Inside The Bills

Chan on the backup QBs

Posted by Chris Brown on August 10, 2012 – 8:36 am

Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young both got more than 20 plays in Thursday night’s preseason opener with Thigpen running the twos and Young the threes. Both had some good hits, and some misses.

“There were some good things in there, but to play that position you have to be consistent,” said Gailey when asked about Thigpen’s play. “That’s the one thing you’re trying to find. Who can create that consistency for you at the backup quarterback? That guy doesn’t get a lot of reps during the week so he has to be able to be consistent without getting a lot of reps. That’s what we’re trying to get both of them to do.”

Thigpen was 3-for-8 passing for 38 yards and an interception. As for Vince Young, Gailey thought he too made some plays.

“He created some things tonight and made some things happen,” said Gailey. “That’s what he can do. He brings that to the football team. We’ve got some work on some other things to get done to better help him out and he’s got to get better, but he brings that speed and that ability to go make a play with his feet to the football team.”

Young was 5-12 for 50 yards passing. He was sacked three times as the third string offensive line struggled, evidenced by Young’s team-leading 37 rushing yards including a 21-yard scamper to convert a long third down.

Next week Young will work with the second offensive unit and Thigpen will work with the third.

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