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Wright has history with Crabtree

Posted by Chris Brown on October 29, 2017 – 9:12 am

Shareece Wright is all too familiar with one of Oakland’s top receiving threats. Wright faced Michael Crabtree in games, so he has some working knowledge of what to expect.

Wright played against the Raiders last season as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. He looked at some of that tape to make sure he has a handle on how the likes of Crabtree played against him.

“Last year I played them and so I go back and see how they tried to attack me,” he said. “So I’ll do that and look at their last three or four games (this season).”

The Bills veteran corner felt he had a good game against Oakland, but gave up a couple of big plays, both of which went for touchdowns.

“I know I gave up two touchdowns,” he said. “So that’s one of the things I have to look at closely. I had a good game and two bad plays. I don’t want a repeat of that.”

Wright gave up a five-yard touchdown pass when he got caught peeking in the offensive backfield on a goal-to-go play from the Ravens five-yard line. By looking into the backfield, Wright didn’t get a good jam on Crabtree off the line. He slipped off and caught a fade pass from Derek Carr in the back right corner of the end zone.

Then in the fourth quarter, Wright unfortunately gave up what proved to be the game-winning touchdown with 2:12 left in the game on a 23-yard hook up between Carr and Crabtree. Wright finished with two tackles and a pair of pass breakups in the one-point loss.

“I expect them to come at me,” Wright said. “Being in the secondary and with a team like this they’re going to throw at you and they know who they want to throw the ball to.”


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Hyde: We got the bad side of the percentages

Posted by Chris Brown on October 9, 2017 – 9:36 am

When a team finishes a game plus-2 in the takeaway category the percentages are high that they win the game. Buffalo was plus-2 on Sunday in Cincinnati, but it did not translate into a win for the Bills. Micah Hyde respects the percentages, but tries not to pay attention to them knowing they guarantee nothing.

“As far as you stat lovers go, 70 percent of the time when you’re plus-two in the turnover differential in a road game you win,” he said. “But this was that 30 percent today. That’s why I don’t pay attention to the stats. It doesn’t matter. We had more opportunities to make plays and we just didn’t execute.”

CB Shareece Wright reiterated the stance that many of Buffalo’s defenders made after the loss at Carolina. Not only do they need to get takeaways, they have to turn those takeaways into touchdowns themselves.

“We’ve got to score when we get those turnovers,” he said. “That’s what we talk about. We’ve been getting those turnovers and getting the ball out. But we’ve got to take it to the next level and make touchdowns and make points ourselves.”

 


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Gaines, Glenn, Hyde & Wright all questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on October 6, 2017 – 1:51 pm

The Bills secondary could be pretty shorthanded on Sunday if some nicked up players are unable to play against the Bengals.

Cornerbacks EJ Gaines and Shareece Wright are both questionable for Sunday’s game along with safety Micah Hyde.

Head coach Sean McDermott expressed confidence that Hyde had come through the week well, but he was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday. Wright was also limited on Friday. Gaines however, did not practice at all and appears to be the biggest question mark for Sunday after sustaining a groin injury in last week’s game.

With only four cornerbacks on the roster the Bills will likely have to add at least one cornerback to the roster for insurance.

Meanwhile OT Cordy Glenn is questionable too in his return from foot and ankle problems. He missed each of the last two games, but was back practicing this week. Friday was the first time he practiced on a full scale basis in two weeks. Rookie Dion Dawkins is expected to make his third straight start at left tackle.

 

 

OUT
LB Ramon Humber – thumb
WR Jordan Matthews – thumb

QUESTIONABLE
CB EJ Gaines – groin
CB Shareece Wright – back
S Micah Hyde – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle

 


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Gaines already knew a CB on Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on August 13, 2017 – 8:20 pm

Newly acquired CB E.J. Gaines knew a couple of coaches on Sean McDermott’s staff because they were previously with the Los Angeles Rams. Defensive line coach Mike Waufle and tight ends coach Rob Boras. But he also knew a cornerback on Buffalo’s roster coming in the door.

“I actually was good friends with Shareece Wright before I came and everything, so that’s a good thing being in the corner room,” said Gaines after practice Sunday. “He’s definitely teaching me some of the game plan and some of the techniques that coaches want us to use so that’s good.”

Wright had to leave practice Sunday with a thumb injury. He’ll be re-evaluated on Monday.


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