Inside The Bills

Player roles to be defined in a few weeks

Posted by Chris Brown on July 30, 2013 – 2:44 pm

There are a lot of roles on a football team, and Buffalo’s coaching staff is going to use the next month, which includes four preseason games to determine who best fills each and every one of them. But don’t expect them all to be spelled out in the next couple of weeks.

Head coach Doug Marrone was asked specifically about Fred Jackson’s role and indicated that defining player roles will happen late in the preseason process.

“I think we’ve got two good running backs that have been established in this league and done well,” said Marrone. “I think it would be too soon to say exactly what his role is. I think that’s why we have this training camp. You see them in a lot of different situations whether they’re both in the backfield together or one is in there and one is not, or whether we want to split them out. I think we have a lot of things that we can do with them. Now we’re just going to keep putting in the offense, keep putting in the volume. As we get down to the end and the squad is made we sit down with the players and define their roles for them.”

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