Inside The Bills

No lunging at Vick

Posted by Chris Brown on October 7, 2011 – 7:04 am

Knowing how elusive Michael Vick is as a quarterback, the Bills defense, though eager to bring him down or apply pressure whenever they can, realizes they have to be disciplined in their pursuit not reckless.

“Ninety-nine percent of the time the first guy back there he’s going to make him miss,” said Kyle Williams. “That’s something we’ve talked about. With him you can’t just go take your shot. You need to break down and try to slow him down and get in his face.  So we’re going to try to get after him and disrupt him.

He will stay (in the pocket) as long as he has to but it’s obvious, and you can tell, he likes to get out of the pocket and make things break down and then throw the ball.  The scary thing about him is it might have been last week or the week before, they get in a 3rd and 15 or 3rd and 16, he gets out of the pocket, makes it look like he’s going to throw and then runs it for the first down.  Those are the things that are going to kill you.”

Williams said the problem defenses have is when they try to rush upfield around the edges to hem him in, but get too far upfield and he steps up past them through the pocket and is off to the races.

“When he really hurts guys is when you blitz and rush and you’re behind the guy and you create these big seams in the defense or open up the field to him,” said Williams. “That’s when he hurts you on deep balls or with him running. It’s a big test for anybody when you play the guy.”

 


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