Inside The Bills

OT Bell won’t go whole game

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2010 – 6:15 am

Despite OT Demetrius Bell’s confidence that he’ll be able to go the distance in Sunday’s home opener vs. Miami, Buffalo’s coaching staff intends to give him breaks in the game.

Head coach Chan Gailey told that the endurance in Bell’s rehabbed leg is something that is not quite ready for a full game in the regular season, and the team does not want to deviate from their methodical approach with the left tackle in his recovery from offseason surgery.

“I don’t think he’s ready,” said Gailey. “I think that there is still a lot of muscle toning and building to do for him to be able to go out there because we all know that the level of intensity in the preseason and the level of intensity of the regular season jumps up another notch. 

“So you have to be ready for that jump and he’ll play as hard as he can play and he’ll do a great job, but I don’t think he’ll be able to go all 60 or 65 plays. We’ll have to spell him.”

Expected to do that is Bills swing tackle Jamon Meredith.

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