Inside The Bills

Why NT not foreign to Dareus

Posted by Chris Brown on November 1, 2011 – 7:43 am

Marcell Dareus started at nose tackle for the first time in his NFL career, but he looked very comfortable in the center of Buffalo’s defensive front. There’s a reason why.

“He played so many different positions, he played nose, he played tackle, he played end, he played all over the place,” said Chan Gailey. “I think he is comfortable at a lot of spots. I don’t think that we saw that that was going to be the answer, if we’d thought that was the case, we would’ve made that move a long time ago. I think he is good in there and he did create some problems in there and I think he’ll continue to create some problems in there.”

“I think I did pretty well, but that’s just something we did in college,” said Dareus. “We just kept rotating at multiple positions. The more positions you can play, the more ready you are up front. That’s what we did, and it wasn’t that hard. So it was just staying at it and keep chopping that wood.”

Dareus is expected to man the starting nose tackle spot as long as Kyle Williams is sidelined, which will continue this week against the Jets. After Williams is healthy enough to play again Gailey said he’ll have a good problem on his hands as to how to line up them up.


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