With the running threat that Cam Newton can be the Bills will have to be mindful of the read option plays, something that Buffalo’s defense has had trouble with in the past.
Seattle’s Russell Wilson victimized the Bills in 2012 with the read option and Buffalo’s defense had a measure of trouble with the read option plays run by Pat White in the preseason game against Washington a few weeks ago. The question is whether or not to put a spy on Newton.
It appeared that the Seahawks used MLB Bobby Wagner as a spy at times in the Week 1 game between Seattle and Carolina. Newton had just five carries for 38 yards against a pretty athletic linebacking corps for Seattle.
We asked head coach Doug Marrone if spying Newton has been a popular tactic of Carolina’s previous opponents.
“Athletically anyone you put in there to spy on him you’re going to be in trouble,” said Marrone. “I think he can beat that matchup. Not to say that we won’t look at that and give away some plans. He’s a very, very good quarterback I don’t ever want to lose sight of that. But he’s also an outstanding athlete.”
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