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Leodis McKelvin “has a chance” to help Bills secondary against Ravens

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The Bills have been shorthanded in the secondary all season and things could get even worse against the Ravens this weekend if cornerback Leodis McKelvin isn’t able to play.

McKelvin left last week’s loss to the Jets with a hamstring injury and was limited in practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session. Coach Doug Marrone said Friday morning, via the team’s website, that McKelvin’s status will likely be determined during pregame warmups and that he thinks the corner “has a chance” of being in the lineup.

Marrone also said that the injuries to McKelvin and fellow cornerbacks Ron Brooks and Stephon Gilmore have forced the team to change their defensive philosophy. They can’t be as aggressive as they’d like because it would mean leaving inexperienced corners on an island, something that burnt the team against the Jets last weekend when Santonio Holmes beat Justin Rogers for a 69-yard touchdown pass.

“Absolutely. Anytime something happens whether it be injury and you start moving people [around] everybody has strengths and weaknesses. You do have to start making adjustments and it becomes a chain reaction,” Marrone said. “The philosophy is to go out there and play, but to be smart. We’re not just going to leave those guys out there all the time. We’ve got to mix it up.”

If McKelvin does play, he’ll likely be less than 100 percent and that should keep the secondary as an area that Baltimore will attack early and often on Sunday. If Buffalo’s pass rush can’t get home more often than it did last week, that could make for a long day.

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11 Responses to “Leodis McKelvin “has a chance” to help Bills secondary against Ravens”
  1. skoobyfl says: Sep 27, 2013 10:12 AM

    Send everyone in to get at Flacco, watch him curl-up in fear.

  2. fakeflorio says: Sep 27, 2013 10:13 AM

    That would be awesome for Baltimore… if Flacco had anyone to throw the ball to.

  3. blackbug99 says: Sep 27, 2013 10:49 AM

    LOL, 6.5 million for a guy whose feet hurt, and doesn’t want to be in Buffalo. Edwards out, and McKelvin not to 100%. I say we just rush 11 and hope for the best!

  4. buffobeel42 says: Sep 27, 2013 11:08 AM

    UMM, Antoine Winfield perhaps? Hello?

  5. ravensterps says: Sep 27, 2013 11:50 AM

    They’re gonna need all the help they can get.

  6. guitarkevin says: Sep 27, 2013 11:53 AM

    Leach, Pierce and Rice will be pounding it all day against the Bills. Then Flacco will get it to Torre, Brown, Clark and Stokely – Dickson if he is lucky.
    And with the Ravens D, who hasn’t given up a touchdown since week 1, this should be a fairly easy win for the Ravens.

  7. dirte42 says: Sep 27, 2013 12:08 PM

    what a sad sad day it is when McKelvin being out of the lineup is BAD for the Bills…..

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 27, 2013 1:04 PM

    Just play an extra linebacker to defend the check-down.

  9. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    “And with the Ravens D, who hasn’t given up a touchdown since week 1,”
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    Yea, but they gave up 1/2 a season’s worth in that one week.

  10. ravenschick says: Sep 27, 2013 3:59 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:Sep 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    “And with the Ravens D, who hasn’t given up a touchdown since week 1,”
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    Yea, but they gave up 1/2 a season’s worth in that one week.

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    Says the troll whose team is 0 – 3. I guess at this point, busting on the Ravens is all you have, crown.

  11. billsboy88 says: Sep 28, 2013 7:20 PM

    @Blackbug99,

    Who the heck is Edwards??

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