coaches

Gill Byrd
Defensive Backs

Bio

Gill Byrd enters his first year with the Buffalo Bills in 2017 after being announced on Tuesday, February 7 as the team’s defensive backs coach.

RECENT HISTORY

2014-15: (with Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

  • Byrd spent two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team’s cornerbacks coach. Byrd helped develop the members of the secondary, including starters Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks. Verner, in his first season with the team, proved to be well-rounded in both run and pass defense, recording 6.5 run stuffs, the most in the NFL by a corner, and 76 tackles, the fifth-most by a corner, while also contributing two interceptions. He ended the year as Pro Football Focus’s seventh-highest rated cornerback, while posting the best run defense grade of any corner. Banks posted a career-high four interceptions, which led the team.

 

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Gill Byrd enters his first year with the Buffalo Bills in 2017 after being announced on Tuesday, February 7 as the team’s defensive backs coach.

RECENT HISTORY

2014-15: (with Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

  • Byrd spent two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team’s cornerbacks coach. Byrd helped develop the members of the secondary, including starters Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks. Verner, in his first season with the team, proved to be well-rounded in both run and pass defense, recording 6.5 run stuffs, the most in the NFL by a corner, and 76 tackles, the fifth-most by a corner, while also contributing two interceptions. He ended the year as Pro Football Focus’s seventh-highest rated cornerback, while posting the best run defense grade of any corner. Banks posted a career-high four interceptions, which led the team.

 

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