Bills DT Stroud should tee off on Jags

September, 10, 2008
9/10/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Stroud

Marcus Stroud was diplomatic. The Buffalo Bills DT insisted Sunday will be an ordinary game day, even though he will face his old team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, for the first time.

"I'm telling you it's really not different," Stroud said. "It's not anything special to go prepare for these guys."

Stroud will be facing a ramshackle Jaguars offensive line that will be missing starting C Brad Meester, starting LG Vince Manuwai, starting RG Maurice Williams and backup LT Richard Collier.

"I wanted to play against them guys at full strength," Stroud said. "I wanted to play against Mo and Vince and all those guys. But injuries are a part of the game. I know that. They're going to plug somebody in and keep going."

Sure, and the New England Patriots will just plug in Matt Cassel and not miss a beat.

Stroud laughed and said he sure won't feel guilty if he collects a few sacks against depth players. He had two sacks and seven tackles in a dominant victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

"He's probably feeling pretty good about going up against a patchwork group," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said.

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