Bills' O-line braces for Geno Atkins' devastating bull rush

The Buffalo News
Bills' O-line braces for Geno Atkins' devastating bull rush
Bills' O-line braces for Geno Atkins' devastating bull rush

Fans of physical line play can keep their eyes on Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins on Sunday to get a demonstration on a football adage: low man wins. Atkins, No. 97 for the Bengals, has made seven Pro Bowls and earned two first-team All-Pro honors despite the fact he entered the NFL in 2010 as an undersized, fourth-round draft pick. In some ways, the 6-foot-1, 300-pound Atkins is a model for Bills rookie Ed Oliver, who measures 6-1 7/8 and 287 pounds. Atkins wins with elite quickness. But unlike a lot of undersized linemen, he also has a devastating power bull rush, because he plays low to the ground and gets underneath the pads of guards and centers. “Atkins is a very unique

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