A Philosophically Driven Buffalo Bills Roster Anomaly

Yes, it's the off-season, so roster personnel counts don't matter at this point, as teams are still adding and subtracting players in advance of the 2012 NFL Draft. Still, there's one fact about the Buffalo Bills roster, as it currently stands, that should be pointed out if only for the philosophical take-away.

As of today, the Bills have 17 defensive linemen on the roster. That is equal to the combined total of linebackers (seven) and defensive backs (ten) on the team at the moment.

Obviously, that is going to change - the team is expected to add depth at linebacker, cornerback and potentially even safety in the draft - and the ratio of linemen to everything else that the Bills carry into the regular season will be significantly smaller. Still, you can chalk this current roster anomaly up to another instance of brutal honesty from the Bills' football department: Dave Wannstedt said he wanted a defense driven by defensive line play, and that's where the Bills have concentrated their resources to this point in the off-season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker