Buffalo Bills: What is Tre’Davious White’s Importance to the Team?

Tre’Davious White did not play in Buffalo’s 42-16 blowout loss on the road against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. White missed this game due to a back injury and he did not practice all week leading up to this game though.

Tre’Davious White is one of the best corners in the NFL. His absence in last night’s game proved dividend big time though. Josh Norman was guarding A.J. Brown and he was torched big time.

A Different Game?

Brown caught seven passes for 82 yards receiving and a touchdown, including a 16-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Tannehill on their first drive of the game after Josh Allen was picked off though. Andre Roberts dropped the pass and it landed into Malcolm Butler‘s hands though.

White would have contained Brown and maybe Ryan Tannehill would have second guessed when it came to throwing to his side though.

Josh Norman was also tossed around like a rag doll, especially in the second-quarter when Derrick Henry stiffed arm him. Henry believes he does too many curls and he mentioned that in a statement after the game though.

Derrick Henry rushed for 57 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught one pass for six yards receiving though.

The Buffalo Bills are 4-0 this season when Tre’Davious White plays and they are 0-1 when he doesn’t.

White is the heartbeat of this defense. Hopefully he is back sometime soon for this football team.

Big Game Coming Up

Tre’Davious White needs to be back against the Kansas City Chiefs because he needs to cover players like either Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman Jr., Demarcus Robinson, or Sammy Watkins though.

In four games played so far this season, he does not have an interception, but he has also forced one fumble and has recorded 13 tackles though.

Teams don’t want to throw in his direction for obvious reasons though. The team hasn’t stepped up to his level of play and Stephon Gilmore of the New England Patriots might be the best cornerback in the NFL though.

Other Notables

Tre’Davious White instantly makes this secondary better. I know it is hard to win every game in the NFL, but as long as this team is well coached by head coach Sean McDermott, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, this team is going to be just fine.

Josh Allen is becoming one of the brightest and youngest superstars in the NFL though. He is raw and athletic, just like Tre’Davious White though.

White can play man-to-man, press up, and play zone coverage really well though. He needs to be on this defense every single game or it will be a lost cause for this secondary, like it was against the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday night.

The next game for the Buffalo Bills (4-1) will be against the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, with kickoff set for 5 p.m. Eastern on FOX on Monday.

The next game for the Tennessee Titans (4-0) will be against the Houston Texans (4-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern on CBS at home though.

How important do you think cornerback Tre’Davious White is to the Buffalo Bills secondary? Leave a comment below.

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