Inside The Bills

Wannstedt on his defense

Posted by Chris Brown on October 12, 2012 – 8:20 pm

The defense has left a lot to be desired the past two weeks and fans have wanted to hear from Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt for answers as to what is going on with that side of the ball. Wannstedt spoke after Friday’s practice.

“The inconsistency has been the most frustrating thing for all of us,” he said. “We came out of preseason feeling good. There was a transition with new players and a new system and got into the season and felt good even into halftime of the New England game. We’ve had a game and a half of disappointment to put it bluntly.

“Now the good news is it’s basically the same guys we played with earlier in the year. We had a good week of practice, we’re re-focused. We have to come out here and play as good as we can play this week. And I expect us to. I think we’ll play good. I really believe that.”

When asked about the unit’s confidence and whether it can be refortified, Wannstedt believes it can.

“It doesn’t take much to lose confidence in this league as an individual, as a group as a team,” Wannstedt said. “You can get your confidence back just as fast. And you don’t get your confidence back on Sunday. To me you get your confidence back on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You’re going in to take the exam on Sunday and the more prepared we are, the more confident we are, the better we will play on Sunday.”

So when asked how he anticipates his defensive unit will play against the Cardinals, Wannstedt was concise.

“I expect us to bounce back this week and play good,” he said. “We have proven we are capable of that, both run and pass and we’ve just got to get back to doing that.”


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