Hyde: We have backups on defense that could be starters

September 9, 2019
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It was a successful opening week for the Buffalo Bills as they start the 2019 season with a 1-0 record following a come-from-behind 17-16 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

After a rocky start from the Buffalo offense and falling behind 16-0 in the third quarter, second-year quarterback Josh Allen led the comeback with three scoring drives to put the Bills ahead, capped off by a 38-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver John Brown with three minutes remaining in regulation.

As for the defense, they came ready to play and limited the Jets' offense to just 223 total yards on the day. The defense did a nice job containing Jets running back Le'Veon Bell, and pressured quarterback Sam Darnold all day and held him to just 175 yards in the air.

#Shoutout: The Bills passing defense extended their streak of holding opponents under 210 yards passing to nine straight games yesterday. pic.twitter.com/ljo2QoBxsb

— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) September 9, 2019

Bills safety Micah Hyde has been a big part of the defense in Buffalo since signing as a free agent in 2017. Along with fellow safety Jordan Poyer, the Bills may have one of the best safety tandems in the entire National Football League.

Hyde will be joining Mike Schopp and the Bulldog for a weekly appearance at 4 p.m. as part of Buffalo Bills Football Monday on WGR!

Here is some of what Hyde had to say following the Week 1 win over the Jets:

 

Hyde on not allowing any big plays:

"We didn't want to give up big plays... We were going to let them nickel and dime us. That's why [Jamison> Crowder had 14 catches for under 100 yards. We know they had guys like Robby Anderson that could take the top off, Bell who could run the rock. We knew their weapons."

 

Hyde on the defense this season versus past seasons:

"We have more depth this year. We have backups that could be starters. Going into the season a lot of people were talking about us not getting pressure on the quarterback. We can't give these guys the looks that we're running. Disguising everything gave our [defensive> line a better shot to get there."

 

Hyde on Tre'Davious White not getting recognition:

"Tre'Davious' game is at the next level. Not throwing at him is going to be the story of the season... I don't recall them throwing at him yesterday. If you have a good football team, you make the playoffs, that's when you get six or seven Pro Bowlers."

 

Hyde on filling in for Andre Roberts at returner:

"You have to really practice it... If you can catch punts in an NFL game, you can do anything."

 

You can listen to the entire interview below: