Monday, August 25, 2014

Pears helping Henderson as pair locks up right side


They've only been working together for a short amount of time, but a week was all coach Doug Marrone needed to nail down his pairing on the right side of the offensive line.

Veteran Erik Pears, the team's right tackle last season, will move inside to the guard spot, while rookie Seantrel Henderson has secured the starting tackle position, according to the Buffalo Bills coach Monday.

Pears, a nine-year pro, is excited by move, saying that despite some small tweaks he'll make to his game, he's ultimately "just happy to get work."

He's also happy to help out the youngster to his right as much as he can in order to get the two on the same page as quickly as possible.

"We’ve just got to make sure we’re on the same page," Pears said. "I’m going to help him with anything I can possibly help him with whether it’s in the classroom, pre-snap, on the field and make sure we’re on the same page."

That's welcomed news to the 22-year-old Henderson, who said he's already been getting a bunch of assistance from the well experienced lineman.

"Anything I need help with as far as calls or as far as plays or who we’re blocking Pears has always got my back," he said. "He helps me out with anything I need or whatever questions I have."

Henderson started the preseason at left tackle as the team waited for Cordy Glenn to return to full-time duty. He shined early on despite his lack of experience, standing tall against some stout pass rushers, including the Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul.

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