Monday, July 28, 2014
Marcell Dareus highlights pass-rush drill
By Mike Rodak
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- One of the highlights of Buffalo Bills training camp practices in full pads are one-on-one pass-rush drills.
The concept is simple: A coach stands where the quarterback would, and, on a whistle, one offensive lineman tries to keep a defensive lineman at bay.
It's a chance for coaches to assess technique on both sides of the ball. It's also a drill where one rep can vary significantly from the last. But when viewed as a whole, trends develop.
We kept track of "wins" and "losses" -- these are judgment calls, sometimes -- in Sunday's drill. Here are the highlights of the results, noting that each player didn't receive the same amount of reps:
- DT Stefan Charles -- He received the most reps of any player -- five, total -- but didn't stand out. I wouldn't read too much into it, but it wasn't his best day.
- LG Chris Williams -- He had a tough task against Kyle Williams, but we also recorded a loss for Chris Williams against Corbin Bryant.
- DT Landon Cohen -- Journeyman vet had trouble penetrating against Legursky and MacPherson.
- DE Manny Lawson -- He has looked better as a pass rusher in live drills, but in one-on-one work Lawson was kept at bay by Kouandjio and Erik Pears.