Inside The Bills

Kickoff decision moving forward

Posted by Chris Brown on October 27, 2012 – 9:21 am

In Week 7 the Bills chose to make kickoff specialist John Potter inactive. Head coach Chan Gailey explained why.

“We had not been getting the number of touchbacks,” Gailey said. “There have been real good kicks, but one of the advantages is having touchbacks where you don’t have to cover and take the licks. We knew it was going to be a windy day and we were hopefully going to be kicking with the wind a lot. So it worked out that we just de-activated him and let Rian do the kickoffs.”

Gailey said moving forward that it would be a weekly decision based on the quality of return team they’re facing that week and the weather on game day.

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