The coach is new. The scheme is new. But the injury bug won’t leave the Bills defense alone.
The team’s best linebacker Paul Posluszny will miss 2-3 weeks with a knee sprain, according to the team. It could have been worse, so this actually qualifies as good news.
Still, it leaves the Bills very thin in their new 3-4 defense. They already lost Kawika Mitchell of the season, and newly signed pickup Akin Ayodele will have to play Sunday against the Packers. The team was also without Reggie Torbor in the season opener.
“Give us a couple of days to work on the game plan and see how that all pans out,” coach Chan Gailey said.
The Bills are relying on stop-gap veterans to fill many of their linebacker spots, so the loss of one of their homegrown talents is disappointing. “Poz” missed four games last year.