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Stafford tips hat to Bills ‘D’

Posted by Chris Brown on October 5, 2014 – 10:23 pm

He didn’t have some of his best weapons, but Lions QB Matthew Stafford didn’t hesitate to tip his hat to a Bills defense that kept him under wraps and held the Detroit offense to seven points.

“We had our limitations, obviously with personnel, but that was a good defense that we played, well-coached and had a good scheme coming in,” said Stafford. “They have a good front and a good back end. They’re a very well-rounded defense.”

The Bills sacked Stafford six times in Sunday’s win, but he was impressed with the Bills on the back end as well.

“I think their corners were playing very deep ball-conscious and they were aggressive with their safeties but playing over the top with their corners. Again, it was a good scheme, they clouded the middle of the field quite a bit,” he said. “They had a lot of guys in between the hashes and trusted their corners to play one-on-one outside. They were effective.”

Reggie Bush also gave credit to the Bills run defense, which held Detroit to just 69 yards rushing.

“They’re good, they’re really good,” said Bush. “They did a good job of slowing the run game down and did a good job of slowing down our pass. It was a tough day for us today.”



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Keeping Reggie inside the goal for Bills ‘D’

Posted by Chris Brown on October 4, 2014 – 5:27 pm

When defenses play against Reggie Bush the last thing they want to do is let the quick and elusive back get outside on the edges of a defense where he can outmaneuver defenders. So here’s Buffalo’s plans to keep Bush from getting outside on run plays.

“Just in the run game you’ve got to set the edges, keep him from getting outside and keep him inside the tackle box, a place where he doesn’t want to be,” said Preston Brown. “So you want to keep him corralled and make sure he has to take one cut and go downhill so you can get some hits on him.”

Unfortunately in the pass game getting on the edges is easier with swing passes being a popular way the Lions get Bush involved on the perimeter.

“In the pass game he’s going to get outside and just try to option you out there, “ Brown said. “You just have to be sound and hopefully you have help over the top so you won’t be getting beat deep. Just make sure you don’t let him get inside and run right past you.”

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Bush and Spiller are buds

Posted by Chris Brown on November 14, 2012 – 12:40 pm

Miami RB Reggie Bush and C.J. Spiller apparently cross paths quite a bit in the offseason and the two have struck up a friendship.

“I’m friends with him just from working out together back in L.A.,” said Bush. “We worked out together and we have some mutual friends.”

“He’s a great running break. He’s quick. He’s elusive. He runs hard,” said Bush of Spiller. “He’s a guy that definitely needs a lot of touches. He’s a guy that can break the game open at any given time and he’s doing a great job. and, every time we get a chance to play, I talk to him and just tell him to just to stay positive, stay focused, keep working hard and it’s going to come.”

Bush outshined Spiller in last year’s second meeting between the two teams. Spiller totaled 167 yards from scrimmage and a pair of touchdowns. Bush meanwhile rolled up 203 rushing yards and a touchdown in what wound up being a 30-23 win for Miami. 

“Just that we had a successful run day and we were able to jump on them early and kind of stay on them throughout the game and we were able to finish the game the way that you like to finish the game as an offensive player with the ball in our hands and kind of dominating in the run attack,” said Bush, who averaged 8.1 per carry that day. “Obviously, that was a good day for us, but that’s in the past.”



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