Aaron Maybin played in his first game since Week 5 last Sunday, and with Buffalo’s linebacking corps thinned all the more with Reggie Torbor out for a while, Maybin is looking forward to more snaps on Sunday.
“I’m excited about the opportunity,” said Maybin. “Obviously nobody wants to have as many teammates go down as we have this year. But whenever somebody does go down that means there is an opportunity for somebody else to step up and contribute, so that’s what I’m trying to do now.”
Maybin saw limited time at outside linebacker last week and drew a holding penalty on Jonathan Scott on a pass rush in which he dipped his shoulder under the Pittsburgh left tackle. Based on his lack of playing time this season Maybin understands he’s got some improvements to make in his game to earn more time on the field.
“I feel as though as the coaches continue to give me different things to work on that I’m working extremely hard to try to strengthen those parts of my game,” said Maybin. “I think that I am seeing improvements as far as that goes so that’s encouraging. Like I said, there is still a lot of work to do and there is still obviously a lot that needs to be done on my part.”
Working on scout team during the practice week, Maybin has tried to demonstrate more consistent play against the run and has been working on his own to improve his strength.
“I’ve really been trying to focus on as far as doing anything and everything possible to get back on the field and to put myself in a position where I can contribute as far as just getting my core strength better,” he said. “(I’m) feeling as though I’m working a lot harder as far as playing the run in practice and showing the coaching staff that more so then just a pass rusher I can be more of a complete player.”
“We’ve got some injuries now so he’s getting his next opportunity,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “And we’ll see what he does with it.”
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