“They say offense brings the crowd but defense wins Championships. And signing arguably the most dominant Defensive lineman and arguably the best all around defensive back in the game makes a statement that Defense is a point of emphasis.”- Billy Back, Head Coach of the Carolina Cobras
That point of emphasis was driven home when the Carolina cobras struck quickly once more with another pair of early signings this time on the defensive side of the ball. Michael Green, the 200 pound defensive back hailing from Kingsland, GA spent last season playing for the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. He recorded 75 tackles and six interceptions.
Green was also named the IFL’s 2015 Defensive Rookie of the Year during his pro debut with the Billings Wolves.
Defensive lineman Walter Thomas was also signed by the Cobras. Thomas started his professional career as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2007. Thomas had joined the AFL with the Arizona Rattlers by 2010 and had gone on to play for both the Nashville Venom and Wichita Falls Nighthawks of the IFL.
Both green and Thomas have come full circle again to be coached once more by Billy Back.
“They are both veteran leaders on and off the field and both expect perfection out of their teammates. The same as what we expect as a organization, so it only seems right,” coach Back said of his newest additions to the Cobras.
“ There will be more big signings on defense in the coming days as well, defensively we want to be savages,” he added.