ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Arthur Moats #52 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo woin 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
With veteran outside linebacker Chris Kelsay sidelined potentially until Week 8 with a calf issue sustained in practice last Thursday, the Buffalo Bills have finally found a home for Arthur Moats. For the last two weeks, Moats has played outside linebacker - and though it's not a permanent home, it's better than the flip-flopping he'd done between outside and inside linebacker since the start of training camp.
"He did a nice job," said head coach Chan Gailey of Moats' performance as part of a rotation filling in for Kelsay. "He wasn’t perfect. He hadn’t practiced there a lot so I think as he gets more work there maybe he’ll continue to give us a little juice off the edge."
It's nice to hear Gailey admit that Moats has helped the Bills' pass rush in the last two weeks. After three anemic games to start the season, the Bills have done a nice job of pressuring Andy Dalton and Michael Vick in consecutive weeks - and though Moats hasn't been the driving force behind that development, he's flashed play-making potential again, as seen by his hit on Vick that altered a throw eventually intercepted by George Wilson.