The Buffalo Bills offensive line is about to get significantly better going forward, as the Bills have decided to cut ties with LG Colin Brown, who might have been the worst starting offensive lineman in the NFL. A source close to NFL Insider and Eagles beat writer Adam Caplan stated that the Bills will release the mightily-struggling guard, and it sounds like Doug Legursky will start from here on out. Legursky isn’t a good starter either (he’s more of a natural center), but he is a good bit better than Brown for sure.
At today’s press conference, Doug Marrone was noncommittal about starting Legursky and stated that he preferred not to comment on the left guard position, and it apparently that’s because something big was going to come down the pipes.
Legursky has looked passable as a starter this season in limited snaps, and the good news for C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson is that he does some solid work as a run blocker. The great news for the entire offense is the fact that the removal of Colin Brown helps out everyone, because Brown was as awful as it gets this season. I mean, you can’t even begin to quantify just how bad he played through the first six weeks, and the Bills mercifully benched him last week. They should have done that after Week 2. Brown was awful in all facets of the game, and his release should come as a relief to Bills fans. I mean, you should have just seen the kind of quick pressure he was allowing E.J. Manuel to be subject to in the first five games.
Legursky looked like an immediate improvement on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, and this release was the obvious move for the Buffalo Bills to make. Like Legursky, Brown is more of a natural fit at center, but he played so poorly that it’s crazy to think he beat out Legursky in training camp.