Inside The Bills

Multi-skilled players helping at WR

Posted by Chris Brown on October 15, 2011 – 3:22 pm

There’s no question that Buffalo is a bit short-handed at wide receiver after losing the likes of Marcus Easley, Roscoe Parrish for the season and Donald Jones for at least the next month. What has helped to reduce the impact of those losses has been the multi-dimensional players on Buffalo’s roster.

Versatile weapons like Brad Smith, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson have all been split out wide this season.

“What you have to do is you have to try to take guys and move them around and put them in position to make plays,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “We’re fortunate to have a quarterback who can adjust with those changes. Not every quarterback can do that, but he takes advantage of every mismatch he sees and he knows strengths and weaknesses of offensive players and defensive players. So we have been able to take advantage of what some guys can do that perhaps was not done before.”

Smith and Spiller figure to see even more time at receiver knowing Chan Gailey called for all hands on deck in the passing game this week.

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