Inside the Bills - Aug 19

Edwards contusion location
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 11:51 PM ET

POSSIBLE EFFECT OF EDWARDS CONTUSION: With Trent Edwards thigh contusion just above the right knee, it's his plant leg at the end of his drop back.

If it is in fact a deep bruise it could make planting on that leg pretty painful and possibly compromise the way in which he drives off that leg to deliver the football.

We'll keep an eye on it if in fact he's able to practice Wednesday and see if he can not only stop his drop back momentum effectively with that leg, but if he can also drive off it when throwing. 

J.P. Losman comments in full
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 11:41 PM ET

J.P. LOSMAN COMMENTS IN FULL: Here is J.P. Losman's complete interview as it was the first time he spoke with the media since being transitioned to the backup quarterback role.

On getting thrown into the fire tonight

J.P. - "You've just got to be ready. This whole situation I've just been trying to force myself to get ready. It can be tough at times, hard at times, but again in an instance like tonight it can happen in just a couple of plays. I've got to be ready. I've got to keep forcing myself and asking my teammates to keep helping me with that and keep fighting through every day. You've just got to be ready. There's a lot on the line every game and if it's three plays this year or whatever I want to come through for my teammates for sure."

On it being a situation he'll have to be ready for during the season

J.P. - "It was definitely unexpected. It comes at a point where in practice you kind of study your plays that you have for that day and you get thrown in with some plays that you weren't going to run that particular day. So all of a sudden your mind has to concentrate and focus on that. It's a little bit different from a game because in a game they're set plays and you're ready to go. Just being ready."

On it being difficult to stay motivated

J.P. - "It was very difficult to get motivated, but with the help of friends, family and my agent we just keep pressing on. You've got to keep looking at that light and keep saying, 'Something could happen you've got to be ready for it.' Looking at the overall picture, the overall career of a player this is just going to be one year. There's a long way to go and that's the picture you have to look at and constantly push yourself to get better not just for this year, but for years to come."

After draft and all those teams drafted QB did he come to realize this was the place with best chance to play this year

J.P. - "The main thing there is I'm very, very comfortable with Turk and Alex. I like going to work with those guys each and every day. We've agreed in the past over many, many things, they just weren't in a position to make those things come true. Even though the situation has changed I'm still working with those guys and that makes coming to work that much easier."

"Trent is great. No situation has changed there as far as the friendship regardless. It's not his fault the situation is the way it is. You have to look at yourself in the mirror and realize why the situation is the way it is and then you move on and try to figure out why it is the way it is. Like I said it's not his doing by any means. It's not his fault. For me to be upset at him is childish. We're all grown men and you've got to handle the situation the way it is like grown men. So we are. I'm pulling for him I help him out as much as I can and vice versa. When I ask him a question things are answered pretty quick."

On if he likes what Turk has done with the offense

J.P. - "I definitely love what he's doing with the offense. The true test will come when the game is there. But Turk has always shown signs of when the game is going on he's always thinking what I was thinking when I was in there. I was always saying, 'Why don't we do this? I think we should do that.' And he was always on the same page in game situations so I do expect him to be that way now. I know that the pressure is going to build on him a little bit, but he's been handling it well. I think he's ready and I think he's focused and more importantly I think he's very, very confident and knows exactly what he wants to get accomplished."

On if he's upset with anybody?

J.P. - "No. Right now is not the time to be thinking about anything like that. I had a chance to digest everything that happened in that situation in the offseason. Right now I'm strictly focused on being ready for a case that happened today."

On whether the beard is staying all year?

"I don't know."

Losman hints about Fairchild
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 11:33 PM ET

LOSMAN HINTS ABOUT FAIRCHILD: The frustration expressed by Josh Reed after the season finale last year when he said in part that all season they were waiting to implement some things they thought would help them be more productive and it never happened, seemed to be supported by a comment J.P. Losman made Tuesday night.

Losman was asked about what he thought of Turk Schonert's plans for the offense and appeared to hint that the previous offensive scheme was pretty inflexible.

"We've agreed in the past over many, many things," said Losman of Schonert and Van Pelt. "They just weren't in a position to make those things come true. Turk has always shown signs of when the game is going on he's always thinking what I was thinking when I was in there.

I was always saying, 'Why don't we do this? I think we should do that.' And he was always on the same page in game situations."

In no way was Losman trying to call out Steve Fairchild, but this does seem to indicate that despite the desire of the quarterback and a couple of offensive assistants to make some changes to the offense last year, the former coordinator decided not to.

Video issues on the website
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 11:31 PM ET

VIDEO ISSUES ON THE WEBSITE: Unfortunately I'm the bearer of bad news. The J.P. Losman video interview we promised is not going to be posted as well as Bills Roundup until tomorrow due to a software issue in our video department. I'll be posting some of J.P.'s more interesting comments here in the coming minutes. 

Losman speaks
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 9:20 PM ET

LOSMAN SPEAKS: J.P. Losman spoke for the first time since after last season's Jacksonville game after taking over first team reps in practice in the wake of Trent Edwards' injury (quad contusion). We'll have his full interview in the multimedia section shortly. Here's a bit of what he said.

"You've just got to be ready," said Losman. "This whole situation I've just kind of been trying to force myself to get ready. It can be tough at times, but in an instance like tonight it can happen for just a couple of plays."

Losman admitted accepting the backup role was difficult for him, but he's come to understand where things sit on the quarterback depth chart.

"It's very difficult to get motivated, but with the help of family, friends and my agent we just keep pressing on. You've got to keep saying, 'Something could happen and you've got to be ready for it.' Looking at the overall picture, the overall career of a player, this is just one year. There's a long way to go and that's the picture you have to look at and just constantly push yourself to get better for not just this season, but for years to come."

Again we'll have the entire interview in the multimedia section of buffalobills.com shortly.

Thigh contusion for Edwards
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 9:17 PM ET

THIGH CONTUSION FOR EDWARDS: Following a practice in which Trent Edwards suffered an injury head coach Dick Jauron brought everyone up to speed on the details.

"Early in practice there was a minor collision in the backfield where Trent suffered a quad contusion," said Jauron. "It was a pretty deep one so they took him in to treat it quickly and try to get it before it swelled. The collision was with Marshawn. Marshawn's knee was a little bit sore, by the end of practice so we took him off too, but he finished the whole practice, but hopefully they'll be fine as we move forward."

Trent Edwards injured during night practice
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 8:18 PM ET

EDWARDS INJURED: Trent Edwards got knocked knee to knee during the first play of an 11-on-11 segment and hobbled off to the trainers.

Trent Edwards just went to the locker room with the trainers, who are looking at his right knee. He walked there under his own power. He didn't appear to be favoring it much.

We'll have further updates as they become available.

Night practice participation
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 8:17 PM ET

DIGIORGIO NOT PARTICIPATING: John DiGiorgio is not practicing tonight. He has a wrap on his left calf. We'll have details later.

James Hardy, Roscoe Parrish and Derek Schouman are also not practicing.

Kind of a Peters update
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 9:51 AM ET

PETERS UPDATE: ESPN's Tim Graham reports in his blog that according to an NFL source the Bills are more committed than ever in their stance on Jason Peters concerning a new contract extension.

Turn up the radio
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 9:01 AM ET

TURN UP THE RADIO: For those of you that are able to see this Sunday's preseason game on NFL Network and live in an area where you can listen to the Bills Radio Network, I'd encourage you to turn the volume down on your TV sets and turn up the radio.

The reason why is the TV broadcast team for the Colts-Bills preseason game will be Sterling Sharpe, Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders.

You might be asking the same question I did when I was told what the on air lineup was going to be.

"Who the heck is doing play by play?"

Sterling Sharpe unfortunately is the answer. Not that I'd be any happier if one of the other two were handling those duties.

I'm just pretty confident that if you listen to them you'll hear an awful lot about them, Peyton Manning (who likely won't play) and maybe Deion mentions Leodis McKelvin. 

So do yourselves a favor and turn up the radio and listen to Murph and Kelso. You'll be glad you did.

Seattle O-line could be shorthanded for opener
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 8:10 AM ET

SEATTLE O-LINE SHORTHANDED FOR OPENER?: Although Seahawks starting center Chris Spencer returned to the practice field for the first time Monday, he still didn't do much and may not be ready for the season opener against the Bills. He had offseason surgery on both shoulders and the thumb on his snapping hand.

In addition starting right tackle Sean Locklear just went down with a sprained ligament in his knee and he too could miss the season opener at Buffalo.

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