After wrapping up 30 minutes of extra passing game work with his top two receivers, Trent Edwards was feeling good. It was the kind of extra work he just didn’t get last year at this same time due to different circumstances. Buffalo’s quarterback believes the extra work they’re putting in now to nail things down will pay dividends come the fall.
“The thing I do like that’s changed with these OTAs versus last OTAs is that I can work with two of my starting wide receivers after practices, where last (year’s) OTAs, Lee was hurt, Terrell wasn’t here and I was trying to work with James (Hardy) and Josh (Reed) a little bit afterwards, but right now, I feel like we’re ahead of where we were last year because those guys are here, they’re working out and that’s nice for a quarterback, where I can see guys. It’s not when we show up in Rochester at the end of July, this isn’t the first time I’ve thrown to these guys, much like it kind of was last season.”
Obviously, Edwards feels it will make a difference feeling he was a bit hamstrung last year despite going to south Florida for three days to throw with Evans last offseason on his own dime, with Evans not participating in OTAs due to offseason shoulder surgery in 2008.
If he can hit the ground running with a working knowledge of Owens’ body language coming in and out of his breaks and fine tuning his chemistry with Lee through these OTA sessions then it will give Edwards all the more confidence come September. That’s can’t hurt.
Tags: Lee Evans, OTAs, Terrell Owens, Trent Edwards
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