Tolbert will serve as pass-blocker for Buffalo
- According to WKBW Buffalo, new Buffalo Bills running back Mike Tolbert is viewed as a third-down pass-blocker by the Bills coaching staff.
- Tolbert’s role in Carolina’s offense fluctuated greatly over the years since he joined the league in 2008. In particular, he was used as a pass- or run-blocker for over 50 percent of his snaps both in 2015 and 2016.
- Although he has graded poorly over the past three years in run-blocking, he was ranked top-three as a pass-blocker for the past two years.
- In 2016, although he was used as a pass-blocker on only 39 snaps (47th among running backs) he allowed just one pressure, for a pass-blocking efficiency of 98.1.