The Buffalo Bills have a stout defense led by their star cornerback Tre’Davious White. Can he give the Chicago Bears trouble?
The Buffalo Bills offense is a joke. I have no issue in saying that. However, at the same rate, their defense is no joke. They get a quick pass rush, and they have talent on the back end to give that group time.
One of the leaders of the back end is second-year cornerback Tre’Davious White. The former first-round pick finished second in rookie of the year voting last year and is repeating that level of play in his sophomore year.
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White has been asked to defend the opposing teams best receiver every week. Every week he walks away with a strong performance. Teams are 10-25 when targeting wr-cb-matchup wr-cb-matchup him this season, amounting to 5.6 yards per target and a well below average passer rating.
He gave up one touchdown this season, but it was an incredible catch by DeAndre Hopkins. It takes the best playing at their best to get one by on Tre’Davious White.
With that in mind, you wonder who he will take out on Sunday? If Allen Robinson plays, you would assume that White would follow him. Still, a banged up Robinson who is not practicing is not necessarily DeAndre Hopkins on his best day. That matchup favors White.
However, if Robinson does not play, it presents a domino effect on the rest of the receivers. If White follows Taylor Gabriel, he does have the speed and quick feet to stick with him over the middle and deep down the field. If Robinson is inactive, and Gabriel is shut down by White, the receiving corps starts to get very interesting.
Anthony Miller found a connection with his quarterback last week, but the absence of Robinson puts a lot of pressure on Miller in this spot.
The Chicago Bears will obviously try to move the football with Trey Burton and Tarik Cohen as well. However, it is going to be tough for them to move the ball through the air, especially on the outside.
Even though Robinson is banged up, it may be for the best that he played on Sunday. Sure, Tre’Davious White may take him out, however, if Robinson comes out as a decoy, he is not tested health-wise, and he takes White out of the game. It opens up Taylor Gabriel, who can draw even more attention which only helps Anthony Miller.
It will be interesting to see whether or not Robinson plays, and how vital that domino effect becomes based off of it.