between himself and his new teammate.
Having a few days to be in the same building as Collins as opposed to interacting virtually has proven to Davis that the ex-Patriots linebacker is among his favorite types of people.
"It is tough to kind of build that over the phone, but luckily I kind of get to see him (Collins) every day here in the building these past couple of days and just being able to sit there and just talk to him and just listen to him and and listen to me pick each other's brains is really cool.
He added, "My guy is a guy that I enjoy. He's probably been one of my favorite one of my favorite types of people I've ever been around, and he's only the second guy that I know who is actually like that guy who just that same mannerisms, the same personality. People like him, I love being around.
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"Now being in the locker room next to him, it's awesome. I try to keep it cool and be just low key. I've been watching him for a long time and seeing him make plays, just glad to be able to play next to him. "