With insights on their view of the current Buffalo Bills roster coming few and far between from Doug Marrone and Mike Pettine, I was pleasantly surprised to hear new defensive line coach speak relatively candidly about his vision for Marcell Dareus.
Appearing on The John Murphy Show last night, Anthony Weaver spoke largely to his experience as a young player coming into a powerhouse defense on the Baltimore Ravens, then his role as a mentor on the Houston Texans and the rapport he developed with Mario Williams.
His talking points on the defense as a whole were very similar to Pettine: various fronts, attacking, making the scheme fit the players, not the players to the scheme, and the rest that we've already heard.
But when asked for his thoughts on Dareus (at about 11:10 here), Weaver replied with the most specific answer I've yet heard from a Bills coach:
[He has] all the talent in the world. To see a big man with that much athletic ability is rare. So we just gotta, you know, obviously do some different technique teaching, probably different than what he's been doing. We'll get him through that, but man, I'm so excited to work with Marcell. He's got so much talent. He could be a truly dominant nose guard.
I may be reading too much into it, but that certainly sounds as though they plan to move Marcell inside to nose tackle when using 3-4 looks on defense.
What do you think, Rumblers? Is this a good idea? Will it work? Is it a waste of his talents and a No. 3 pick? Or does the idea land somewhere within those ideas?