"He's been doing it since he got here," Francis said. "He plays wherever we need him. ... That's going to come in handy. You never know when guys are going to get injured. You never know what's going to happen with people in the offseason. You never know what's going to happen. Having a guy who can play both is huge."
"I remember looking into the middle of the field and seeing his knee, and I remember turning away and cringing because I've never seen anything like that," defensive tackle A.J. Francis said. "I've seen Gonnella try to play a play in practice - an inside run - with no helmet because his helmet broke. He's a tough guy. To see him on the ground screaming like that, it really got to me."