Micah Hyde gives his thoughts on the Buffalo Bills’ signing Von Miller
Micah Hyde recently went on The Jim Rome Show and discussed the Buffalo Bills’ big free agent acquisition
There may not be a better player to talk to about the transformation of the Buffalo Bills under Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane than Micah Hyde. He was one of the first players that McDermott brought in after being named head coach as he signed as a free agent in 2017.
Over the years, Hyde, along with Jordan Poyer, have been foundational players that have helped this team achieve the success they have which has included four trips to the playoffs and the past two years winning the AFC East.
Micah Hyde believes Von Miller has been that missing piece for the Buffalo Bills
However, they haven’t been able to reach the Super Bowl and one area they have struggled with is getting pressure on the quarterback. The Bills’ starting safety was on The Jim Rome Show this week and he was asked about the signing of Von Miller, both in terms of a fit in the locker room but also in the scheme:
"“Love it. I think that is a piece we have been trying to add for the last couple of years. A guy who is well known around this league, made a lot of money and just getting after the quarter. As a DB, I can’t wait to step on the field with him.”"
The Buffalo Bills made significant changes at this position and the hope is that the defense can get consistent pressure on the quarterback without having to rely on blitzes. Over the years, Brandon Beane has tried to address this need through the draft with the selection of A.J. Epenesa in 2020 and then Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham in 2021 to go along with veterans like Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison.
However, it hasn’t worked out as well as the team would hope and this offseason they went out and added the best pass rusher in free agency. This addition, along with potential development from Rousseau and Basham, who has generated some excitement within the Bills organization, should really help this defense improve in putting pressure on the quarterback this coming season.