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Three Buffalo Bills poised to break out in 2018 Wednesday

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Three Buffalo Bills poised to break out in 2018 Wednesday
November 07, 2018 10:31PM
was a day to talk breakout NFL players at the SB Nation headquarters Authentic Shaq Lawson Jersey , with Stephen White publishing his predicted standouts for each team in the league. With all due respect to White, a great NFL columnist, his choice of Adolphus Washington left Buffalo Bills fans scratching their heads. The confusion can be summed up entirely in White’s dek:Washington rushing the passer? Scary? Let’s be real for a second. Washington was a five-star pass rushing defensive tackle recruit who topped out at 4.5 sacks (13.5 in four years) for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He had one sack last year. After Buffalo drafted Harrison Phillips this year, Washington should be more concerned about breaking into the league than breaking out.Here are three better candidates for a leap forward this season. Based on how the preseason’s going, do you have a breakout candidate in mind?Khari LeeThe 6’4” 253 pound Lee has been an afterthought throughout his career. Originally an undrafted free agent from Division II Bowie State, he bounced around the waiver wire until 2017, and played eight games for last year’s Bills. Known mainly for his run blocking, Lee played only 4.5% of snaps last year, and he only has a single career catch in his first three seasons.There’s a chance that his role will expand significantly in 2018, though. In the preseason, he’s shown that he has the athletic ability and body control to be an effective receiver. He’s the team’s fourth-leading target through two games with four catches for 51 yards, including an acrobatic grab that set up Josh Allen’s first touchdown. Lee is in the mix for backup tight end with Nick O’Leary, Jason Croom, and Logan Thomas, and with no clear favorite, he could vault into the first spot in line before August is over. Brian Daboll’s offense makes liberal use of tight ends as both blockers and receivers. If he survives the roster cut, Lee’s in line to have the best season of his career.Eddie YarbroughAfter spending his first year out of the league Lorenzo Alexander Jersey , Yarbrough stuck with Buffalo’s roster in 2017 as a decent backup defensive end. He only recorded one sack in what was a down year for Buffalo’s pass rush as a whole - the team only managed 27 sacks, and Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson led the way with four each. Having added Star Lotulelei, Trent Murphy, and Harrison Phillips to the mix, the Bills are due for a better pass rush, and Yarbrough can be a beneficiary.The first piece working in Yarbrough’s favor is that Sean McDermott makes heavy use of player rotation on the defensive line. Four defensive ends played at least 39 percent of snaps last year, so even if he’s sitting behind Hughes, Murphy, and Lawson, Yarbrough will get his opportunities (and often be paired with starter-caliber players). Also to his advantage is that Yarbrough’s style is a combination of high effort and advanced hand usage. Yarbrough doesn’t give up on plays, and understands how to string multiple moves together. In a year where the pass rush plays well, it’s not uncommon to see the fourth- or fifth-best sack artist land 3-5 sacks. I think that’s an optimistic, but realistic, expectation for Yarbrough’s season.John MillerBuffalo’s third-round pick from the 2015 draft took a couple steps backward in 2017, playing ineffectively in Rick Dennison’s zone blocking scheme. He lost his starting job to Vlad Ducasse after four weeks, and never played another snap for the rest of the season.Fast forward to 2018 - new offensive coordinator, new offense Authentic Kyle Williams Jersey , new blocking system. The offensive line coach is the same (Juan Castillo), but Miller’s situation is much better than a year ago. Furthermore, he’s been putting in work over the offseason, doing his best to qualify for the annual “In The Best Shape Of His Life” honor. He’s been starting at right guard through the preseason, and is blocking defenders like he did when he was considered a breakout player in 2016. Of these three, Miller is the surest bet to impress all season long.Wingin’ It: Tennessee Titans As the Buffalo Bills prepare to face a new opponent each week, fans take on the age-old arch-nemesis know as “hunger.” Never fear, Buffalo Rumblings has just the playbook to take down this foe. Each week, we’ll dive into enemy territory to scout their signature moves and put a “Buffalo” spin on it. Translated, each week we’ll share a themed recipe based on who the Bills are playing, including a custom wing sauce to go with each dish. Our opponent this week:Tennessee TitansSlow-Cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken: Having been to Nashville one time for a conference at work, I proclaim myself wholly expert on their sauce techniques. OK, maybe not, but I did eat a lot of it. While my expertise may be in doubt, the beauty of BBQ sauce is the sheer volume of great ways to make it. For this week, we take a simple sauce recipe and steer it the way of Nashville, as defined by research and impressions from when I was there. The name of the game is “sweet http://www.buffalobillsteamonline.com/phillip-gaines-jersey ,” with a sauce that feels right at home being cooked with the meat or used as a condiment to finish the deal. And of course we’ll wing it up notch with some hot sauce. We’re using a slow cooker as they’re commonly available. The sauce can easily be used on chicken cooked in other ways. Pulled BBQ Chicken Serves 6-10Active Time: 1 HourTotal Time:9 HoursIngredients:2 Tbsp butter1鈦? cup finely chopped onion1鈦? cup apple cider1鈦? cup apple cider vinegar1 1鈦? cups ketchup2-3 Tbsp prepared mustard1鈦? cup hot sauce3鈦? cup brown sugar, packed*1鈦? cup honey*1 lb chicken**Preheat slow cooker on HIGH settingMelt butter in a large pot on HIGH; cook, stirring onions until translucent, 1-2 min.Add cider and cider vinegar; stir, letting the mixture simmer.Add ketchup, mustard and hot sauce. Stir and allow to simmer again.Add brown sugar and honey; stir and allow to simmer. Reduce heat to LOW.Add chicken to slow cooker, cover.Allow sauce to thicken, about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.Add sauce to slow cooker and cover. Reduce heat to LOW and let cook for 8 hours.***Shred chicken with fork and serve.Wingin’ It Tips:*You’ll need one cup of something altogether sugary. Feel free to adjust the brown sugar and honey ratios, all the way to using one or the other exclusively.**It’s unlikely you’ll find a package of chicken that’s exactly one pound. For this amount of sauce, I’d recommend buying a little over if given the choice. All the way up to 1 1鈦? lb should be fine.***It can be helpful to flip the chicken once or twice during the cooking process. For a thicker sauce, leave the slow cooker set to “HIGH” for two hours before turning to lowThe Beer: As you may have gathered from the ingredient list, BBQ sauce is a quick way to spike the ol’ sugar levels. To help balance that out, a lighter beer pairs nicely. Beer products provided by Labatt USA. Please drink responsibly. Coming soon!The Buffalo Bills face the Houston Texans next week and as we all know Texas is widely renowned for its...BBQ. There’s nothing wrong with two weeks of BBQ, right? Since it’ll be recent memory and all, for the Houston installment we’ll focus more on how to make it your own and work in some different techniques.
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