Bills OLB Aaron Maybin was asked about where he sees himself tipping the scales come training camp with the move from defensive end to outside linebacker. Here were his thoughts.
“Right now I’m in the (two) 40’s. I’m probably 245/246 right now, but I think that if I gain another 10 pounds I think I’ll still be around the same speed, around the same explosiveness, all that kind of stuff,” said Maybin. “I just feel like whatever weight I feel comfortable with I’ll keep on gaining and if I start to feel like it’s uncomfortable at all then I’ll slow down, but right now I feel fine so I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.”
Maybin maintains that the weight he’s carrying is not necessarily the determining factor in how well he holds up against the run and other aspects of the game where he’s engaged with an offensive blocker. He feels leverage and strength are what counts.
“With me it’s really strength,” he said. “There are not really any linebackers on the team that are bigger than me so I think that weight is not really a problem. I’ll probably get a little bit heavier just because I feel fast enough right now where I can gain another 5-10 pounds and still be as fast as I am right now.
“Obviously that’s going to be up to our coaches and our strength and conditioning coaches, but before OTA’s and mini-camps and everything started up I just wanted to make sure that physically I was at a place where I could do whatever they wanted me to do. Whether they wanted me to lose weight, gain weight, get stronger, faster, whatever, I just wanted to make sure that I was in the best physical condition that I could be in and I feel that way right now.
“I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life so I’ll keep on working at it. We’ve got a few months before we start up training camp so I’m going to maximize on that, keep on going hard like I’ve been going and hopefully it’ll pay some good dividends for this team.”
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