Inside The Bills

Gailey on WR corps future

Posted by Chris Brown on January 7, 2011 – 6:16 pm

There’s a lot of speculation about the future of Buffalo’s receiving corps and who will still be a part of it in 2011. All of Buffalo top seven wideouts are under contract, and knowing Marcus Easley will be back healthy next season has fans wondering who might be the odd one out.

Most speculate that Lee Evans coming off a career low season could be moved, but that’s not how Chan Gailey sees it.

In an interview on Morning Bull on 103.3 the Edge earlier this week, Buffalo’s head coach outlined his ideal vision for his receiving corps when asked specifically if Evans’ future with the team could be questioned.

“Lee has been a very good receiver and I think will continue to be a very good receiver,” Gailey said. “The problem was people would double over him and we couldn’t get the ball to anybody else. All of a sudden we were able to get the ball to somebody else (this season). Roscoe started turning his game around, Stevie Johnson had a nice year and some young players came in and produced. We look more to the future as a balance thing instead of having a one, two or three. Everybody wants to say, ‘He’s a one, he’s a two.’ Ideally you’d like all of them to have about 50 catches and 800 yards because that means they can’t key on any one guy.”

Seeing most of Buffalo’s receiving corps prove they can make plays in 2010, Gailey feels any and all of their pass catching weapons can have their number called at any time, meaning more threats for opposing defenses to be worried about.

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