Office highlights defense changes

Left end Kendrick Office made his first start of the season against Miami on Sunday, and made one of the biggest plays of the day during the third quarter – a forced fumble on Dolphins rookie Randy McMichael that Antoine Winfield recovered. On the next play, Drew Bledsoe hit Eric Moulds for a 57-yard score and the game was over for all intents and purposes.

"That's my game," said Office, who is fully recovered from a variety of injuries that have affected him since training camp. "I don't have some of the quickness that some of the other players have, but my thing is I try to hustle a lot … I feel great now. I told London Fletcher, today is one of those days I just feel comfortable out there. When you feel comfortable, you can make more plays."

Office started in place of Chidi Ahanotu, who is being relegated to third-down pass rusher.

Another defensive change the Bills made was putting Jason Bostic on the slot receiver during third downs instead of Antoine Winfield. Winfield was playing his regular left corner spot during passing situations. Chris Watson was the odd man out.

"Basically it had to do with some formational matchups that (the Dolphins) were doing," Gregg Williams said of the lineup changes, "and we were trying to take advantage of that … We will see (if we do it again), it depends on what the opponent matchups are."

Buffalo's third-down defense was pretty good, holding Miami to 36 percent efficiency (4 of 11).

Billy Jenkins started at strong safety, but didn't play nearly the role he played in the first Miami game. Coy Wire saw the majority of snaps.


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