The Bills secondary were the beneficiaries of some fortuitous deflections in both the morning and evening practices Friday, but don’t tell Chan Gailey they were lucky plays.
In the morning practice, Jairus Byrd made his second interception of the day catching a deflected pass during red zone work in the end zone for an interception. In the night practice, Bryan Scott got his second takeaway when he ran headlong to pick off a deflected pass during a two-minute drill. But Gailey says while deflected passes may look like a lucky break, they’re anything but.
“I don’t believe in luck,” Gailey said. “Those guys hustle and if you’re hustling then you make big plays and you get those things and they’re good for you. To me that’s a mark of a hustling defense.”
All in all it was a heck of a day for the safeties with Byrd (2 INTs), Scott (1 INT, 1 FR) and Whitner (2 INTs) all recording a pair of takeaways on the day. The secondary is looking downright scary for opposing passing games.
Tags: Bryan Scott, Chan Gailey, Donte Whitner, Jairus Byrd
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