Buffalo Bills Right Tackle Erik Pears Didn't Travel With Team

By Scott DelleFave
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Erik Pears, the starting right tackle for the Buffalo Bills, did not travel with the team and has been ruled out for tomorrow’s game versus the Houston Texans. His hip has been bugging him since the game versus the Tennessee Titans.

It is expected that, if Cordy Glenn is back playing at left tackle, Chris Hairston or Sam Young will play right tackle in place of Erik. I have all the faith in the world in Hairston to play right tackle since he is 6’ 6” 335 lbs, and he should be able to plow holes for running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.

This year, the Bills offensive line has been, surprisingly, one of the biggest strengths for the team this year. I can only hope this continues while our offensive line heals and returns from injury sooner rather than later. An offensive line is the arguably the most important unit of players on your offense – you can have the best quarterback, all-pro running backs, or elite wide receivers; but if you don’t have a great offensive line, the quarterback won’t have time to throw the ball, the receivers won’t have time to run their routes, and the running backs will not have holes to run through. But that’s just my take, what do you all think?

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