Buffalo's coaching staff will only get a couple of weeks off before they're back on the practice field. That's because Chan Gailey's staff has been selected to coach the South team for the 2011 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on Jan. 29th.
"It is extra work on our coaches obviously, but it is a great opportunity to get an in depth look at some of the top college players coming out and available for the draft this year," said Gailey.
Gailey's staff will coach the South roster all week in preparation for Saturday's game, as the personnel departments of all 32 NFL clubs will be represented for the annual postseason college all-star game.
Among some of the more notable college players on the South roster are USC WR Ronald Johnson, Florida State QB Christian Ponder and Florida OL Mike Pouncey.
Buffalo's staff is looking forward to the opportunity knowing they can get some hands on work with some of the more notable prospects that will be in the 2011 NFL draft pool.
"The thing that you get out of this is you get personal exposure to them," said Gailey. "You can only get so much out of film and you can only get so much out of interviews at the NFL Combine. Dealing with them in a football atmosphere on a day to day basis shows you how much they can learn, if they pay attention to detail, who is a born leader and who is not, who is a good practice player. Those are all things you get by working with them on a daily basis."
Buffalobills.com will be reporting from Mobile during the Senior Bowl practice week leading up to the game on Saturday.