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Penalties piling up

Posted by johnmurphyshow on December 24, 2012 – 4:30 pm

In his three year tenure as Head Coach of the Bills, one of the hallmarks of the team has been the way it avoids penalties.

The 2011 Bills averaged 5.4 penalties per game, one of the lowest penalty rates in the league.   With one game to go this season, the Bills have 100-penalties, an average of 6.7 penalties per game.

In Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, Buffalo was flagged 11-times.  It’s the fourth time this year the team has had double-digit penalties in a game.

Head Coach Chan Gailey says the 11-penalties against the Dolphins were particularly troubling.

“Lack of concentration,” Gailey said Monday.   “We had three false starts by the offensive line and one by a wide receiver.  That’s just lack of concentration.   We had some face masks and a late hit and a couple of defensive penalties.  But the pre snap penalties are the ones that make you the maddest as a football coach.”


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