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A look at what we can expect from versatile lineman

Postby liny195 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:47 am

Ty Nsekhe"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapAll-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills free-agent addition Tre’Davious White Jersey Stitched , lineman Ty NsekheNew,107commentsA look at what we can expect from versatile lineman Ty NsekheEDTShareTweetShareShareAll-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills free-agent addition, lineman Ty NsekheThe consensus after the 2018 season was the the Buffalo Bills would need upgrades to most of the offensive line. Though a good many new linemen have been added, it’s still to be determined which additions represent improvements. Ty Nsekhe has taken a circuitous route to the Bills, including time in arena football which usually doesn’t suggest stardom is imminent. Add in that Nsekhe will turn 34 shortly before Halloween and perhaps your stomach sank a little bit. But let’s look at the tape to see what he brings to Buffalo. Play 1At 6’8”, Ty Nsekhe is tall for even NFL lineman standards. As a result he has to work harder to get low for leverage. He does well on this play and, as a result, anchors well. The defender dips partially due to the hand-fighting going on and Nsekhe mirrors the movement. Keep an eye out below as Nsekhe’s reaction time is a major positive. Play 2Despite his massive frame, if Ty Nsekhe has a weakness it’s a bull rush. Actually White Star Lotulelei Jerseys , a large part of the reason is the massive frame. As noted above, he has to work harder to be the low man and frequently loses out on the leverage front. Raw strength and some hand technique prevents him from losing ground too quickly. Play 3It doesn’t always land perfectly, but when it does Nsekhe’s punch is pretty wild. His long arms allow a solid strike well before many defensive linemen can reach in to return the favor. Jason Pierre-Paul is staggered and this is a clear victory for the left tackle. Play 4Ty Nsekhe isn’t a very quick player and you might expect that edge defenders such as Jadeveon Clowney would be able to skirt around somewhat easily. Nsekhe tends to make good use of his arm length and box them in. He’s strong enough to slow most players down and allow his feet to catch up. Or in the case of this play, he leans into Clowney. As Clowney is attempting to move to Nsekhe’s left already the extra pressure from the tackle moves Clowney further behind the quarterback than he wanted to go. Play 5In the middle of this battle, Nsekhe’s height looks like it will get him in trouble. Before and after he shows off how effective his hands can be as he contorts Clowney’s body with a swat from his left hand, and eradicates the clear leverage advantage with a punch from his right hand. And make no mistake, Clowney is showing superb ability to stay in the play. The fact he can continue pushing and actually gain the advantage after being rocked by the first blow is incredible. Nsekhe countering is highlight-reel material. Play 6Nsekhe isn’t incredibly quick or agile, but note again his good reaction time. Because of the distance between Nsekhe and Whitney Mercilus he’s able to shift in time. Mercilus overextends his body weight a touch and ends up on the wrong end of gravity with Nsekhe pancaking him.Play 7For a depth player, Nsekhe consistently demonstrates good awareness. I could have extended this analysis several plays simply by adding a few clips where he has the presence of mind to turn a linebacker away from the play on a run. Like he does in Play 6 Star Lotulelei Jerseys 2019 , he’s not overly aggressive engaging Mercilus. Which is good, because it’s actually Jadeveon Clowney he needed to worry about. Nsekhe is seemingly oblivious but snaps into action right when he needed to. Because Clowney kept a high stance, Nsekhe has the leverage (and size). Clowney goes nowhere. Play 8The Bills have been deliberate in getting linemen with versatility. In the case of Nsekhe he is able to man either spot on the left side of the line. As we’ve seen already, his height actually can create problems. This is still a solid block as he keeps the pocket pretty wide, but in a run support situation, this could lead to a lane closing. Play 9Here’s some more of that awareness of the play referenced above. He knows where he needs to be and hands off the first block successfully while reaching for the second. Nsekhe can block pretty well on the move as long as he can get in arm’s length of his target. For a longer pull his speed can be a concern. When Nsekhe believes he’s about to be outraced, he will dive to attempt a cut block. These typically have average levels of effectiveness simply due to how big he is. Play 10One reason Nsekhe does well on the move is because of his tenacity. Rather than a quick shove, he tends to grab and latch on to opponents making it difficult to circle around him. Nsekhe not only moves Myles Jack out of the way, he very nearly throws him into the air. SummaryTo be perfectly candid White Russell Bodine Jerseys , Ty Nsekhe’s film was shocking. While I’m not trying to make an argument he should be first team All-Pro, there’s an excellent chance they have a Jordan Poyer-type diamond in the rough with Nsekhe. As is usually the case, the selected clips are intended to be representative of who the player is on a consistent basis. Nsekhe handled Jadeveon Clowney all game and took on spot duty against Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt to boot. Nsekhe is versatile enough to be used in different schemes and in more than one spot on the line. Based on last year’s line, Nsekhe should not only be starting but should be a major improvement. Friends, teammates and other NFL players have encounters on social media on a daily basis. On Monday, a few Buffalo Bills had some words for each other on Twitter and Instagram that had quite a few people scratching their heads while trying to decode what the significance was of it all. The first was early in the evening with LeSean McCoy commenting on Tre’Davious White’s recent post on Instagram where he was hanging out with friends from his hometown.As noted above, Tre White has removed all of his pictures affiliated with the Bills on his Instagram except for the one he posted after he was selected by the Bills in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to some eagle-eyed social media followers, White did the same thing last off-season to show himself he has to prove it every year.During the college football National Championship game, McCoy tweeted that he wanted to get Alabama offensive linemen blocking for him. He quickly deleted the tweet but you know we were going to grab the screenshot. It was also noticed that McCoy had commented on an NFL video on Instagram of Indianapolis Colts star guard Russell Bodine Jerseys 2019 , Quenton Nelson, where McCoy pleaded to have a lineman like him. Both of those encounters are below. We also saw a cryptic tweet from Bills’ left tackle Dion Dawkins about being comfortable. Maybe after a shaky second season he's worried about losing the job as the left tackle to someone else? Who knows. But McCoy also had some words for Dawkins that didn't even seem to correlate with what Dawkins had said. All in all, it was a weird series of events for these three players and their fans watching it all unfold, whatever that was. It’s certainly strange for the captain of a team to publicly say the guys around him aren’t good enough. Just because we all probably agree, doesn’t make the decision to take it to Twitter any better.

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