While the 2022 season is still months away, it's never too early to start ranking offenses and defenses. PFF ID'd the best defensive play callers ahead of this season, and the Bills landed on the list.
PFF ranked the top six play callers and put Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier at No. 1 because of the strong defenses he has put together the last several seasons.
1. LESLIE FRAZIER, BUFFALO BILLS
I tweeted about the advantages the Buffalo Bills' defense has over some other units— namely their schedule last year and the fact that their games are played with the highest wind speeds in football. That said, they allowed an average of 4.6 yards per play, and did so for a large part of the season without their best cornerback or without a highly paid player along their front four. At some point, Frazier is going to get another look as a head coach.
The Bills had the best defense in the NFL last season and ranked first in points allowed (17 ppg), yards allowed (272.8 ypg), passing yards allowed (163 passing ypg), completion percentage allowed (56%), passer rating allowed (65.3) and several other categories.