Inside The Bills

Chan on his cover men

Posted by Chris Brown on September 10, 2012 – 4:59 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey on WGR Sportsradio 550 Monday was asked to assess the play of a couple of his top cover corners in Sunday’s opener.

With respect to Leodis McKelvin, who surrendered three third down conversions and a pair of touchdowns was asked if McKelvin had reverted back to 2011 form.

“It looked like his leverage got out of whack,” said Gailey. “He played his leverage right almost every snap of the preseason, but he lost his leverage yesterday. I don’t know if the speed of the game got him or what got him during the course of the game. But he lost leverage on about three or four coverages and let the guy outrun him for the touchdown.”

On Stephon Gilmore, Gailey explained how initially in the preseason Gilmore played tentative and then turned it up and played more like himself in the preseason finale with his trademark aggressiveness. But it didn’t show up Sunday as Gailey saw it.

“A little soft. He played a little tentative,” said Gailey. “He got off balance and played a little tentative yesterday. He has shown to be a much more physical and much more dominant force than he did yesterday. I think he’ll learn from this. He’s got all the tools.”

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