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No huddle just element of offense

Posted by Chris Brown on August 10, 2012 – 1:54 pm

Before anyone begins to make a big deal out of Buffalo’s use of the no huddle with their first team offense Thursday night, realize that the Bills have made use of it before under Chan Gailey.

In fact the Bills used the no huddle in last year’s season finale against New England.

“Yeah, we did it the last game of the season last year against New England with a lot of success,” said Scott Chandler. “We went up 21-0 and we were really successful early on with that. So I think that is something we want to have in our arsenal. Obviously it is not going to be an all game, every game thing, but it is something that we can use as a weapon.”

“We may not do it at all against Minnesota or Pittsburgh,” said Gailey of the no huddle. “It’s an element of our offense. Like last year against New England we did it. We didn’t do it the first series, but we did it the second and third series and we tried to come back and do it again and we didn’t get it. But there are some positives about doing it that we like that we want to keep exploring.”


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Why what I saw Monday night that worries me for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 22, 2009 – 3:12 pm

So heading into Sunday’s game with the New Orleans Saints there’s been some talk amongst me and my co-workers that perhaps slowing down the pace of Buffalo’s no huddle could help to swing time of possession in favor of the Bills and keep the ball out of Drew Brees’ hands and hopefully keep the Saints under their average of better than 46 points per game.

Then I watch Peyton Manning put 27 on the board on Monday night with just 15 minutes of possession time in a 27-23 win over Miami. Now don’t get me wrong. I think slowing down the tempo of the no huddle to keep the ball away from Brees and the Saints’ attack certainly has merit. In fact I can’t come up with a better idea as to how to keep New Orleans’ opportunities to a minimum.

The problem is despite some of the best laid plans, Manning showed last night that a great quarterback can still beat you. And I don’t think there’s any debate that Brees is a great quarterback.

If slowing down the pace of the no huddle is part of the plan for the Bills on Sunday, here’s hoping it works better for Buffalo than it did for Miami Monday night.


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Bills staying with no huddle

Posted by Chris Brown on September 4, 2009 – 7:32 pm

Included among the elements of Buffalo’s offense that will remain intact is their no huddle approach.

Head coach Dick Jauron confirmed that when asked about it at his press conference this afternoon.

They certainly worked on it long enough. It would be a shame not to put it into action at least some of the time this season.


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