Inside The Bills

Chan: Deep ball not our pass game solution

Posted by Chris Brown on October 20, 2012 – 2:57 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey acknowledges that the passing game isn’t where it needs to be right now, and Ryan Fitzpatrick has admitted his game isn’t at a level that’s acceptable by his own standards right now. But the solution as Gailey sees it is not throwing the ball deep.

Gailey’s offfense is built on getting the ball into the receivers’ hands quickly so they have room to run after the catch. Those passes haven’t been hit on rhythm in their timing offense the past couple of weeks very often and they spent more time on that in practice this past week.

“I think we’ve got an opportunity to make some bigger plays in the passing game and we’re not getting them right now,” Gailey told “We’ve had a big play from Donald this year where he went 70 this year. Stevie has caught a couple of quick slants and made 20 or 30 the past couple of weeks. If we keep developing that I think we’ll get our passing game where it needs to be.

“We’d like to throw it deep a little bit more, but that’s not something we feel we have to do unless they start squatting on everything.”

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