3 players the Buffalo Bills must game plan for against the Kansas City Chiefs
By Preston Seyl
All 11 defensive players must be in sync to slow down Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes is an electric, once-in-a-generation type of player. It takes all 11 defensive players to be in tune with their keys and if they’re off-sync and don’t fully fill their responsibility in their zone drops, Patrick will pick you apart.
Patrick Mahomes is a high-level cerebral QB that will exploit the defense if they’re off in their assignments in the slightest. He will make you pay with his precision accuracy and escapability extending plays.
Leslie Frazier and Sean McDermott must make Patrick Mahomes read on the fly steadily by disguising coverages pre-snap and post-snap forcing him to make his adjustments in real time. This should make him go through and have to read through his progressions rather than knowing the coverage right off the bat and exploiting it.
If Leslie Frazier keeps it to vanilla in his disguises, Mahomes will be able to pick apart the Bills’ defense The coaching staff plays a significant factor as Andy Reid and Sean Mcdermott will be playing chess all game with their in-game strategies. The defensive line to the backend will be extremely important in slowing down this offense and it will have to be a collective effort from all 11 on the defensive side of the ball to keep the Chiefs from hanging 30 or more on any defense.
Leslie Frazier and Sean Mcdermott have their hands full in game playing for this offense as the game plan has to change every time they play mainly in a loss.