Inside The Bills

Lesson learned for Merriman

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2012 – 11:29 am

Bills DE Shawne Merriman in trying to play the past three years had to do so on one bad wheel. It forced him to develop sharper techniques to be effective having lost his trademark burst and explosion with a bad Achilles. Now that his burst and explosion are back Merriman believes he’s the best all-around player that he has ever been.

“I’m a much smarter player and much more technical now,” he said. “I know a lot more about the game. When you don’t have those physical tools the last three years and being able to blow by a guy or great pass rush ability you start to learn more about the game and you get a little bit more technically sound. And that’s what happened. Now my body is ready to take that on again along with the knowledge I’ve picked up over the last few years. It’s going to be good.”

Provided he clears the final hurdle of contact in training camp, it could be better than good. It could be downright scary.

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