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By: Justin DiLoro | 5 hours ago

 

Usually, teams who have the best secondaries often limit the number of passing yards allowed.

Apparently, Fox Sports didn’t get that memo.

The outlet sent out a Twitter poll asking “Which NFL team has the best secondary?” The poll, which featured the options of the Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns, curiously left off the team who allowed the fewest passing yards in the league last season.

The Buffalo Bills.

The Bills led the league by allowing only 179.8 passing yards per game, a 15-yard cushion over the second-place Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bills safety Micah Hyde noticed this omission.

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/05/17/buffalo-bills-secondary-left-out-mention-micah-hyde/

 

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Under the radar isn't a bad thing. Sneak attack.

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There are 31 teams in the league, some teams are forgotten

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4 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

By: Justin DiLoro | 5 hours ago

 

Usually, teams who have the best secondaries often limit the number of passing yards allowed.

Apparently, Fox Sports didn’t get that memo.

The outlet sent out a Twitter poll asking “Which NFL team has the best secondary?” The poll, which featured the options of the Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns, curiously left off the team who allowed the fewest passing yards in the league last season.

The Buffalo Bills.

The Bills led the league by allowing only 179.8 passing yards per game, a 15-yard cushion over the second-place Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bills safety Micah Hyde noticed this omission.

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/05/17/buffalo-bills-secondary-left-out-mention-micah-hyde/

 

Technically, the question wasn't, Which team has the best secondary in the NFL?

They knew the Bills are number 1!

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Posted (edited)

Just watch the pundits take notice when we start stunting Eddie O back there...

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Didn’t Wrecks have some hare brained schemes about defensive players dropping back in passing situations to non traditional coverage from their normal positions?

Edited by Ridgewaycynic2013
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1 hour ago, Bangarang said:

Let’s boycott until everyone respects us!

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Just a typical national media slant.  They're just trying to draw the most readers/watchers.  Fox Sports writers and pundits are generally a joke.  Practically unwatchable as someone already observed.  The Bills just need to let their play define the national narrative.

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I agree our secondary is good but teams did run all over us last year so no need for huge passing numbers. 

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34 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

By: Justin DiLoro | 5 hours ago

 

Usually, teams who have the best secondaries often limit the number of passing yards allowed.

Apparently, Fox Sports didn’t get that memo.

The outlet sent out a Twitter poll asking “Which NFL team has the best secondary?” The poll, which featured the options of the Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns, curiously left off the team who allowed the fewest passing yards in the league last season.

The Buffalo Bills.

The Bills led the league by allowing only 179.8 passing yards per game, a 15-yard cushion over the second-place Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bills safety Micah Hyde noticed this omission.

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/05/17/buffalo-bills-secondary-left-out-mention-micah-hyde/

 

Yards per game isn’t the most telling pass defense stat but, that said, the Bills were more than respectable in the two most key pass defense stats: yards per attempt and passer rating allowed. Tied for first in the league in the former and place third overall in the latter. It is journalistic dereliction of duty not to include the Bills in the top three over all, let alone top five. Just lazy work by FOX Sports. 

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8 minutes ago, TroutDog said:

I agree our secondary is good but teams did run all over us last year so no need for huge passing numbers. 

 

Wrong.  The Bills were 9th best in yards per rush allowed. 

 

And to leave the Bills off, when they were 1st in YPP and total yardage despite having uncertainty at the 2nd starting spot until Wallace (who some considered a 1st round talent when the season was over) became a starter, added Gaines (who when healthy is a top CB and who will see less wear-and-tear as a 4th CB) and Kevin Johnson (a former 1st rounder who will be fine covering teams' 5th receiving option), and drafted Ed Oliver...

 

But again, opinions...

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3 minutes ago, Doc said:

 

Wrong.  The Bills were 9th best in yards per rush allowed. 

 

And to leave the Bills off, when they were 1st in YPP and total yardage despite having uncertainty at the 2nd starting spot until Wallace (who some considered a 1st round talent when the season was over) became a starter, added Gaines (who when healthy is a top CB and who will see less wear-and-tear as a 4th CB) and Kevin Johnson (a former 1st rounder who will be fine covering teams' 5th receiving option), and drafted Ed Oliver...

 

But again, opinions...

We gave up 114 yards per game at 4.2 ypc and there were multiple games with over 200 yards.

 

Overall, yes, the numbers were good but that’s because we were always playing from behind and other teams were simply running to burn the clock. 

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It's Fox Sports. They're the ones who allowed the rigged "best fanbase vote" to go on without any mention of all the cheating on behalf of Titans fans.

So, I guess what I'm saying is....Fox Sports Twitter polls are worth about as much as AOL stock at this point.

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20 minutes ago, TroutDog said:

I agree our secondary is good but teams did run all over us last year so no need for huge passing numbers. 

That would explain the low yards per game, but as I said above, they are elite in the ypa and passer rating allowed stats, too. 

 

We get any kind of pass rush to complement them, our secondary could be dominant. 

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24 minutes ago, K-9 said:

Yards per game isn’t the most telling pass defense stat but, that said, the Bills were more than respectable in the two most key pass defense stats: yards per attempt and passer rating allowed. Tied for first in the league in the former and place third overall in the latter. It is journalistic dereliction of duty not to include the Bills in the top three over all, let alone top five. Just lazy work by FOX Sports. 

 

This has nothing to do with journalism, it's commenting/ editorial. 

 

I don't know how you guys don't get exhausted of being upset of an article. Who cares.

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46 minutes ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

Just watch the pundits take notice when we start stunting Eddie O back there...

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Didn’t Wrecks have some hare brained schemes about defensive players dropping back in passing situations to non traditional coverage from their normal positions?

Every attacking 34 defense drops lineman occasionally 

 

the weakside olb on the Line Of scrimmage drops a good amount in a 34(that was Hughes a lot) .., also D ends are also occasionally asked to drop for overload blitzes

 

von Miller drops in coverage a few times a game

 

rex got too cute

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Just now, Ol Dirty B said:

 

This has nothing to do with journalism, it's commenting/ editorial. 

 

I don't know how you guys don't get exhausted of being upset of an article. Who cares.

Op/Ed is journalism. Just like investigative, special features, politics, and everything else under that umbrella.

 

Even a cursory examination of the pass defense stats suggests they were lazy in not mentioning the third best overall pass defense in the league last year. 

 

I could give two schits if any writer criticizes the Bills, warranted or not. But I have a low tolerance for laziness.

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26 minutes ago, TroutDog said:

We gave up 114 yards per game at 4.2 ypc and there were multiple games with over 200 yards.

 

Overall, yes, the numbers were good but that’s because we were always playing from behind and other teams were simply running to burn the clock. 

 

They were 16th in terms of rushing yards/game surrendered.  And the number of running plays they faced was 22nd most, which is about 3 more running plays a game from top-10.  If they were in the bottom of the pack in most of those categories, I would agree with you.  But the passing yards/play is the most important stat.

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Can’t you just feel how not Celt this year is setting up for us?

This is exactly where I want to be. 

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11 minutes ago, Doc said:

 

They were 16th in terms of yards/game surrendered.  And the number of running plays they faced was 22nd most, which is about 3 more running plays a game from top-10.  If they were in the bottom of the pack in most of those categories, I would agree with you.  But the passing yards/play is the most important stats.

 

Yeah - there were 3 that stick out.  NE just ran it up and down the field.  The Jax game before fournette got tossed. And the Marlon Mack game.

 

What's so stunning when looking at some of the defenses stats - We lost to Miami, and Houston and both had like 200 yards.  Then there was the bears game where we somehow lost by 30 to a team with less than 200 yards on offense.  I remember the end of the season but man, its easy to forget how lost this team was on offense even with Josh Allen.  

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