4 ambitious goals for the Buffalo Bills in this upcoming season

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Two players with double-digit sacks

While the Buffalo Bills have typically had a good defense under Sean McDermott, one area they haven’t really dominated is getting sacks on the quarterback.

In fact, the Bills have not had a player finish the season with double-digit sacks since Sean McDermott joined the franchise. The last player to accomplish this was Lorenzo Alexander, who has 12.5 in 2016.

One of the reasons the Bills haven’t been able to do this is that the coaching staff rotates players frequently on the defensive line. This limits the opportunities but it might not matter this year as the Buffalo Bills have a number of players on their defensive line that could surpass 10 sacks.

The first player is Von Miller and while he hasn’t had double-digit sacks since 2018, he did almost break that mark last season with 9.5 while splitting time between the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams. With a full season in Buffalo, he should have a great chance to have 10 or more sacks.

For the second player, it should come down to one of two players. The first is Greg Rousseau, who is entering his second season in the league, and looks set to have a breakout season. Miller had this to say about Rousseau after practice this week and with the veteran presence of the former All-Pro, he could have a career year.

The other player that could finish the year with double-digit sacks is Ed Oliver. He is one of the quickest defensive tackles in the league and does a good job collapsing the pocket from up the middle. Recently, center Mitch Morse described Von Miller and Ed Oliver lining up next to each other almost like cheating.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Buffalo Bills have two players finish with double-digit sacks, even with the rotation, and if they do it likely will be a combination of these three players.