Monday, October 19, 2015

Bills' defensive front yet to shift into 'attack' mode

The Buffalo Bills have not been in attack mode on the defensive front this season, and it has shown on the stats sheet.

At 3-3, Buffalo has just nine sacks through six games, and opposing quarterbacks have had a collective field day at Ralph Wilson Stadium for much of the season.

Writes Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News:
Dubbed the ultimate player's coach, it's now time for Ryan to listen to his players and attack. 
Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Eli Manning and Andy Dalton have ripped Ryan's defense for 921 yards, nine touchdowns, one interception and a 105.1 passer rating through three straight embarrassments at home, providing more than enough evidence that major change is needed.

Via, linebacker Preston Brown explains the change in the pass rush:
“I mean, they see it on film where we’re not always rushing our four like we always used to, a lot of guys are dropping nowadays, so it’s different now,” Brown said. “They have more time when they see certain blitzes coming, they know they have a little more time with somebody dropping out, so they’re doing their due diligence and making plays.”

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