By John Turney
In the Bills one-gap 3-4 scheme Cornelius Bennett was, for all intents and purposes, the left defensive end in that defense. Most of the time was on the left side, though in a two point stance, he was committed to a gap and that is one of the hallmarks of a one-gap 3-4. In a two-gap 3-4 defense, all three defensive linemen have responsibility for two games, one if the play comes to their side, a different one if the play is away. In that scheme the linebackers flow to the ball, in the one-gap 3-4 they they have a responsibility to maintain gap integrity.
Additionally, when the Bills went nickel or dime
However, it was not a single look defense and they could switch things around and have the opposite
His role changed in the early-to-mid-1990s, playing inside linebacker and then left linebacker in 4-3 defenses with his new teams.
Bennett's All-Pro resume consisted of him being a consensus All-Pro in 1988 and a Second-team All-AFC selection in 1989.
In 1990 he was First-team All-AFC and in 1991 he was a First-team All-Pro, though not a consensus selection. In 1992 he was a First-team All-Pro again. In 1993 he was a Football News All-AFC selection and in In 1994 he was a Second-team All-AFC pick.
Here are is career stats, again with the tackle numbers coming from NFL Gamebooks