Many Buffalo Bills fans felt that Bills head coach Chan Gailey was making a mistake hiring George Edwards as the team’s defensive coordinator. Well they were right as it’s time for Edwards to go.
The Bills defense has been unable to generate a consistent pass rush. Lets face it besides outside linebacker Arthur Moats and defensive lineman Marcell Dareus there isn’t any and that is Edwards fault.
Seriously, when was the last time you have seen the Bills call a cornerback blitz? We occasionally we see a safety blitz by the Bills strong safety. Even a blitz by a linebacker are rare as you may see one or two a game.
They have talent on that side of the football, especially cornerback. Yes, the Bills cornerbacks have been burned, but what do you expect when you have no pass rush. If you let a quarterback sit back in the pocket all day he is going to find a open receiver.
In the end, as the saying goes it is a coaches job to put his players in position to succeed, and Edwards clearly isn’t doing that.
The Buffalo Bills lost to the New York Giants last month by a score of 27-24. However, after today’s game between the Giants and New England Patriots the loss doesn’t feel so bad.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning for the fifth time this year led his team to a comeback win as Manning threw a touchdown pass with less than :19 to go in the game.
Eli’s older brother Peyton by many National Football League experts is considered one of the greatest of all time. However, Peyton can keep all his stats, because the only thing that matters at the end of the day are wins and there is nobody who is better on the road.
Most quarterbacks struggle on the road, but not Eli. Time and time again the younger Manning has proven to be just as good on the road.
Also, Eli has just as many Superbowl wins as his older brother with one. However, unlike Peyton Eli has many more years in his prime to go while Peyton’s career is almost over, that if he recovers fully from surgery.
In the end, you can keep all the stats in the world, because at the end of the day all that matters are wins and Eli is just as good as any of them.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson comments prior to their game against the New York Jets showed that the team was starting to get full of themselves. Well they paid for that as they were man handled by the Jets 27-11 Sunday.
With such a one sided loss the question is now who is to blame. The answer is not Bills head coach Chan Gailey or the offense the blame lies on the defense.
At first I admit I thought it was Gailey’s fault, but after looking at the play by play Gailey tried both ways passing more than running and running more than passing on several drives. The only fault that Gailey had was relying on his offensive line to get a first down in short yardage situations.
If you want evidence that the defense is bad just look at the time of possession, which was 37:52 for the Jets and 22:08 for the Bills. Even the Bills of the 1990s Superbowl teams couldn’t win with that type of time of possession.
So, how do the bills fix their defense?
First, stop the bull crap of putting defensive lineman at outside linebackers. Defensive lineman that are above 300 pounds don’t have to speed necessary to do the job.
Secondly, blitz all the time and show some confidence in the defensive backs. Also, if the defense gets burned the offense will have an extra opportunity to get a touchdown.
In the end, if Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards doesn’t blitz more the Bills may not make the playoffs.