How Greg Hancock is Changing the Game

by Brandon Tate

As the Rush approach mid-season one thing is clear, the Rush defense is real! The defending champions who were known for there take away defense in 2021 have somehow found a way to improve on an already stellar defensive unit and while the Rush Offense stayed mostly intact from the 2021 season outside of the additions of QB Ja'Vonte Johnson and WR Moe Strong, the Rush defense is almost a completely new unit. 

"One of the key areas we wanted to improve on in the off season was our line backer play." - Rush DC Danny Engel

In steps Greg Hancock originally signed to training camp as an Athlete, Hancock quickly took over the Mike linebacker position. The linebacker position in 11 man football is typically reserved for big body athletes looking to take on blocking lineman as well as other more athletic linebacker duties. But in Indoor Football the offense is only allowed 3 lineman which usually allows a blitzing linebacker to come free on running plays and pass plays.

Hancock with his unique combination of size and technique has quickly become the staple of the Rush defense. Backed by one of the best pass rushing front 3 and the best 4 cover corners and backers in the league, Hancock is able to roam free initiating contact with Quarterbacks and running backs a like in the back field already accumulating 4.5 sacks, 14 Solo Tackles and 1 forced fumble in just 3 games.

Look for Hancock to be all over the field this Saturday as the Rush take on the Idaho Horsemen in a heated rivalry match that has serious end game ramifications on the line.

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