Inside The Bills

Chan on why Jones in slot so much

Posted by Chris Brown on July 13, 2012 – 10:13 am

During the spring practices for the Bills wide receiver Donald Jones, who won the number two receiver role last season on the outside, saw an awful lot of time in the slot in OTAs and minicamp. Buffalobills.com asked head coach Chan Gailey why.

“I think we have a good feel for what Donald is outside,” said Gailey. “I think we’re trying to make sure what he can do inside and go from there. It’s about his comfort zone. We’ll see where it all plays out in camp because he’ll have enough outside snaps too.”

Jones looked comfortable in the slot in spring practices and adds a valuable blocking dimension to that position when lined up there. Still, he is likely to see more time outside in training camp as he is one of the prime candidates for the outside receiver role opposite Stevie Johnson as the team tries to determine ‘Who will be the No. 2 receiver?‘. 

Then again knowing how frequently the Bills employ three and four wide sets, it’s possible he could kick inside opposite David Nelson with another wideout coming on to fill the outside spot when they do go with four receivers and one back, their most popular formation in 2011.


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