“We have a great communication system with some area people about their lightning horns going off and so we try to monitor that closely,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “Our head trainer Bud (Carpenter) keeps in close contact with me and we have to get off that field before the lightning gets close.”
The Bills finished up practice in walk-through fashion in the Fieldhouse getting through their final 30 team reps.
"Yeah, it is tough," said
“At least we’ve got something that we can go in and get a feel for it and get communication,” Gailey said. “And that’s about what it’s for. It’s about communication only.”
Defensive players were active in the passing lanes on Tuesday as there were a good number of breakups before the foul weather arrived.
Among the players with passes defensed were
Search has been worked in a rotation of sorts subbing in for starters
“We’re trying to work him in there and see what he can do,” said Gailey. “We’re trying to bring his communication level up. George is unbelievable at that. We’ve got to get him some reps. You don’t ever know what grouping is going to be in there so you have to get everybody playing with everybody that needs to get in there.”
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Jackson chalks up their success in the run game to the continuity the group has on offense.
The inside zone run plays were Buffalo’s bread and butter when it came to the ground attack.
“For us as an offensive line it comes down to technique,” he said. “So as long as we stick to the techniques we’ve been taught and execute the play there’s no reason why even if they knew the play that we couldn’t gain yards off of it.”
No favorites yet
Chan Gailey was non-committal when he was asked questions about some of the more notable position battles. One competition he did not seem all that pleased with to this point was the left tackle battle.
“Nope. Too early,” said Gailey when asked if there was a frontrunner emerging. “Don’t know how that one is going to end. Don’t even have an inkling. Really don’t.”
Gailey was then asked if he liked what he was getting from the position from both
“We’ve got some work to do,” he said.
At number two quarterback Gailey doesn’t see any separation either.
“They both have not done anything to distance themselves from the other. Neither one of them have done anything,” he said. “Both of them some things are good one day and some things about bad one day. We just have to keep letting them play.”
Meanwhile the number two receiver battle has been slightly altered by the absence of
“Really they’re all kind of competing right now and we’re trying to make decisions,” said receivers coach Bob Bicknell. “It’s all about where they fit and how they fit. I just can’t be happier with the way they’ve worked.”
David Nelson is still sidelined with the aforementioned tendon injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick tried to find the silver lining without his main slot receiver on the field.
“It is kind of like the OTAs and the mini-camps when Stevie (Johnson) was not out there,” Fitzpatrick said. “It is good to try to work and get some sort of relationship with some of the other guys. Stevie is a guy that I have 100 percent confidence in. David is a guy that I have 100 percent confidence in. I think we are on the same page with a lot of stuff, so I want him out there more than anything. But I think maybe it is a good thing to get some other guys in there and try to establish a better relationship with them. And then have David back healthy in a few days.”
The Bills second night practice of camp is Wednesday. The start time is scheduled for 6:30 pm.
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