With the Bills putting the work in for this Sundays game at the Panthers I wanted to take a look at a player that plays in arguably the most uneasy place on the field. The place is the defensive secondary and the player is Da’ Norris Searcy.
Searcy has been with the Bills organization since they drafted him in 2011. He played his college ball at North Carolina where he played safety and special teams. In 2009 (junior year) he moved to play safety as a starter. He finished his college career with: 72 tackles, 5 INT’s, 1TD on the defensive side of the ball and 12.6 punt ret avg, 1TD and a 24.2 kick ret avg.
Since being with the Bills he has been a durable player missing only one game. In that time he has been a player that can make you say wow we got him in the 4th round but also does things that make you not even want to watch the game.
This past Sunday was no different. He was beat on multiple plays as the Patriots moved the ball against the Bills defense. He had some nice plays but nothing that really stood out until the fumble. Stevan Ridley took a handoff and basically just tripped himself and the Bills were able to knock the ball loose. Da’ Norris than grabbed the loose ball and took it back 74 yards for a touchdown. Also to add he recorded a sack on a safety blitz. This Bills team was expected to get beat a lot downfield but played rather well and it will be interesting to see if it will continue.
With one game down and Searcy having a good one I hope to see it continue but needs eliminate those bad plays. If he plays his game like he did in week 1 plays will be there for the taking but it’s all up to him to see if he takes it.