Cyrus Kouandjio Making Strides In Offseason


Cyrus Kouandjio was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of last years NFL draft.  With a tackle being drafted in the second round there are some expectations that are almost assumed at this point, by both the fans and the players.  

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I know that i had him as an option to start at right tackle for the Buffalo Bills this past year, but we all know that this did not happen, and with that, Cyrus Kouandjio was inactive for just about every game during the season.

Cyrus Kouandjio got off to a very slow start at training camp, and just never caught up to where he needed to be and where the Buffalo Bills had hoped he would be.

"He got off to a “slow start” in training camp, according to Bills GM Doug Whaley, and spent 15 games on the inactive list. He saw action on special teams in the Bills loss to Kansas City in November.–"

Cyrus Kouandjio was not happy with his performance and the outcome from last year.  When your not happy with something, what do you go and do? Fix it.  That is exactly what Kouandjio is hoping to do.  He has been working since the second week after the season had ended.  This works out to be the last nine weeks in total.

"“I’ve been there since the second week after the season, the last nine weeks,” Kouandjio told host John Murphy. “I’m going to stay here until I have to report (to the Bills). We work six days a week, take Sundays off. A really strict diet. You’re surrounded by people who are like-minded in what they want to do in their lives. It’s a really positive environment. I like it.”–"

Kouandjio needs to improve a great deal to make a run at this offensive line.  I am in no way saying that this offensive line is lined with pro bowl caliber lineman, there are a couple that have potential to be a pro bowl player, but they are not their yet.  Kouandjio has the determination to make changes to his mind set and his workout routine to get him to where he wants to be.

Not only will an increase in Cyrus Kouandjio’s effort and abilities be good for him, but it will also strengthen the Buffalo Bills offensive line.

"“I’m really changing,” he says. “I’m making a lot of strides. But it doesn’t really matter. We’ll see what happens when we get down there on the field.”–"

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