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PFF grades Milano as league's best linebacker so far


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1 hour ago, Thurman#1 said:

Too early to mean much.

 

Still, good for Milano.

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46 minutes ago, GunnerBill said:

Milano has been lights out through 2 weeks so not a surprise. 

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Ive been saying this since early in his rookie season. Great instincts and great hands. He’s smarter ‘n Hell, faster ‘n Hell and plays Hellbent. Has from the beginning. Only a series of injuries has kept him off full national recognition.

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I mentioned once before, but Polian was on his weekly radio show spot at night, and a question just before the season came up on Buffalo’s defense last year, and how they at times looked fantastic, and others struggled.  He pointed right at Milano, and stated given McD’s scheme, Milano is a critical piece to its success with his skill sets.  He told the other host, Alex Marvez, watch how the team performed when he was out there vs, when he was injured.  He said he was one of the most under the radar exceptional LB’s and deserved the contract he received.  Looks like he’s right.  In the scheme if things, his contract wasn’t even what Spotrac measured his value.  He took $11 mil. Per., and Spotrac had his value at one point $13+.

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4 hours ago, GunnerBill said:

Milano has been lights out through 2 weeks so not a surprise. 

 

Yep.  I don’t need anyone’s rankings to see he has been perhaps the best player on the Bills’ D through two weeks.

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40 minutes ago, machine gun kelly said:

I mentioned once before, but Polian was on his weekly radio show spot at night, and a question just before the season came up on Buffalo’s defense last year, and how they at times looked fantastic, and others struggled.  He pointed right at Milano, and stated given McD’s scheme, Milano is a critical piece to its success with his skill sets.  He told the other host, Alex Marvez, watch how the team performed when he was out there vs, when he was injured.  He said he was one of the most under the radar exceptional LB’s and deserved the contract he received.  Looks like he’s right.  In the scheme if things, his contract wasn’t even what Spotrac measured his value.  He took $11 mil. Per., and Spotrac had his value at one point $13+.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/insider/story/_/id/32264913/most-underappreciated-nfl-players-every-position-execs-help-us-pick-10-secret-stars-deserve-more-respect
 

Speaking of Under the radar or under appreciated. ESPN polled some execs and came up with a top ten list….


 

Matt Milano, ILB, Buffalo Bills

The Bills were smart to lock up Milano to a four-year, $44 million deal back in March. The linebacker market is only growing, and Milano will look like a steal by year's end.

Milano has done a little bit of everything for Buffalo, posting one sack, four tackles for loss and one pass deflection through the first two weeks. "He's a three-down player -- can run, cover and is smart," said an NFL scouting director.

Former first-round pick Tremaine Edmunds is undoubtedly a top-end NFL linebacker, and defensive tackle Ed Oliver -- a top-10 pick in 2019 -- is coming on in Year 3. But Milano embodies Buffalo's largely overachieving defense. Among its best players are a fifth-round pick (Milano), a seventh-round pick (safety Jordan Poyer) and a fourth-round slot corner out of Weber State (Taron Johnson).

 

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