Bills head coach Rex Ryan liked the performance of a lot of parts of his team Sunday. One in particular was his secondary.
Facing the league’s top ranked passing offense of a season ago the Buffalo defensive backs would have their hands full. But Ryan and DC Dennis Thurman dialed up a good number of pressure packages forcing Andrew Luck into an exclusive three-step passing game.
That in turn allowed Buffalo’s DBs to play aggressive on the short routes leading to a pair of interceptions and 12 total pass breakups. Stephon Gilmore led the effort with four PBUs.
“Yeah I think he did more than hold up, I think he thrived, I really do,” said Ryan. “If he comes away with that pick you know… he had a phenomenal game. Really the four corners we that we had play I thought all played extremely well. With [Nickell] Robey playing nickel, [Mario] Butler coming in there replacing the kid [Ronald Darby]. I thought all the guys played well. If we can hold up on the corner like that with our guys, oooh its going to be fun. It is going to be hard to do anything against us on defense.”
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