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.