New Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is still evaluating the high-priced, underachieving group he has inherited, but he saw enough from the opposing sideline last season to know "the cupboard is not bare" in Buffalo.

Having spent the past four seasons with the Jets, Pettine says Friday in his introductory news conference that the talent level in Buffalo was one factor in his decision to switch teams two weeks ago.

"There are some good football players here and we are excited to work with them," he said. "They are explosive athletes and playmakers and we are looking forward to building a system that is going to take advantage of that."