I am going to be watching for one thing when it comes to the offensive linemen: How easily do they pull blocks?
The Bills are the two-time rushing champions on offense and just hired a new offensive coordinator that will bring in more zone-blocking rushing plays.
What is one of the main features of zone blocking? Pulling offensive linemen. In other words, a right guard will backtrack and run to the left side on some plays to act as a pseudo fullback.
The Bills could use improvement at the right tackle position and depth at Guard, so here’s who you should listen and watch for:
East OT Dan Skipper – Wisconsin – 6-10, 319 pounds
West OT Storm Norton – Toledo – 6-8, 306 pounds
East OT Erik Magnuson – Michigan – 6-6, 305 pounds
West OG Zach Johnson – North Dakota State – 6-6, 301 pounds
As a side note, with a Skipper as the RB Coach, can the Bills have too many Skippers?
If Zach Johnson doesn’t make a NFL roster, will he try golfing?
Is Storm Norton not the perfect WWE character name?
I will stop, but the game will be sloppy, so find ways to enjoy watching what is one of the biggest job interviews in these young men’s lives.