The Bills expected big things from Aaron Maybin after selecting him with the 11th pick in the 2009 draft. But he had a disappointing rookie season, and he hasn’t developed at all as the Bills’ defense has slumped this year, and on Sunday he was inactive for the first time.
Maybin says getting benched on Sunday was rough.
“That’s probably, definitely the most frustrating thing I’ve experienced since I’ve been here,” Maybin said. “All I can do is go out and play every day. I can only affect what I do when I’m on the field. As far as my opportunities to get on the field, that’s up to the coaching staff. But all I can control is what I do on the practice field every day.”
Maybin didn’t criticize the coaching staff and didn’t say he deserves more playing time.
“I’m not a coach. Fortunately that’s not the decision that the people are looking at me to make,” Maybin said. “It’s not my job to decide who’s on the field and who’s doing what. My job is to make sure that when my name gets called I’m ready to produce for this team.”
There’s no word yet on whether Maybin’s name will be called Sunday, when the Bills are in Kansas City.