Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Albert prepping to 'bring our hard hats' for Bills' D-line


For a group that had never played together before training camp, the Miami Dolphins offensive line sure looked pretty familiar with each other in the team's win against the New England Patriots.

They're not about to get cocky just yet, though.

While the unit kept Ryan Tannehill untouched for the most part throughout the 33-20 victory (one sack, four QB hits), they now face a legitimate threat Week 2 against a talented Buffalo Bills front.

Pro Bowl tackle Branden Albert, who played magnificently in his first game as a Dolphin, didn't mince words Wednesday when talking about the job ahead for him and his crew in Buffalo.

"They've got four of the best pass rushers and run stoppers in the game," Albert said via "They work together; they play hard. Like I said, three out of the four guys are Pro Bowlers. That's a daunting task.

"We're gonna have our hands full, it's going to be a tough game. We'll have to bring our hard hats."

Buffalo's defensive front was solid in its win over the Bears in Week 1, anchored by veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams. Williams notched a sack, two QB hits and two QB hurries on signal-caller Jay Cutler, not to mention an interception.

Line partner Mario Williams also added a sack, while fellow tackle Marcell Dareus notched four total tackles.

"I've played in Buffalo twice, it's a very hard place to win," Albert said. "I remember with Kansas City we were 8-0 and went to Buffalo and almost lost the game. They're a tough team, it's going to be a tough game and being in the division now it's probably going to be even tougher."

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