‘Every week is a little bit different'
Bills Digest|November 15, 2020
For more on what might be happening within Buffalo’s defense, here are some highlights from defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier’s recent press conferences.

Q: We’ve seen second-round pick A.J. Epenesa make some serious strides in recent weeks. What have you seen from him out there on the field?

LF: You can see his confidence really growing. The game is definitely not too big for him. He’s beginning to show more and more of his repertoire when it comes to rushing the passer. Just getting a lot more comfortable as he gains confidence about playing in the NFL. You would expect that to be the case as the year goes on with the short training camp that he had and no run up to the season. It's really good to see how he’s beginning to get into a groove and grow as a player.

Q: How impressed were you by the performance of Dane Jackson against the Jets? He came up with a big play on such short notice, it had to be awfully nice to see.

LF: Watching him on the practice squad prepare every week as if he was going to play, so I wasn’t really nervous or overly concerned over whether he would know what to do. It was more so how he would react and handle the ups and downs of the game and the situation. It was really encouraging to watch his play. (Defensive backs coach) John (Butler) did a great job getting him keyed into the game plan. Things happened suddenly. We were expecting Josh (Norman) to play and start for us. And then 48 hours before the game he found out, as a rookie and a guy that’s only been on the practice squad, you’re going to end up starting. So it was a great job by John and a great job by Dane as well going out and playing as well as he played.

Q: You’ve dialed up the pressure a bit more as of late. What’s led you to make that adjustment, and is that something you think you’re going to need to do more often as the season goes on?

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