Bigger Alama-Francis looking forward to fresh start

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Carlos Monarrez at talks with Lions' DE Ikaika Alama-Francis. A "pet project" of former coach Rod Marinelli's, IAF says (paraphrasing) that so much time was spent attempting to cram his head with knowledge, he spent too much time thinking and not reacting. He's put on 15 pounds this offseason because Schwartz likes 'em big, and is raring to go. "I think we're doing really well," Alama-Francis said. "We're learning what the coaches are teaching us. I know it's a little bit different from last year, but it's the same thing: Get up the field, penetrate as a D-line and then the rest just falls into place." Discuss in The Den!