Inside The Bills

Taylor’s head over heels play

Posted by Chris Brown on August 8, 2016 – 5:57 pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is essentially a non-hit player. It’s why he and the other quarterbacks wear a red jersey. But when Taylor took off on a red zone play for the front left corner the end zone the lines on what to and what not to hit can sometimes get blurry.

Taylor tried to leap over a pair of players to reach the goal line with the ball in the front left corner of the end zone on a scramble run and was inadvertently flipped head over heels over those two players. He landed on the back of his head and his one shoulder leaving just about every person watching with their heart in their throat. Taylor popped right up and jogged back to the huddle.

The other players were dumbfounded by the play. Corey Graham who was near the play, but not involved in any of the contact, held his hands up like he was checking for rain, as if to say, ‘How are we supposed to play that?’

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman stepped into the huddle on the next play no doubt to remind Taylor to be smart in practice with such plays.

After practice Rex Ryan admitted how nervous he was watching the play unfold and said that Taylor has to do more to ensure his own well being.

“It’s like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ Like please. You know, ‘Don’t do that.’ You literally hold your breath because we think that we got a really good one there. We’ve got a fine outstanding quarterback, and you’d hate to see something like that happen where something would happen with him. So he’s got to take care of himself too.”

As much of a gamer as Taylor is and as encouraging it is to see how competitive he is, everyone, this reporter included would prefer he throw the ball away in a training camp practice if such a situation arose again.


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