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Donald Jones plays to win in Bills Bracketology

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on March 14, 2013 – 9:32 am

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The No. 5 vs. No. 12 seed games are known to be prone to upsets, but in the madness that is Bills Bracketology, the favorite came out on top.

Both plays fought hard, but Chris Kelsay’s showstopping safety in Arizona was eclipsed by a Donald Jones catch and touchdown by a score of 67% to 33%. The Jones TD will take on the winner of today’s matchup in the second round next week, so stay tuned!

VOTE NOW for your pick in today’s battle between the 4th seeded ‘McKelvin takes a punt to the paint in primetime’ and the 13th seeded ‘Byrd’s double-double: INT #2 vs. Arizona.


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Jones departure opens door at WR

Posted by Chris Brown on February 7, 2013 – 6:05 pm

With GM Buddy Nix confirming that Donald Jones won’t be back next season it means the receiver position need is more pronounced.

Nix has said they want a big, outside receiver that can make a play even when he’s not open. While at the Senior Bowl Nix told Buffalobills.com that he sees the receiver class as a “quality group.”

Whether the main target to add a receiver is the draft or free agency is somewhat irrelevant at this point. It seems likely now that Buffalo strongly considers adding a receiver in both the draft and free agency.


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WR Jones won’t be back with Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 7, 2013 – 5:46 pm

Bills WR Donald Jones is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, but he will not be tendered by the Bills and will not be re-signed by Buffalo.

That according to Bills GM Buddy Nix

“We have made the decision not to re-sign Donald,” said Nix. “We’re going in a different direction and this move today gives Donald the opportunity to catch on with another team early on in the process. We thank him for his years with our organization and wish him the best in the future.”

Jones has battled injuries and an undisclosed medical condition that he’s had since college and cropped up again late in 2012.

The receiver saw specialists in New York at the end of the year and did have a new course of treatment for his condition moving forward. Jones however, will have to latch on with another club.

Jones had 41 catches in 12 games last year.


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WR Jones has setback with calf

Posted by Chris Brown on December 14, 2012 – 12:56 pm

Bills WR Donald Jones, who practiced fully on Wednesday and Thursday was limited on Friday and is now questionable for Sunday’s game with the Seahawks.

Jones missed the Jacksonville game with a strained calf, and that injury resurfaced in practice Friday.

“It’s been bothering him off and on and he was limited. He didn’t get many reps today,” said head coach Chan Gailey after Friday’s practice. “We’ve got him as questionable.”

When asked if he’s optimistic for Jones’ chances of playing Sunday, Gailey didn’t want to commit.

“We’ll see. I don’t know,” said  It shows up and doesn’t show up. So we’ll see on Sunday.”

 


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Jones: We’ve got a long ways to go

Posted by Chris Brown on December 9, 2012 – 8:21 pm

Donald Jones could only shake his head at Buffalo’s latest loss. The lack of execution was something he could not compute, especially at this point in the season where the teams that are making a run at the postseason are playing their best football.

Knowing the Bills have not posted back-to-back wins since Week 3 at Cleveland, Jones said it doesn’t speak well of where the team is at right now.

“It says we’ve got a long way to go,” Jones told Buffalobills.com. “Sad to say when we’ve got what four, three games left and we’ve still got a long ways to go, it’s sad to say and our record shows that. So guys have just got to get back to the drawing board and try to get this thing on a roll.”


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Donald Jones to be back this week

Posted by Chris Brown on December 3, 2012 – 5:34 pm

Tightness in his calf kept him off the practice field and out of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but Donald Jones appears ready to return to the lineup this week against the Rams.

Head coach Chan Gailey sounded confident that his number two receiver would be ready for the Rams game Sunday.

“(He’s) a lot better,” said Gailey. “He’s going to practice Wednesday and unless something major comes up, I would see no reason that he wouldn’t be able to play this weekend.”

Jones is second on the team in receptions and third in receiving touchdowns and receiving yards this season.


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Graham to start for Jones

Posted by Chris Brown on December 2, 2012 – 11:37 am

Bills WR Donald Jones is inactive for today’s game with a calf injury and a rookie will start in his place.

T.J. Graham will start for Jones, but is expected to spend most of his time outside.

Who works in the slot is the big question. It figures to be a combination of Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, Scott Chandler and perhaps one other receiver (Easley, Smith).


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Dickerson, Jones absent

Posted by Chris Brown on November 30, 2012 – 11:17 am

There are two new Bills not participating in practice here on Friday.

Dorin Dickerson and Donald Jones aren’t practicing today. Jones was limited in practice the last two days with a calf injury.

Dickerson is a new addition to the injury report.

Chris Kelsay and Mark Anderson are also not practicing again today. Neither have practiced all week and are not expected to play Sunday.


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WR Jones is good to go

Posted by Chris Brown on November 12, 2012 – 7:52 pm

Bills WR Donald Jones left Sunday’s game late in the fourth quarter, but fortunately he’s no worse for the wear and will be ready to go on Thursday night.

“I am good,” said Jones. “I just got the wind knocked out of me. It is not serious.”

Jones lost his wind because he landed on the football on the play.

“Yeah. Once I caught it, I brought it down to my stomach to protect it. When I fell I landed right on the ball,” Jones said. “I could not hold it.”

Jones is expected to start Thursday night. We’ll also have a feature on how Jones is emerging in this offense on Tuesday morning at 7 on the home page of Buffalobills.com.


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Bills 10 longest pass plays this season

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2012 – 9:27 am

Buffalo’s passing game hasn’t delivered quite as many big pass plays as they did at this point last season. In 2011 Buffalo was tied for 13th in the league with 13 pass plays of 25 or more  after six games. This year they stand 23rd with nine. Below are the Bills’ 10 longest pass plays so far this season along with how far the pass traveled through the air on the play.

10 - Tie – 24 yards – Scott Chandler TD from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 24 yards) vs. New England – Week 4
24 yards – Dorin Dickerson from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 0 yards) vs. New England – Week 4

9 - 27 yards – C.J. Spiller from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 0 yards) vs. Kansas City – Week 2

8 – 29 yards – Stevie Johnson TD from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 14 yards) vs. NY Jets – Week 1

7 – 30 yards – C.J. Spiller from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 25 yards) vs. NY Jets – Week 1

6 – 32 yards – C.J. Spiller TD from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 6 yards) at Cleveland – Week 3

5 – 34 yards – Fred Jackson from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 31 yards) vs. New England – Week 4

4 – 35 yards – Brad Smith from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 25 yards) vs. New England – Week 4

3 – 43 yards – Scott Chandler from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 11 yards) vs. Kansas City – Week 2

2 – 49 yards – Stevie Johnson from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 7 yards) vs. Kansas City – Week 2

1 – 68 yards – Donald Jones from Fitzpatrick (distance of pass – 7 yards) vs. New England – Week 4


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Byrd, Chandler, Jones also injured

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2012 – 5:36 pm

Jairus Byrd, Scott Chandler and Donald Jones all left the game with injuries and did not return Sunday. Head coach Chan Gailey provided an update after the loss the New England.

“Byrd has got a hip pointer,” said Gailey, who did not provide a prognosis for the starting safety.

“(Scott) and Donald both got dinged a little bit, but it seems to be minor,” said Gailey. “It seems like they’ll be okay.”

Chandler was cold-cocked by Brandon Spikes, who is likely to receive a fine from the league, while Jones was legally tackled by Vince Wilfork coming over the middle.

All three players made big plays in the game. Chandler had a pair of touchdown catches, Jones had a long touchdown reception (68 yards) and Jairus Byrd had a pair of forced fumbles that led to takeaways by the Bills.


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What RB White’s return means at WR

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2012 – 11:00 am

With the Bills choosing to add a running back with their vacant roster spot to make up for the loss of an injured Fred Jackson, instead of a WR with the loss of Nelson, it defines Buffalo’s roles at wideout now a bit better.

Buffalo now has the following receivers, who all should be available Sunday.

Donald Jones, Stevie Johnson, T.J. Graham, Ruvell Martin and if needed Brad Smith.

Chan Gailey makes it the receiver’s responsibility to know all of the wideout positions in the event that something like a season-ending injury happens to one of the regulars. With that now the case you could argue that all of the remaining wideouts could handle Nelson’s slot receiver role.

However, Donald Jones spent a great deal of time taking reps in the slot in the spring practices and was even kicked inside a good deal in training camp. We’ll wait and see what we get on Sunday, but I think it’s very likely that Jones becomes the primary slot receiver in three wide sets and guys like Graham and Martin take Jones’ role outside when Jones moves inside. C.J. Spiller is also a slot option, but that would seem more likely in a four wide look.


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Roster move down to WR or RB

Posted by Chris Brown on September 10, 2012 – 6:14 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey was asked what the impending roster move would be with David Nelson soon to go to injured reserve. The question is whether they add a running back or wide receiver.

“We’re still in the decision making stage about how exactly we’re going to handle that scenario,” said Gailey late Monday afternoon.

Buffalo does have capable receiver talent available with knowledge of the offensive system in practice squad receivers Kamar Aiken and Marcus Easley. Naaman Roosevelt, who has spent two years in this system is on the street and is capable of working out of the slot, which was Nelson’s primary role.

It should be mentioned that Donald Jones got a ton of work in the slot this past spring and summer and is expected to fill that role at least in the short term.

When asked if they might add a running back with the open roster spot, Gailey said it’s “possible.”

Buffalo currently has no running back on their practice squad, and they might just bide their time on adding a running back until they know the exact prognosis of Fred Jackson coming off his knee injury.


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Labor Day lineup-John Murphy Show

Posted by johnmurphyshow on September 3, 2012 – 4:56 pm

We’re working on Labor Day.  Here’s the lineup tonight for The John Murphy Show:

7pm-practice update, news of the day, Jets update and your phone calls

720pm-Bills WR Donald Jones  @Dajones19

745pm-your phone calls, tweets, etc.

8pm-Joe Buscaglia of WGR Radio @JoeB_WGR

820pm-Reporter Kimberly Jones of NFL.com and NFL Network @KimJonesSports

840pm-closing thoughts, phone calls, tweets, etc

The John Murphy Show is broadcast weeknights from 7-9pm on the Flagship Station of the Buffalo Bills-WGR Sports Radio 550.


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Fan Friday 8-24

Posted by Chris Brown on August 24, 2012 – 12:50 pm

Two preseason games to go before the real thing. Let’s get to your questions from AskChris@bills.nfl.net and @ChrisBrownBills.

1 - Hi Chris,

I would like to cover two points: Obviously, I am aware of the Bills big splash in free agency, and their very good draft. Although the Bill’s pass rush appears to be very potentially awesome, I am a little concerned about their run defense. Yes… I think highly of Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus, but what happens if the opponent can get huge chunks of yardage between the tackles? That is another Bills problem where an issue may or may not be solved. 

Secondly, regarding wide receiver: If Stevie Johnson goes down with an injury, who would be his replacement? Would David Nelson become the replacement? This is why the Bills should have signed Robert Meachem; they would have had a legitimate insurance policy in the scenario I had just mentioned. In a previous Q+A with you, your points were valid regarding not signing Meachem, since he demanded a salary close to Stevie’s, and this would potentially lead to internal conflict about number 1 and number 2 receiver.

Tony, Ormond Beach, Fl

CB: Personally I believe Buffalo’s run defense is going to be much improved. All the hype has been about how much the pass rush is going to take a jump this season, but with Kyle back in the fold, the interior run defense is extremely solid. When you consider that the backup DTs are Dwan Edwards and Spencer Johnson there’s reason to believe that there will be zero drop-off when those two rotate in.

Concerning Stevie Johnson, should injury strike Donald Jones would probably be the primary replacement in a pro set (2 WRs). If it’s a three-wide or four-wide set, Derek Hagan would line up in Stevie’s ‘X’ receiver position with Jones as the flanker or slot with Graham the opposite outside WR in a four-wide look (minus Stevie).

2 - Hey Chris, every year there is a numbers game involved in cutting to the final 53.  The interesting battle to me is D-line. We know the 4 starters with Mario, Marcel and Kyle and Anderson. My question is how many more do you expect them to keep? With Kelsay, Edwards, Johnson, Carrington, Troup, Heard, etc, it sounds like someone who played a lot last year will be cut this year!

CB: I’m afraid that will be the case. The starting four are locks as well as Kelsay. Edwards and Johnson I believe are also safe. I think if all holds to form, Kyle Moore will be the team’s fourth end. So that’s eight defensive linemen. If they keep a ninth I believe it’ll be a defensive tackle, so it comes down to Carrington, Heard and Troup.

3 - Chris,  
Do you think Thigpen, Vince Young & Brad Smith will all be on the roster week one?  Also,  I’m sure the Bills would prefer a roster spot go to a long snapper/OLB rather than just a long snapper, so I’d like to know if you think Batten has a shot at winning the long snapping job? 

Pete Howell
Fairport  

CB: No, they all will not be on the roster. Brad Smith is a lock as the #3 QB. Chan Gailey said as much. Vince Young currently has the edge on the #2 QB job, but it will either be Thigpen or Young that will be moved off the roster. In an ideal world a long snapper can do more than just long snap, but a majority of the teams in the league have a specialist just to long snap.

The Bills have a very, very good one in Garrison Sanborn, who just signed a contract extension this past offseason. Danny Batten has tried long snapping here and there, but no one on this roster right now is going to unseat Sanborn as the team’s snapping specialist.

4 - Hi Chris,

I have heard rumors about Vince Young running the wildcat this year. Could you potentially see Coach Gailey install a wildcat offense that Vince and Brad run together?  

Thanks,
Joe

CB: I don’t think I would trust your sources. That’s not to say they couldn’t be on the field at the same time knowing one of Brad Smith’s roles is as a wide receiver, but within the scope of the Wildcat? I don’t see it.

5 - Chris:

I’m a life-long Bills fan living in New England.  Over the last 10+ years, this has been more of a challenge of hearing it from Pats fans with their team’s success, and the Bills lack of winning.  As of last year, local Pats fans have been harping on me that the Bills and Buddy Nix made the wrong move in paying Fitz too early after a little success with the big contract, and that the Bills won’t go far with him because he proved he wasn’t good after receiving the contract and going 2-8 once he was paid.

Now as a true Bills fan, I hope/trust that last year’s finish of 2-8 wasn’t an accurate finish to portray with Fitz is all about.  I try to explain to the non-Bills fans that due to injuries/lack of depth, a weak defense (adding pressure to Fitz & poor field positions), and the questionable rib injury Fitz took in week 8 – these are all reasons as to why the team and offense flopped after the hot start.

I have to figure that Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey know more than we all do and that they felt at the time that Fitz was the real deal before week 8 of last season when they gave him the big pay day, and that he
is the real deal going forward.

Chris, do you think he’s the real deal?  Is he worth the contract he has?  Do you think a couple seasons from now the whole league will look back and applaud Buddy and the organization for locking Fitz up in 2011 with this deal?  Will I and other Bills fans finally be able to say to everyone else ‘I told you so’?

Doug Glassman
Waltham, MA

CB: First, if you take a look at his contract it’s commensurate with quarterbacks in the middle tier of starters in the league. So I believe too much is made of the size of the contract. Second, I think fans and outside observers get blinded by the interception total and understandably so, it led the league.

But despite the second half swoon, Fitz still finished 6th in the NFL in completions, 9th in completion percentage, 10th in touchdown passes and 11th in passing yards. He also had a lot to do with being the least sacked quarterback in football getting the ball out so quick.

He was also 11th in pass plays of 25 yards or more last year. The names of the QBs ahead of him in that category? Brees, Brady, Rodgers, Stafford, Rivers, E. Manning, Romo, Newton, Dalton, Ryan.

With another year in Gailey’s offense, a quarterbacks coach that should improve his accuracy and a receiving corps with which he’s wholly familiar with I believe Fitzpatrick can be a top 10 quarterback in this league.


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Jones feeling good about his game

Posted by Chris Brown on August 6, 2012 – 7:45 pm

Bills WR Donald Jones appears to still have a slight edge over Derek Hagan for the #2 WR job opposite Stevie Johnson, but the third-year wideout is not resting on his solid spring or good first week of camp.

“You cannot take a day off at any position, whether you are battling or not,” said Jones. “You cannot come out here and take a day off.  You should be coming out here, getting better every day and as a professional it is what you should be doing. Nobody should be out here just taking a day off.”

Jones has caught just about every pass thrown to him. He has himself marked down for two drops all camp. His best play Monday was his climb up the ladder to outjump a pair of defenders to make a touchdown catch during red zone work. 

“I feel like I am doing good,” he said. “I have definitely caught basically all the passes that I have had thrown at me except for that earlier one today which I was really (upset) about. I feel like I am doing good.”

It’s without question Jones’ most consistent camp of his young career.


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WR rundown as expected

Posted by Chris Brown on August 4, 2012 – 1:32 pm

With the team’s first official depth coming out in advance of the team’s first preseason game there weren’t any real surprises with respect to the team’s order at receiver.

The two WR positions on either side of the formation listed the receivers as follows.

WR – S. Johnson, Hagan, Martin, Roosevelt, Aiken, Session
WR - D. Jones, Nelson, Graham, Easley, Clowney

Putting those two listings together the order would shake out as follows based on the reps we’ve witnessed in practice.

Johnson, Jones, Nelson, Hagan, Graham, Martin, Easley, Roosevelt, Clowney, Aiken, Session.


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Fan Friday 8-3

Posted by Chris Brown on August 3, 2012 – 2:00 pm

One week in the books for training camp. Two weeks to go, but first preseason game is six days away! We’re almost there Bills fans! Keep sending your questions in to AskChris@bills.nfl.net or on twitter @ChrisBrownBills. Today we’ve got an update on Jim Leonhard in here along with how things might shake out at receiver in terms of alignment and formation assignments.

1 - Chris,
I was wondering if you could help me with a question I’ve had regarding the 3 or 4 WR sets that Bills have run a lot in the past.  Previously, we’ve had a lot of guys that worked primarily out of the slot, with Stevie and Donald Jones as the outside receivers.  However, this year it appears that Donald Jones has started to win the 2nd receiver spot, but also works out of the slot a lot.  I’ve assumed that David Nelson would be the 3rd receiver.  However, if Donald Jones moves into the slot, the 3rd receiver would then be an outside WR, instead of the primary slot receiver you normally see on other teams.  David Nelson has done a great job out of the slot, but he and Donald can’t both work out of the slot.  Do one of those two get pushed to the outside spot?  Do you see someone else winning that outside spot and relegating David to the 4th WR or lower, and only comes on for 4 and 5 WR formations?
-Chris, Penn State

CB: This is what I envision happening. I believe if Donald Jones wins the #2 WR job he will line up outside and David Nelson will fill the primary slot role in 3-wide sets. When the team goes 4-wide however, I believe Nelson and Jones will both line up inside with a fourth receiver coming on in the form of Derek Hagan, Marcus Easley, T.J. Graham or someone else to line up outside opposite Stevie.

If Donald Jones doesn’t win the #2 WR job then he’ll in essence be the team’s 4th wideout. So when the team again goes to 4-wide, he’ll come on the field and work out of the slot as well.

 

2 - If Stephon Gilmore locks in a one the two spots at corner is it safe to believe that either McGee or McKelvin are going to be released. I would say with the drafting of Brooks and the improvement of 2nd year player Rogers that it is kind of pointless wasting another year on either one. This could be a roster spot used on another MLB or one of the developmental TE’s we have. Thanks for all your great reporting on BuffaloBills.com!

PS. Have Buddy thought of adding another Pass rushing DT if Troup can’t get healthy?
CB: With respect to the secondary I think with the proliferation of spread formations across the league you need at least five corners on your active roster and one or two on your practice squad or six on the roster and one on the practice squad.

You may as well mark Gilmore down in pen at the right cornerback spot unless he struggles in the preseason games, but I don’t see it happening. Terrence McGee is a player that is not 100 percent back yet. It’s going to take some time, but barring a major setback I think he’ll remain on the roster. McKelvin has been worked as the primary slot corner so he’ll be on board.

The truth is you only have Gilmore, A. Williams, McGee, McKelvin, Rogers and Brooks and that’s six right there. Prince Miller, who was on the practice squad last year and still has eligibility, has had a nice camp too.

I don’t see McGee or McKelvin getting clipped unless McGee can’t recover from patellar tendon surgery.

Concerning the DT position, the Bills have plenty of depth there with the depth chart shaking out like this right now – Dareus, Williams – Sp. Johnson, Edwards – Carrington, Heard (recovering from injuries) – Gilbert, Ross. There already is respectable depth there so even if Troup can’t recover they have enough capable players.

 

3 - SutterDrew Aug 2,  via Twitter

@ChrisBrownBills hey Chris how long before Leonhard can go full out if he was to sign.

CB: The feedback I was able to get concerning his workout with the Bills Friday morning is that he’s not all the way back yet from his surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon. The situation is much the same with Terrence McGee, who if you’ve been out to practice have seen him laboring through drills at times.

Leonhard is about three to four weeks behind McGee in recovery. So signing him really isn’t an option right now.

I myself was wondering if the Bills doctors felt his knee would be ready in a month, could the Bills sign him now and place him on Active/PUP. That unfortunately is not allowed under league rules. Only a player that was already on the roster, but did not report to camp on time could be placed on Active/PUP once training camp has already begun.

 

4 – DennisBoyev Aug 2, via Twitter

@ChrisBrownBills – How is Kevin Brock doing so far?

CB: Unfortunately the young tight end is not getting many reps in the team portions of the practice setting. There’s no debating he’s athletic, but there’s another prospect that the coaching staff might be more interested in. Fendi Onobun, who much like Brock came in late last season, is every bit as athletic. He has seen more reps than Brock thus far and has made some plays.

It’s early and they haven’t played a preseason game, so I believe there are still many turns in the road at that position behind the top two TEs on the roster in Scott Chandler and Lee Smith.

 

5 - Chris,

We don’t hear much about him in the cornerback role? Has he slipped that far down the depth chart?

CB: Leodis has been the primary slot cornerback in camp. They’ve put him there in part because it reduces the risk of him getting beat deep, which was a problem in his game last season. He had a decent day Thursday registering a couple of pass breakups. He’s a fantastic athlete, but there are more things one has to be ready for covering the slot where receivers have two-ways gos, so it’ll bear watching in the preseason to see how he fares.


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Position battles not won in a day

Posted by Chris Brown on July 25, 2012 – 5:05 pm

Though Thursday is the first day of camp practice, head coach Chan Gailey is warning that some of the more popular position battles on offense and defense should not be decided by the media or the fans after day one.

The #2 WR job, the left tackle job and the backup QB job are among the more popular contests that will be waged in camp, and though there will be a guy lining up in all of those roles on Thursday, it doesn’t mean that’s the guy that will ultimately win that job.

“Donald will start there, but we’re still looking at everybody,” said Gailey of the #2 receiver battle. “We’ve not ruled anybody out at this point at that spot. You’ve got to have somebody that walks out there the first day and you’ll all write about it, but we’re going to move people around at different times during camp.

“We’ll try to get equal reps at left tackle, try to get equal reps at quarterback. Just because a guy starts the first day doesn’t mean anything. There are some spots that we understand there’s competition and we’re going to try to make sure we make it as equal as possible going into the season.”


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Chan on why Jones in slot so much

Posted by Chris Brown on July 13, 2012 – 10:13 am

During the spring practices for the Bills wide receiver Donald Jones, who won the number two receiver role last season on the outside, saw an awful lot of time in the slot in OTAs and minicamp. Buffalobills.com asked head coach Chan Gailey why.

“I think we have a good feel for what Donald is outside,” said Gailey. “I think we’re trying to make sure what he can do inside and go from there. It’s about his comfort zone. We’ll see where it all plays out in camp because he’ll have enough outside snaps too.”

Jones looked comfortable in the slot in spring practices and adds a valuable blocking dimension to that position when lined up there. Still, he is likely to see more time outside in training camp as he is one of the prime candidates for the outside receiver role opposite Stevie Johnson as the team tries to determine ‘Who will be the No. 2 receiver?‘. 

Then again knowing how frequently the Bills employ three and four wide sets, it’s possible he could kick inside opposite David Nelson with another wideout coming on to fill the outside spot when they do go with four receivers and one back, their most popular formation in 2011.


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