Inside The Bills

The plan for Brad Smith

Posted by Chris Brown on August 1, 2012 – 11:28 pm

To this point in training camp it’s been nothing but quarterback work for Brad Smith. In the spring workouts Smith was a quarterback for about half of the OTA practices, then in the last week switched over to wide receiver. Head coach Chan Gailey indicated that a similar plan will unfold for Smith here at training camp.

“Like we did in OTAs we took about the first six or eight practices and worked him strictly at quarterback,” said Gailey. “Then we’ll start to work him at receiver and start the Wildcat package later on. We’ll have all that going for him at a later date. But being the third quarterback he needs to know how to do the base offense, the two minute stuff and all that. So he has a lot of work to get ready at quarterback before he starts that other stuff.”

Gailey wants to ensure that should the unthinkable happen and both the starting and backup QBs go down in a game that Smith is capable of finishing a game for the team. Knowing Smith is getting a limited number of reps at quarterback in the team setting it’s probably going to be a little while before he puts a white jersey on and lines up at wideout.


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