Inside The Bills

Protection and design

Posted by Chris Brown on September 14, 2010 – 10:10 am

While the brunt of the criticism for the Bills has been aimed at Trent Edwards and to a lesser degree Chan Gailey, it’s interesting to note what they both feel will solve some of the problems the team experienced on offense in Week 1.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey after Sunday’s game commented on his dissatisfaction with the way he designed the run game scheme for the Dolphins. And Trent Edwards followed that up with respect to the protections when asked about the penetration that Miami got on Sunday.

“I think we just need to try to fix our schemes,” said Edwards. “If we need to run a little more inside or outside or a little more play-action to just try to keep guys off balance a little more. I think we got a little bit predictable just with the situation we were in. If we can find a way to just change things up and change some calls up here and there, not allow that penetration, I think if you do get them on their heels that means you’re gashing them with plays here and there.”

With a direct line of communication between himself and the head coach Edwards will likely express the same to Gailey as he did to the media. I’m expecting the run game to be more effective than it was last week. The task for the offense overall however, gets no easier this week against a formidable Packers 3-4 defense.


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