Feliciano returned against New England after missing the first seven games of the year due to a pectoral injury and provided an immediate boost to Buffalo’s inconsistent running game. The Bills went out and had their best rushing performance of the season with Feliciano back in the lineup. Feliciano even provided extra value in that first game back with his versatility; while Feliciano is usually Buffalo’s starter at right guard, he initially lined up at left guard in place of the injured Cody Ford. Then he later moved to center after Mitch Morse suffered a concussion and helped provide veteran stability at the pivot. Here’s a look at what Feliciano had to say about his big return and his outlook on the offensive line moving forward.
1 After you made your big return in Week 8 against the New England Patriots, did you allow yourself any time to reflect on what it meant after all that you’ve gone through?
A: Yeah, after the game I was emotional. It was a long journey back. I’m just happy we got the W. There’s some things I need to work on and I’m excited to get back out here and practice and do it.
2 That performance against the Patriots was the best the running game has looked all season long. When you looked at the tape afterwards, what was the difference and what allowed you guys to be so successful?
A: I believe it was just that we were able to go pretty live in practice beforehand and work on our footwork and just getting our techniques corrected and getting them panned out right. Credit to (offensive line coach) Bobby (Johnson) and our offensive line coaches for getting that done. That was the first week I believe that we (had done that), definitely the first week since I’ve been back and I think it helped us.
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YA cuentan los días para darse el ‘sí, quiero’. Será el próximo 20 de septiembre, y con todo prácticamente preparado, Sandra Gago está bastante nerviosa, mientras que Feliciano López, con un matrimonio a sus espaldas, lo vive con más tranquilidad.