It seems like it's been so long since Shawne Merriman registered a sack, he can't get the numbers straight.
''What's it been, `09?'' the Buffalo Bills defensive end said Wednesday. Actually, Merriman overlooked the one he had against Cincinnati last year.
But who's counting? One sack over two seasons for someone who had 39 1/2 in his first three campaigns isn't much to crow about.
What matters, is that it wasn't his last one.
A month into his second stint in Buffalo after being cut in August, Merriman reintroduced his sack dance during a 19-14 win over Miami last week. That provided the eighth-year player nicknamed ''Lights Out'' a belief he still has plenty of juice left.
The Bills (4-6) are preparing to play at Indianapolis (6-4) on Sunday.
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