Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
As a 10-year veteran and former Super Bowl champ, Buffalo Bills linebacker Nick Barnett is pretty comfortable with any role he's assigned in a defensive system. But that's not to say that he doesn't have a preference. Under former defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt, Barnett moved into the "Will" role of the 4-3 scheme for the first time in his career. To nobody's surprise, Barnett turned out to be a bright spot in the Bills' shaky front, leading the team in total tackles with 112.“The Will in a 4-3 is not known for making as many tackles and impact plays as the Mike,” Barnett told Patrick Moran of Buffalo Sports Daily this week. “You have to play a lot slower on runs away from you, being you are the one that has to prevent cut backs by the running back. In 2011, I was a little freer to make plays when we were in our base.”Barnett told Moran he prefers the Mike position in the 4-3 and the weak, inside spot in 3-4, but that he'll play anywhere as long as it leads to wins. Newly-app...
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