Miami Dolphins QB, Tua Tagovailoa needs to take advantage of a banged-up Bills secondary.
If there is a weakness in the Bills’ defense, it might just be their secondary. The Bills are banged up and may have lost another starter on Monday night. The good news is that CB Dane Jackson walked out of the hospital on his own last night after contact bent his head backward. There is no guarantee that Jackson will play this week and if he does, it might be surprising.
Buffalo is without star CB Tre’Davious White who is on IR.
The Bills will start first-round rookie Kaiir Elam on one side and if Jackson can not go, Siran Neal is the next in line for the Bills. Neal has five years of experience but is he going to be able to shut down Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle? It will be a tough task for certain.
Christian Benford is also on the depth chart, the 5th-round rookie may be needed throughout the game and Miami will need to make the Bills pay for their inexperience in the secondary.
While the CBs are suspect, the Bills have two very good safeties who will help over the top in Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. Both could play big roles in helping the younger more inexperienced corners. Tua will need to avoid forcing the ball into double coverages which he will see often.
The key for Buffalo, however, is to get pressure on Tua. If they can accomplish that, they will be able to keep their CBs in positions to not make mistakes. For Tua, recognizing that pressure will be key. He needs to get the ball away quickly and let the receivers move the sticks.