CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s podcast. “O offense, where are though?” was probably a question Bills fans across the nation were asking last Sunday. It wasn’t until the 4th quarter of the Bills 9-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers until Buffalo came away with their first scoring drive of the afternoon. As frustrating as it was, one could not help but state “o defense, how I love thee.” Compared to an over complicated undisciplined Ryan Brothers defense, the defense has a solid look in 2 weeks of NFL action. The skeptics came out in week one, rightfully so, as the opponent was the ever tanking jets. Yet, in week 2 against the 2015 NFL MVP, the Bills defense stood tall; not giving up a single touchdown.
This week the Bills will need another solid performance from a defense that’s winning 1 on 1 battles and making tackles. Living in Dallas-Fort Worth, I saw every minute of Denver’s dismantling of “America’s team,” and loved every minute of it. This week the Bills need every bit of productivity out of their defense, as Dallas’s defense proved to be non existent against the 2016 Superbowl champs.
More importantly, the Bills need their offense to click. Prior to the start of this week’s podcast Alex Jones pointed out that the K-gun was born out of the success of their 2 minute drill. Could that be the approach necessary to knocking off Denver in week 3? First, the Bills need to get their ground game going. The run game was porous on their first 3 drives in Charlotte; going 3 and out each time. The Bills gave running back Mike Tolbert his fair share of carries in week vs the Jets, but not so much in week 2. This week they need to go back to that mentality. If the run game is clicking, then one would think they could open up the pass. If you tuned into this podcast to hear us rip Tyrod Taylor to shreds, you’re going to be be disappointed.
Topics for discussion on this week’s podcast:
- A Bills offense that would work
- Breaking down the Bills defense
- The McDermott effect
- What we need to see out of Tyrod Taylor
- Opening the ground attack
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