When the Buffalo Bills hired defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, they hoped that he could help make their defense a top-10 unit.
He may have the chance to add to the talent of the unit as well.
The New York Jets released linebacker and emotional leader, Bart Scott earlier in the week. Of course, New York is where Pettine was hired from, and it's easy to make the connection and start the conversation that Scott could be interested in joining the Bills. Scott's presence in a Buffalo uniform could be the attitude that the Bills have longed for.
“I try and be violent every opportunity I get,” Scott told NewYorkJets.com. “I feel football is a game of wills, and if you have two people clashing with each other, it’s going to hurt both players, but I’m willing to take the pain longer than I believe my opponent is, even if it hurts me. And I think that’s something the fans will see — a lot of violent attempts and collisions, but they’ll also see me get up and they’ll see me continue to throw and never waver. No jabs, nothing but power blows.”
Buffalo has also been mentioned as a candidate to acquire Jets' shutdown corner, Darrelle Revis. Revis is rumored to be on the trade block, and after Buffalo released Terrence McGee, they could use a talent like Revis at the cornerback position.
Of course, this is all speculation at this point and Bills fans are cautioned not to get their hopes up right now.
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