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OTA - Day 12 - Brohm feeling good, Wang update

Posted Jun 17, 2010

A day after Bills head coach Chan Gailey indicated that an official starting quarterback would not be named at the start of training camp, though a pecking order would be in place, one of his three veteran quarterbacks commented on the current situation at quarterback.

“I think it’s definitely a good idea,” said Brian Brohm. “I think the coaches have an idea of the order in which they want to see us go. I look at it more like a seeding of sorts, one, two, three, four, kind of seeded like a basketball tournament. But I think the guy that they think has the best shot of getting the job will get out there and get the most reps.”

Brohm has been generally pleased with his own progress and feels he has a good handle already on Buffalo’s new offensive scheme.

“I’ve felt very comfortable with the offense right now,” he said. “I feel good about how fast I’m picking it up and learning the intricacies of the offense. I feel like I’m throwing the ball well. The competition is pretty strong right now. I think all the guys out there we’re all doing a pretty good job out there.”

One area where Brohm has been particularly strong has been with his passing touch. Several times through the course of the spring the second-year signal caller has successfully dropped passes over the heads of defensive backs and into the waiting hands of his receivers despite limited space.

“I think that has always been a strength of mine, those touch passes over the shoulder, those types of things, just placing it over the defender in man-to-man coverage,” said Brohm. “Those are the things I was good at in college and definitely strengths that I’ve continued to work on and I feel really good about those throws.”

Wang update
Since suffering a left leg injury a couple of weeks ago fifth-round pick Ed Wang has been out of sight, until Tuesday when he was given clearance to attend practice as a spectator. The offensive tackle said he has observed practice every day since. He remains hopeful that he’ll be able to return to the practice setting some time during next week’s mandatory minicamp.

“I’m feeling good,” Wang told Buffalobills.com. “Rehab is going very well. They do a great job with the rehab here so you know I’m feeling good right now and we’ll go from there.”

Wang admitted that when he initially sustained his injury he feared the worst.

“Yeah it was scary,” said Wang. “That happened to me once before and I ended up breaking my ankle. It was a scary thing when it happened, but when I got hurt I was able to put weight on my foot so I knew it wasn’t broken.”

As far as Wang is concerned the injury is behind him and he’s eager to rejoin his teammates on the practice field.

“It’s good to get this out of the way,” he said. “It’s done with now and whenever they say I’m ready to go I’m ready to go.”

Long passes
According to Bills WR Chad Jackson the Bills offense was able to strike for a pair of long touchdowns during the team segment of practice Thursday, with Jackson responsible for one of them.

“The defense and the offense we’re out here competing, especially the D-Bs and the wide receivers and we had two big plays today and got behind them. Felton (Huggins) had the first and I got the other one on a post. It doesn’t usually happen, but it was nice to end the day on a good one.”

Getting behind Buffalo’s defense in the practice setting has proven difficult at times through the course of the open OTAs.

Highlights
To watch the exclusive highlights from Thursday’s practice you can go to the media lounge of Buffalobills.com for all the action.

Schedule
Only two days of voluntary OTAs remain for the Bills, which will take place on Monday and Tuesday. Both of those practices are set to start at 12:05 pm. Mandatory minicamp follows and runs Wednesday to Friday with a pair of double sessions on Wednesday and Thursday before a final practice Friday. Stay close to Buffalobills.com for full coverage.

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