Buffalo Bills: Is Kiko Alonso the Answer at Linebacker?

May 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2013 Buffalo Bills will definitely bring a completely different look on the defensive side of the ball.
New defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who came over from the same position with the New York Jets, will bring his hybrid version of an NFL defense to another team in the AFC East, and fans should expect to see multiple different looks and formations.
For his defense to be successful, the Bills will have to get much better play out of the linebacker position than they did a year ago.
The Bills used their second of two second-round picks (No.46 overall) on linebacker Kiko Alonso out of Oregon. Alonso was the fifth linebacker taken in the draft and only Manti Te'o and Kevin Minter went ahead of him as inside linebackers.
Alonso should have the chance to be a day-one starter for the Bills, a huge opportunity considering his off-field trouble in college, as outlined here by Tim Gardner of USA Today. Despite that, the Bills still saw enough potential in Alonso to ...

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