Inside The Bills

TE role more prominent?

Posted by Chris Brown on December 15, 2010 – 1:02 pm

Buffalo’s tight ends have taken a bit of back seat in terms of a role in the team’s passing game. Head coach Chan Gailey has favored more three and four wide looks with receivers on offense. Jonathan Stupar factored in a bit more and successfully so last week. Gailey left it open as to what the immediate future holds for his tight ends with respect to their passing game.

“I think it’s different week in and week out,” Gailey said. “We have different packages in for the tight ends each week. Obviously Stupar made a couple of big plays for us last week, one in particular right before half. The guys have played their role pretty well. We just haven’t asked a lot of them. We haven’t done a lot with them.

“We had them do a little more last week and we’ll see how the season plays out, whether or not they continue to be a little bit more involved. I think (Scott) Chandler has a chance to be a help for us as well.”

Chandler was picked up by the Bills off waivers two weeks ago from Dallas. GM Buddy Nix has a firm working knowledge of Chandler’s abilities having drafted him for San Diego in 2007. He’s seen primarily as a solid blocker, with some receiving ability that can be further developed.


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