With the Bills adding more defensive players in key positions as well as re-signing Byrd, letting Wilson go, moving Aaron Williams to Safety as well as trading Sheppard away there is a definite move on the defensive side of the ball to make improvements.
The Buffalo Bills brought in Mike Pettine as their new defensive coordinator, coming over from division rival NY Jets. The Bills finished last year with allowing 362.9 yards per game ranking them 22nd in the league. The Jets finished 8th in the league with 323.4 yards per game. Buffalo also ranked 26th in the league with points allowed with a total of 435. The Jets finished with 375 points allowed ranking them 20th in the league.
In just about every account on defense, the Jets fared better than the Buffalo Bills did, whether this is due to player performance or coaching or a combination of both the Jets did better. I don’t think that the Jets defense is any better than the Bills, I believe that it was mostly the coaching and Dave Wannstedt dropping the ball in a lot of cases. The Jets also dealt with some major injuries on defense and were still able to perform.
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