Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Williams on Bills 'D': We do not make it complicated

Photo: Doug Kerr, Flickr 

The Buffalo Bills have a bunch of new pieces on defense in addition to their newly-aquired 4-3 scheme.

But according to one of the new Bills, getting acclimated hasn't been all that difficult.

"It is my seventh year in the league, so football is football and our system is pretty simple," defensive end Mario Williams told the media Monday. "We do not make it complicated. We try to keep it easy so we can play fast.

"You just basically know what you have to do and it is just about going out and being fast."

The Bills have the front-seven to make a simple defense work. Interior linemen Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams will do their best to draw attention and free up opportunities for Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, two pass-rushing ends acquired via free agency.

That should also help second-year middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, who will be depended on to make sure things run smoothly, be able to focus as much on his own job as what's going on around him.

New defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt has been implementing what he plans on being an aggressive scheme, so he obviously doesn't want to bog down his players with too many pre-snap thoughts and movement.

Buffalo's front office did a good job in making sure Wannstedt had the pieces to make it work.

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