Inside The Bills

Why slot might be fit for Leodis

Posted by Chris Brown on August 5, 2012 – 12:37 pm

Leodis McKelvin has largely lined up as a boundary corner in his four previous seasons for the Bills. That could change significantly this season if he begins the year where he’s lined up for almost all of training camp.

McKelvin has been the team’s primary nickel corner working out of the slot since the spring practices. Head coach Chan Gailey shed some light on why the defensive coaches believe it could be a good spot for him.

“He has great quickness and great speed and the only trouble he has had is with the deep ball and you don’t get many deep balls in the slot,” said Gailey. “So you’re trying to let him do what he does best without him having to worry about something that he’s struggled with in the past.”

Gailey has also referenced the plan to get McKelvin’s confidence up and not giving up big plays always helps in that effort. McKelvin needs to have a big season with this being the last year of his rookie contract.

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