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Bills Today: Two new safeties produce in debut

Posted Sep 11, 2017

Buffalo's new safety tandem had a heck of a debut performance, Ramon Humber shines as a starting LB and Tyrod rushed into the team record books.


Here’s the Bills news of note for Sept. 11th.

1 - Two new safeties produce in debut
The Bills’ last line of defense has some new faces to it, and they showed up on Sunday. Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer had impressive games, both reeling in an interception on the day.

Hyde comes to Buffalo after spending his first four seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Poyer comes in after playing three seasons with the Cleveland Browns. The two safeties shared their thoughts after the game.

“It was an awesome feeling. The way our defense fought the whole game, we gave up some big plays, we’re going to have to watch film and correct those mistakes but at the same time we’re out there working hard and it was an overall team effort,” Hyde said.

Poyer produced all over the field, notching himself a sack and interception.

“I was at the right position at the right time… it was a fun atmosphere, great team win, and I couldn’t ask for more from the guys that I played with,” Poyer said.

Poyer is the first Bills player to record a sack and interception in a game since Corey Graham did so on Sept. 25 of 2016.

2 - Impressive Week One performance for Humber
Ramon Humber was all over the field yesterday, recording a team-high 13 tackles, which is a single-game high for the nine-year veteran. Humber mainly served as a special teams player last season. He played in all 16 games, tying for the team lead with 12 special team tackles.

“It’s just next man up, you know it was last year but I was there last year and I’m here this year. They call up on me to step up into the starting role so I’m just taking advantage of the opportunity that I’m given,” said Humber.

Last season he wasn’t given much of an opportunity, only starting in one game. With a new head coach and defensive scheme he trusts the process.

“It’s just trusting the game plan. It started off with practice this week, flying around, guys were having fun, bought into the game plan, and we went out there and executed,” said Humber.

In Week One, the 5-11, 222-pound linebacker has already surpassed his total tackles (5) from last season.

3 - Taylor becomes leading QB rusher in franchise history
The Bills’ quarterback continues to keep defenses on their toes with his absurd athleticism. Sunday marked his first start of his third season with the Bills, and he continues to shatter the franchise’s rushing records.

Last season he set the franchise record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 580. On Sunday, he passed Joe Ferguson (1,174) for most rushing yards by a quarterback in team history. Taylor had eight carries for 38-yards on the day, some of which were the product on communication with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison between series.

“Just something that we saw as the game went on,” said Taylor of some of his run opportunities. “Coming back to the sideline and talking to coach Rico, seeing how their back side ends were playing the run. We thought we had a couple of opportunities to take advantage of the edge back side.”

The signal-caller finished the day completing 16 of 28 passes for 224-yards. He also threw two touchdowns and surrendered one interception. His efforts were good enough for a passer rating of 92, keeping him the Bills all-time leader in career passer rating.

More importantly, the Bills are 1-0 and sit atop of the AFC East heading into Week Two.

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