CBS Sports gives Buffalo this grade for Week 1


3. Jordan Poyer: Coach Frazier called a hell of a game

Safety Jordan Poyer joined One Bills Live this week to discuss the 17-16 win over the Jets on Sunday. The defense returned 10 of 11 starters with their only new addition being rookie Ed Oliver. Poyer likes how this defense clicks.

“It’s a different group than you would think,” Poyer said. “Guys fighting for each other, guys playing for each other. When stuff went south for us, nobody blinked. We always talk about calm breeds calm and nobody blinked. We just went out there and did what we had to do.”

Poyer led the team with nine tackles. He also had one and a half tackles for loss and one sack. The safety said in the second half of the game quarterback Josh Allen went over to the defensive huddle to encourage the team to get the ball back because the offense was ready to score.

“That’s our quarterback, that’s the type of player he is,” Poyer said. “I’ll go into battle with him every Sunday from here till the rest of my career. That’s the type of competitor he is and he’s a fun teammate to play with.”

Poyer liked the way the defense was able to control Jets quarterback Sam Darnold in the pocket. He explained the defense executed their plan to keep Darnold in the pocket and not let him use his feet to scramble and make throws on the run.

“The coaching staff had an amazing plan defensively,” Poyer said. “Coach Frazier called a hell of a game. Bringing pressure from every which way. Keeping Sam [Darnold] guessing, keeping their offensive coordinator guessing where we were bringing pressure from. Moving them off the spot, he was eventually just trying to get the ball out of his hands quick.”

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