Inside The Bills

Players like Edwards’ approach

Posted by Chris Brown on August 8, 2010 – 3:22 pm

Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards has had a big challenge in front of him in taking a roster made up largely of players that have been accustomed to the 4-3 system and get them to adapt to a 3-4. Ten days into camp, his players are voicing their approval for his approach in getting that accomplished.

“I really like Coach Edwards and everything that he’s implemented in the defense, just as a person and as a coach,” said Jairus Byrd. “Just as he goes about it and his demeanor is really cool.”

Edwards can be heard raising his voice on the practice field, but of late there has been more praise than constructive criticism.

“Coach Edwards does a great job of teaching us, so he makes it real simple for us to pick up,” said Kawika Mitchell.

Early returns in camp have been promising as the defense has looked good fitting up the run and making plays in defending the pass including their fair share of takeaways.

“I think guys have really been working hard,” Edwards said. “We’ve installed a lot here at camp, technically and fundamentally. They’ve all been working hard. We’re just out here every day trying to improve, see what different guys bring to the table and see how we can adjust to situations.”

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