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Moats cool with moving inside

Posted by Chris Brown on April 27, 2010 – 8:00 am

Bills head coach Chan Gailey’s initial plan is to have DE/OLB Arthur Moats move to ILB in Buffalo’s 3-4 defensive scheme. As far as Moats is concerned it’s fine by him.

“It’s one of those things where I’m going to do everything I can to help the team win,” he said. “If they want me inside then that’s where I’ll be playing. I’ll be giving them the best of my abilities and I’ll be really productive on special teams. I’m straight with it.”

Part of the reason the Bills plan to move Moats inside is because 3-4 teams like to have taller and longer players on the outside. At 6 feet even Moats doesn’t have the prototypical height for OLB in a 3-4. That’s not to say he won’t be used out there on passing downs to rush the passer. He did have 22.5 sacks in his last two seasons at James Madison.

In fact that might be his best chance of getting on the field on defense as a rookie. If he shows some pass rush promise he could factor into some pressure packages.


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