The Buffalo Bills had one of the NFL’s worst defenses last season. That’s why many mock drafts have them selecting OLB Von Miller (Texas A&M) with their first-round pick.
But Bills head coach Chan Gailey knows getting a pass rusher or defensive player in the fold isn’t the only need. But improving their defensive will have an effect on other areas of the team.
“Our defense has got to get better. We’ve got to do a little bit better job of pass protection, but in going through the pass protection from last year I thought that we got better from the first to the end,” Gailey explained during last month’s NFL owners meetings. “If we can keep working on that the way I think we will, I think that will help. It wasn’t glaring, but it was just enough to keep us from where it needs to be. But if we can play better defensively I think we will naturally get better in special teams, running the football, pass protection, the receiving corps will get better. Defensively that’s what the biggest jump needs to be made.”
Gailey coached Miller during Senior Bowl week in January.
“I had first impressions and last impressions. The first impression was I heard so much about this guy he’s not nearly as big as I thought he was going to be. And the last impression when I walked out of there was I see why I’ve heard so much about this guy. He understands leverage, he understands blow delivery, he’s got amazing speed and quickness. He’s an interesting guy.”