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Thurman: Bills DB talent right behind Seattle

Posted by Chris Brown on February 6, 2015 – 10:47 am

Bills new defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman is still finalizing evaluations of the defense he inherits here in Buffalo as he goes through game and practice tape from last season. One thing the former NFL defensive back is sure of is the collective talent in Buffalo’s secondary is right up there with the best in the NFL.

In an interview on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550, Thurman put the talent level of Buffalo’s secondary behind only one other team in the league.

“Our secondary is probably as talented as any group that’s not in Seattle,” Thurman said. “They’re guys that can play. They don’t have the same name recognition as some others in the league, but very talented players, so now we’re in the process of how we’re going to put it all together.”

When asked to elaborate on his impressions of Buffalo’s secondary, Thurman laid out what he liked about the Bills DBs.

“They have a group of playmakers. There are times when you’re dealing with guys that are playing back there and there’s hesitation or caution or a fear of giving up a play or getting beat deep, so they play tentatively. They don’t play that way. They play aggressively and they make plays,” said Thurman. “They get their hands on the football. They tackle well. That was another thing that jumped out in our evaluations is how well they tackle and get guys on the ground.”


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