Tag:Kyle Williams
Posted on: July 27, 2010 11:07 pm
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Schobel has more thinking to do

A. Schobel is thinking about returning to Buffalo for another season (Getty). About five weeks ago, longtime Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel thought about ending his career. He said he was leaning toward not playing but that he wasn’t 100 percent sure.

Now, as training camp approaches, he appears to be having second thoughts. According to the Buffalo News , Schobel, a two-time Pro Bowler who’s coming off a 10-sack year, is thinking more seriously about returning for his 10th NFL season.

"I'm leaning more toward playing than I was a month ago," Schobel told The News. "I don't know what the Bills would do or how much time they would give me (to make a decision) but I'm thinking about it."

If he does return, it’ll be interesting to see where he fits into the lineup. Last year, playing a 4-3 defense, the Bills finished 30th in the league in rushing defense, despite the same DL lineup starting 13 of the 16 games. This year, Buffalo has installed a 3-4 scheme with former DT Marcus Stroud lining up at left DE and DT Kyle Williams at the NT. At right DE, the projected starter is former Ravens DE Dwan Edwards.

Schobel most likely would play outside linebacker, which is probably why he thought about retiring in the first place. At 6-foot-4 and about 240 pounds, Schobel would be the right size to play at his new spot.

If he doesn’t return, his spot probably would go to Aaron Maybin – Buffalo’s first-round pick in 2009 who made very little impact last season but who has plenty of upside.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 24, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Football players acting like baseball studs

While doing a little advance PR work in Toronto for when the Bills play at the Rogers Centre in a preseason game vs. the Colts on Aug. 19 and in a Week 9 showdown against the Bears on Nov. 7, Buffalo NT Kyle Williams, WR Lee Evans and S Jairus Byrd showed off their skills during batting practice before a recent Blue Jays game.

It’s always fun to watch athletes take part in other sports to show just how athletic they really are. Byrd, Evans and Williams – at least from this video shown on the Buffalo Bills official site – appear to be really good athletes.

Evans and Byrd appeared to smash quite a few balls, but none topped Williams. Though before he stepped into the cage, he asked if he could use an aluminum bat and then requested that the BP pitcher throw underhand to him, he smashed at least three home runs.

As a reward for winning the home run derby, Williams threw out the first pitch of the Blue Jays game that night. As expected, the offering appeared to be a perfect strike.

--Josh Katzowitz

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