Inside The Bills

Assessing the pass rush

Posted by Chris Brown on September 29, 2010 – 2:19 pm

Through the first three games the Bills defense has logged four sacks. They know as well as anyone it’s not good enough.

“Well that’s the one thing that we’ve got to do a better job of is pressuring the passer and I think that we’ve got to do better when we rush four,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “We’ve got to do better when we rush five and six. It’s not just one thing that’s creating a lack of pass rush for us right now.”

When asked if he was satisfied with the team’s pass rush, DL Dwan Edwards said he was not.

“I don’t think you ever are, no matter how many times you get to the quarterback, you want to get to him more, get a few more shots on him, a few more hits and force some more bad throws to increase your chances of winning. It’s something we have to get better at,” he said. “You’ve got to get after every quarterback you play. That’s got to be the plan and where you start and to have success that’s what you’ve got to do.”

Entrusted with filling the void left by the retired Aaron Schobel, second-year OLB Aaron Maybin has been looked upon as the future linch pin of the team’s pass rush. He saw the most time on the field defensively last Sunday getting 38 plays. Gailey knows there’s still some progress that Maybin has to make.

“Aaron is one of the guys that has to continue to improve,” Gailey said. “He needs to be a pass rush threat for us. We’ve got to get him to stay strong the whole game. He rushed better in the first half than the second half. Hopefully he stays strong and rushes in the second half of games. You should be getting stronger as games go on.”


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