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Shawne Merriman Pleased with Performance, but Knows He Needs to Better

November 24th, 2012 at 10:12 AM
By Samuel Gerould

Shawne Merriman knows he needs to perform to show the Buffalo Bills he can still play.

And, after the Bills’ Week 11 win against the Miami Dolphins, Merriman may be doing just that. He recorded his first sack since rejoining the team and played in a season high 22 snaps.

“He played the best he’s played since he’s been here in the ball game [last week],” Bills’ Head coach Chan Gailey told The Buffalo News.  “Hopefully he can build on that and the more he plays, the more it helps our football team. So it’s good to have another guy that can go in there. Probably his confidence level has taken a notch up a little bit. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with him as the next few weeks unfold.”

Merriman said his recent play is also proving to himself that he’s still got it.

“I thought I was already anxious enough. That’s what makes you more anxious,” he told The Buffalo News. “I have to keep building off of that. I feel like I’m all the way back [physically], but I’ve just got to go out and keep making plays.”

Merriman and Chris Kelsay are expected to provide relief for starting defensive backs Mario Williams and Kyle Moore against the Indianapolis Colts.

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