Miamiís offensive tackle Tyson Clabo having another go at the Buffalo Bills
And it was Bills Mario Williams who was the main reason that the lost his position. But he will not be thanking him or going easy on Sunday when the Dolphins yet again face the Bills and Clabo will be trying his best this time to contain Williams.
"It's going to be fun," Clabo said about the coming match.
He wasn’t in light moods about two months ago when the Bills beat them 23-21 and much of it fell on Clabo and how he did not contain Williams, who two times in the fourth quarter beat Clabo and failed to stop him from making advantage of a strip-sack that the Buffalos eventually got their winning goal on.
In his nine veteran years in the NFL, that was the worst in his career. In six games he has allowed eight sacks and wasn’t pleased with his performance either, calling it a manifestation of his nightmare.
And it didn’t get any easier the coming week. The Dolphins acquired Bryant McKinnie which signified that they were looking forward to replacing Clabo for good and wanted him to hit the bench for the remainder of the season.
Then events turned in his favor. The Martin-Incognito bullying scandal hit the headlines and Martin left the team following the scandal. With him out of the team, the Dolphins were left with Clabo and he got his chance to get back in the game again. He hasn’t started giving a career performance yet but has drastically improved on his game.
"I'm doing the same things that I was doing; just doing it better," Clabo said. "I'm going to continue to try to do that. (The Bills) are good. There's definitely a challenge. I'm going to show up."
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said that Clabo has indeed improved and was making his job as a quarterback easier.
"He's not getting beat, obviously, and he's run-blocking well to go along with good pass blocking,” he said. “Obviously, I don't know O-line fundamentals, but he's keeping guys away from me, and he's doing a great job of that."