Inside The Bills

Why predicting sacks can be tricky

Posted by Chris Brown on July 2, 2012 – 9:43 am

Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt is just as optimistic as any Bills fan about the kind of pass rush his front four is going to be able to generate this coming season, especially knowing he’s got a second wave of defensive linemen that would start on some other NFL clubs. All that being said, Wannstedt cautions that predicting just how many sacks the Bills can log can be tough.

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with Wannstedt touched on a number of topics concerning his defense including just how effective the unit could be in taking down opposing quarterbacks.

“A lot goes into getting sacks,” he said. “I’ve been involved with college teams and pro teams that have led the nation and led the league in sacks. A lot has to do with the situation that you’re in. Are you playing from behind? Are you playing from ahead? A lot of it has to with the guys rushing the passer. A lot has to do with quarterbacks you might face or offensive linemen during the year. We’re going to get our share.”

The league average last season was just over 40 sacks (40.25). Buffalo should easily exceed that total as a team in 2012.

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