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Matt Ioannidis Washington Football Team Presser: The defensive line is the tip of the spear

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Matt Ioannidis answers questions from the media

Matt Ioannidis has improved every year he’s been in the league since Washington drafted him in the 5th round in 2016. He says there have been many coaches who have helped him get better including his last DL Coach Jim Tomsula. New DL Coach Sam Mills III calls the defensive line the tip of the spear, and they have the right guys to lead the team.

Ioannidis doesn’t know his exact role under new WFT Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio, but he’s willing to help in any position. Ryan Anderson has been working with the defensive line this year, and has looked good so far. And of course #2 overall pick Chase Young is already fitting right in with the group.

Role in the new defense:

Chase Young:

Ryan Anderson:

Cohesiveness on the defensive line:

Face shields:

Modified training camp:

Decision to play this year:

Improving every year:

DL Coach Sam Mills III:

Madden 21 rating(available here!):