Bills head coach Chan Gailey had to make a decision based on circumstance more than anything when it came to his starting left and right tackle. With Erik Pears still on the shelf, Gailey felt he had to name his starting left tackle last week in Cordy Glenn and plug Chris Hairston in at right tackle to get the unit together for two solid weeks of work before the regular season. On Saturday night they had the formidable task of going against the Steelers pass rush front. Here’s how Gailey thought the first unit fared.
“I think that we did average,” said Gailey. ”I thought the line blocked pass protection average. Run game (blocking) was not bad. I thought we were average in the pass protection area tonight.”
Gailey felt there was too much traffic around Fitz when he trying to pass and it compromised his accuracy and the rhythm of the passing game. They’ll be going against another pretty good defensive front in the Jets in Week 1 on the road. Hopefully another two weeks of work will move them up from the average category described by their head coach.
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