Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek was turning heads all week at Senior Bowl practices with his loud, active and in-your-face coaching style.
"He really is (intense)," Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins said. "He's really good. You could tell he's passionate about what he does and I respect that."
While Jim Schwartz and his staff coached the South, they had a chance to watch several draft prospects, but they also gave the players an opportunity to see an NFL-style practice.
The South practices resembled a daily Lions practice, from the pace to schedule. The difference was a simplified playbook that gave prospects the best chance to promote their skills.
The North practice, led by the Raiders coaches, was more physical, but the Lions coaches didn't lack passion.
New special teams coach John Bonamego ran alongside gunners during punts, coaching them down the field.
"They're pretty intense," said BYU defensive end Ezekial Ansah, adding the coaches helped with his footwork and hand movements.
Texas A&M linebacker Sean Porter gave the staff rave reviews.
Lions coaches make good impression at Senior Bowl
Detroit News | Jan 27