It was his first opportunity this preseason to prove himself a capable NFL starter for the Buffalo Bills in their open quarterback competition. After watching the entire preseason opener in Washington last week, Thursday night was
When his time on the field was over the quarterback had some measure of satisfaction with the performance of the offense when he was out there, but ever the perfectionist he wanted more.
“Overall I think it went pretty well,” Brohm said. “There are obviously some things we can work on, but I think overall I felt good about what happened when I was out there. We moved the ball well, but we definitely need to put some points on the board.”
Brohm entered the game with just under six minutes remaining in the second quarter with the score tied at 21 apiece. On his first play from scrimmage he took a sack for a loss of five yards. Though immediately facing a long down and distance situation, Brohm and the second unit overcame it as a 14-yard catch by
Later in the drive Brohm converted a 3rd-and-8 with a nine-yard pass play to
“It was an option, a quarterback draw or a fade,” Brohm said. “They brought another defender in the box and I ended up throwing the fade to Chad. He made a great catch. He had one-on-one coverage out there and he was able to pull it down. I just had to give him a chance to make a play and he made it.”
After a two-yard gain by
“When I was in there I felt like first off we had too many negative plays, there were some penalties and negative runs and we were getting behind so to speak in the down and distance,” Brohm said. “But there were a few times where we overcame that and were able to convert some third downs and some second and longs and get ourselves into manageable situations.”
“I think Brohm did okay,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “Again I’ll have to watch the film on that, but I think he did fine. He missed on a couple of things that he normally doesn’t miss. But on the whole I thought he did a good job. He took a couple of shots too and kept standing in there.”
Brohm finished 14-21 passing on the day for 125 yards and a passer rating of 82.4.
Gailey was asked if he would consider starting Brohm in a preseason game. Buffalo’s head coach left the door open.
“Would we (consider it)? Oh sure,” said Gailey. “We’d consider using any of them that we’ve got. Yeah I’ll consider it.”
“I think we all want to be in there starting, but I’m just going to take it day by day and try to get better every single day and whatever the coaches decide and whatever situations they want to put us in that’s what we’re going to do,” Brohm said. “For me I think it was good first action out there for me, but I want to get in the end zone and score touchdowns. I felt like we were able to move the ball and get yards, but the object of the game is to points on the board and I needed to put more points on the board when I was in there.”