Inside The Bills

Nix offers clarity on Young workout

Posted by Chris Brown on May 1, 2012 – 3:02 pm

Bills GM Buddy Nix is expecting much to be made about Vince Young’s Wednesday workout with Buffalo and he’ll be completely on the mark. That’s why he decided to provide some clarity on his decision to bring Young in for the on field session.

In an interview with WHTK radio in Rochester, Nix said the intent is to explore whether Young would be a capable competitor for the backup QB role behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.

“He’ll be in tonight and workout tomorrow,” said Nix Tuesday afternoon. “It’ll probably be made a bigger deal than it should be. We try to look at all avenues that might get us better and if we can, create some competition at that position for a backup job. We’re set with our quarterback, committed to Fitz and are completely with him. We think the more good people we put around him, the better we’ll be. If we can bring in some competition for a backup role, one of them will make our team better.”

When asked if Fitz is franchise quarterback material, Nix answered much the way he has in the past.

“I get asked it every day and I always have the same answer: We just haven’t given him enough help,” said Nix. “We know he can do it because he was as hot as anybody could be in the first seven games. We’ve seen him do it in a game so we just have to try to make the conditions around him better so he can do it consistently.”

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