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Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt, who is transitioning his unit to a base 4-3 front, has had success on the defensive side of the ball throughout his career because he’s kept things simple and let the talent on his side of the ball just play. It’s an approach that Bills GM Buddy Nix, a former coach whose experience was rooted in defense, subscribes to as well.
“To me having coached defense for years and that doesn’t mean I know everything about it, but if you can keep things simple and keep it basic where guys play hard it leads to more consistency,” said Nix. ”If you’re having to think and play defense you’re usually a step late. I think some of that will help us (under Wannstedt). We had too many missed assignments, and I’m not blaming anybody. We also didn’t have good enough players at some positions.”
Nix is right, to have a simple scheme work well you need quality talent. The success of Tony Dungy’s simple but successful ‘Tampa 2′ scheme was having players like W
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The Buffalo Bills re-signed restricted free agent long snapper Garrison Sanborn to a multi-year deal on Monday.
The Buffalo Bills have re-signed
restricted free agent long snapper Garrison Sanborn.
The Buffalo Bills
reshaped their coaching staff Monday by adding Andrew Dees and Eric Thatcher,
and reassigning Bob Bicknell, Bob Sanders and Adrian White.
"I think the long snapper is making more money."
(Editor's note: In case you missed, I did a happy review for the Bills 2011 season. Now, welcome to the world is ending review for their season!)
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