The Bills like every other team are preparing their defense for possible Wildcat looks this season in practice at camp. Trent Edwards however, feels he’s being underutilized when lined up at wideout.
“That’s really frustrating me because I do feel like I have a lot of potential at the receiver position,” Edwards said laughing. “I really feel handcuffed out there. They just want me to block and that’s not really my strength. My strength is running, getting the ball in my hands and making guys miss in the passing game (still laughing), but our quarterback I think in that particular set can’t get me the ball, so that’s kind of frustrating on that side of it because I’ve worked harder at this off-season trying to make sure that my receiver skills are where they need to be. But its just something to try and keep teams off balance and keep guys guessing and it makes our defense prepare for the Miami’s and teams that do do that. It’s good for our defense to go up against that, too.”
When asked about the dynamic trio in the offensive backfield when Edwards is split out wide, consisting of Fred Jackson, Marshawn Lynch and Roscoe Parrish, Edwards again was a comedian.
“You don’t think that I’m dynamic out there either though,” ask Edwards laughing again. “I was thinking we could just put me back in there and it’s kind of the same replacement as Roscoe Parrish, but I don’t think so.”
Edwards in all seriousness does think working some wildcat into ractice is a good idea.
“It gives us something else to change things up, mix things up a little bit,” he said. “And I do think we need to work on that and we’re going to continue to improve.”
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