A lot of Bills fans want to know just exactly what Aaron Maybin’s role will be this season. Head coach Chan Gailey made it pretty clear.
Appearing on Sirius NFL Radio with Peter King and Bob Papa, Gailey was asked about Maybin’s role and why he’s just playing in nickel and passing downs. Gailey described Maybin’s role as follows.
“He’s adjusting to the 3-4 down in and down out, first, second and third,” said Gailey. “We all know what an excellent pass rusher he is and he can be even better. If he’ll continue to work at it he can be a very, very good pass rusher. And he can be a third down and second and long presence for us on the field. That’s how I see him starting initially this season and then hopefully as time goes on he can continue to work himself into that outside backer mentality and size and everything to be able to play down in and down out.”
The follow up to that question was what players Gailey feel could be a handful for opponents, the kind of guys that create one-on-one matchup problems. Gailey went right back and referenced Maybin.
“I hope that in pass rush situations that Maybin becomes that guy. That’s what you hope,’ Gailey said. “He certainly has that kind of speed and quickness. But I don’t have that crystal ball to tell you that’s going to happen. He’s got some talent in that area and I think if he’ll continue to work at it he’ll have the chance to do that.”
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