Dan Dierdorf: 'Buffalo is dangerous'

October, 1, 2010
10/01/10
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CBS Sports color commentator Dan Dierdorf loves what he sees out of the New York Jets, but he doesn't think the Buffalo Bills will be a pushover Sunday afternoon.

Dierdorf will be in Ralph Wilson Stadium to call the game and shared his thoughts about what might go down.

On the state of the Bills:
"Buffalo is dangerous. Offensively, they showed they can move the football. They scored 30 points against New England last week, and it looks like the switch they made at quarterback to Ryan Fitzpatrick certainly gave them a spark last week. They've got an exciting young, talented player in C.J. Spiller. Not only do they have the explosiveness that the rookie brings, but they've got two running backs as well who have had 1,000-yard seasons in the past in Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson. They've got talent at the wide receiver position. There's more excitement surrounding a 0-3 team than you would expect, considering that they made a switch to an unheralded quarterback."

On playing in Ralph Wilson Stadium:
"It remains one of the most difficult places in the NFL to get a win. You always hear coaches say when they leave Buffalo 'I don't care how, I just want to get out of here with a [win].' Regardless of the home team's record, they're hard to beat at home. We've seen good football teams over the years struggle in Buffalo."

On Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez:
"Last year with Mark Sanchez, ball security was a huge issue whether it was interceptions or fumbling the football. Here he is now after three games with six touchdown passes and no interceptions. After being so heavily criticized after the first week, you can now see the confidence is there. He just looks like a different guy.
"This is a Jets team where the sky is the limit for these guys. They really have lots of talent on both sides of the football. If Mark Sanchez continues to grow and progress like we’ve seen him, especially last week, the sky really is the limit for this team."

On playing in AFC East:
"The Bills have been a non-factor in the AFC East. There is no getting around that. But you have to go back to last week. The Bills played the Patriots really tough at Gillette Stadium. This isn't a Buffalo team that is going to go winless. They're going to beat teams along the way, and I'm sure Rex Ryan is telling his team, it isn't going to be us."

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