As the Buffalo Bills have tinkered with their offensive line throughout this pre-season, one of the mainstays - curiously lined up along the much-maligned right side of the line - has been starting right guard Kraig Urbik. Though he struggled mightily in the Bills' first pre-season game of the year, Urbik has been entrenched to the right of center Eric Wood from the moment camp began.
As Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News points out, you can expect that to continue for the foreseeable future.
Though he played poorly against Chicago, Urbik has rebounded with two much better efforts against Denver and Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Bills head coach Chan Gailey has tried different combinations out at left tackle and left guard, all the while feeling comfortable with Urbik at right guard.
Offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris told Gleason that the team is working to get Urbik more physical, and that they love his size. Gailey spoke at length last season about getting bigger up front. It should be clear, then, why Urbik has the level of job security that he does.
Gleason asked Gailey on Tuesday about Urbik facing Ndamukong Suh in Thursday's pre-season finale.
"I think he's gone against a pretty good (defensive tackle) in training camp, so I think that he'll be up to the task," Gailey said. "I'm not worried about that. If that was my biggest problem, I wouldn't have a problem."