By the end of last season, Michael Bamiro was much more experienced.
The 6-foot-8 offensive lineman from Stony Brook learned a number of lessons under the guidance of Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland.
“It was tough,” Bamiro told CSNPhilly.com. “It was real tough. I had to learn a lot on the fly and it didn’t come as easily to me as I thought it would, and that’s all on me as well. I should have put a lot more effort in than I did. I thought I put in a lot of effort, but it takes a whole other mind frame to get used to the speed of the game, understand the plays and how fast things are going to be moving.”
The NFL moves quite fast, especially the system under Eagles coach Chip Kelly. It was a major learning curve for Bamiro, who played tackle at Stony Brook. He has shifted to guard for the Eagles, a transition that is still taking place.
“If you notice, the speed inside at guard is a whole lot faster than playing outside,” Bamiro told CSNPhilly.com. “Every move is so much quicker, especially where the ball is going to be. The ball is always gonna be right around where you’re going to be on the play. So playing there all last year is going to help me out a ton.”