Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Communication' rules the day for Bills defense


Buffalo Bills safety Nickell Robey can describe his team's defensive success Sunday in one word, though he may have to say the word more than once.

"Communication, communication, communication," Robey said Sunday, via Mike Rodak of That's all there was to it."

Robey of course, was referring to the Bills' stellar outing against the Green Bay Packers in a 21-13 win for the home team.

"We ain't going to make it a magical formula or whatever like that," he said. "It was just communication. Making the game simple for us. Going down there and just getting their guy. Don't get beat. If [Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers] scrambles, stay with your man. Trust in each other out there on the field."

That strategy worked.

Safety Bacarri Rambo picked off Rodgers twice, and Buffalo held Green Bay's high-powered offense to a 4-for-14 tally on third down, handing Rodgers his worst passer rating--34.3--of his career.

"Just cover. That's what we do," cornerback Corey Graham said. "Pretty much what you get out of us. It's gonna be a lot of man-on-man, you get your cat. Everybody's gonna be out there, got their own guys. Everybody gonna hold you accountable to get your guy."

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