Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/20/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets is tackled by Ashlee Palmer #59 and Jairus Byrd #31 of the Buffalo Bills at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on October 18, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Looking at the 2012 season for the Buffalo Bills there is one man who seems to be helping the team on defense in an effort to achieve their goals; and it may not be who you think it is. It’s not the high priced free agent signing of Mario Williams or Mark Anderson. It’s not All-Pro defensive tackle Kyle Williams or second year man Marcell Dareus. It’s not even the rejuvenated middle linebacker Nick Barnett or rookie sensation Stephon Gilmore, who seems to have silenced his critics with his increasing level of play each and every week. While all these people seem to be good candidates, the answer to this question is the Bills’ free safety and fourth year man out of Oregon, Jairus Byrd.
PLAYERS: Jairus Byrd
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
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