With the new Football Season just days away, it’s time to renew our ol’ traditions. Our new buddy Tim Riordan over at the Bull Run Blog was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about the game this Saturday. Make sure to pay them a visit!
tBBC: Can the Bulls replace Defensive End Steven Means (5th round draft pick by Tampa Bay)? Who on the Bull’s defense is capable of taking offensive attention off Linebacker Khalil Mack?
UBBR: I’m not going to lie and say that Beau Bachtelle is the equal of Steven Means, but a lot of people overlook Colby Way on the other side of the defensive line. He is big, has a great reach, and good instincts. He is a great pass rusher who really knows when and how to get his hands up. Bachtelle does not need to be Means for Khalil Mack to prosper.
More telling on Mack’s success may be how well Adam Redden adjusts from the defensive backfield to the Linebacking Corps. Buffalo needs to know that if they pin Mack’s ears back and set him loose there is someone in the shallow defensive secondary capable of cleaning up.
tBBC: What are your thoughts on the re-branding of the team as a “New York” institution?