It’s crunch time for Maybin

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Well it is the fourth quarter with two minutes left and Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Aaron Maybin is down by a field.

In other words this upcoming training camp is crunch time for Maybin.

According to Tim Graham of ESPN, Bills head coach Chan Gailey isn’t happy with Maybin’s development as the team has been coaching him and pointing him in the right direction, but so far “hasn’t shown it in practice or in games.”

To Maybin’s defense he has had to learn a whole new position as the Bills switch to a 3-4 defense in 2010. However, this will be Maybin’s second year in the same defense, so he should show some signs of development.

At least Maybin now knows that it is put up or shut up time, because if he doesn’t improve he will find himself out of the NFL.

In the end, hopefully Maybin improves for his and the Bills sake.

 

Defense will be the order of the day

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The New England Patriots over the last couple years have been making early exits in the post season.

If they are going to make another deep run with quarterback Tom Brady then they will need to concentrate on defense in April’s National Football League Draft.

The Patriots have one big weakness, that being they have no pass rush. Before last season their main pass rusher was defensive end Richard Seymour who they traded to the Oakland Raiders before the 2009 regular season.

In today’s NFL it is all about the quarterback and the fact is that your defense will not be successful if you don’t get a pass rush on the quarterback. With all the rule changes and passing offenses becoming more and more complicated if a team doesn’t get a pass rush a defense will get picked apart by the quarterback.

In the end, head coach Bill Belichick is still running the show there in New England, so it is anyone’s guess who they will take.

Bills fans can rest easy

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Well there has been some uneasiness about who the Buffalo Bills will select at third overall in April’s upcoming National Football League Draft.

However, Bills fans can rest easy as one of the positions has just been eliminated.

According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, the Bills are definitely not taking a wide receiver. Even though the Bills have a stable of quality wide receivers some people speculated that the Bills could go after wide receiver A.J. Green.

Thankfully, that little detour into speculation land has ended, because taking a wide receiver would have been one of the most stupidest moves the Bills could have made besides taking outside linebacker Aaron Maybin over Brian Orakpo in the 2009 NFL Draft. To be honest I figured that Orakpo would work out, because the Texas Longhorns haven’t produced a stud NFL player and they were over due.

So, the question is what positions will the Bills focus on? Well you can cross off cornerback off that list as well as King went on to write that the Bills will decide between defensive line and quarterback.

The only way that the Bills take a defensive lineman is if someone trades up with the Denver Broncos to take a quarterback, unless they themselves take one unexpectedly, and the Carolina Panthers also take a quarterback as well.

In the end, it will the Bills pick will come down to who head coach Chan Gailey thinks will develop into a franchise quarterback.