This week, SB Nation asked us to look at offensive linemen who would make the best skill position players. This is in response to Oakland Raiders tackle Marshall Newhouse’s jaunt on Sunday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins, which our parent company covered here with insight from former NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz.
Put this GIF in the Smithsonian pic.twitter.com/bGLRsHhMe8— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 6, 2017
It got us thinking about who would be the best Bills lineman at a skill position if they ever got the chance. None sprang to mind (other than Kyle Williams, but we were limited to offensive lineman), until we remembered this video.
That’s Bills lineman John Miller with the fancy footwork and the catch. As a guard, Miller has to pull and get to the outside as a lead blocker so it makes sense that he would have good foot speed despite his 315-pound physique.
While we did consider other guards like Rickie Incognito and Ryan Groy, Miller’s video was a game-changer.
It should also be noted that despite his fumble, Newhouse had a great time with it on Twitter:
HAAALLLLLPPPPPPP pic.twitter.com/pcHFkQ7f8A— Marshall Newhouse (@MNewhouse73) November 6, 2017
Mistakes were made. pic.twitter.com/IHm9WFJY7S— Marshall Newhouse (@MNewhouse73) November 6, 2017