Buffalo Bills: With Kelsay Out, It's Time to See Some Younger Linebackers

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Buffalo Bills: With Kelsay Out, It's Time to See Some Younger Linebackers
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News just hit that the Bills will be missing Chris Kelsay. The real question is will the defense really miss Chris Kelsay? I don't think so.

Lets be honest, Kelsay has never fit in the 3-4 scheme. He's too slow to be an effective linebacker and too small to fit a defensive line position. Kelsay should have been released from the team just because he really is just a 4-3 defensive end. This does, however, leave the door open for a young linebacker, either Arthur Moats, Kelvin Sheppard or Chris White to get a shot. I know Alex Carrington is listed behind him, but he is also too slow for the position. I'm still trying to figure out why we made a 305 pound lineman into a linebacker and cut Aaron Maybin. I do realize that Maybin was really having a difficult time learning a new position, but why can the Jets utilize him when we couldn't?

The three players I listed are all young and ready to play. The Bills have Andra Davis, who has shown he's way past his prime and doesn't even really serve as a competent starter anymore. I'm still of the belief that if Seattle is really trying to trade away Aaron Curry we should be a part of that. He would really make this unit much more athletic from the get-go. But I would absolutely play one of the younger, quicker players we have waiting to see if they have talent that is more useful than either Kelsay or Davis. 

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