Watch Buffalo Bills starting safety Jordan Poyer as he is mic’d up at training camp.
The Buffalo Bills have arguably the most underrated safety duo of the NFL with Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. Both players joined the Bills in 2017 as free agents and have developed into cornerstones of the secondary and the defense as a whole.
The Bills certainly recognized the player Poyer is and how important he is to this defense by extending him this offseason that keeps him in Buffalo through the 2022 season.
Recently, the Buffalo Bills starting safety was mic’d up for practice giving fans a chance to be a little closer to practice since the team was not able to hold training camp at St. John Fisher College this year.
Among the drills Jordan Poyer went through in the video, the focus looked to be on wrapping up while tackling as well as being reactive to when the ball is on the ground if there is a fumble. Jordan Poyer has done a good job in these areas as he had three fumble recoveries.
This past season he also cut his missed tackles almost in half from 15 missed tackles in 2018 to only nine last year.
One of the reasons that Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer work so well together is both bring a very similar skill set. While Poyer is primarily the safety that plays in the box to stop the run, he can also drop back in coverage. The ability for the coaching staff to swap the roles between the two players on any given play gives the Bills defense a great advantage when trying to scheme their defense.
There is no doubt that it is good news for the Buffalo Bills to have Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde together in Buffalo for the next few seasons.