Going into this week’s game against the Dolphins, the Bills could be looking at up to 6 starters out of the lineup. Buffalo, who was plagued by injuries last year after a terrific start to the season, looks to be bitten by the bug yet again after only three weeks.
The defense has had to weather the majority of the storm. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams missed practice yesterday with a groin injury. We all know young star linebacker Paul Posluszny will be out for several weeks with a broken bone in his arm, but it doesn’t stop there. Three of Buffalo’s four starting defensive backs also missed practice yesterday: Donte Whitner (thumb injury), Leodis McKelvin (broken leg), and Bryan Scott (high ankle sprain).
It doesn’t get much easier on the offensive side, as an already green offensive line will be without LT Demetrius Bell. Think Toyota Prius, with solar panels on the roof, a wind-turbine instead of a spoiler, which runs on rainbows and baby laughter. That’s how “green” this Bills offensive line is. Good news about not having Bell, however, is that holding penalties should be reduced by about 97%.
The Dolphins though, are not without injury concerns of their own as starting QB Chad Pennington is out for the season with a shoulder injury. Normally I wouldn’t be too concerned with Chad Henne picking apart the Bills’ defense, but with all these injuries one never knows.