Trent Edwards said it himself in his first interview with the Jacksonville media after he was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars. The former Bills quarterback was asked how much he might be able to help Jaguars starting quarterback David Garrard prepare for Buffalo's defense.
"I can hopefully help (Garrard) out a lot because I know the personnel," Edwards said.
Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio will likely be looking for more assistance from Edwards to help Jacksonville's defense prepare for the Bills offense he spent the better part of the last six months trying to master for Sunday's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Bills head coach Chan Gailey admits they'll have to changes some things up in Buffalo's attack knowing the counter intelligence that Edwards will be able to provide.
"He can give them a few of our calls and he can give them a few of our signals, probably," he said. "We have to change a few things going into this ballgame. He can tell them a little bit of the protection situations that we've got and what some issues might be with that. Most people that leave teams and go to other teams can tell a few things so you have to change a few things."
"He'll have viable information to give them," said Lee Evans. "That's just how it is sometimes. It happens across the league. When we went to Green Bay, (Brian) Brohm knew some things. So I don't think it's any secret that he'll be able to give them some information about the things we do."
Running back Fred Jackson indicated they already have a few different wrinkles in the game plan this week in an effort to throw Jacksonville's defense off.
"Any time you're a quarterback in the system you know it," said Jackson of Edwards. "He can have an impact, but we do have some different things in, so hopefully we can kind of counteract that. He was in the system. He knows what's going on, but at the same time he still knows they have to stop it."
"He won't know the game plan," said Evans. "It's a completely different game plan than the two he participated in and the other game he was here for that he didn't play in."
Seemingly the least concerned with what Edwards will be able to provide to the Jaguars defense about Buffalo's attack is Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"We'll see what Trent gives them," he said. "Trent knew the offense in and out and he's going to tell them that we like to run zone runs or power runs and they can see that on film. It's not like he's going to give away much. I think in terms of some of our other stuff he can help them out a little bit with cadence or whatever it is, but we're not worried about too much because we've still got to go out there and play just like they do."
With respect to hand signals or verbal checks at the line, Fitzpatrick is not concerned about it because the Bills don't do a whole lot of checking off at the line.
In fact Fitzpatrick intends to talk to Edwards by phone this week and give him a hard time about the intelligence he's providing to his new team.
"I'll call here in the next couple of days and ask him what he's telling them and he'll tell me nothing, and we'll go from there," Fitzpatrick said. "It's just kind of the cat and mouse game."