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How staff will help Taylor progress

Posted by Chris Brown on February 15, 2016 – 9:03 am

Trying to help Tyrod Taylor progress with his personal game proved difficult during the regular season when there was the added task of preparing for a weekly opponent each Sunday. In the offseason that element is off the table, which will allow Taylor to work with the offensive staff on the specific areas of his game and offensive execution in need of improvement heading into 2016. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman explains how that improvement will be achieved once Taylor and his teammates return to Buffalo in April.

“Basically what we’re going to do is look back at all the teachable moments and really focus on things we need to improve on and we’ll try to create those scenarios in practice,” Roman told “That will help us get over that hump, get over the next hump, understand this and understand that. It’ll be part of what we do in the spring where we orchestrate situations specifically to understand or accomplish something specific that we need to get done.”

With Taylor as the entrenched starter, he’ll also have the advantage of all the starter reps instead of splitting them three ways as he did last offseason.

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Woods to finish degree at school

Posted by Chris Brown on January 6, 2016 – 3:43 pm

With an NFL career being so demanding, Robert Woods has been chipping away at completing his college degree. Heading into this offseason, Woods needs just a handful of credits and to complete an internship and he’ll be done.

Woods, who in the offseason attends classes at USC where he played his college ball, is on schedule to graduate this offseason.

“I’ve been going to school every offseason. This is my final semester. I’ll be back for training in April,” said Woods. “Maybe [I’ll practice with the guys] if they are able to make it out there, but [school] is my main focus,” he said.

The third-year receiver will be getting a degree in Policy planning and development.

“I’m interested in development and real estate, whether it’s commercial development, property development, city planning,” he said.

Woods said he plans to intern at a real estate firm to get a feel for what the business is like. He also stands a good chance of being the jock of the class.

“Probably so,” he said. “There are no other NFL players in the class. It’s fun going back and being back on campus.”

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Offensive playmakers to meet up in offseason

Posted by Chris Brown on January 6, 2016 – 9:05 am

Tyrod Taylor didn’t know any of his new teammates after signing with the Bills last March. Likewise, none of his teammates knew if he was going to be the starting quarterback for the Bills come the fall. Now after Taylor had an impressive season as a first-year starter, Buffalo’s quarterback and his offensive playmakers plan to spend some time together in the offseason with player organized practices.

“The thing that changes (this offseason) is you get a chance to work with the guys you’re going to be playing with,” said Taylor. “I’m looking forward to working with these guys once everyone gets healthy and have time to go back to spend time with their families, I’m looking forward to getting in there and working with these guys. We’ll definitely get together. We’ve already talked about it and looking forward to it.”

“We’ll be getting a lot of time in the offseason throwing and catching with each other,” said Sammy Watkins. “I don’t know about his future here, but I can say I stand up for him. He’s a great player and a great leader for this team. He’s only going to get better. Every game you don’t have to worry about Ty making plays or working us out of situations. That’s what he came in to do. He’s going to put us in the right situations, he’s going to throw the ball down the field. He’s going to do his job.”



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