Inside The Bills

Belichick has firm knowledge of Orton

Posted by Chris Brown on October 8, 2014 – 11:12 am

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick grinds tape as well as any coach in the league. So it’s not surprising that they feel they have a firm grasp on Kyle Orton the player even though he only entered Buffalo’s lineup last Sunday. He also has an offensive coordinator who knows him very well.

Patriots OC Josh McDaniels was Orton’s head coach in Denver, so working with him on a daily basis gives him intimate knowledge into the player he is. That’s why Belichick feels confident he knows Orton the player and what he’s capable of. Still, Belichick considers last week’s game tape of the Bills against Detroit is the most valuable.

“I think last week’s game is a lot more relevant,” said Belichick. “It’s him with his receivers in their offense. It’s not him running Josh’s [McDaniels] offense or something else. We know the player. We’ve scouted the player. We’ve seen him play. We know what his strengths are physically. I think it’s what they do and how they do it in this offense.

“I’m sure we’ll see more going forward. It was his first game. I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be new plays or new wrinkles or complementary plays off of some of the things that they did last week against Detroit. I mean, I’m sure it’s going to expand as they go forward with him in there. He’s a smart guy. I know he can handle – the volume is not an issue with him. I’m sure that it’s just a question of reps and what the next step is for him.”


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