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Kevin Johnson making strong push for #2 CB

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What I love about Kevin is that he’s gotten his hands on some footballs and taken the ball away a few times (in OTAs practice). His mindset has been impressive with his toughness and focus,” coach McDermott told members of the media prior to Tuesday’s practice.

Buffalo’s defensive backs coach John Butler held the same role with the Houston Texans where he coached Kevin Johnson during the first three years of his career, so the Bills know what the 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback can bring to the table.

“Coach J.B. I had in Houston for three years and he’s a very good coach that I know,” said Johnson upon signing with the team in March. “With him being here that’s a good thing for me because I know he’s a great DB coach. Leslie Frazier is a great defensive coordinator. Coach McDermott is a great coach as well, so for me to be able to come into that situation with three great coaches in place, it was a great thing for me.”

 

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Our cornerbacks and secondary looks to be second to none. Teams may have a better 1-2 punch at corner but I’ll take our entire unit over anyone’s 

 

whens the last time you you could say that about a Bills unit league wide?

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Let’s hope he can stay out of the trainers room

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4 minutes ago, NewEra said:

Our cornerbacks and secondary looks to be second to none. Teams may have a better 1-2 punch at corner but I’ll take our entire unit over anyone’s 

 

whens the last time you you could say that about a Bills unit league wide?

Defensive line under Schwartz.

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1 minute ago, K-GunJimKelly12 said:

Defensive line under Schwartz.

Good call although I’d rather have the super bowl winning Broncos DL if you include Von Miller and Demarcus Ware as DL considering all they really do is rush the QB.  Ware was near the end but he still dominated at times that year, Including the playoffs.  5 tackles and 2 sacks in the SB.  Id take Miller and Ware over Mario and Jerry. Going inside Kyle and Dareus vs Derek Wolfe, Malik Jackson and Sylvester Williams.  I might give our boys the advantage.

 

When choosing between the two units it’s hard not to the Denver DL was the best unit on the championship team. It was that Pass rush and Cover Guys that won the SB, not Peyton.  One DL will be remembered in the history of football while the other will be remembered by Bills fans.

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Making a push for a starting role...in June? 

 

 

Camp cannot start soon enough. 

 

 

 

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He's a 26 yr old that was picked 16th in the draft only four years ago.

 

If he's healthy - huge if - he's going to push for a job. The guy is going to be hungry.

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37 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

I like he right where he is....the first db on the field in case of injury to White and Wallace.......this will keep HIM healthy

 

Let the best man play.   It looks like Johnson is healthy now and may take the starting role from Wallace. I like Wallace and the way he played last year, but Johnson is physically more gifted (with an unfortunately bad injury history).

 

If Johnson is the best CB, he should play.  If he gets hurt, then the next man up.  It's a treat to have the depth we do to have back-ups who belong in this league.

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57 minutes ago, K-GunJimKelly12 said:

Defensive line under Schwartz.

 

But that unit was very one-dimensional: sacks. They were poor against the pass and run.

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8 minutes ago, njbuff said:

I'll believe it when I see it.

 

Seriously? You sound like the Bills secondary hasn't been any good the last two seasons?

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I'm glad Buffalo has evolved past the trend of losing a guy, add a guy.  Rinse repeat.  Levi Wallace, showed very good promise what did Buffalo do?  Sign former first rd pick Johnson on a proven it deal.  Bring back Gaines who was a year removed from a career year in this defense.  Same goes for the Oline.  I feel gms past sign the most expensive OG m, most expensive OT and draft a guy and that's it.  Buffalo went Center, center/guard, 2 guards, 2 tackles and drafted a tackle.  

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3 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

Seriously? You sound like the Bills secondary hasn't been any good the last two seasons?

 

I believe he was referring to KJ making a push for the #2 CB spot.  Reasonable skepticism given his injury history, IMO.

 

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10 minutes ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

 

I believe he was referring to KJ making a push for the #2 CB spot.  Reasonable skepticism given his injury history, IMO.

 

 

That's exactly what I meant.

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At worst we have depth at CB.  This is a good thing.  

 

I'm really excited with what I see on the D but it is a looooong time to September.  

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1 hour ago, aristocrat said:

Let’s hope he can stay out of the trainers room

The nice thing is the Bills also have depth.  Yes, it would be better if he can stay healthy, but the Bills don't have to feel dismayed at having to play Levi Wallace or EJ Gaines if Kevin Johnson gets nicked up.

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I really like Levi but best man should win.,,

 

and I was huge on this signing... he is a really good corner and still improving 

 

if he brings his A game He will take the #2 spot. He has the experience that Levi will get with time 

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If the competition is close, even with Johnson being slightly better, you give it to Wallace. Johnson is only here on a one year contract and has an injury history. 

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This could be big

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This beats hoping we can find some guy to start when the final cuts happen!   We know how THAT feels! 😋 

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He had better hope he's not doing the Peterman impression during mini OTA's & mini camp !! It would really suck if they let a good player walk & find out come game day dude ain't putting out what he was in practice .

 

Just saying please McD make sure this time cause last time disaster struck !! I hope he does work out to be a good get but patience grass hopper ...

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I think that Johnson looks better in shorts and non-contact.  

 

His strengths are his quickness and speed, but if I remember correctly KJ struggles with tackling and physicality.  

 

So it stands up to reason that KJ does well now, at this stage, but as so many people say, We will see when the "pads come on".

 

 

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42 minutes ago, T master said:

He had better hope he's not doing the Peterman impression during mini OTA's & mini camp !! It would really suck if they let a good player walk & find out come game day dude ain't putting out what he was in practice .

 

Just saying please McD make sure this time cause last time disaster struck !! I hope he does work out to be a good get but patience grass hopper ...

 

For the reasons I stated, I can’t see them making him a starter. The fourth CB (over Gaines)?  Sure. 

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1 hour ago, Buffalo716 said:

I really like Levi but best man should win.,,

 

and I was huge on this signing... he is a really good corner and still improving 

 

if he brings his A game He will take the #2 spot. He has the experience that Levi will get with time 

...agree......this kid, if he continues to rise as a 4th, can be "around for then some".....Daboll approves of this message............

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