Inside The Bills

Wilson defends his def. coordinator

Posted by Chris Brown on November 30, 2011 – 3:10 pm

The Bills fan base has been less than pleased with the team’s performance on defense this season. If you ask George Wilson where the problem lies it’s not at the feet of Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards.

“George Edwards is certainly not the one out there executing the assignments,” said Wilson. “He makes the calls. Our 20-plus mental errors (last week) had nothing to do with the coaches. It had everything to do with the 11 guys that were out there on the field, getting aligned properly, making the right calls and executing their responsibilities. That has to fall on the players, not on the coaches.”

Wilson remains convinced that when they’re in sync defensively that they can stop opposing offenses.

“Coach Edwards has done a great job of staying even-keeled. He’s helped us to stay grounded. It works,” said Wilson. “When we’re all on the same page and communicating and everybody is doing what they’re supposed to be doing and not more than what’s asked of them we get off the field when we have the opportunity. So it doesn’t fall on Coach Edwards shoulders. We as players have to do a better job of consistently executing our assignments. Not just for the first quarter or the first half, but for 60 minutes of the ball game.”

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