Inside The Bills

Maybin to see how he measures up

Posted by Chris Brown on August 12, 2010 – 12:47 pm

For a lot of players the first preseason game is just about playing sound football and executing your assignments. The same holds true for Aaron Maybin, but he’s also anxious to see where his game measures up entering his second NFL season.

Maybin has worked diligently to improve his pass rush skills and wants to put them to the test Friday night.

“It’s definitely a measuring stick for us, definitely for me personally,” said Maybin of the preseason opener. “It’s one thing to gauge your performance against your teammates, but they see certain things and certain things are schemed in practice. In a game having a chance to go against another team you’re definitely going to get some looks that you haven’t seen before, go against some guys that don’t know your technique. It’s going to be good to gauge your performance against another team.”

Maybin will be going up against Washington top draft choice Trent Williams to start the game before facing some of the Redskins reserves at offensive tackle. A former number one pick himself, Maybin’s speed rush has looked impressive in the practice setting. He’s still working on some of his counter moves off of that and is generally pleased with his progress.

“I feel like I’m good. Me and my coaching staff we all feel comfortable,” he said. “We basically came into this season wanting to develop three or four small things and make sure those things I was executing to perfection. I think we’re getting to the point where I’m as comfortable as I’ve ever been with those things so I feel as though coming into this season that I’ve got a good arsenal to have under my belt.”


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