The Buffalo Bills May Have Solved Their Biggest Weakness This Season
The Buffalo Bills are almost through with training camp and have just one preseason game remaining: this Saturday at 1 pm against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park.
If you watched the second preseason game against the Chicago Bears this past weekend, then you probably walked away impressed by how deep the Bills' depth is.
They defeated the Bears by a score of 41-15 and former Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky played fantastic, throwing for more than 200 yards in the first half and hitting targets in stride.
One of the biggest questions coming into the regular season, if not, the biggest, was the team's ability to rush the passer.
Many pinpoint Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' clean pocket as the number one reason the Bills lost in the AFC Championship game back in January.
The Bills knew they had to address the pass rush and spent their first two draft picks on edge rusher: Gregory Rousseau in round one and Boogie Basham Jr. in round two.
They also signed free agent Efe Obada from the Carolina Panthers.
The pass rush was incredible on Saturday.
According to Rob Quinn at Cover 1, the Bills had 35 pressures on Bears quarterbacks on Saturday. For those who don't know, that's unheard of.
Rousseau had another sac, as did second-year edge rusher A.J. Epenesa. Obada and Basham also had terrific games, and Basham even blocked an extra point.
The Bills may have solved the team's biggest weakness. Let's hypothetically say that Rousseau becomes a great player and makes an impact this season, and Epenesa has a breakout campaign in 2021.
The Bills just became even scarier of a team. This isn't even accounting for Jerry Hughes, who will play a key role for the Bills in 2021.
We will see how those players play against the Packers on Saturday. It's probably the one aspect I'm most looking forward to.