1 - Deion Sanders’ advice for Tre’ White
Tre’Davious White is about to enter his third year in the NFL. After a stellar rookie season in 2017, some thought he may have taken a step back this past year. White finally got an answer to a question on how can he be more consistent and he asked one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history for the answer.
“What does it take to take your game to the next level, year in and year out and keep that production consistent,” White asked.
“Don’t ever get full, make sure your plate is always empty,” Deion Sanders said. “Don’t ever get full. Don’t ever look in the rearview mirror or look ahead, look at the present right there before you. Study. Know your opponents, know the offensive coordinators that you’re playing against. These guys they change names, they change games. But mainly those offensive coordinators stay the same. But mainly, get your legs in shape that is your money. Make sure they’re strong so you can bump at kickoff and late in the fourth. Lastly, do not miss opportunities.”
2 - B/R: Bills’ most important training camp battle
Who will be the cornerback opposite Tre’Davious White this season? The Bills added new corners via free agency with Kevin Johnson and E.J. Gaines, but they still have two players who played at the No. 2 corner position last season.
Bleacher Report identified the main contenders for the No.2 position are K. Johnson, Gaines, Levi Wallace and Ryan Lewis.
Johnson is a former first-round pick who’s had the injury bug throughout his career. He didn’t play a single game last season after suffering a concussion during preseason. He’s only 26-years old and could reach his potential if he can remain healthy.
Gaines returns to the Bills after a year in Cleveland. Gaines spent 2017 with the Bills where he started 11 games logging nine passes defended. Gaines is familiar with the system but like Johnson he will have to avoid the injury bug.
With Taron Johnson likely locked into the slot cornerback spot, Wallace and Lewis will push for a starting role after they saw spot duty on the perimeter in 2018. They logged three pass breakups apiece.
If injuries plague Gaines and Johnson early in training camp, Wallace or Lewis could have a place in the starting lineup. The Bills need more takeaways from their cornerbacks after the position group logged three interceptions in 2018.
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3 - Bills have most improved group in AFC East
It’s no secret to anyone that the Bills had to improve the offensive line heading into this season. Buffalo finished 21st in sack percentage and 30th in adjusted line yards while averaging 4.7 yards per play last year.
So General Manager Brandon Beane went out and gave the Bills an offensive line that can compete with anybody. He grabbed top-end talent with center Mitch Morse and guys who can be instant starters with Ty Nsekhe and Cody Ford via free agency and the draft. Not only that, the Bills have depth up front with guys like Spencer Long and Quinton Spain.
These additions and more led SBNation to name the Bills' o-line the most improved of any unit in the AFC East this past offseason.
Nsekhe is the most intriguing player they added. He was mainly a backup in Washington, but whenever Trent Williams and Morgan Moses went down with injury, he performed well with little to no dropoff.
It’s unlikely that the Bills will get past the Patriots to win the AFC East, but they’ve brought in just enough pieces to field a competent offense. That, paired with an already good defense, could have Buffalo challenging for a playoff spot late in the season.