Gailey: Bills' defence will help offence

with Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. (QMI Agency/JOHN KRYK)

with Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. (QMI Agency/JOHN KRYK)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:05 PM ET

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Perhaps the best thing Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills offence have going for them in 2012 is the team's newly upgraded defence.

Head coach Chan Gailey explains:

"I think people don't realize the effect that getting better in one area affects the entire ball club. They think it's just, 'OK, our defence's statistics are going to be better.'

"But when the other team goes down and scores three times in a row, all of a sudden you feel like you do have to score every time on offence, and you're taking chances with the ball — which Fitz did, I believe, in some situations last year. He was just trying to get us back into the game.

"I do think that it'll help Fitz and the entire offence and our overall win percentage by getting better on defence — by not falling behind all the time, and by getting the ball in better field position."


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