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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals defensive coorinator Vance Joseph has spent his career, both as a player and a coach, around some of the NFL’s best pass-rushers.
He played with Hugh Douglas with the New York Jets in 1995. He coached on teams that featured Von Miller in Denver, J.J. Watt in Houston, Ndomukong Suh and Cameron Wake in Miami and Justin Smith in San Francisco.
But none have compared to Chandler Jones, the long, limber outside linebacker who Joseph now coaches in Arizona.
Joseph said he’s never seen anyone like Jones, whose 97 sacks are the most in the NFL since 2012 and could soon be among the fastest to reach 100 sacks in a career. Jones and Watt, who has 98 career sacks, could become the 35th and 36th members of the sack century club since the league officially began keeping track of the stat in 1982.
Rk. Name Total Years HOF? 1. Bruce Smith 200.0 1985-2003 Yes 2. Reggie White 198.0 1985-2000 Yes 3. Kevin Greene 160.0 1985-1999 Yes 4. Julius Peppers 159.5 2002-2018 No* 5. Chris Doleman 150.5 1985-1999 Yes 6. Michael Strahan 141.5 1993-2007 Yes 7. Jason Taylor 139.5 1997-2011 Yes