Bills new linemen bring welcome competition

Posted by Chris Brown on July 28, 2013 – 4:57 pm

Buffalo’s signing of free agent OL Antoine Caldwell and Tony Hills brings experienced competition to camp for the team’s front line.

Caldwell is a quality pick up this late in the offseason. With four years of experience under his belt on a successful team (Houston), he’s expected to compete for the starting left guard job with Doug Legursky and Colin Brown.

Hills has largely been a reserve player in his career, but has more playing experience than some of the younger offensive tackles on the roster. GM Doug Whaley is also very familiar with him as a player having been with him in Pittsburgh from 2008-2009.

Caldwell will wear jersey number 73 while HIlls will wear 76.


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What intrigues Legursky the most

Posted by Chris Brown on June 5, 2013 – 4:18 pm

Bills newest OL Doug Legursky sat down with members of Buffalo’s offensive staff this afternoon after signing with the club, and came away intrigued by one specific part of their plans.

“The speed of it,” Legursky told Buffalobills.com. “It’s going to be a quick-paced, fast, attacking offense so I’m excited to get out there and get real tired running it. It’ll get me in shape pretty quick.”

Legursky said he’s played as much guard as he has center. He feels he’s a natural center, but has been swing guard for the Steelers as well.


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Where Legursky has a leg up

Posted by Chris Brown on June 5, 2013 – 4:06 pm

Some might look at newest Bills OL Doug Legursky and wonder how a 6’1″ interior lineman gets the job done against some of the biggest defensive linemen in the league. For Legursky it’s all about leverage, technique and anticipation.

“I think it’s using my brain, being a cerebral type player,” Legursky told Buffalobills.com when asked what has made him successful at the NFL level. “Thinking through stuff, trying to know what the defense is doing at all times and knowing what we need to do to execute plays right. Then using my technique as well. I’ve always tried to be a technician as much as possible. Those two things combined have helped me to be the player that I am.”

Legursky, who twice a year would face two of the better defensive fronts in the league in Cincinnati and Baltimore, effectively held his ground against the likes of Ma’ake Kemoeatu and Haloti Ngata with the Ravens. He also fared well against Domata Peko and Geno Atkins with the Bengals.

Being so familiar with the AFC North will be a benefit for Legursky playing with the Bills this season. Buffalo faces the AFC North in 2013 as part of the AFC intra-conference rotational schedule.

“Yeah I just noticed that this morning when I checked it out. I’ve played against that division for four years now so we know them pretty good so I’m pretty sure I’ll be called upon to give those little details,” he said.


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