The Buffalo Bills are struggling to generate a pass rush. Their pass rush has not been very good in a while. Losing Aaron Schobel was not going to help matters. The move to the 3-4 has not either. George Edwards has brought a very vanilla scheme to upstate New York. The Bills do not have the pass rushing talent to play that way effectively. A 3-4 defense is supposed to make a team more difficult to protect against. At its core, the concept of the 3-4 defense should be more effective because the rush can come from any direction and any combination of linebackers instead of just 4 down linemen in the 4-3.
It has not worked that way, though, in Buffalo. It started Week 1 when Edwards blitzed on only 12 defensive downs against Miami. The Bills only hit Tom Brady twice and sacked him once last week when the quarterback shredded the Bills for 252 yards, completing 21 of 27 passes.
The Jets offensive line, meanwhile is showing signs of coming together, keeping Mark Sanchez clean last week against a pair of young pass rushers, Cameron Wake and Koa Misa, who had caused big trouble in the Dolphins' other games to this point.
If Sanchez continues the way he is playing, he could have another terrific day.