The other Public Enemy the Buffalo Bills have to look out for this week is Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. Greenway is incredibly good at tackling opposing team’s running backs and receivers, as he has had 533 tackles in six years in the NFL and has made the Pro Bowl the last two seasons. Besides the abilities on the field, he has been durable as he has yet to miss a single game as well since his tearing his ACL his rookie year back in 2006. Finally, he is also underrated as a coverage linebacker as he has had six interceptions including returning one back to the house in his rookie season. Going into his seventh year, this former first round draft pick could have his biggest year to date for the Vikings as the defense was bolstered even more with first round picks in this past year’s NFL Draft in cornerback Xavier Rhodes and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. This will allow Greenway to do more from the linebacker position while having to be relied upon less.
He should provide Bills running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson with some fits as he loves punishing running backs and cutting short potentially long touchdown runs, not to mention he will cover them like a blanket.
All in all it will be interesting to see what Chad Greenway does to the Bills offense, especially since Spiller is one of the most explosive offensive weapons in the NFL today without question.