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What Gailey told Thigpen

Posted by Chris Brown on August 5, 2011 – 9:30 pm

When the Bills were able to begin recruiting and negotiating contracts with free agents on the market, head coach Chan Gailey made sure he gave it to Tyler Thigpen straight from the beginning.

“When I called Tyler I told him exactly the situation,” said Gailey. “Ryan (Fitzpatrick) is the starter and there’s no question about that. You can compete and work and see how close you can get and that’ll be good, but Ryan is the starter.”

Thigpen obviously accepted those terms for the 2011 season, but he’s signed beyond that, so it’ll be interesting to see what the future holds beyond this fall. Thigpen looked particularly sharp on Friday as his accuracy was pretty consistent and his decision making was even better. His arm looks live, which is to be expected knowing it’s only day two for him, but the early signs are very encouraging as the Bills have clearly upgraded their quarterback contingent.


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