Inside The Bills

Chan asks Spiller to talk to T.J.

Posted by Chris Brown on September 16, 2012 – 10:03 am

Bills head coach Chan Gailey has compared the learning curve of WR T.J. Graham to that of C.J. Spiller when he was a rookie. In fact that comparison made so much sense, Buffalo’s sideline boss thought it wise to have Spiller walk through Graham the learning curve he went through.

“C.J. is so much better than when he first walked in here, and so I actually asked C.J. to talk to T.J. and tell him where you were and where you are now and tell him how to pay attention to the details to allow himself to grow as a player,” Gailey said in his weekly interview with

When asked to explain what it is specifically that Graham still has to grasp to earn more trust in Buffalo’s offense Gailey explained.

“It’s details,” he said. “That’s the biggest hurdle that any young player has. It’s setting up routes. It’s studying defensive film. It is understanding the tempo and the flow and the intensity of the game. They don’t have an idea of that to be honest with you. Very few get that early in their pro career. So it takes some adjustment.”

Graham is expected to make his NFL debut today against the Chiefs, but Gailey said his playing time could range from 10 plays to 50 plays.

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