Inside The Bills

Florence likes more man-to-man

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2010 – 8:43 am

With the advent of the 3-4 defense in Buffalo, it’s widely anticipated that there will be more man-to-man defense calls this year for the Bills secondary. And as far as Drayton Florence is concerned that suits him just fine.

Interviewed at his annual ‘Make it Happen’ free football camp last weekend by the Ocala Star Banner, where over 350 kids were in attendance as well as teammate Marcus Stroud, Florence shared his thoughts about Buffalo’s new defensive approach.

“I’m a man-to-man (coverage) guy,” Florence said. “That’s what I like doing. We had a great secondary last year. I’ve never been on a team that was second in the league in pass defense and hopefully this year we can be No. 1.”

Florence is arguably the most physical cornerback on the team, and the veteran is often schooling the younger DBs on using their hands in the five-yard window. With more man-to-man coverages anticipated this season, it should also free up more defenders to blitz, which could be a necessity for Buffalo’s pass rush if Schobel does indeed retire.


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