Ed Oliver: Von Miller drawing attention will be good for me and defense as a whole

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Von Miller said this week that he wants to be the piece that pushes the Bills over the hump from Super Bowl contenders to Super Bowl champions and he can reach that goal by doing more than racking up numbers by attacking opposing quarterbacks off the edge.

Miller’s presence will change the way teams align their blocking on a weekly basis. If he draws double teams, it will leave fewer blockers to tangle with the rest of the defense.

For defensive lineman Ed Oliver, that sounds like it will work out well for Buffalo.

“I will play on the other side, you all go over there and block him, I will go on the other side. It will be good not only for me but the defense as a whole. He is a big time player so they will key in on him and it will take attention off me. It will help me,” Oliver said, via Brian Chojnacki of WGRZ.

The list of AFC contenders is shaping up to be a deep and competitive one for the 2022 season and there’s little doubt that Miller’s choice to sign in Buffalo will have a role in how everything winds up at the end of the season.

7 responses to “Ed Oliver: Von Miller drawing attention will be good for me and defense as a whole

  1. Von MIller hasn’t drawn attention for years now. LOL

    And, you’re mediocre for a top 10 pick. Top 10 picks should be taking on doubles, All Pro or a possible HOF player.

    LOL

  2. Yeah, you weren’t drafted to be a complementary player to a 33 year old pass rusher. You were supposed to be one of the key elements of the Bills D-line, which you failed to do when you look at who was drafted after you.
    Brian Burns, Jeffrey Simmons, Montez Sweat, and even Christian Wilkins would have helped Buffalo more than Oliver has over his three seasons.

  3. Von Miller is absolutely going to open things up for the rest of the defensive front for Buffalo. That’s another reason I was very happy with his signing. A good Bills defense is going to be even better this year.

  4. Will Von Miller drawing attention be good enough to stop KC with 13 seconds left in the game?

  5. Oliver & Rousseau are going to have huge years – and I’d bet even Epenesa has a breakout year.

    This defense is going to be fierce.

  6. “Will Von Miller drawing attention be good enough to stop KC with 13 seconds left in the game?”
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    It likely doesn’t get to that point, even if the Bills had a marginally better pass rush. But now, their pass rush is likely to be top 10 in the league, if not top 5 w/ the development of the younger players.

    So, that’s kind of the point. Don’t even leave it to chance.

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