Inside The Bills

Offensive difference that Owens sees

Posted by Chris Brown on September 9, 2009 – 7:53 pm

After his first few practices with Alex Van Pelt as the team’s play caller Terrell Owens commented on what he felt was different.

“Well, we’re throwing the ball down the field,” said Owens. “From my assessment just sitting out, the three preseason games I noticed that we didn’t do a lot of that. Trent and the guys that played the Bears, I think he went 10 for 10, but if you look at those passes, four to six of those were 10 yards or less. I think for this offense and with the weapons that we’ve got, we’ve got to stretch the field. A lot of that comes with protection. a lot of that comes with the reads from the quarterback. and we’ve got to help the quarterbacks with our routes. So we’re going to try to stretch the field and let those guys go through their progressions and make it happen.”

Whether that happens on Monday night remains to be seen because Owens is correct in that protection will have to be sound for big plays downfield to occur. But Lee Evans echoed Owens’ observations.

“I think one of the things (Van Pelt) said to us was that he wants to take more shots and sometimes an incompletion on a shot shouldn’t deter you from throwing it again,” said Evans. “So I think that’s one of the things that he wants to do is take them.”

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