Briggs uses Super Bowl experience to propel Shock

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:45 PM

Shock defensive end Diyral Briggs won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 2011. He played special teams in that game and when he looks at his ring, he remembers what he accomplished at the highest level of football in the sports most watched game.
“It’s just almost as special as my children being born that unbelievable life experience that you will never experience again,” Briggs said.
 
But Briggs hasn’t played in the NFL since 2011. This year he joined the Spokane Shock hoping to bring new life to his career and help lead the team into the playoffs.
 
“(I want to) just to give them that championship experience just of me playing, just bringing that confidence and that attitude,” he added.
 
Briggs thought about retiring after an injury last year.  Then, he spoke with Shock Lineman Ryan Cave, his former teammate in the UFL and thought otherwise.
 
“I was like man we could really use another rusher up here, he’s just a change of pace guy to help the other guys.  We ended up getting him up here,” Cave remarked.
 
Now that Briggs is with the Shock, he realizes the amount of work he’ll have to put in if he wants to return to the NFL.
 
“The more we win everybody wins. My main focus right now is just to give my all here and take care of my business here. We'll see if I can open up doors for the next level if not I’ll be here again.”

The Shock will go for a fourth straight win Saturday at 7:00 p.m. when they host Jacksonville.

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