Will Jerry Hughes make the Pro Bowl? – Buffalo Bills News

Will Jerry Hughes make the Pro Bowl? – Buffalo Bills News

Camp Countdown presented by M&T Bank will examine some of the more pressing issues facing the team on the field as they make their final preparations for the regular season. We also focus on a few different areas that impact the team off the field. We’ll address these subjects one at a time until training camp begins. Here now is the latest daily installment as we carefully probe for some of the answers the Buffalo Bills have to come up with between July 27th and the Sept. 10th opener at New Era Field against the New York Jets.

Buffalo Bills defensive end, Jerry Hughes, is entering his seventh year in the league has made his name known. When joining the Bills team in 2013, Hughes made an immediate impact. He had 10 sacks in each of his first two seasons with the Bills. It’s important to note that he was primarily a defensive end in the 4-3 scheme that was implemented at the time.

When Rex Ryan took over as head coach, Hughes’ job changed a little bit. The scheme went to a 3-4 base and that translated Hughes to an OLB. While his goal most of the time was to rush the quarterback, the scheme presented different angles of attack for He was also asked to drop into coverage a little more than usual.

In two years in the 3-4, Hughes sack production did take a dip. In 2015 he notched five sacks and in 2016 he recorded six sacks. History shows that a 4-3 better fits his skill set. With his hand in the dirt more often, it gives him more opportunities to create chaos in the backfield.

“Everything is put into sacks, but Jerry affects the quarterback quite a lot. I hope this means 50 sacks for him but if it is less than…

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