Buffalo Bills: 4 players who will have a better second half of 2020 season
Another defensive player that has struggled in the first part of the season is middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. He had a breakout year last season that included a Pro Bowl nomination.
However, this season he hasn’t looked the same as he has struggled to get to the ball carrier and his missed tackle rate has increased to 11.3% from 9.4% last season.
One potential reason for this could be a shoulder injury that he suffered in Week 1 against the New York Jets. He missed only one game and returned in Week 3 but the injury could have continued to be an issue, which makes sense why he has struggled in terms of missed tackles.
In Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks, it appeared Edmunds turned the corner and had his best game of the season. He had 11 total tackles but had his first sack of the season as well as two tackles for a loss (he had only one in the first eight games of the season).
If the Buffalo Bills starting linebacker is past the shoulder injury, or it isn’t hindering him as much, this could be a big second half of the season for Tremaine Edmunds.