Colts defensive tackle Grover Stewart steamrolls Lions lineman in viral clip
During a 1-on-1 period of the joint practice between the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions, Grover Stewart made an impressive play.
Before the Indianapolis Colts played the Buffalo Bills for their first preseason game, Indy’s veteran defensive tackle, Grover Stewart, said that he was looking forward to the preseason so that he could get some reps and go choke some people out. Said with a laugh, the interior defensive lineman that’s always smiling does have a mean streak when he gets on the field.
Fortunately for Stewart, he didn’t have to wait a full week until he could flip that switch on another team. The Colts hosted the Detroit Lions for two joint practices ahead of the teams’ preseason game and there were plenty of intense, competitive periods between both squads.
That includes 1-on-1s between offensive and defensive linemen. Stewart, a defensive tackle, had the challenge of going up against Detroit’s former Pro Bowl center, Frank Ragnow. Despite Ragnow being the more acclaimed player, it was Stewart who won the rep. He didn’t just win, he dominated, plowing straight through Ragnow in a fashion that’s made for retweets.
Grover Stewart is looking dominant in camp
With respect to Ragnow and the Lions, this is just one rep in practice but the way Stewart bulldozed straight through deserves to be discussed. His get-off was impeccable, and he drove Ragnow right to the ground while getting to the spot of the would-be quarterback. On Sundays, that’s a highlight sack.
The Colts are hoping they see action like that from Stewart on game days. Entering his sixth professional season, Grover Stewart is set up to have his best season yet. He’s coming off a year, with 46 tackles, just two for a loss, and only one sack. However, with his new supporting cast, Stewart should have plenty of opportunities to make plays.
With DeForest Buckner next to him and Yannick Ngakoue and Kwity Paye on each end, Stewart should see a lot of 1-on-1 opportunities. If he can attack them like he did Frank Ragnow in practice, it’s going to be a great year for Grover Stewart and the Colts.