In an interview with Sirius NFL Radio hosts Adam Schein and Rich Gannon, Bills head coach Chan Gailey was asked about a lot of the top prospects with the NFL draft fast approaching, and that list included Texas A&M pass rusher Von Miller. Here was Gailey’s take on the senior linebacker.
“He has amazing speed and explosion and quickness,” said Gailey. “He’s got a knack for rushing the passer. He’s an extremely talented player.”
Schein then followed up asking Gailey how a player like Miller would fit into his defense.
“It’d be interesting to see if we ended up with a guy like that,” Gailey said. “He’s a great pass rusher, so when you get to nickel situations you want to make sure he’s rushing the passer. Then you have to decide if you want to put him on the end of the line in a 3-4 or do you want to stack him behind the line even though he hasn’t had a lot of experience like that. If you can cover a guy up that has that kind of speed and quickness you can just let him run to the football. There are a couple of different ways to use a guy like that to help your defense.”
Gailey had the benefit of seeing Miller work for a full week on his South team at the Senior Bowl in late January and had him in for a pre-draft visit at One Bills Drive last month.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Chan Gailey, Von Miller
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