There has been a lot of speculation as to how much of an adjustment moving from the 3-4 to the 4-3 will be for Shawne Merriman as he prepares to recapture his status as a premiere player in the NFL this season with Buffalo. As Merriman sees it that adjustment has already taken place.
“It feels like I’m right at home because even in some of the schemes we played in 3-4 we were in nickel which is putting my hand in the dirt anyways,” said Merriman. “It’s just like I’ve been doing in the past.”
During the spring practices Merriman spent a good deal of time at the right end position in the team’s first nickel package. But Merriman is just happy to feel like he’s part of the team again as a contributor after largely sitting and watching the first two years with Buffalo.
“For me I have so much self motivation nobody has to kick me in my butt to get me going,” he said. “I wake up for it and I love it and I am anxious to get back on top, I am period. There is no other way to put that other than me getting ready for the season, me being excited to be around these guys and put something together. That is what we are doing here, we are putting something great together and I am just happy to be a part of that.”
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