Before the Buffalo Bills burst the champagne to celebrate the AFC East Division’s title win for the second year in a row, the team’s defensive backs made sure just one of their teammates who didn’t. could not participate in their victory of week 18 be honored with them.
Following the Bills’ dominant 27-10 victory over the Jets on Sunday, Jan.9, all five of Buffalo’s defensive backs entered the post-game press conference together. But before answering questions, they draped Tre’Davious White’s jersey in the center of the table.
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Fans loved seeing this tribute to White, who suffered a late-season injury in the Bills prime-time Thanksgiving game against the New Orleans Saints, a game they won 31-6 .
“I like these guys”, a woman tweeted, after seeing the photo. âSuch a heart, such talent, such humility, loyalty, honorâ¦ incredible humans. So proud to be a fan.
Bills security Jordan Poyer said he faced FaceTimed White as soon as the game ended, according to Buffalo’s official Twitter account: âWe just left FaceTime with Tre’Davious White. We wish he was here with us, but I know he will bounce back. He’s excited for everyone.
Now the Bills enter the playoffs as the AFC’s No.3 seed and their next opponent depends on which team wins Sunday Night Football. If the Las Vegas Raiders lose, the Bills will face the Los Angeles Chargers. But if the Chargers win, Buffalo will once again face AFC East rival, the New England Patriots.
White’s devastating fate sealed after MRI scan revealed he suffered from a torn ACL
The Bills’ worst nightmare came after White underwent an MRI, confirming an ACL tear. The fifth-year pro placed second on the team with six assists defended, and the 26-year-old looked set to make his third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance, scoring 41 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble. recovery and half a bag.
After White left the field at the Caesers Superdome on November 25, Dane Jackson returned to his place. The 2020 seventh-round pick initially lost its starting role to Levi Wallace, but the Bills were limited in their options against the Saints.
Leslie Frazier deserves credit for Bills’ defense thriving despite White’s absence
After losing the team’s No.1 cornerback, Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier had to find a way to replace one of their irreplaceable players. However, Frazier did just that with players like Poyer, Micah Hyde, Harrison Phillips, and Mario Addison.
In fact, it’s one of the first things head coach Sean McDermott mentioned in the post-game conference on Sunday night after the Bills defense recorded a total of nine sacks on the quarterback. Jets back Zach Wilson.
Matthew Bove of WKBW tweeted, “Sean McDermott on the dominant stretch for defense: I want to make something very clear. This is Leslie Frazier’s defense, not Sean McDermott’s.
Frazier’s ability to lead a dominant defense is nothing new. In 2018, the Bills finished 2nd in yards allowed, 3rd in 2019 and 14th in 2020. As for the 2021 NFL season, they became the No.1 defense in the NFL, giving up the fewest yards and second under. of points.
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