Hey guys....I dont post here often but im a life long bills fan hooked just like the rest of you. The reason im posting today is ive read alot of mock drafts recently that seem to ignore the bills biggest weakness...stopping the run. One i just read even going as far as saying "I refuse to draft run stopping defensive players to placate fans." Now, I dont have to tell you guys that the bills finished dead last in the NFL against the run.(for a little perspective here are the bottom 5)
Buffalo- 169.6 YPG
Denver- 154.6 YPG
Arizona- 154.6 YPG
Oakland- 133.6 YPG
Tampa- 131.7 YPG
So not only did we finish dead last, we did so by alot. The jets slashed us for 273 and 276 yards against us last year in two games. The Pats? 200 and 207 yards in two games. Guess what? we gotta play them again next year. Maybe im old school cause i believe if you cant stop the run, you cant win. I dont know how else to say how bad our Defense stunk against the run. Bad.
Now im a reasonable man, and i realize the improvement of our run D isnt doomed because you take a light in the ass LB or CB in the first or a TE or QB in the second. But fixing the run D must be a priority in this draft.
Opposing offensive lineman smile when they watch tape of the bills because they know they can have their way with our sissy defense, and that has to stop.