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Why Graham eager to ask questions

Posted by Chris Brown on June 27, 2012 – 2:47 pm

Bills third-round pick T.J. Graham would have his nose in the playbook every night from 9 pm to midnight during spring workouts. Getting a firm grasp of Chan Gailey’s very large playbook is a chore for a rookie, and finding answers in the playbook is often easier said than done. Graham was committed though as he tries to nail down a defined role in the offense.

That’s why during the OTAs and minicamp Graham often brought questions with him back to his position coach Bob Bicknell the next day.

“When I’m going through my playbook trying to figure out what the install is going to be for the day and I have questions that I can’t really ask myself,” Graham told Buffalobills.com. “The playbook is pretty lengthy so looking for stuff in that playbook is like the dictionary. You have to know exactly what you’re looking for to find it.”

Graham said toward the end of OTAs and in minicamp the play call in the huddle didn’t sound so hurried because he was getting a handle on the terminology. Now he says he’s able to focus on what the defense is doing and adjust off of it.


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