When Chan Gailey took over in Buffalo, the defense actually looked to be in decent shape. In four seasons with Dick Jauron, the Bills never ranked below 18th in points allowed.
Gailey transitioned the team to a 3-4 defense, and the team fell all the way to the 28th in points allowed. (They remained 28th in points scored.) Suddenly, defense looks likes the team’s biggest priorities.
“If I had to say today, I’d say we’re going to use most of our picks defensively,” Gailey told Bills season ticket holders Tuesday, via BuffaloBills.com. “I think we have to try to shore up our defensive football team. We have to try to get stronger there, get quicker there, get nastier there.”
We would still bet on the Bills taking a quarterback at No. 3, although Gailey said quarterback is not the team’s biggest need.
Then again, Gailey’s buddy G.M. Buddy Nix had another quote worth keeping in mind for the next month.
“It’s not a sin to tell a lie pre-draft,” Nix said. “Everybody does it. It’s accepted. So everything you hear or read or see, you need to keep in mind that about 10 percent of it’s the truth.”