Spirited run game battles
There was a 50 percent chance of rain in the area of St. John Fisher college Wednesday, so when the drizzle began at the outset of practice it came as no surprise. The team was perfectly ready to get through their practice session in the rain. What drove them from the field was the lightning that was fast approaching.
An announcement was made over the public address system asking the fans in attendance to make their way to the loading areas for the buses to the satellite parking lots with practice postponed indefinitely just after 3 p.m.
“Obviously, lightning caused us to get off the field, which could happen during the year,” said head coach Doug Marrone. “Our goal is to get as much work in as we can, and that’s what I told team. I was happy with the way they came out after that break. We got everything in, from the standpoint of the plays we wanted to run. I think that was important and I told the team we’re a team that needs to work. The one thing about if we would’ve called it or hadn’t been able to get it in, that’s work you can’t make up.”
The rain continued on and off for the remainder of the practice, which did not wrap up until the five o’clock hour.
Bills head coach Doug Marrone has had no problem rotating different players in and out of the right guard position between Eric Wood and
To this point in camp Richardson had been working with the third unit at left guard, but Marrone stated that the Baylor product is in the mix of the battle at right guard.
“Richardson has earned a spot to see what he can do working against our first team defense,” said Marrone. “We’re taking a look at him and there is competition there.”
Rookie G Cyril Richardson getting a few snaps between Wood and Pears. #Bills— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) July 30, 2014
Part of the reason Richardson saw a good deal of time at right guard switching in and out with incumbent starter
On defense the Bills coaching staff is also surveying their options. Not seeing any team work on Wednesday was
“We’re just really watching them and getting a good look at the other players,” said Marrone.
Both McKelvin and Gilmore are coming off of offseason surgeries, and it’s clear the team is committed to a steady and methodical approach in getting both of them back on the field full time.
Buffalo’s quarterbacks were working the hard count prior to the snap during team work.