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Rex: no excuse for offsides by D-line

Posted by Chris Brown on December 14, 2015 – 2:56 pm

Buffalo’s defensive linemen jumped offsides before the snap and were called for neutral zone infractions and all four of those calls happened on third down. DE Jerry Hughes maintained that the center was moving the ball around, within the rules, before the snap. Rex Ryan thought the same thing until he watched the game tape Monday.

“We had four offsides penalties,” said Ryan. “I thought it was because the center was flinching, but that wasn’t the case. So that was poor judgment on our part. We’re trying to jump the count and we just need to get off the ball. But that happened four times to us.”

As we covered on today, the Bills got outperformed on the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Ryan felt that’s why 11 of the team’s 15 penalties were committed by offensive and defensive linemen.

“We got beat and we had no choice but to foul, and that’s really what happened,” Ryan said. “That doesn’t happen to us very often so you’ve got to give them a lot of credit.”

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