3.) New defensive look
Since Sean McDermott took over the team as the head coach in 2017, he has had Leslie Frazier as the defensive coordinator, and was even promoted to assistant head coach in 2020. This will be the first season where Frazier will not be on the Bills’ sideline so it is up in the air as to who will be calling the defensive plays from the sidelines. However, this change can be an upgrade for the unit for various reasons.
The Bills’ defense has consistently been a top ten unit under McDermott and Frazier’s tenure together, but the defense has also been shaky. Specifically, there seemed to be a lack of aggressiveness and there would be confusion as to who was doing what on the field.
With a new play caller that is not Frazier, this gives the Bills an edge because it will be hard to game plan for the Bills if their defense is unknown at this point. While this may seem more of a con than a pro, it actually works out in the benefit of the Bills because this will be their opportunity to change and mistakes that have been made in previous seasons.