Bills Switch to 4-3 Defense, Hope for New Results

| by Off The Record

In case you haven’t noticed – and judging by the attendance you haven’t – the Buffalo Bills have made enormous changes on defense. When was the last time you saw an NFL team switch from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 (or vice versa) midway through the season?

Yeah, we can’t remember either.

But, that’s exactly what the Bills have done. Does it reek of desperation from a winless team? Sure it does. But, we’re pretty perplexed. Why now? Why did no one notice in training camp that the 3-4 wasn’t going to work?

We will say that it has improved Paul Posluszny’s production. He has 30 tackles in his last three games. Which probably means he should have been in a 4-3 to begin with. Why do NFL teams constantly try to run someone’s scheme before deciding if they have the personnel to do so?

This might help to explain why Aaron Maybin was a healthy scratch last week and seems to be left out in the cold. Then again, the fact that he’s not very good at football is a big reason why he’s been left out in the cold.

We aren’t sure how we didn’t hear about this sooner. And yes, we admit that we haven’t watched many Bills games this season. They do pop up on our Vizio quite frequently on the Red Zone Channel though.