Inside The Bills

Improved run ‘D’ had simple solution

Posted by Chris Brown on December 1, 2012 – 11:49 am

When Buffalo’s run defense was having problems all you heard from the players and coaches was they needed better gap responsibility and better tackling fundamentals. And that’s exactly what they attribute to their improved run defense numbers the past two weeks in which they’ve held both the Dolphins and Colts to less than 90 yards rushing.

“It is that simple,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “We’ve said all along the early part of the year the most important thing was that we had consistency from our defense and that was gap fits and consistency in our tackling. We’ve gotten so much better at that in the last four or five weeks. Really it started back in Arizona. Our run defense started getting better there. I feel very good about where we are, but we’ve got to step it up even more.”

If the Bills can hold the Jaguars to under 90 yards rushing Sunday,  it would be the first time the Bills have posted three straight games of allowing fewer than 90 rushing yards since the 2003 season.

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