Inside The Bills

Coach Kugler’s rapport with Trent

Posted by Chris Brown on November 24, 2008 – 7:48 pm

I think everyone remembers and Trent Edwards would like to forget his overthrow to a wide open Robert Royal in the end zone Sunday on a 3rd-and-goal play action pass. Fortunately Marshawn Lynch made it a moot point scoring on 4th-and-goal, but Trent addressed it and joked about it

“I’ve been begging them to call that play all week and I’ve been practicing that fake, I’ve been practicing that throw. I’m not someone to make excuses,” said Edwards with a smirk. “And it’s tough he’s wide open and the wind picked up a little bit. The thing was is I know we’re all professionals out there and we have to play like professionals, but that was pretty bad.”

Edwards also shared that Bills offensive line coach Sean Kugler gave him some ribbing for it when he got back to the sidelines.

“Our offensive line coach came up to me after that play and was like, ‘I could have made that throw.’ I was like, ‘Thanks that means a lot to me.,’” said Edwards. 

Sometimes coaches take the unexpected approach with a player that might be gripping a little after a bad play just to loosen them up. I suspect that was Kugler’s intention. Plus Kugler followed up after Edwards two touchdown runs.

“He came back after those few touchdown runs and said, ‘I don’t think I could run that fast though.’ So it was nice to have him back in my corner after that play,” said Edwards.

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