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Hyde makes push for Poyer to be 'respected' around NFL

Hyde feels Poyer's hard work isn't appreciated around the league.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer have played together since Sean McDermott took over the Bills in 2017. To this day this day, the duo just doesn't really get the respect they deserve around the NFL.

You can come up with whatever reason you would like, but the facts are facts.

The two have nothing but trust and confidence between each other, and their versatility makes them a safety terror to fear.

Only Hyde has made the Pro Bowl, and Poyer continues to be snubbed; his hard work just isn't appreciated around the league. It's something that Hyde just doesn't understand.

"To this day, I still don't feel like he gets the recognition that he deserves," Hyde said. "I'm his number one fan, that's my boy. You know, to see him go out there and play the way he has played since we got here, it has been remarkable.

"I don't know how many teams in the league have a pair of safeties that have been together for more than three years, and that's why you can come out with all the rankings, top safety duos, all of that. At the end of the day, if I'm a coach or I'm a GM, I want to see consistency in between me and Po that's there."

Though Hyde and Poyer, along with the secondary, shined most games, the defense did take a hit last season, finishing 13th in passing yards allowed.

For Hyde, last year isn't where they want their defensive standard to be set at. Instead, this year the goal is to improve each day and set a new standard of Buffalo football.

Credit: AP
Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde (23) and Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) run after practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)