WGR Sports Radio 550 Host Brian Koziol filling in for John Murphy on tonight’s abbreviated show. In the first half-hour we heard from Quarterback EJ Manuel. Manuel addressed the recent offensive struggles and how important the communication has to be. He admits he has a sense of urgency to get everyone on the same page but says there’s plenty of time to get there. We asked the listeners if Manuel does indeed struggle this year, does the team have enough weapons surrounding him to succeed?
At the bottom of the hour Bills Center Eric Wood sat down with Bills Insider Chris Brown. Wood addressed the recent struggles of the offensive during the past few OTA sessions. He mentioned that with the recent implementation of the entire playbook you’re bound to have a few mistakes but does feel they are heading in the right direction.
“We’re just focusing on little jumps each day to get where we want to be from a bottom offense in the league to near the top. It’s not going to happen overnight and we understand that but by making little strides each day, we feel like we can make a big jump eventually.”
During the offseason, the Bills went big and heavy with offensive lineman in this year’s draft by bringing in sizeable players. Second round pick OT Cyrus Kouandjio, fifth round selection G Cyril Richardson, and OT Seantrel Henderson who was drafted in the seventh round. Wood says all three are coming along great.
“At this standpoint they’ve done a good job of really working to learn their assignments. They all pass the eyeball test, that’s for sure. They are all big, strong, and pretty mobile. They’ve had good attitudes and I think that’s the biggest thing coming in to this no-huddle offense with all the terminology.”
That is the goal of this year’s offense, understanding the system to be able to keep it a fast-paced scheme. Wood said the team conditions that way and practices that way to put them at an advantage.
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