Ed Oliver Sees Similarities Between Von Miller And Jerry Hughes
ORCHARD PARK, NY (WHEC) – Von Miller signing with Buffalo Bills this off-season sent shock waves through Bills Mafia as well as the NFL, and for a legitimate reason: last year’s top defense adding a two-time super bowl champion and one of the premiere play makers in the league. Along with that, Miller adds an intangible element: eleven years of experience the younger guys can learn from.
Last week in Mini Camps, Miller took to being the role model for a bunch of the younger/less experienced Bills, routinely coaching them on drills. Despite this possibly being a new feeling for some on the team, Defensive Lineman Ed Oliver points to longtime Bills defenseman Jerry Hughes as a comparison.
"They’ve actually kind of similar in a way of just like how they carry themselves or how they, like approached the game and stuff like this," Oliver said. "So, it’s kind of similar to having an older vet. I kind of see like now you get to talk about guys in the thirties and been in the game for ten plus years…Jerry wasn’t in a league for no other reason than why Von was in the league and has just taken care of the body. Making plays and stuff like that. You only stay around because of how you treat your body and how you attack the day and the work day and stuff like that."
The Bills are off until training camp at Saint John Fisher University beginning on Sunday, July 24th.