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Did the Bills defense really turn it on today, 7 sacks.....

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6 minutes ago, KayAdams said:

 

I was surprised he didn't win it during the preseason.

 

By the way, anyone know what happened to Trent Murphy this afternoon? I see 8 players contributed to 7 sacks today, but our $9 million DE wasn't one of them.

  I am not sure he was given a fair chance honestly, he was making a ton of plays and picks in camp if I am not mistaking.

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45 minutes ago, Lieutenant Aldo Raine said:

This might have been the best the D-Line played all year.  They were definitely disruptive today!

 

Not so much the four man rush, which was about the same as all year. 

 

What was different was the commitment to blizing (and faking the blitz) of the LBs.    That's the most they've done that this year as they obviously had no respect for the Fin's O-line and running game and dared Fitz to beat them...

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Purely conjecture, but I have a hard time believing the increased stunts and blitzes were not a directive coordinated by McDermott. Just not sure it's in Frazier's DNA regardless of the obvious need to creatively attack the LOS.

 

With the Bills front four lacking difference makers, THIS is what you have to do if you're going to create pressure and make the opposing QB uncomfortable.

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4 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

Purely conjecture, but I have a hard time believing the increased stunts and blitzes were not a directive coordinated by McDermott. Just not sure it's in Frazier's DNA regardless of the obvious need to creatively attack the LOS.

 

With the Bills front four lacking difference makers, THIS is what you have to do if you're going to create pressure and make the opposing QB uncomfortable.

It’s clearly not in McDermott’s DNA either. He hasn’t waited 2.5 years to suddenly want to blitz a lot. He should though, because of Edmunds and Milano’s speed and playmaking ability. 

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Check out the 2019 sack stats after 10 games:

 

11.5 from 5 different DT's

8.5 from 4 different DE's

5 from 3 difference LB's

4 from 4 different DB's

 

I don't have any of the pressure or hurry stats with me, but it's interesting how little our DE's actually contribute to the total sack number (8.5 of 29). I wonder how this compares to other 4-3 defenses?

 

Also, only Jordan Phillips stands out with 7 sacks. Otherwise, it's been a true team effort with 15 other players contributing to 22 sacks.

 

Make use of this info as you so please. My interpretation remains that this defense needs an All-Pro pass-rushing DE to be the truly elite defense we hoped we had earlier in the season (one that doesn't allow the Browns to march down the field for a game-winning TD drive, for example. Or one that can generate more than 0.6 interceptions a game, as another).

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3 hours ago, Phil The Thrill said:

They blitzed a lot more this week than have al season long.  Edmunds on a blitz has been pretty lethal.  If he didn’t get pressure it allowed one of the other defenders a chance to penetrate.  I’m hoping this is something they consider next week gains Denver and in Dallas.  Can those QB’s beat the blitz?

If they had blitzed Mayfield last week on that final drive we will be 8-2 now

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3 hours ago, billsfan_34 said:

D line played good- Miami line is really bad


So is Cleveland’s but we decided to play it safe, which worked for most of the game, but a gameplan like this probably would’ve turned Baker inside out. 

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7 minutes ago, SCBills said:


So is Cleveland’s but we decided to play it safe, which worked for most of the game, but a gameplan like this probably would’ve turned Baker inside out. 

💯 accurate! 7-3 sounds good thou - Lets get Denver!!!

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Hughes has been pretty good getting pressure all year.  Was glad to see him get the sack today.

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5 hours ago, Marvlevydraftdaygenius said:

You see when leslie Frazer dials up blitzes it works let that secondary you have prove how good it is and sell out to stop the run and blitz more.  Put fear in quarterbacks and make them nervous about buffalo front seven are they coming.  Good game by frazer today.  Let's build on it.

Go back and watch the game, I saw a few instances on the sideline where McD had the call sheet in his hand was was looking at it while calling it in

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2 hours ago, SCBills said:


So is Cleveland’s but we decided to play it safe, which worked for most of the game, but a gameplan like this probably would’ve turned Baker inside out. 

I agree.

 

Fitz is probably still in an ice bath as we speak after the punishment he took today.🛁

 

 

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1 hour ago, Reed83HOF said:

Go back and watch the game, I saw a few instances on the sideline where McD had the call sheet in his hand was was looking at it while calling it in

Well if it was McDermott calling keep it up.

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8 hours ago, Kelly the Dog said:

It’s clearly not in McDermott’s DNA either. He hasn’t waited 2.5 years to suddenly want to blitz a lot. He should though, because of Edmunds and Milano’s speed and playmaking ability. 

Agreed. Both LBs had terrific games. Mark it down, Milano is a Pro Bowler.

 

10 hours ago, JR in Pittsburgh said:


stats were misleading re DaVante Parker. He had a good game, and got two big chunk plays. But most of his catches were ones where Tre seemed to just be giving him a cushion (maybe because of how much they were blitzing).

 

Kevin Johnson looked terrific.

 

the big difference was the aggression by the front 7– tons of blitzing and really flying to the ball on run D. It was amazing! 
 

PS: why don’t you download the Sunday ticket app? You can watch the games streamed or after the fact on there. 

 

He’s in Japan. The games aren’t on @1:00pm there.🤪

8 hours ago, LSHMEAB said:

Purely conjecture, but I have a hard time believing the increased stunts and blitzes were not a directive coordinated by McDermott. Just not sure it's in Frazier's DNA regardless of the obvious need to creatively attack the LOS.

 

With the Bills front four lacking difference makers, THIS is what you have to do if you're going to create pressure and make the opposing QB uncomfortable.

It was very effective. The passing yards against will suffer though, as all receivers have single coverage when you bring the house. If the Bills decide to make the blitz more prevalent down the stretch, it will be reflected in yards against when we don’t get the sack.

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1 hour ago, Chandler#81 said:

It was very effective. The passing yards against will suffer though, as all receivers have single coverage when you bring the house. If the Bills decide to make the blitz more prevalent down the stretch, it will be reflected in yards against when we don’t get the sack.

I don’t think they blitz as much going forward. However, they certainly needed to reestablish the threat of blitzing. Now that there’s a game on tape where they went ham with the pressure they can use the looks to disguise coverage again. We shall see. 

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Fitz was always feast or famine when he played here when opposing teams blitzed.  The trick is disguising it and the Bills did a good job of that yesterday.  I'm glad we don't have to face him again.  I'd love to have him come here next year as our backup.

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It seems like when our defense is more aggressive (blitzing) it inspires our offensive players to be more aggressive.  

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13 hours ago, billrooter said:

  You guys will have to excuse me I have been working in Japan the last five and a half weeks and have not watched a game. Hopefully they are taping on the sunday ticket like I set them up to do but not sure with that revolving channel. I have only read the box scores up to this point and seen we had seven sacks, that is great hope it continues! Did the sacks look legit, when you get that many in a singlegame I would hope so? I was also wondering Devante Parker had a huge game, and noticed both Kevin Johnson and Levi had 4 tackles apiece, did Levi and Kevin split time? Who got torched by him today for the most part? Thanks guys and seems like a damn good game, Let's Go Buffalo!!!

 

You should get NFL Game Cast. Game replays on demand, and I think live games are available if you are outside North America.

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30 minutes ago, Doc Brown said:

Fitz was always feast or famine when he played here when opposing teams blitzed.  The trick is disguising it and the Bills did a good job of that yesterday.  I'm glad we don't have to face him again.  I'd love to have him come here next year as our backup.

Bad JuJu man. No need to bring the Fitzpatrick cycle back to Buffalo. 

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I was surprised he didn't win it during the preseason.

 

By the way, anyone know what happened to Trent Murphy this afternoon? I see 8 players contributed to 7 sacks today, but our $9 million DE wasn't one of them.

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Levi is not the answer at CB2, but neither is Johnson though I feel he's a modest upgrade to Wallace at best. 

 

Trent is not as bad as people make him out. If you're looking for sacks from him forget it. His game is contain, sealing the edge and keeping plays at the LOS. And he does that pretty well. Not sexy, but consistent. I do feel like Star he is over paid for what he does. 

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35 minutes ago, Shortchaz said:

It seems like when our defense is more aggressive (blitzing) it inspires our offensive players to be more aggressive.  

fearless !

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14 hours ago, billrooter said:

  You guys will have to excuse me I have been working in Japan the last five and a half weeks and have not watched a game. Hopefully they are taping on the sunday ticket like I set them up to do but not sure with that revolving channel. I have only read the box scores up to this point and seen we had seven sacks, that is great hope it continues! Did the sacks look legit, when you get that many in a singlegame I would hope so? I was also wondering Devante Parker had a huge game, and noticed both Kevin Johnson and Levi had 4 tackles apiece, did Levi and Kevin split time? Who got torched by him today for the most part? Thanks guys and seems like a damn good game, Let's Go Buffalo!!!

Welcome to the club.  I spent the last 3 years in Okinawa.  Wake up at 2 in the morning and watch the games like I did.  Well, now it's 3 in the morning with day lights saving. lol

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Just now, Ethan in Portland said:

Distractors????

detractor..  Sorry too much beer last night 

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