Williams: The new rules go toward offensive production

October 9, 2018
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The Buffalo Bills' defense played a huge roll in the team's 13-12 win on Sunday over the Tennessee Titans at New Era Field. Buffalo was able to get to Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota for most of the day, pressuring him on numerous occasions while sacking him twice. Buffalo also forced three turnovers on the day, including two forced fumbles and an interception.

With the defense's play, that allowed rookie quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills offense to go to work and find a way to grind out a win in front of the hometown faithful.

Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams joined Schopp and the Bulldog on Tuesday for his weekly appearance on WGR. Williams was asked about the defense's success this past week, the addition of veteran quarterback Derek Anderson, and plenty more.

Here is some of what he had to say: 


On limiting the Titans on offense: 

"We were trying to limit their big plays, a lot of their play action... or [Mariota] making big plays with his feet. Those were two of the big ways that we needed to flip fields and create great field position and we're able to score points."

"It was a physical game, it was a fun game to play in and obviously, get the win at home. It doesn't get any better than that." 


On the rules about the roughing the passer in the NFL: 

"Most of the rule changes over the last decade, five years, however far back you want to go, they are slighted towards offensive production. You can't touch a receiver past five yards. You can't put your body weight on a quarterback." 

"The majority of the rules that have gone into effect can be construed to help the offense. That's the tough thing about playing defense in this league." 


On the Bills signing quarterback Derek Anderson: 

"We played against each other in college, I've played him in Cleveland and Carolina. I spent some time with him earlier today in the locker room, just kind of catching up. I think he's going to be a good asset for our team and a good asset for our quarterback room."
 

You can hear the rest of Kyle Williams' interview with Schopp and the Bulldog below: