If there is one thing we learned about the Bills defense over the last two years, it was about as undisciplined as you'd find in the National Football League.
With Sean McDermott at the helm, with everything the organization has preached about structure and discipline, hopefully there won’t be any boneheaded plays costing the Bills on Sundays.
In 2016 the Bills had the 13th most penalties called on the defensive side of the ball.
For perspective, in his final season with Carolina, McDermott and the Panthers had the fewest penalties on defense with only 24.
The new head coach knows the importance of keeping the yellow hankies to a minimum during the season.
“I know this: I know that the margin of winning in the NFL is so small that you can't beat yourself, and that speaks to pre-snap penalties, post-snap penalties, discipline, accountability – all those things that you're probably referencing, we spent a lot of time emphasizing that through different avenues when we teach.”
Last season, as a team, Buffalo’s penalties totaled 112 -- 31 less than 2015 when the Bills led the league with 143.