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Brohm has to face the pressure

Posted by Chris Brown on August 18, 2010 – 10:39 am

Knowing the starting offense is likely to see its most extensive action in the third preseason game, Thursday night’s preseason contest is likely to be Brian Brohm’s best chance to change the landscape of the team’s quarterback competition.

“It’s very important,” said Gailey. “The pressure on this is no different than the pressure he’d face in the first game if he was out on the field. So I’m interested to see how he’ll do.”

Brohm enters the game confident he can successfully execute the offense.

“I’m excited to be on the field. I’m excited to get out there with the first live action of the season for me. And I’m looking forward to it, Brohm said. “I’ve just got to go out there with the attitude that any opportunity I have I’ve got to make the most of it.”


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Brohm’s strengths

Posted by Chris Brown on August 17, 2010 – 6:33 am

Head coach Chan Gailey was asked to outline Brian Brohm’s strengths. Here was his response.

“He’s very smart. He know where to go with the football. He’s got good velocity on the ball. He just needs to work on continual accuracy,” said Gailey. “That’s really been his only issue. He’s got good intelligence for football and understands defenses, which is part of playing quarterback, you’ve got to understand defense.”

Brohm will be the second quarterback in Thursday night in Toronto when the Bills face the Colts. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.


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Brohm to follow Trent Thurs. night

Posted by Chris Brown on August 16, 2010 – 4:37 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey in a conference call with Toronto media Monday confirmed that the QB rotation will be changing as expected.

After Ryan Fitzpatrick served as the second quarterback into the preseason opener last Friday night, while Brian Brohm sat out, Gailey confirmed on Thursday night when the Bills host Indianapolis in Toronto that their roles will be reversed.

“Trent will start and then we’ll put Brian Brohm in the game and then if there’s some snaps left, Levi Brown will play,” said Gailey. “Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) won’t play in this one. He played last week and Brian didn’t play.”

Gailey didn’t believe that playing four QBs in one preseason game benefited any of the reserve signal callers because none of them would have enough time on the field to get in a rhythm, which in turn complicates the evaluation process of their play.


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Don’t expect to see Brohm tonight

Posted by Chris Brown on August 13, 2010 – 5:05 pm

The plan at the quarterback position for tonight’s preseason opener is Trent Edwards will start, play a quarter or so and then give way to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the second unit. After that however, the next QB in is expected to be rookie Levi Brown.

According to head coach Chan Gailey it’s no reflection on Brian Brohm’s play. It’s a matter of giving the backups enough time on the field. Gailey has chosen to play only three QBs tonight to give the backups sufficient time to get into a rhythm on offense. He believes if he tries to get Fitzpatrick and Brohm into the game as well as Brown at the end that a situation could arise where Fitz or Brohm made only get nine plays tops, hardly enough to evaluate a QB in a preseason game.

He would like to give both Fitzpatrick and Brohm more consecutive series so they can make a better case for themselves. So Brohm is not expected to play tonight, but in the next preseason game against Indy, the plan is to have Brohm come in and play after Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick will not play.

So nothing should be read into Brohm’s absence of playing time tonight with respect to the QB competition, but the only way he takes the field is if there is an injury at the quarterback position.


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Fitz the likely #2 Friday

Posted by Chris Brown on August 12, 2010 – 9:44 am

Based on what was witnessed in the team’s Wednesday night practice, there’s a strong likelihood that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the next quarterback on the field Friday after Trent Edwards’ night is over.

Fitz was the only other quarterback besides Edwards to take reps in the shortened Wednesday night practice session, giving strong indication that he’ll be the backup in the Redskins game. It’s certainly possible that Brohm will be the backup in the next preseason game in Toronto against Indy, since he and Fitzpatrick have split reps with the second unit pretty much down the middle for the majority of camp.

We’ll try to get it confirmed that Fitz is the backup prior to kickoff Friday night.


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Where Schobel money could go

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2010 – 2:42 pm

For now Aaron Schobel’s contract is still on the books, but once he either retires or is moved via trade, there will be a good chunk of change with which to help the team in terms of personnel.

I believe some of that money will go to some young veterans whose contracts are up after this season. Chief among them is Paul Posluszny. Others include Donte Whitner, Ashton Youboty, George Wilson, Trent Edwards, Brian Brohm and long snapper Garrison Sanborn.

Obviously, the quarterback situation will have to definitively be resolved before determining who might be re-signed long term. By no means am I saying all these guys are going to be re-signed, but those kinds of decisions will have to be made, and the money will be there to pay who they want to pay.

The point is that in rebuilding this roster a good portion of that money from the Schobel contract is likely to go into reinvesting in the young vets whose contracts are up.


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Nelson drops hint on starting QB

Posted by Chris Brown on July 29, 2010 – 1:46 pm

Bills rookie WR David Nelson is dropping hints as to who the top QB in the pecking order will be when practice gets underway shortly.

DNelson83    Yea here’s your hint. His colleges mascot is the same as the mascot of the place holding our training camp.

Knowing St. John Fisher’s mascot is the Cardinals, Nelson’s hint is a bit misleading. Louisville has a mascot that is identical in name and species, which is where Brian Brohm went. Stanford however, where Trent Edwards went has a mascot that’s a tree, but they’re athletic teams are referred to as the Cardinal, which references one of their team colors.  

So if you’re going for exactly identical in name and mascot, it’s Brohm, but we’ll confirm at practice when the players begin team work.


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Brohm not anxious about pecking order

Posted by Chris Brown on July 28, 2010 – 7:28 pm

Brian Brohm, Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick will find out what the all important pecking order will be at the quarterback position in meetings Thursday morning. But Brohm, who was the only one of the three QBs that arrived during the allotted time for media access, is not having any anxiety about what that decision might be.

“I’m ready to go, no matter what happens in this meeting tomorrow (Thursday), wherever we are at in the pecking order, I’m ready to go,” Brohm said. “I’m just glad that the season is finally here.“It’s a competition, they have to put one guy in there first, one guy in there second, one guy in there third, but at the end of the day it’s going to be who plays best when they are out there on the field. That’s the way I am going to look at it. Whatever reps I get and the opportunities I have, I need to take advantage of to the fullest, and put my best foot forward.”Bills head coach Chan Gailey has been adamant that whatever the pecking order is that it is not set in concrete and is subject to change.


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QBs won’t be adversarial

Posted by Chris Brown on July 27, 2010 – 8:33 am

Although there will be a pecking order declared by coach Gailey in the next day or so at the quarterback position, he’s made it clear that the competition will still be open. And though the level of intensity will be fierce the three main candidates for the job have assured that it won’t become adversarial.

“All three of us understand the situation that we’re in,” said Brian Brohm. “On the field we’re competing, but at the same time we’re still going to help each other out. It’s going to be a fair competition. We’re not going to try to hold things back from each other if we see something, we bring it up in the meeting room in front of everybody and we’ll all talk about it. We’re all on the same page. I think each quarterback is on the same page with all the plays that we’re running.”

Gailey will be reminding the players, the fans and the media that even though he’ll have one of his three main QB candidates working with the first unit that the competition will still be open. That fact however, doesn’t change how the quarterbacks intend to interact with one another.

“It’s all about coming out here and working,” said Ryan Fitzpatrick. “I think whoever the starter ends up being if I work as hard as I can, if I’m the starter, I know the team is going to be better. If I work as hard as I can and Trent or Brian ends up being the starter then we’re going to be a better team because of it because I’m going to push him and he’s going to push me.”


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QB speculation well underway

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2010 – 12:06 pm

With 10 days to go before training camp the outside speculation as to who will be named the Bills first string QB at the outset of camp is already ramping up.

Pro Football Weekly in their AFC Whispers section is speculating that Trent Edwards will be named the starting QB when camp opens next week. Here’s their write up on the subject word for word.

Although Bills head coach Chan Gailey hasn’t revealed his quarterback depth chart entering training camp, we hear that Trent Edwards is very likely to begin camp as the starter, followed by Brian Brohm and Ryan Fitzpatrick. After his solid offseason, Buffalo wants to give Brohm a legitimate chance to capture the job, and he could knock Edwards out of the driver’s seat if he continues to perform. Fitzpatrick doesn’t appear to be in the starting mix right now; he’s viewed as a respectable backup.

Everyone is going to have their predictions, but knowing that the quarterbacks themselves do not even have knowledge at this point as to where they stand entering training camp, until it comes from Chan Gailey’s mouth I would not put much stock in any of it.


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QB rotation

Posted by Chris Brown on June 24, 2010 – 4:00 pm

In the afternoon session the QB rotation has changed again.

In the morning practice Brian Brohm was the first QB through in 11-on-11. But in the afternoon it is Trent Edwards.


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Fitz is 1st man through

Posted by Chris Brown on May 26, 2010 – 1:26 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the quarterback rotation and reps has all been laid out from now until the end of June, so shifts in the rotation and rep count were to be expected. And there was a change on day 2 of OTAs.

On Wednesday, Ryan Fitzpatrick was the first quarterback through in the rotation during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. During 7-on-7 Trent Edwards was the quarterback that followed Fitzpatrick in the rotation. During 11-on-11 Brian Brohm followed Fitzpatrick with Edwards after him. Rookie Levi Brown was fourth in both rotations.

More to come on the home page of Buffalobills.com this afternoon on both the written and video side in Bills Roundup.


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Fan Friday 5-21

Posted by Chris Brown on May 21, 2010 – 11:59 am

OTAs are coming up next week. Let’s get to your questions (AskChris@bills.nfl.net).

1 – Chris,
I keep hearing from different articles that Nix said: “Everybody we drafted we had graded higher than we drafted them, other than Spiller.”  If Spiller wasn’t graded higher than where we drafted them, where was he graded, and why didn’t we take the higher graded player?
-Chris
State College, PA

CB:
Spiller was drafted right where the Bills had him on their board, and if there was a player on their board that they had ranked higher than Spiller they would’ve taken him at nine. Obviously there wasn’t any such player at that point in time.
2 – Chris,
Any chance you see any free agents being brought in to fill in some holes and add competition (i.e. Flozell Adams, Marc Bulger)?  I’m getting a little tired of the Bills handing positions to players without strong enough internal competition.  I love Demetrius Bell’s potential but an established veteran can possibly push him to start and teach him a lot. 

Same thing for our relatively young quarterback crew, Marc Bulger can compete and help teach the young guys.  I’d be in favor of proceeding with the Dolphins rebuilding approach after their 1 -15 season, bring in lots of bodies for lots of competition.  They don’t have to be big names but I’d like to see more competition especially with this new group of coaches and many positions up for grabs.  What do you think of this strategy and any potential signings?

Greg
Albany, NY

CB: I don’t see Flozell Adams or Marc Bulger coming in, but I wouldn’t be shocked if there’s a trade in the summer for a veteran. I think the Bills coaching staff is going to evaluate what they have through the month of June with numerous OTA and minicamp practices.

If they feel they don’t really have a viable answer at a position they’ll add competition for training camp. However, if they feel they’ve got a young player that can improve as the season wears on, they’re not going to bring in a veteran to start for a year to jeopardize that development.

This team is approaching this rebuilding effort from a ground up perspective. They don’t want to plug too many holes with aging vets.
3 – I have been pleased with the signings of Green, Edwards and especially Davis.  It seems that there is still a need for a veteran interior OL to provide depth and insurance for Wood.  There are three UFA’s still out there that would seem to fit the need, two with ties to coaches/ management.  They would be OG Keydrick Vincent, OG Mike Goff and C/OG Ben Hamilton.  Do you see the Bills having an interest in any of these options?
Gregg from Atlanta

CB: I don’t think they’re looking for a veteran guard as a backup because I think they’re envisioning Kirk Chambers for such a role. I think this staff sees him as a valuable reserve guard option.

Seventh-round pick Kyle Calloway fits into that category as well. Other players they’re looking at for reserve guard roles include 2009 practice squaders Andre Ramsey and Jason Watkins. 

4 – Do you think Brian Brohm will have a serious shot at being the Bills starter for 2010/2011 season? I watched a video when he was drafted and most of the analysts had him being a better prospect than Aaron Rogers… that is before Aaron Rogers became a starter in GB. I think he has the most potential than all the QB’s in Buffalo. What are your thoughts??

Thanks
Andy

CB: I think in terms of untapped potential I would agree. Brohm has only started one career game in the NFL so the book on him is still largely an unknown, especially considering he ran a watered down game plan with the offense being new to him in that Atlanta game.

He’ll be given every opportunity to win the starting job, but Chan Gailey is going to make the opportunities for each of the three veteran QBs as even as possible. Personally I think Trent Edwards is the most physically talented QBs of those three. If Edwards gets his decision making and accuracy back to where it was before things went wrong in 2009, I believe Trent wins the job. 

5 – Hey Chris, I had a question – what will the Bills offensive line look like next year?
Steve

CB: I believe it will start left to right like this, provided there are no other additions made by way of trade or free agency. Meredith, Levitre, Hangartner, Wood, Green. I wonder about Bell coming around from knee surgery in time to really convince the Bills staff he can handle the job. If Bell comes back fine then he’s probably the left tackle.


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Fan Friday 5-14

Posted by Chris Brown on May 14, 2010 – 1:32 pm

OTAs are fast approaching and you fans have some roster questions. As always AskChris@bills.nfl.net to submit questions. Let’s get to it.

1 – Chris:
 I think the switch to a 3-4 could be good w/ the bills personnel. I think Ellis and Maybin should be outside LBs in a 3-4. I think Kyle Williams, Spencer Johnson and John McCargo could be DE in this line up?
Your thoughts or what you’ve heard about these guys playing these spots.
Thanks
Steve

CB: Well Chris Ellis and Aaron Maybin both lined up at OLB in the rookie minicamp. I thought Ellis showed improvement as the practices wore on. Still it will be an adjustment for both of them. Come training camp though they should both have their bearings with the new responsibilities there.

Kyle Williams I see primarily as a nose tackle, but I could see them kicking him out to end in certain down and distance situations. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s used as a three technique DT in a 4-3 passing down look either. I anticipate the defense to be more of a hybrid 3-4 than a true 3-4.

Spencer Johnson will be primarily an end as will John McCargo. At least that’s the plan going in. I think Johnson is a good fit on the edge.

2 – Chris,
Many fans suspect that Brohm may become the starting QB and would like an update on his status?
Could you provide some insight into where Brohm currently fits in?
If the Qb competition is truly “open” then Brohm should no longer be considered the third string QB.
As always, many thanks for all your work!
Go Bills!
Brendan F. Walsh

CB: I think it is truly a level playing field for Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brohm. Chan Gailey even responded to my question about Levi Brown being in the mix as having a legitimate chance. Gailey doesn’t harbor any favoritism for any of these veteran signal callers because he inherited them. He didn’t choose them to be on this roster.

Therefore I think he can truly be open-minded and objective and let their performance make the decision for him and his staff. The QB that performs the most effectively and consistently will win the job. So although Edwards and Fitzpatrick might have more NFL experience than Brohm (1 career start), he will have every opportunity to compete.

In fact I anticipate that the reps will be pretty equal between those three with Brown likely seeing fewer reps, particularly with the first unit.

 

3 – Hi Chris,
What is the latest news on Eric Wood? If Brain Brohm manages to snag the starting QB job, does Wood move inside to Center because they played together in College?
Thanks,
Mike

CB: Eric is still not ready to participate in on field workouts, though there is an outside chance that he could do some work in late June. He will be full go for training camp, which is most important barring any setbacks.

Your question regarding his familiarity with Brohm is an interesting one. However, it appears as though they’d prefer to leave Wood at guard and Hangartner as the starting man in the pivot.

4 – Chris,

I was wondering what actually happened during the Bills voluntary workouts. More specific, did the QB’s workout like the draft prospects?

Thanks
Alan, A.K.A. BuffaloGeek; A.K.A. Hardcorebillsfan

CB: If you’re referring to the offseason conditioning workouts the quarterbacks have been participating on a pretty regular basis. Brohm, Edwards and Fitzpatrick were all here doing classroom work with the playbook, weight room work and on field conditioning. They also do walk through work with respect to the offense with teammates.

If you’re referring to the recent rookie minicamp, only first and second-year players could participate with the rookies as it was explained to me. Brohm is a second-year player, which is why he was allowed to practice. Edwards and Fitzpatrick were not eligible to participate.

 

 

5 – Chris,
What are the Bill’s plans with Chris Kelsay this year? I don’t see him getting on the field as a OLB.
I though his best move would have been to put on some weight and move to end in the 3-4.
He is one of the highest paid players on the team and not a top option at LB.
Ron

CB: You might not see Kelsay as a 3-4 OLB, but the Bills do. I anticipate he’ll be on the strong side when he lines up in OTAs. So you know Kelsay played some OLB in college at Nebraska, so it’s not something that’s completely foreign to him.

I don’t know if Kelsay is someone you want to write off before seeing him on the field first. There aren’t many players on Buffalo’s roster as focused and determined as that guy when it comes to a challenge like a position switch.


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Brohm on radio Friday morning

Posted by Chris Brown on May 7, 2010 – 6:00 am

Bills QB Brian Brohm will be appearing on Buffalo’s flagship radio station Friday morning.

Brohm is scheduled to appear on 97 Rock with Norton in the Morning at 7:15 am, just hours before he participates in the Bills rookie minicamp. First and second-year players are allowed to participate in the rookie camp on a voluntary basis.

You can listen to Brohm’s radio appearance live online if you’re outside the listening area.


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Brohm on radio this afternoon

Posted by Chris Brown on May 6, 2010 – 2:14 pm

There are a couple of player radio appearances lined up for late Thursday (today) and Brian Brohm is on the schedule.

Brohm will appear on 103.3 FM (The Edge) with Shredd and Ragan at 4:10 pm. If you’re outside the listening area you can listen online.

Andy Levitre will be on 1230 AM (WECK) with Nick Mendola at 7:30 pm.


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Brohm to participate this weekend

Posted by Chris Brown on May 6, 2010 – 7:00 am

Bills quarterback Brian Brohm will be participating in the team’s weekend rookie minicamp starting on Friday.

Head coach Chan Gailey is permitted to invite all first and second year players to attend the club’s rookie minicamp this weekend on a voluntary basis. Brohm, being a second-year player was eligible to attend and is excited about getting started.

“Its definitely a fresh start for everyone on the roster,” Brohm told Buffalobills.com. “Some guys have struggled in the past, but are going to get more opportunities coming up this year to show what they have to the new coaching staff. Everyone is starting on an even foot and these coaches will develop new opinions of you and they won’t be tainted by what’s happened in the past. I think it’s a great opportunity.”

For more on Brohm’s thoughts about this weekend check out our exclusive one-on-one interview with Brohm in the media lounge and get his take on getting a head start in the quarterback competition on the home page.


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Fan Friday 1-8

Posted by Chris Brown on January 8, 2010 – 2:30 pm

Fan Friday 1-8
First offseason Fan Friday as the coaching search is in full swing. If you have any questions for me you can email me at AskChris@bills.nfl.net. Here we go.

1. Hey Chris, just a couple Bills-related things on my mind…

First, as you mentioned in your blog post Fitz QB Status, Fitzpatrick is clearly not the starting QB… so has the organization just given up completely on Edwards?  Can (will) we trade him?  Do you know (and can you say) if this is a decision straight from the top? 

I just don’t understand it, really… even though I don’t think Trent will be the long term answer that I hoped he’d be… he seems better than the other options.  (Unless we just admit we’re playing for next year and give Brohm a shot, which you already said they won’t do…)  Craziness!

CB: I think Trent’s fate will be determined by the new head coach. GM Buddy Nix has said he will not make any personnel moves without the new head coach getting an opportunity to evaluate the roster and see who might fit his vision and who does not.

So the possibility exists that he will be back in 2010 and the possibility exists that he will be gone. It rests in the hands of the new head coach.

2. Obviously, the Bills have a lot of holes to fill after the season.  However, the position that seems to be of most importance is the interior of the defensive line.  Marcus Stroud is not anywhere close to the player he use to be.  Kyle Williams and Spencer Johnson make plays but are smaller and are better at penetrating with their quickness, they wont be able to eat up blockers. 

How much of the Bills porous run defense can be attributed to the fact that Stroud is getting pushed around fairly easily every play? 

People are always knocking Posluszny, but when blockers are able to get on him, he isn’t free to roam around and make tackles.  I think the biggest priority in the off-season is to find a clog in the middle of that line. 

I know people say we need a QB, but if you can’t stop the opponents run game your not going to win too many games.  What are your thoughts?
 
Nick in Albany

CB: I’ve always been a big believer in getting your big men first on both sides of the ball. In defense of Marcus Stroud he played most of the season hurt (ankle, knee, neck), so if he didn’t look as explosive as he did last season, there’s your answer. The guy gutted it out in a lost season so I give him a lot of credit for that.

That being said I do believe a DT prospect would be a good add especially this year with such a strong DT class. However, offensive tackle and quarterback are ahead of that on my priority list. The offense is much further behind the defense. It takes priority even though I agree that bolstering the DT position is necessary.

I’m just not convinced the Bills are going to spend big in free agency to land a proven left tackle like a Marcus McNeill, especially in an uncapped year where there could be even more bidding wars between teams.

I think because the DT class is deeper than the OT class that you get your OT first and hope you can get at DT that can play right away in round 2. The DT class just got deeper this week with UCLA’s Brian Price declaring.
 
3. Hey Chris,
I think the bills should really consider going hard after Tarvaris Jackson in the off-season. I really think since coming back from injury late last season that he really has turned a corner. In the last four games of last season he was 3-1 and threw for 8td’s-1int. This year as a backup he’s 10-15, 159yards, 1td as a backup. I think he could be the answer for the bills at quarterback not Micheal Vick like some people are speculating and not Brian Brohm.

I think they should also go really hard after an elite young wide reciever like Brandon Marshall if the broncos don’t franchise him. I think the bills should then draft two big offensive tackles.

Maybe Trade Lee Evans to San Fran to get one of their first rounders so they can draft an OT and a DT in the first round. Since we have James Hardy and Steve Johnson at wide reciever. If we sign Brandon Marshall, we can play Hardy as the number two receiver and Johnson in the slot. What do you think?
Rocky

CB: Well that’s a lot you’ve put on the table there. First, the quarterback situation. To me it’s looking more and more like an answer at quarterback might more likely come via trade, and not the draft. There are some respectable prospects, but I don’t know that there’s one you could put on the field right away and give the keys to the offense. So I think trading for a QB is a realistic possibility.

You’d have to pay a king’s ransom to get Kevin Kolb out of Philly so Tarvaris Jackson would come at a lesser price and if your new staff is installing a West Coast offense then Jackson would be a respectable option. I’m not convinced he’s turned a corner, but a consideration nonetheless.

As for a marquee young receiver, the Bills have that in Lee Evans. No one thinks so because he hasn’t put up monster numbers, but if you pair him with a quarterback that’s just above average the production will be there trust me.

Then as you suggested James Hardy can be the number two with Steve Johnson in the slot. It’s time for the young guys to step up at wideout. But there’s no need to go out and make a splash at receiver when you have a guy waiting to produce Pro Bowl numbers with a better line and better QB.

4. CHRIS:  WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE BILLS SIGN CHAD PENNINGTON AS A FREE AGENT, DRAFT A DEVELOPMENTAL QB TO LEARN UNDER HIM AND DRAFT THE BEST LINEMAN OR LB AVAILABLE?  CONRAD FROM ELMA

CB: First Chad Pennington has to prove himself healthy and capable of throwing a 12-yard out before he’s even a consideration. I do believe though that the Bills have to strongly consider the possibility of signing a veteran signal caller to serve as a stopgap at QB while a younger QB is groomed for the future, whether it’s Brian Brohm or a draft pick.

I’ve got a lot more draft prep work to do, but I’m not seeing a guy that will be there at 9 that the Bills can put on the field and succeed with right away. And if you draft a QB later, history shows it’s best to let them watch and learn early in their careers.

So I think there’s a lot of merit to the approach you’re suggesting, I just don’t know if Chad Pennington is the mark.
5. Hi Chris!!

My questions are:

1. How is L. McKelvin doing with his injury? I haven’t heard much 
about him during the season.
2. What do see the Bills addressing first during the offseason / draft? QB or OL?
3. Due to our O-line problems. Do you think the Bills should go after M. Vick? He is certainly a good scrambler…

Thanks & take care…

Luis A. Estrada (Puerto Rico)

CB: McKelvin is close to 100 percent. He began running again on the turf field a couple of weeks ago, but told me he’s not 100 percent just yet. We’ll have a story on him this coming week on Buffalobills.com.

I believe the Bills will survey the landscape for a QB they believe can be a stopgap answer for a year or two while they groom a young QB be it Brohm or a draftee, unless Brohm outperforms said veteran.

I don’t see the Bills getting in a bidding war for premium free agents OTs so that might have to be the top priority in the draft.

Finally I understand your reasoning with Michael Vick, but I believe you fix the line and your QB play will improve. Also I think Vick is a running QB in a passing league. So I’m not big on acquiring Vick.


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Fitzpatrick update

Posted by Chris Brown on January 1, 2010 – 3:29 pm

There are eight Bills out for Sunday’s game, but QB Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t one of them.

After practicing fully on Friday, Fitzpatrick was listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Colts and is fully expected to start.

Fitzpatrick missed last Sunday’s game at Atlanta due to an ankle injury. Brian Brohm is expected to serve as Fitzpatrick’s backup against the Colts.


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Brohm starts, Fitz inactive

Posted by Chris Brown on December 27, 2009 – 11:51 am

Brian Brohm will make his first NFL start today against Atlanta, and Ryan Fitzpatrick is out.

Fitzpatrick is one of Buffalo’s seven inactive players and Gibran Hamdan will serve as the team’s backup QB.

The emergency QB is TE Joe Klopfenstein.


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