On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills face the Carolina Panthers in Week 2 of the NFL season.
The Bills opened their 2017 season with a matchup against the New York Jets, who you may know as the worst team in the NFL this year. They took care of business with veteran running back LeSean McCoy looking the part of a star in the big matchup. However, it’s hard to gauge what your team actually is when up against such inferior competition.
When head coach Sean McDermott made the move from Carolina to Buffalo he brought some of his former players with him. Those players include: Kaelin Clay, Leonard Johnson, Mike Tolbert, and Joe Webb. Tolbert, the eldest of that group, gave his n: ew teammates some tips throughout the week to help prepare against his former team.
“There’s a rule out there that snitches get stitches, but I’m gonna get a lot of stitches this week,” Tolbert said.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection is more than familiar with the Carolina’s. Before his NFL playing days he attended Coastal Carolina University, he later went undrafted in 2008. Tolbert had the longest stint with the Panthers of any Bills player; he suited up with them for five seasons. Despite his familiarity with the area, Tolbert has one goal for today.
“It’s not about a big return home, it’s about going out on Sunday at one o’clock and getting a win,” Tolbert said.
In his first game with the Bills Tolbert had an encouraging outing serving as the backup running back. He had the teams only rushing touchdown last Sunday, and added 42-yards on 12 carries. He’ll look to be just as productive in his return to Bank of America Stadium.