Powe OK with thankless NT position

Powe OK with thankless NT position
June 21, 2014, 10:00 am
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Jerrell Powe is a large man.

The former Chief and current Texans nose tackle is 6-2 and weighs a whopping 331 pounds (listed). His job is a thankless one, though.

But that’s OK.

“I don't have a problem with it,” Powe said on Thursday. “You know, you're not going to make too many plays at the nose guard position anyway so when Cush (Brian Cushing) and all those guys are doing good and I look back and they're getting TFLs (tackles for loss), I know I'm doing a good job. Even when I'm doing bad and they make a TFL, I know it's good.”

Powe is one of two players who played for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel in Kansas City. Powe and Kendrick Lewis were teammates in Kansasy City and played in Crennel’s 3-4 scheme. Powe played in 11 games for the Chiefs in the past three seasons. He was signed as a free agent this offseason.

Powe, 27, said the rest of the defense is doing a good job picking up the defense. If the season began tomorrow, he we would likely be the starting nose tackle but the team also moved up in the draft to take Louis Nix III from Notre Dame in the third round.

“Louis is doing good,” Powe said. “Louis is coming along real good. He's got a lot of talent and doing real great.”