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Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt provided some details as to where some of his players will fit into his new 4-3 scheme. Kelvin Sheppard will be his MLB and Nick Barnett is going to be on the weak side. So who are the candidates for the strong side. One of them appears to be Arthur Moats.
At 6’0″ 252 pounds, one might think he could serve as a backup to Sheppard in the middle, but that’s not where Moats expects to line up initially come May OTAs.
“We briefly talked and mainly he told me what position I’d be looking towards. It’ll be more on the outside,” said Moats. ”When I talked to him it was more in the direction of strong side linebacker. It’s pretty similar to what we were doing (last year) just out of a different alignment. Overall it’s a new experience for me and I’ll be taking it on head first.”
Moats will likely be one of a few candidates for that starting SLB role in Wannstedt’s defense. GM Buddy Nix mentioned the need to add another linebacker either in free age
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"Kyle was in town last week and he came back just for his checkups and everything is...
Here’s a feature on Bills LB Kirk Morrison from ProPlayerInsiders.com. Morrison is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Bills DL Alex Carrington is looking forward to the defensive switch they’re making for the 2012 season.
Carrington, who played DE in a 4-3 at Arkansas State, had 21.5 sacks in his college career. He spoke to defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt recently, but didn’t get too many specifics on where he’ll be lining up.
“Not too in depth. I’ll still be on the line of course...
According to Rodney McKissic of BuffaloNews.com, the Bills and wide receiver Stevie Johnson have exchanged contract proposals and are expected to meet during next week’s NFL scouting combine.
The Bills made Johnson an offer last week and on Monday, Johnson’s agent replied with a counter offer.
If a deal can’t get completed by March 13th, Johnson will become an unrestricted...
A person familiar with discussions has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills and potential free-agent receiver Stevie Johnson have exchanged contract offers and plan to meet again at the NFL combine in Indianapolis next week.
The Buffalo News first reported the development, citing an unnamed league source, on its website on Thursday.
The person spoke to the AP on the...
While Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt was clear in saying they need to add pass rush talent at the end position and make sure they have three fast linebackers in their new 4-3 scheme, he’s more than fine with the guy he’s got penciled in at MLB in Kelvin Sheppard.
“I’ve got all the confidence in the world with Shep being the middle linebacker,” said Wannstedt...
In going over what he needs for his defense, Bills DC Dave Wannstedt talked about pass rushers. Knowing the NFL is all about matchups he wants guys that can win the one-on-ones up front.
“If you look at the teams that have had the most success with pressure schemes they’ve been the ones who have won the one-on-one battles,” he said. ”It doesn’t make any difference if it’s...
Representatives for wideout Stevie Johnson and the Buffalo Bills have exchanged contract proposals and are expected to talk during next week's 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianaplis.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has released his update mock draft (Kiper 2.0), but he kept his pick for the Bills at 10th overall the same.
At 10 he’s still got Buffalo taking Alabama pass rusher Courtney Upshaw. Here’s what he wrote.
10. Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama – This is another pick that I’m staying with for now. The pass rush still needs a lot of help, and Upshaw is...
Personally speaking, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports is a write that I respect a lot. He's knowledgeable, opinionated but still objective, and he is relatively positive when he talks about the Bengals. His in-season weekly power rankings are viewed by many who follow the NFL and he is a well-respected writer in the field.
Today, Prisco wrote up an interesting article about which free...