Throwback Thursday: Felton Blows Up LB

Watch Jerome Felton knock Falcons LB Paul Worrilow back to Atlanta in today's Throwback Thursday.

The Buffalo Bills plan on being a run-first team in 2015. Last season, the team didn’t have much success on the ground. In fact, no back rushed for over 100 yards in the game for Buffalo in 2014. However, the team doesn’t expect that to be the case this season.

Buffalo upgraded at guard by signing Richie Incognito and drafting John Miller. Doug Whaley, GM of the Bills, traded LB Kiko Alonso for LeSean McCoy. Suddenly, Buffalo had a running back that has rushed for 2,926 yards in the last two seasons. Last, the team made signing Jerome Felton a priority in free agency.

Felton, one of the best fullbacks in the NFL, essentially gives the Bills another blocker in the run game. Pro Football Focus has had Felton ranked sixth the last two seasons in blocking and third in 2012. In today’s Throwback Thursday, we’ll take a look at one of Felton’s best blocks from 2014.

The game comes from Week 4 when the Minnesota Vikings took on the Atlanta Falcons. The play is a designed run up the middle to Jerick McKinnon. McKinnon takes the ball and Paul Worrilow reads the play. Felton meets Worrilow at the point of attack and knocks him halfway back to Atlanta. McKinnon gained 55 yards on the play.

You watched that block at least five times, didn’t you? In 2015, Felton will play an important role creating lanes for McCoy. 


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