The Buffalo Bills have nine interceptions, most in the league, which is not the norm at One Bills Drive. So it begs the question, what gives?

Defensive lineman Kyle Williams says it has something to do with their new scheme under Coordinator Mike Pettine. “We have confused quarterbacks at times so that they think we are in one coverage and we are really in another,” said Williams. “Plus we have been able to pressure the quarterback so that they have had to get rid of the ball faster than they would like which also accounts for some of the picks.”

Another point that cannot be ignored is that the Bills defenders have made the catches on the interceptions when they have had the opportunity. “Definitely,” added Williams, ” the guys in the defensive backfield have made the plays which is more important than just being in the right position.”

Leading the team in interceptions is rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso which is an amazing thing when you stop to think about it. The second round pick from Oregon made a great catch of a tipped Flacco pass late in the game to ice it for the Bills and he has more than one admirer on the team.

“I think Kiko has a serious shot to be NFL Rookie of the Year,” said Fred Jackson. “I saw early on in camp that he had special ability and that he could help us on the field. Plus, he’s an every down linebacker which is huge because he can play both the pass and the run on third down.”

The Buffalo Bills new look defense has also turned around the career of DB Aaron Williams. Williams has struggled as a corner back in the Dave Wannstedt defense, but under Mike Pettine Williams has played well at both Safety and Corner. William’s ability to play both positions has been critical with Jarius Byrd and Leodis McKelvin not in the lineup.

Thursday night the Buffalo Bills defense will get a chance to play on national TV against the Cleveland Browns and show their stuff. That game will be seen locally in Western New York on WBBZ-TV, Ch 5 on Time Warner, Fios, Dish and Ch 67.1 broadcast and on Direct TV.


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