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The focus for Cardale in Buffalo’s offense

Posted by Chris Brown on June 7, 2016 – 2:52 pm

The Bills know that fourth-round pick Cardale Jones, who signed his rookie contract Tuesday, has a lot of hurdles to clear as a rather inexperienced college quarterback coming to the NFL level. On site at One Bills Drive for about a month now, Jones is most keenly focused on one particular area of his execution within Greg Roman’s offensive scheme.

“Just really tying every drop from under center with certain route concepts and when it can change and when routes can change,” Jones told Buffalobills.com moments after signing his rookie contract. “There’s a lot to that when it comes to that quarterback position in our offense. So trying to eliminate some of that thinking and letting it become second nature.”

Having never worked from under center before getting the footwork down on his drops was just the beginning. Now he also must time up that drop with the route combinations that are headed downfield on pass plays. And if there are sight adjusts or option routes he has to make adjustments on the fly and read the same thing his receivers do and do it in a second or two. Suffice to say there will be a learning curve for Jones, but he’s determined to nail it all down.

Fortunately as the team’s third quarterback he’ll have the time to focus on it.


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