Inside The Bills

Graham and Goodwin-same type of receiver?

Posted by johnmurphyshow on July 11, 2013 – 2:30 am

The battle for spots in the Bills receiving corps will be one of the most closely watched competitions in two weeks, when the team goes to training camp. And with two bona fide burners on the roster, rookie Marquise Goodwin and second year man T.J. Graham, it could be fascinating to see how they’re employed.

Wednesday night on The John Murphy Show, 2012 3rd round pick T.J. Graham admitted speed is an obviously similarity between his game, and that of this year’s third rounder, Goodwin. But Graham says they’re not the same guy.

“Everyone’s a little different,” Graham said. “We have a similar background with the track speed. It’s his first year. He’s got to figure out how to work with that speed, the same way that I came in. Last year, I could run a go route and get by anybody. But once they figure that out, they know how to stop it, and you have to adjust your way of running routes. You can’t always run a deep route every time. You have to figure out the inside stuff. He’s figuring it out. He’s going to do very well.”

Graham told host John Murphy that he and Goodwin should work well together on the roster, and may even present special challenges to opposing defenses if they’re both on the field at the same time.

“It’s going to be a good complement,” he said, “because, if I’m on the field, he’s not on the field. And if he’s on the field, I’m not on the field. We’ll always have a deep threat. And if we’re both on the field at the same time, defenses look out. That’s a big part of our offense now—speed, speed, speed.”

The entire radio interview with T.J. Graham is available here


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