Now we know

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Many Buffalo Bills fans have been wondering why they have been suffering so many injuries, especially leg injuries, over the last couple of seasons.

Well now we know why.

According to the Buffalo News, Bills safety Donte Whitner revealed that many other of his teammates have not done squats since they were in college.

Squats are essential to any football player as it simulates the amount of stress the legs muscles endure when they encounter opposing blockers or defenders.  Also, it strengthens the ligaments as well.

Yes, there are other weight lifting exercises for the legs like leg extensions, leg curls, and calf raises, but they work only an individual muscle and cannot simulate the amount of stress on a body’s legs like squats can do.

In the end, you can expect the Bills to be a heck of a lot healthier this year, which should help the Bills win more games late in the year as by then they were always depleted.

Lynch has more leway

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Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch has missed the first week of Organized Team Activities.

However, unlike outside linebacker Aaron Schobel Lynch has some leway on how much time he can miss.

The reason is that Lynch is not switching positions like Schobel would be, so all that Lynch really has to learn in the vocabulary of the playbook and what he does on certain plays.

That doesn’t mean that he can skip all of the voluntary OTA’s and attend only the mandatory ones without consequences.  The reason being running back Fred Jackson has been in attendance this week as well as rookie  running back CJ Spiller.

In the end, if Lynch plans to be a long term starting running back he better gets his rear to One Bills drive as soon as possible.