The Bills D gave up some serious points/yards/big plays in KC. However, for the first time this season I saw the defense playing loose and taking A LOT of chances. The result? 5 turnovers. The game plan was aggressive and the Bills seemed to have a "do or die" attitude the whole game (see Trent Edwards' 2 TD runs). Can the Bills defense continue to be aggressive without giving up big plays? Well, of course. If Buffalo fine tunes its run fits to eliminate the big runs they've given up the past couple weeks and George Wilson gets some cleats with spikes in them AND we stop relying on Kawika Mitchell to cover runningbacks.... we should be fine.
There is a common denominator with the Bills defense making big plays: and it's the blitzing. When we get pressure on the QB our CBs are good enough to capitalize on the mistakes. This has been the case since the very beginning of the season when we saw Perry Fewell open up against the Seahawks with exotic blitzes, only to mysteriously abandon his pressure packages later.
And how much was Bryan Scott missed when George Wilson was being abused by Tony Gonzales? Fewer big plays should be given up when Scott , Whitner, and Schobel return to the line up.
And I'm officially never sticking up for Chris Kelsay ever again. The man is an Alzheimer's patient when it comes to containment. Teams specifically game plan misdirections at Kelsay because they know he abandons his responsibilities EVERY time. You'd think he would muster up a little pride and fix the problem but it just makes me realize how much Schobel is missed. Even when they run naked boots and counters at Denney he recognizes and at least disrupts the play, Schobel is even better. I even saw our rookie, Chris Ellis, do a better job in containment than Kelsay. Captain or not, Kelsay needs to be called out in front of everybody in the film room. If he keeps this crap up, and Ellis comes along a little bit... he may be a "surprise" cut in the off-season or training camp... because he is eating $6 million in cap space.
Finally, Trent Edwards. He started the game out with the same indecisiveness and lack of confidence that has taken him over recently... but I think as the game wore on and he started making some plays... by game's end he was almost (like 90-95%) old Trent. He'll be facing another 3-4 defense next week and he has yet to prove he can dismantle one. Turk Schonert needs to commit to the run and make sure he has some plays in order that can find holes in those cover 3's and cloud zones they've been throwing at Trent. And for the Love of God can we please stop having our backs check down in the flats?! Check down in the middle of the field and put pressure on the LB zones to open up the middle of the field a little bit. Not to mention you're guaranteed to actually gain 4-5 yards.