Calais Campbell mentoring Bills rookie Greg Rousseau

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Ravens veteran defensive end Calais Campbell has taken Bills rookie defensive end Greg Rousseau under his large wing.

The 34-year-old Campbell, who played his college football at Miami long before the 21-year-old Rousseau did, recently worked with Rousseau at a Miami summer football camp and was seen demonstrating pass rush moves to Rousseau.

Campbell said before the draft that he was annoyed with reports of scouts questioning Rousseau’s size and athleticism.

“I wonder what the scouts were saying when I was coming out,” Campbell tweeted, via NewYorkUpstate.com. “Not athletic enough? Not strong enough? I am not a scout and I know they have a tough job. But I hope they don’t overthink this one. [Rousseau] can play football. He is a playmaker! Shows up in both the run and pass game.”

The Bills agreed with Campbell’s assessment and took Rousseau with their first-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

6 responses to “Calais Campbell mentoring Bills rookie Greg Rousseau

  1. The Bills were a pass rush away from the SB last year. Good to see how aggressively they addressed that in both the draft & FA.

    Rousseau looks like he could be a steal…

  2. Due to injury and him opting out last year he hasn’t played much. Was originally a WR/safety recruit coming out of H.S. No doubt he is physically gifted but don’t be shocked if it takes him 2 or even 3 years before he can show if he can play or not at a NFL level.

  3. January 2022, playoff game between Baltimore and Buffalo, Ryan Rousseau has 2 4th quarter sacks as the Bills come back to beat the Ravens. In the very competitive world of the NFL, why would you help your opponent? Maybe with off the field stuff, life advice, but not playing advice.

  4. It’s nice he Doug this but He should be mentoring his own teammates first than others

  5. “Not athletic enough?” Who’s saying that? The kid is a freak of an athlete and still growing. Whether he becomes an NFL impact player remains to be seen but if he doesn’t, it won’t be because he doesn’t have the tools.

  6. betterlookingthanbatman3 says:
    June 30, 2021 at 12:13 pm
    It’s nice he Doug this but He should be mentoring his own teammates first than others

    rugbyred says:
    June 30, 2021 at 11:54 am
    January 2022, playoff game between Baltimore and Buffalo, Ryan Rousseau has 2 4th quarter sacks as the Bills come back to beat the Ravens. In the very competitive world of the NFL, why would you help your opponent? Maybe with off the field stuff, life advice, but not playing advice

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    Is it not uncommon for veteran players to work with younger players from their alma mater, many players hold a tighter allegiance to the college they played for than the NFL teams since most players will play for multiple teams.

    And I think you are bother underestimating how much players root for other players to succeed, especially those that play the same position. Not much different than Kittle organizing TEU. They all want to win but the feeling of brotherhood runs too strong to be that selfish.

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