Chan gailey @ bills draft day (via cbad84)
From the FanPosts. -Chris
Our old friend Chan Gailey is working his magic in Buffalo these days. Chan is reworking the Bills defense right up the gut. Selecting Aaron Maybin as an edge rusher in 2009 along with Jarius Byrd at FS, Chan selected the top 3-4 DE in the 2010 draft and a pair of ILB's for his revamped 3-4 Defense. Chan also selected a 223 lb Strong Safety in the 2nd round to help stop the Run. He did not forget the CB's either selecting a pair this year. The Bills need to work on the secondary as 4 players might leave that grouping if and when FA starts.
Then there is Micheal Jasper, selected in the 7th round, the 378 lb NT prospect who dropped 70 lbs to reach his current weight. I hope that Gailey has some success (after week One) with stopping the run, last year Buffalo surrendered as many rushing yards by one team as the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers allowed combined. The Bills finished a distant 32nd in defending the run. The Bills finished 3rd in stopping the Pass with 3000 yards allowed only 150 or so more than league leading San Diego Chargers.
Stars of the game:
- 22 rushes for 177 yards with 4 receptions for another 61 yards
- long run of 32 yards and reception of 31 yards
- 24 completions for 223 yards and 1 touchdown.
- 2nd leading rusher with 6 attempts for 43 yards on the ground
- Eric intercepted a lame duck pass from Ryan Fitzgerald with 30 seconds left in regulation to send the game to OT.
- Eric had 10 tackles in the game his best total for the 2010 season
Will the 2011 game turn out different? We know the Chiefs have attempted to bulk up the Passing game with the addition of WR Jonathon Baldwin. Did Buffalo do enough to Stop Jamaal Charles running for another near 200 yard game?
Pick Analysis: The Bills needed an interior anchor for their defense, and Dareus is the ideal fit as a zero- or five-technique in a "30" scheme. His combination of size, strength and power will immediately upgrade their rush defense, while also giving them a forceful interior rusher to collapse the pocket on passing downs.
The Bills should field a front 5 in their 3-4 Defense of Shawne Merriman Dwan Edwards, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, Chris Kelsay. The edges seem suspect to the run. Yet the pass rush should be potent if the Bills can hold the secondary together for 2011.
Pick Analysis: Chan Gailey proves his commitment to rebuilding his defense by taking one of the most aggressive cornerbacks in the draft. Williams has the size and strength that defensive coordinators covet on the outside but is also smart and tenacious enough to potential move to safety in their scheme. Regardless of where he lines up, he adds another talented defender to their young secondary.
The secondary is in flux and Chan double dipped with his 4th round pick.
Pick Analysis: The Bills continue to add intriguing pieces to their secondary with the selection of Searcy. He is a tough, physical player with a feel for playing against the run. He also is an accomplished returner with the potential to add some juice in the kicking game.
“now, hes a little lighter then you gone got listed, Jaspers down to 378, so he’s really shrivelin down to nothing”~buddy nix~ Jasper lost almost 70 lbs in just a few months, that to me is amazing and a showing at why he deserves a shot. Coming from a person who was once upon a time 70 lbs heavier then i am now, Trust me, it takes a lot of determination and will. if he can do that, he’ll do anything. something tells me this is our “late round gem” like we always get. Our scout told him to cut weight if he wanted us tod raft him, and he sure did!
Position Battles - Link
Center: Geoff Hangartner, Eric Wood*
Right Guard: Eric Wood*, Kraig Urbik, Chad Rinehart, Mansfield Wrotto*
Right Tackle: Erik Pears, Mansfield Wrotto*, Chris Hairston
Tight End: Scott Chandler, Shawn Nelson, David Martin
Inside Linebacker (Mike): Andra Davis, Akin Ayodele, Kelvin Sheppard*, Chris White
Inside Linebacker (Will): Paul Posluszny, Kelvin Sheppard*, Reggie Torbor
Cornerback #1, #2: Terrence McGee, Leodis McKelvin, Drayton Florence, Aaron Williams
Strong Safety: Donte Whitner, George Wilson*, Bryan Scott, DaNorris Searcy
Bottom line: Buffalo is improving in increments. Their interior Run Defense should be stout in 2011 but then you have the underwhelming Merriman and Kelsay on the Edge. Charles likes to run outside :) The Chiefs will be fresh, at home and ready to get the 2011 season off to a great start. The Bills were playing their best football of the season when they came to KC last year. It wasn't enough.