After a steady rain forced the team to practice at half speed indoors in the St. John Fisher gymnasium for their closed practice Sunday morning, rain was intermittent for their final night practice of camp, but the team got a heavy dose of 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work in.
Even though training camp is winding down with just two practices remaining at the St. John Fisher campus, head coach Chan Gailey has made it clear that there are still some instructional parts of the game that must be ironed out in the time they have left.
“We’re in training camp,” he said. “Our focus is on getting better at the fundamentals and all of the techniques that go with that. We’re not game-planning, we’re back to basics. That’s what I told them Saturday when we got back in here. It’s back to basics until Tuesday when we break camp. After that, it starts toward game-plan and getting ready for the season.”
Last man standing
The tight end position has suffered rapid fire losses. In the last five days
The only healthy tight end left on the roster is starter
“We’ve got some adjustments to make obviously,” said Gailey. “We’ve got one healthy tight end on the field right now and it makes it very difficult, but that’s part of it. You deal with it and move on.”
The coaching staff was working their two fullbacks with the tight end group to stem the tide until reinforcements arrive. Buffalo has two vacant roster spots to fill the void at tight end after placing rookies
Offense trying to nail it all down
With the majority of play installation done at this point of training camp players are trying to polish and refine a lot of the plays that they’ll be executing through the course of the season. Wide receiver
“I kind of got chewed out a little bit for doing something wrong,” said Johnson. “I made a minor mistake, and it shouldn’t have been made. But it was good I got yelled at. It’s just time to handle business. It’s just that time, no more mistakes now.
“It’s just work that needs to be done, be crisper on everything and (Coach Gailey) wants everything to look the same. So I’m going to try to do that work on my routes and make everything still look the same.”
Gailey’s offense is known to have plays that appear similar to defenses at the start, and he depends on receivers to run routes identically whether it’s pass or run to more effectively disguise their intentions.
Steve Johnson got the offensive unit off to a good start pulling in a touchdown pass in the left corner of the end zone from
Johnson also had the catch of the night on a crossing pattern when he leaped to pull in Edwards’ strike over the middle for a touchdown.
The Bills have a single afternoon practice on Monday scheduled for 3:15 pm.