Inside The Bills

Kolb: “Up-tempo offense helps young players”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 19, 2013 – 4:30 pm

The Buffalo Bills look like a team determined to pick up the pace on offense this year, based on the first three days of this week’s voluntary veteran minicamp.

And that’s a good thing, according to new Bills QB Kevin Kolb–especially for young players.

Kolb was a guest Thursday night on The John Murphy Show. And he talked about the benefits of running a fast-paced, up tempo offense.

“The best thing to me that tempo does,” Kolb says, “is that it relaxes the mind of the players and they can just do what they’ve been doing their entire life. A big problem, especially for young players at this level, is they slow down because they’re thinking too much. If you get them into a no-huddle, you get them into a quick style of offense, then they’re just reading and reacting. When you’re reading and reacting you’re playing at your highest level and that’s when you make a lot of great plays.”

Kolb told host John Murphy the Bills may not run a no-huddle offense as their base, but they’re determined to run plays at a fast clip. He says speeding up the tempo is one big way to keep opposing defenses off-balance.

“What happens in a game is, there’s two ways to handle things,” Kolb says. “You either have a lot of stuff in, and you have a lot of adjustments, so we double-count, they show their stuff, we change the protections, we change the play-whatever it is. Or, we get up, we go, we catch you off guard.”

The entire interview with Bills QB Kevin Kolb is available at\johnmurphyshow

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