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Trent Murphy had a breakout season in 2016

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with the Washington Redskins after juggling positions in his first three years in the league. The sky seemed to be the limit heading into 2017. A PED suspension and ACL tear took away the entire 2017 season Authentic Cody Ford Jersey , and that was the end of the Murphy era in Washington. With the Buffalo Bills looking to upgrade their defensive line, they took a gamble on Murphy returning to his nine sack, 25-quarterback-hit form from 2016. Did Murphy come back full strength from his injury? Let’s take a peek!Play 1Here’s one of Trent Murphy’s nine quarterback hits from this last season. It’s a near certainty that Murphy’s high motor was a primary factor in the decision to take a flier on the defensive end. Cut blocks are fairly effective against Murphy, and for quickly developing plays, it’s likely the way to go. As seen above, anything that takes some time might see Murphy go full Undertaker and rise back into the action. Play 2Murphy typically reads and reacts to plays quite well. As illustrated above, he sees Derrick Henry and takes away the edge. The run should be over quickly, but Quinton Spain manages to block half the defensive line by himself and opens up a lane. Play 3I noted in my offseason preview of Murphy that he really only had the 2016 season at defensive end in the NFL. As a result, he appeared to be learning finesse moves on the job. Murphy seems to be putting the work in, looking more natural with a variety of moves. In this clip, he anticipates the right hand and catches the wrist before it reaches his body. This negates Jonnu Smith’s leverage, and Murphy runs right by him. Play 4Murphy still struggles to consistently display his strength Cody Ford Jersey Boys , but this clip shows his upside. Trent Murphy forces Jack Conklin way back with a one-handed shove. Conklin has one All-Pro season under his belt if you’re wondering about quality of competition. Play 5Murphy puts on a show in one snap. A quick stunt with Lorenzo Alexander causes a little confusion with three of the Tennessee Titans’ linemen. Held up by Ben Jones, Murphy uses a spin move and finds Marcus Mariota. At speed, Murphy shows agility and heads-up play by avoiding contact that might draw a penalty. Play 6Trent Murphy has excellent top-end tools for his position, but he sometimes struggles to use them. A common problem appears to be his balance, especially as a result of overextending while leaning. This is a bit of an exaggerated example, but if he’s unable to impact a play, it’s likely because he used a high or off-balance stance and couldn’t find leverage. Play 7When Trent Murphy gets moving, he can be like a freight train. After shoving aside a block, he still has enough momentum to knock over teammate Harrison Phillips. Murphy keeps on going and gets close enough to Mariota to give the quarterback something to think about. Play 8One more peek at how Murphy has come along in learning the finer points of the defensive-end position. Even in 2016, it’s hard to fathom him pulling off a spin move this quickly and with such fluidity. Going back to his limitations (even though it’s not in the clip), Murphy stumbles and falls a couple steps out of the spin. SummaryTrent Murphy showed flashes of his 2016 form and remains an intriguing player when it comes to potential. At age 28 and with only two seasons at defensive end under his belt, it’s not unreasonable to think Murphy might improve some. To be clear Infant Cody Ford Jersey , Murphy simply becoming more consistent with a few skills should lead to improvement. It’s hard to separate the Trent Murphy conversation from the Shaq Lawson one, with both players primarily working from the left defensive end position. When healthy, it was clear that Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier preferred Murphy (as evidenced by snap counts). Missing three games and needing to be eased into a few others to accommodate for injury, Murphy’s durability is a concern. Shaq Lawson also had a better season than expected. Both factors could lead to Murphy being a surprise cut, though I personally don’t see it happening. Josh Allen had mixed emotions after an inconsistent performance in his first meeting with boyhood idol Tom Brady."I wanted to beat him, for sure," the Bills rookie quarterback said following Buffalo's 24-12 loss at New England on Sunday. "He's one of the greatest to ever do it and as a young kid growing up, I never thought I'd get the opportunity to be on the same field as him."So it's a cool feeling. But at the same time, I was focused on winning a football game." Then again, it wasn't so much Brady who beat the Bills. It was the Bill Belichick-coached Patriots defense that stifled Allen and Buffalo's offense.Having shown progress in Allen's previous four starts since he returned from missing four games with a sprained throwing elbow, the Bills offense took a step back against New England.The Bills (5-10) totaled 289 yards of offense and managed 14 first downs after gaining more than 300 yards and producing more than 20 first downs in five of their last six games.Allen completed 20 of 41 passes for 217 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. It was the fifth time in 10 starts Allen has committed two or more turnovers.The Patriots disguised their coverages in the first half and limited Allen to 48 yards passing. It was the fifth time this season he has had 60 or fewer yards at halftime."They did that for an obvious reason Youth Andre Reed Jersey , being young," Allen said. "It took a little bit to adjust to. At the same time, I've got to be better with my eyes, got to be better with where I put the football."Belichick improved to 10-0 at home when facing a rookie quarterback, and 17-5 overall.Allen boosted his passing totals with 72 yards and Buffalo's only touchdown in the final minutes when the game had already been decided. The garbage-time production led Allen to topping 200 yards for the fifth consecutive game, the longest streak by a Bills quarterback since Tyrod Taylor's five-game stretch from Nov. 30-Dec. 20, 2015.The Bills did little to help their rookie quarterback on offense. Allen's receivers dropped several passes, tight end Jason Croom fumbled in the red zone after 24-yard gain, and the running game was ineffective."When given the opportunity, you've got to make plays," Bills coach Sean McDermott said. "Look, sometimes Josh could have made a better throw. But there were other times where the ball was catchable and you've got to make plays on the ball."Buffalo finished with 72 yards rushing Ed Oliver Buffalo Bills Jersey , the first time in five games it failed to rush for 100 or more. LeSean McCoy returned after missing one game with a hamstring injury but had only 9 yards on six carries. Undrafted rookie Keith Ford led the Bills with 33 yards on seven carries.Allen scrambled five times for 30 yards. He leads the Bills in rushing this season with 536 yards, but has been held to 46 over the past two weeks after totaling 335 in his previous three games.Buffalo's defense had one glaring weakness in allowing a season-high 273 rushing yards against the Patriots. But the Bills defense gave Allen opportunities with three takeaways and limited Brady to 126 passing yards — his lowest since he threw for 123 yards in a 2003 loss to the Bills."Our defense played spectacular," Allen said. "They forced three turnovers and we got (three) points off that, and that starts with me."Brady greeted Allen on the field after the game and gave the rookie some encouragement."Nothing too crazy, but he's one of the good ones off the field, too," Allen said. "I'm sure he doesn't want to share too many of his tricks or whatever is up his sleeve. Got to hand it to him. Such a long career and he's still playing extremely well."

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