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Former NSU Demon Demetrius Bell under the spotlight/microscope

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Former Northwestern State Demon and current Buffalo Bills OL Demetrius Bell


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Yeah, Demetrius Bell felt the pressure. He had no choice.

It engulfed him when he emerged from the tunnel at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and even more when he was in another team’s stadium. The boos were so loud he could feel their percussion, both home and away. He knew the coaches pacing the sideline and his teammates in the huddle were especially counting on him.

“It’s everything you can think,” Bell said. “It’s millions watching at home. It’s this Pro Bowler across from you, the player next to you, the preparation that goes into the week.”

Six days before last season began, the focus was abruptly on Bell. The Buffalo Bills handed him the second most important job on the field despite the fact he hadn’t played an NFL down.

He became a left tackle in the NFL, the quarterback’s blindside protector. The team’s success could hinge on his every flinch. One false movement and the man he’s paid to shield lies in a crumpled heap.

“It’s goose bumps,” Bell said. “Know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s probably the greatest experience I ever had in my life, but it can get nasty out there.”

Written by demon53

May 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

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  1. Excuse me but just how many years has D. Bell played organized football. I think it is 6. There are kids that are true freshman in college that have played that many or more.

    John Manno Jr

    May 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Real Views, william broussard. william broussard said: Former NSU Demon Demetrius Bell under the spotlight/microscope: […]

    • I think the article was fair, and if nothing else, the bills are showing a tremendous amount of confidence in his potential. I certainly am confident in him, having seen him play in person and gotten to know him.


      May 28, 2010 at 2:41 am

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