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The Buffalo Bills added an offensive line coach on Saturday. Read his credentials and more in today's links.
Greg Maiola looks at Stevie Johnson's on-field antics and fine-able offenses.
- I hate to give this article and more page views than it's already received, but it's a slow Bills news day. I don't think people are looking to Stevie to be the strong, silent type like the comparisons in this article. Buffalo needs some fire on the sidelines and he was one of the folks consistently providing that spark. I know Johnson said after the season that he wants to take on more of a leadership role (and without Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills will need another leader) but there are plenty of guys in the locker room playing "the right way" as Maiola sees it. C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, Eric Wood, even Scott Chandler and Corey McIntyre are all the type os leaders on offense Maiola wants. Let's not get redundant.
Joe Buscaglia provides the Football Outsiders' look at Morris-coached offensive lines. Despite success, not the most stellar numbers.
- Here is the breakdown for how Football Outsiders determines offensive line grades. Success on third/fourth and short, second level yards, and open field yards are all factored in. This is the kind of stuff Russ Brandon mentioned with analytics.
Bills name Pat Morris offensive line coach - BuffaloBills.com
Morris' complete bio from the team.
Inside The Bills | Comparing Pat Morris’ best to C.J.
"Below we decided to take the leading rushers that ran behind Morris’ lines in 1998, 1999 and 2007 and compare them to the season C.J. Spiller had in 2012."
Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 1-18
Chris Brown explains the Pro Bowl alternates, talks about some draft-eligible quarterbacks, and how Doug Marrone is going to transfer from Syracuse to the pros.
Offensive LIne Possibilities - BuffaLowDown - A Buffalo Bills Fan Site
A list with no analysis of the top free agent offensive linemen.