In the wake of this morning's note about Buffalo linebacker Paul Posluszny expressing some interest in the New York Giants should he leave the Buffalo Bills as a free agent, I reached out to Buffalo Rumblings editor Brian Galliford for more insight into Posluszny.
Brian graciously, and quickly, responded with some thoughts on the four-year veteran out of Penn State. He bullet points below are quoted from Brian's response.
- He's good. He's not an impact player, and he can be beaten in coverage, but he's a solid, dependable starter.
- If he leaves Buffalo, I'd call it 50/50 between the Giants and the Browns. Just as the Giants have a coaching connection (Perry Fewell), so do the Browns (Dick Jauron), and both could use a linebacker. The Giants may get a slight edge there, but it'd be close.
- From everything I have seen and heard, Posluszny will be Buffalo's top re-signing priority once the lockout is lifted. They want him back.
- He played outside in college, and I think he could probably do it as a pro, but he's best in the middle. He's best playing inside, flowing to the ball versus the run and playing zone coverage. He'd do very well in a pure Tampa 2 system.
To be honest, I was especially curious to see if Galliford though Posluszny could play outside. Given a choice, I think the Giants would once again leave Jonathan Goff in the middle and replace Clint Sintim on the outside.