Chan Gailey‘s arrival in Buffalo has brought both pros and cons which is to expected with any new coaching regime but the most glaring difference between Gailey’s first season with the team and the previous years is the teams poor defensive play.
The decision to change the Bills defense to a 3-4 didn’t bring immediate results for the team and in fact dropped their defensive ranking (points allowed) from No. 16 to No. 28 overall. The decline in production shouldn’t be that surprising considering that a number of teams struggle during the first of the transition.
Gailey discussed the teams draft plans yesterday, via BuffaloBills.com, by saying that the is likely to use the majority of drafts on the defensive side of the ball.
“If I had to say today, I’d say we’re going to use most of our picks defensively,” said Gailey. “I think we have to try to shore up our defensive football team. We have to try to get stronger there, get quicker there, get nastier there.”
This doesn’t mean that the Bills will not be taking a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick. Buffalo has been reported to be interested in both Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton.