Sept 1, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Aaron Williams (23) and Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison (36) line up during a preseason game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Safety Valve for the Buffalo Bills

One positive thing that has come about for the Buffalo Bills and the the Jarius Byrd situation is that they get to look at the younger guys and allow them to have more reps than if Byrd was there.

In the off-season, with George Wilson being released, the Bills moved Aaron Williams to the safety spot to make up for the gap.  With this move, we were looking at Williams and Byrd as our safeties.  Not too bad of a tandem.  With Byrd’s absence, Searcy has stepped in next to Williams and the two have taken the majority of the reps so far in camp.  Searcy is no Byrd but a competent replacement and is still young to make an impact.

Buffalo, also went out and drafted Duke Williams and Jonathan Meeks for the Safety position.  They are stacked at a young age for the back two which can lead to inexperience, but with Searcy and Williams plugging up holes, the Bills are not too far behind the eight-ball for the safety position.

Marrone has kept his thoughts on the field and to those players that are on the field.  Worrying about the politics and off field issues will only cloud, what is a monumental task that has been put on his shoulders from both the Organization as well as the fans to pull this team around to where we all know they should be.


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  • thefootballexpert

    This will be Byrd’s last season in Buffalo. The Bills organization is a joke. Brandon, (the snake oil salesman) preaches their system is draft players, develop them, and retain them. Yeah right, all but the retain them part. After being loyal, proving themselves, and doing everything the Bills expect, the organization s,h,i,ts, on them. Leveitre, one of the upper echelon guards in the NFL, GONE! Byrd one of the top 3 safeties in the league, GONE after this season. Retain what??? guys like McKelvin who stinks and will play for peanuts because he stinks? Cheapo Ralph and this organization is the biggest joke in the NFL that’s why they own the distinction of the team with longest playoff drought. They haven’t even sniffed a post season game this ENTIRE CENTURY!