Inside The Bills

Not pigeon holing NT role

Posted by Chris Brown on February 13, 2010 – 10:45 am

Bills head coach Chan Gailey appearing on the Shredd and Ragan show late Friday afternoon on 103.3 FM The Edge did not sound as concerned as the men who were interviewing him when they mentioned that he does not have a proven mammoth defensive tackle to play nose tackle on his roster.

“Don’t think that the guy that plays nose has to be a 330 or 340 pound guy,” said Gailey. “We’re not going to take good football players and stand them over there beside me on game day. We’re going to put our best players on the field. If you have to put a smaller guy on the field to play there then you move him and do some different things with him. There are a lot of different ways to skin the cat and that’s what we’ll do. We’ll get our best football player on the field and let them play.”

Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards echoed those sentiments, saying ideally you’d like to have a big man in the middle, but that you can’t pigeon hole yourself into that line of thought.

“You have ideal size that you want at particular positions,” Edwards said. “That doesn’t mean you’re always going to have the ideal size at those positions so you have to play to the size and the strength of the people that you have on your roster.”

That would seem to indicate that they will work to find ways to get Kyle Williams on the field even though he might not look like a prototypical 3-4 nose tackle.


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