Why Buffalo Bills Should Use Receiving Corp Like D-Line


Sep 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10) runs the ball after a catch while Miami Dolphins cornerback Jamar Taylor (22) looks to make a tackle during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Miami 29 to 10. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) celebrates a sack on Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills are immensely talented in a few distinct positions on the Football field, Wide Receiver and Defensive Line are two of the most highlighted. There are parallels between the two as well: both have a player who were drafted in the top 5 of their respective draft classes, both have players who the organization traded very little for and had them flourish on New York’s only team. One thing that is different about the Wide Receiver’s then the  Defensive Line is that the organization has not exactly figured out how to use them yet. The Defensive line for the Buffalo Bills follows a pattern that if you’re watching is actually pretty easy to track and that is one player will have a stand out game. That player will look just unreal on the field, then two of the players will a mediocre game or a decent game. These players will make a big play and a couple of tackles and then there is the third category of player this category called Mr. Invisible. The one who doesn’t show up at all because the Offensive Coordinator schemed towards them this week. This is what the Receiving Corp needs to do to have the greatest amount of success on Sunday’s. When week to week the defensive coordinator doesn’t know who will be Manuel’s main target for the week. There are a few teams that do this week in and week out, the one who has had major success is the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees. Now as a fantasy owner it is maddening to own a Saints player (not named Jimmy Graham) because you never know is this the week that Brees throws your player three bombs for TD’s, 10+ receptions and 150+ yards or will Brees treat your player to the cold shoulder read. Now I am not saying Manuel is anywhere the player Brees is but adapting some of the philosophies that the Saints use in their offense, i digress. If Nate Hackett were to adapt this style of play with his Wide Receivers there will definitely change up at least some of the touches on the team. Imagine this scenario you’re a defensive coordinator planning for the coming week, first you have to pay attention to the dynamic stable of running backs Buffalo has. Now you’re switching to developing a plan for covering the receivers, you look at the stats: Marquise Goodwin 131 yards 2 TDs 11 receptions, Sammy Watkins 78 yards 6 receptions, Robert Woods 87 yard 5 receptions, Mike Williams 13 yards 2 receptions etc. … the previous week Williams had 121 3tds and Watkins had 2 tds 189 the week before that. It would be extremely hard to plan for this team to plan for our offense because if we bounce focus receivers then they’ll never know who focus on.