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Buffalo Bills news, 1/28: Jim Schwartz discusses "attack scheme"

Jim Schwartz met the media in Buffalo Monday. Read what he had to say.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

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Both Doug Marrone and Jim Schwartz spoke with the media Monday. Here is the full press conference. Video included.

Schwartz: Scheme will attack and be flexible -
"Mike and I are different guys and even though I think continuity is important and there’s something to be said for that, we’re going to look very hard over the next few months for ways to keep as much continuity as we can," Schwartz said. "From a coaching standpoint a lot of times it’s coaches adapting to players."

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"The new Bills defensive coordinator sits down with Chris Brown to talk about coming from a similar background as coach Marrone, what kind of defensive scheme he relies on, and how he's so effective in getting a message across to the players."

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"The biggest pluses for Schwartz – a unit that has some talent, including a defensive line that featured three Pro Bowlers (end Mario Williams, tackles Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus) in this past Sunday’s annual all-star showcase and a back-end led by three-time Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd. Schwartz also said he’s thrilled to get the chance to work with defensive backs Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin, cornerbacks he’s admired from afar – going back to their college days."

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"We’re an attack scheme, it’s a scheme built on the guys up front getting after the quarterback. As much as you want to be multi-dimensional with personnel groups, this league comes down to one on one and I think we have some guys that can do that," he said.

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"Bills head coach Doug Marrone wasn’t shy in laying out what he feels will unfold in terms of departures from his coaching staff, as former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine tries to put together his own staff in Cleveland."

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"In addition, Pettine plucked assistants Chuck Driesbach (linebackers), Brian Fleury (assistant linebackers coach) and Jeff Hafley (secondary) off the staff he worked on in Buffalo as defensive coordinator."

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"It's a process and there's no carryover. You start over again and you try to get something done," Brandon told The Associated Press on Monday. "We just weren't able to come up with a solution that worked for both parties, so you reset it and start again."

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