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Fans clamoring for the Buffalo Bills to keep trying to right the ship on offense have looked at various options. One of the more often heard (and realistic) cries is to give playing time to rookie guard Wyatt Teller. This particular wish was granted against the Chicago Bears when Teller saw his first regular season action. Let’s take a peek and see how he handled things. Play 1Here’s Wyatt Teller’s first play of the game Authentic Tremaine Edmunds Jersey , subbing in at left guard for Vlad Ducasse. Jonathan Bullard tries to run through Teller and eventually gets around him. But not before Teller holds him up for three seconds. From a physics standpoint the two are matched pretty evenly. Teller gets an early leverage advantage and is off to a good start. Play 2It’s Teller vs. Bullard again and Teller appears to be winning this round as well. The difficulty of the block is way higher on this play as Teller also needs to prevent Bullard from moving quickly to the play side. Teller’s feet tell the story here. As he tries to get himself in the best position he takes large steps which cause larger shifts in his center of balance. When the play comes their way, Bullard has the ability to launch sideways and make the stop. Teller’s block isn’t the only thing that doesn’t go perfectly for the record. Play 3Wyatt Teller has some decisions here. He can help block the nearly 300lb Bullard or go one-on-one with the 239lb Danny Trevathan. With LeSean McCoy also in to block, Teller elects to help wipe out Bullard. Based on how effective Shady is on Trevathan it appears Teller made the right decision. Nathan Peterman has a clean pocket based on the team effort. Play 4Teller has a heck of a shove on Roy Robertson-Harris. It’s maybe even a little too good of a shove, as Robertson-Harris collides with Chris Ivory. Nathan Peterman seems to be looking in that direction and Ivory’s timing as a safety valve has been disrupted. Dion Dawkins has been beaten from the edge and Peterman is forced to take off. Play 5If you took a look the Jeremiah Sirles all-22 here’s some bonus review, as the pair of Sirles and Wyatt Teller saw time together toward the end of the game. Notice that Teller has flipped to the right guard spot. Sirles remains at right tackle. For this play, Teller has to decide between helping Sirles or Russell Bodine. Based on the angle of approach it appears Bodine’s man will be disruptive to the play earlier. Teller seems to agree and directs his efforts there. Telller and Bodine ensure a clean pocket for Peterman. Jeremiah Sirles isn’t all that “traditional” in his block, but manages to hold up long enough for this quick pass. Play 6Both Wyatt Teller and Jeremiah Sirles take an early impact that set them a little off balance. Both struggle to maintain their block as a result and the defenders both circle around and flush Peterman out of the pocket. As the graphic says they’re both flirting with holding penalties. Both are good non-calls though Teller is fringe. Stay tuned for the bye week when I’ll dive into the offensive holding penalty and show how Sirles is actually in no danger of being called for holding. Play 7Both Teller and Sirles block Jonathan Bullard. Kylie Fitts stunts to the gap in the middle and it looks like Teller is about to get a lesson in “NFL speed.” Instead Phillip Gaines Jersey , a beautiful weight shift from Teller puts him in position to disrupt Fitts’ momentum and knock him out of the gap. Marcus Murphy may have had the block himself but Teller makes it a lot easier. With Teller moving off the block on Bullard, Sirles’ feet take him where he needs to be to cut off Bullard and maintain that block. In ConclusionWyatt Teller made a few mistakes in limited action. In a full game with opponents able to study his tendencies it’s possible he’d be a liability as the unquestioned starter. On the other hand, he’s shown he’s strong enough to take on NFL defensive linemen which is a great start for a fifth round rookie. Several plays also demonstrated good decision making and enough technique to be effective. With the phrase “mathematically alive” being the current beacon of hope, Teller is a player that McDermott would be wise to continue playing.All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills fullback Patrick DiMarco If you’ve been following the weekly snap counts you may have noticed an odd trend. The Buffalo Bills are hardly putting fullback Patrick DiMarco on the field on offense. His high-water mark so far this season came against the Minnesota Vikings when he logged 12 offensive snaps. All told, he’s seen the field a mere 25 times through four games. Let’s review 40% of his playing time and see what the Bills have been up to at the fullback position.Play 1Here Patrick DiMarco is doing some typical fullback work. DiMarco and LeSean McCoy go to opposite sides of Nathan Peterman. As DiMarco sets up one lane, Vlad Ducasse pulls to make another. Shady has to quickly choose which lane to go with after the play starts. He chose...poorly. McCoy tries to cut back but it’s too late and actually collides with DiMarco. This was his entire game on offense against the Ravens.Play 2As you’ll see, the Bills haven’t been shy about letting DiMarco run a route from the fullback spot. Quite often he finds a soft spot. This is however the only time a quarterback has decided to actually throw it to him. Josh Allen and DiMarco are out of sync. DiMarco looks inside for the ball and has to come back and make a diving grab to the outside. There’s almost zero yards-after-catch as a result. Play 3Near the end zones the Bills are more likely to bring DiMarco in Authentic Jeremy Kerley Jersey , whether it’s scoring position or backed up on the wrong side of the field. DiMarco is likely looking to block in case Allen decides to scramble on this play. He does look back in good position to make a catch however. A flick of the wrist and this might have been a touchdown (don’t worry, see the next play). Play 4DiMarco was made the second-highest paid fullback in the league by Buffalo for a reason. He’s a good fullback. The ability to stop his man at the line clears just enough room for Chris Ivory to punch the ball in for a touchdown. DiMarco has been used often in short yardage situations. If there’s a Josh Allen quarterback sneak, there’ll be DiMarco—slamming into Allen to push him forward a bit more. The Bills haven’t had much in the way of short-yardage situations so far this year and it’s likely DiMarco sees more playing time if the Bills start seeing more third-and-short. Play 5There’s been a few of these too. DiMarco isn’t a downgrade at the receiver position, but arguably he may have been more effective blocking this running play from the fullback spot. Play 6There haven’t been too many plays where Patrick DiMarco has been asked to help in pass protection. This snap and another chip or two and one actual blocking assignment have been it. DiMarco hasn’t been the only back mostly absent from this role either. The Bills have been reluctant to have any of their backs help Josh Allen out by blocking. Play 7It’s unfortunate that Allen can’t get the ball to the wide open DiMarco on this play as there’s a decent chance to move the sticks. This play was set up well by Brian Daboll. They used a similar formation including motion from DiMarco twice earlier in this game against the Vikings. The first time was a lead block for Ivory on a running play. The second was right before this play on what also appeared to be a run (Allen fumbled so we’ll never know for sure). DiMarco sells the block as if it’s the same play call. The defense bites and he’s wide open. Play 8Despite DiMarco’s above average speed and agility for a fullback he’s been rarely used to block to the outside. He does his job well, and perhaps some more of this could help jump-start the Bills’ offense. Play 9There’s a lot to like about Patrick DiMarco but he’s hardly perfect. He doesn’t get enough of the block and the lane he’s there to clear shuts fast (though it’s not completely his fault). Play 10As they say, “always end on a high note.” DiMarco’s low snap counts don’t seem to be the result of poor play. His success here leads to a few more yards.
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