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Bryan Scott-ready to resume LB role

Posted by johnmurphyshow on March 6, 2013 – 8:15 pm

It’s a signing that had not yet been made official by the Buffalo Bills.  But LB Bryan Scott said he had signed a one-year contract with the team, taking to Twitter to announce the news Wednesday afternoon.

And in an appearance on The John Murphy Show Wednesday night, Scott says he expects to pick at linebacker, right where he left off last season.

“I’m pretty sure it’s going to be along the lines of the last couple of years.,” Scott said on the radio show.  “Being a linebacker with coverage experience is really big now, because obviously it’s a passing league and the tight ends are such great athletes.  That still is my strength, and I think they’ll play to that.  I’m sure they will.”

Scott came into the NFL as a cornerback, drafted by the Falcons to play that position in 2003.  Since then, he’s converted to safety and now linebacker in passing downs.  And he says his ability to adapt is one reason why he’s getting ready for his eleventh season in the league.

“When I first got into the league, I used to think, yeah, I’m just an extra- large corner, which is fine,” he told host John Murphy.  “Corners have to cover , you have to tackle, receivers are getting bigger, so I can match up well with bigger receivers.”

” As my career went along and I moved to safety, I thought I’m just a large safety, not an extra-large safety , just large. Now I’m on the smaller side of the linebacker corps.   But you see the league actually trending that way.  You see your big, run stuffing  inside linebackers actually trying to lose weight because this game is now so spread out, you could end up on a speedy wide receiver.  I wouldn’t say it’s anything that I’ve done, but the way the game has evolved, it has worked to my strength.”

The entire interview with Bryan Scott is available at buffalobills.com/johnmurphyshow


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