Safety Da’Norris Searcy of the Buffalo Bills is finally getting his chance to shine in Western New York after fan favorite George Wilson was released earlier this year. Searcy has seen limited time in his first two seasons, however, he came up big in his first ever home game versus the Oakland Raiders as he intercepted a Jason Campbell thrown Hail Mary pass at the end of regulation in an amazing comeback game that turned into a slug fest in the fourth quarter as both teams exchanged touchdowns.
Pass coverage is hardly Searcy’s strong point, however he isn’t bad at it, although he is superb in defending the run, and frankly should have seen more playing time in 2012, however he should see a great deal of playing time in 2013, despite all the new players at safety including rookies Jordan Meeks and Duke Williams, plus former cornerback Aaron Williams is also making his way over to the safety position.
Searcy isn’t giant safety that seems to be invading the league now as he is 5-foot-11 and 223 pounds. However, he is smart, has good instincts and was drafted for a reason. Besides being solid against the run, he can lay into a player on the offense with jaw jarring hits. Besides solid defensive play, Searcy is a special teams ace that might be looked at as a leader of it since long time Bills fullback Corey McIntyre is no longer on the team. Will Da’Norris Searcy fill George Wilson’s shoes at strong safety in 2013? That is anyone’s guess at this point in time.