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Dareus doesn’t feel behind

Posted by Chris Brown on July 29, 2011 – 8:56 pm

Bills top pick Marcell Dareus and all the other rookies appear to be behind thanks to no spring workouts, but Dareus did everything he could to ensure that wouldn’t be the case for him when he walked into training camp.

“I don’t feel like I’m behind at all,” after his first conditioning workout. “I was able to get on top of it with George Wilson, who really kept me on top of my game.  We have the same agent, so we stayed in contact.  I don’t feel like I’m behind at all. I’m right there with them ready to go.”

Dareus met with Wilson in Atlanta for the player organized workouts and Wilson schooled him up. Dareus has also become tight with veteran ILB Reggie Torbor, who also lives in Alabama like Dareus.

“We kept in contact,” said Dareus. “We talked some and he’s a real good dude. He’s a laid back cat, but he wants to win and play and he’s happy to have me here to help him out. So we’ve been together that way.”

It’s clear the vets know the impact that Dareus is capable of making and Dareus seems to have a healthy respect for vets willing to give him a helping hand. But Dareus, who played in a strikingly similar system to Buffalo’s at Alabama said Friday that there are just a few words terminology-wise that he’s got to get down. After that he said it’s just getting adjusted to the speed of the game and he’ll be good to go.


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