ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - The first two days of Bills mini-camp have been all about the defense.
That side of the ball has routinely shut down Buffalo's offense, flashing plenty of potential - even without wearing pads.
"I'm glad Coach Pettine's on our team, that's for sure," said Bills Offensive Coordinator Nate Hackett.
Mike Pettine's defensive scheme has kept the Bills' offense off-balance. Some of the players are practically drooling at the idea of showing it off in a game situation.
"It's not all blitzes," said linebacker Manny Lawson. "Just the scheme and his mindset... he's a genius."
"If you can be dominant up front, it helps you on the back end," said Pettine. "If you can force teams into predictable situations, it's obviously to your advantage."
Safety Aaron Williams had another impressive day of mini-camp, despite spending a good amount of time at his old position, cornerback. Second-year man Stephon Gilmore showed off some skills as well.
The Bills had two members of the secondary leave the practice field today, Ron Brooks and Crezdon Butler.
Buffalo will wrap up its three-day mandatory mini-camp Thursday morning at One Bills Drive.
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