"I really think Mike Green's a terrific player," Jauron said. "I have a lot of confidence in this young guy.
"He's a playmaker regardless of the situation. Like on special teams, you'll see him in on a tackle. And in our sub package last year, he'd be in on the play. I really like him as a football player. He's as hard a worker as I think there is and really wants to get better all the time."
"This guy's special," Blache said. "We said it all along. We knew we had a good football player. We just needed to get him on the field more. The guy started at strong, he started at free; he makes plays. He just shows up."
The absence of Brown during the preseason has allowed Green to progress as a leader.
"To go back there and play with the rookies has helped me out a whole lot. It's helped me be more vocal, so that has helped me. Normally when Mike Brown's in he takes charge, he sets the defense up and everybody plays off him. But, they gave me that opportunity to go out there and take charge and be a leader."