The Bills look to bounce back this week and get an important win on the road at Miami Sunday. Here’s your latest rundown of questions from email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter at @ChrisBrownBills.
Hey Chris any chance we will see more blitz packages and sack coming from our D-Line this week. Didn’t see much last week :/
CB: In the wake of sticking almost exclusively with a pass rush of their front four in the first half last week I would anticipate that Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman will mix it up a bit more. So while there will be instances where they do just rush four, I believe they will weave in some blitz packages in certain down and distance situations. As for sack totals, the Bills have averaged 4.5 sacks per game in the last four meetings, so you’re likely to see more of them Sunday.
2 – @ChrisBrownBills
How is the team morale going into week 3 after a tough loss last Sunday? #Bills
CB: Team morale is just fine heading into Sunday. One loss can’t be a soul crusher for any team and that’s certainly not the case at One Bills Drive. The offense is encouraged by the rhythm they found late in last week’s game with three straight touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to make it a game. And for the record Tyrod Taylor confirmed for me that New England was not sitting back. They were playing the same defensive looks that were working earlier in the game. And the defense is motivated to redeem themselves last week as is special teams. So I’m expecting a strong performance.
3 – @ChrisBrownBills
I know the Bills haven’t said too much about Aaron Williams but is it possible he’s back for the Giants game?
CB: Bills head coach Rex Ryan said the following about Aaron Williams’ status beyond this week.
“Our trainers seem to be very optimistic about him being up for next week, but we’ll see,” said Ryan.
4 – @ChrisBrownBills
Any chance we see mckelvin by the bye week?
CB: Leodis McKelvin is doing more and more on the side with athletic trainers during practice. There are still some hurdles for him to clear. I think a safe guess-timate, and it is a guess on my part, that by the week following the bye (Week 9) he stands a good chance of being ready to go in the home game against the Dolphins.
5 – @ChrisBrownBills
Why wasn’t that Steelers player fined for the hit on Goodwin???
CB: I think it’s a valid question. The hit on Goodwin was borderline late number one and second the Steelers player buried the crown of his helmet into Goodwin’s rib cage when he had already gone to the ground. The Pittsburgh player could’ve been flagged for spearing. Had he been then I think a fine could’ve been a possibility, but to my knowledge there was no fine.
Tags: Aaron Williams, Bills-Dolphins, Fan Friday, Leodis McKelvin, Marquise Goodwin, Tyrod Taylor
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