Bills Today: Hyde compares CB White to Sam Shields
Chris Brown Bills Insider
Bills S Micah Hyde had a compelling player comparison for who Tre’Davious White reminds him of on the field.
Here’s the Bills news of note for August 1st.
1 – Hyde compares CB White to Sam Shields
Safety Micah Hyde is the veteran in Buffalo’s very young secondary. He’s seen a thing or two in his five years in the NFL. That’s why in watching teammate and rookie CB Tre’Davious White on practice tape and the field is impressed with the Bills top draft choice.
“Oh, Tre’s a beast, man. He’s good. He’s real good. He’s making plays on the ball, he’s all over the place. That guy’s going to be really good,” said Hyde.
Hyde also offered up a veteran comparison to White.
“I see plays from guys in the past [that are] spitting images of him. Sam Shields – I played with him in the past – he reminds me of Sam Shields and that’s a Pro Bowl player so Tre has a knack for football.”
The comparison isn’t surprising from a look standpoint. White and Shields have similar body types, with Shields 5-11 and 184 pounds and White 5-11 and 192 pounds.
Shields was an undrafted signee of the Green Bay Packers in 2010 and logged 18 interceptions and 66 pass breakups in his first six NFL seasons. Unfortunately after sustaining the fourth concussion of his career he is currently a free agent. Nevertheless it’s a revealing comparison by Hyde.
“Just (the way he) comes out of his breaks,” said Hyde of White. “[He] can run. If he gets put in a bad position, he’s able to get out of it with his speed and those are the really good corners.”