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1. PFF thinks Buffalo needs to focus on this position in the offseason

PFF went through all 32 teams and identified what each team needs in the offseason. For Buffalo, PFF says they need another wide receiver to help Josh Allen.


Secondary needs: edge defender, interior offensive line

Brown and Beasley proved to both be solid investments this offseason who could separate and provide reliable targets for Josh Allen in a revamped offensive scheme that was built by Brian Daboll to highlight Allen's strengths. Both receivers are going to be on the wrong side of 30 next season, though, and the Bills could use a bigger, field-stretching wide receiver to complement their skills. On the season, Bills receivers caught just 40.3% of their contested catch opportunities (28th in the NFL). Adding someone who excels in those tight-window situations would give Allen another weapon to work with.

With Quinton Spain and Shaq Lawson entering free agency, as well as Lorenzo Alexander retiring, PFF thinks Buffalo should have their eye on offensive linemen and edge defenders.

The offensive line is another area that the Bills can look to just a season after investing heavily in the unit. ... Edge defender could also be addressed, with Lorenzo Alexander retiring and Shaq Lawson entering free agency off a career-high 14.4% pressure rate in 2019.

2. Kyle Brandt says Bills should model themselves after 49ers

Good Morning Football’s Kyle Brandt joined One Bills Live to discuss the four remaining playoff teams. Brandt thinks the Bills resemble the 49ers and can build towards their success.

"Honestly, I'd go to the 49ers," Brandt said. "I'll tell you why. Really young, smart head coach and really well drafted, especially on defense. Their defense is great and they nailed their draft picks."

Brandt says the 49ers are built around their defense, doing it in the NFL Draft.

"It's Solomon Thomas, Nick Bosa and DeForest Buckner — they destroyed the Vikings because they destroyed draft day," Brandt explained. "That is how you do it. They went out and they got their quarterback. If I wanted to be a team, I look at the 49ers."

3. Buffalo's defense cracks top 5 in this rankings list

PFF ranked each NFL team's defensive coverage units after the regular season and the Bills landed at No. 4.


Since taking over as head coach in 2017, Sean McDermott has led the Buffalo Bills to three consecutive elite team coverage grades, with their 2019 grade of 90.5 ringing in as the league's fourth-best mark. Cornerback Tre'Davious White (75.2 coverage grade) and safeties Micah Hyde (82.0) and Jordan Poyer (70.1) helped lead a group that allowed the fifth-fewest EPA per pass play and the league's second-fewest touchdown passes through 16 games. And White was the only NFL corner to play 500-plus coverage snaps and not allow a touchdown reception. The Bills played a good mix of both zone (60% of the time) and man coverage (34% of the time), and their low-risk philosophy yielded an average depth of target of just 7.3 yards, which tied for the second-lowest average among all 32 teams.

The Bills defense finished the season third allowing an average of 298.2 yards per game and second in scoring allowing just 16.2 points per game.

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