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Jeff Tuel trying to be sponge 1st, QB 2nd

Posted by Chris Brown on August 26, 2013 – 6:21 pm

Jeff Tuel feels he’s prepared as best as he possibly can to play quarterback for the Bills, but it hasn’t changed his approach to learning the NFL game.

“I think the biggest thing is I really try to concentrate on being a sponge and listen to everything when he’s talking to EJ and to Kevin so I can learn from the mistakes that they make when I get the opportunity,” said Tuel. “That’s really been huge for me when I’m not on the field to let it all soak in with the coaching points he’s making to the other guys.”

Tuel is also grateful to offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who he says didn’t treat him like a third quarterback from the beginning.

I think everything that coach (Nathaniel) Hackett has had me do has been a good idea,” said Tuel. “He’s treated every quarterback equal. He doesn’t play any favorites or anything like that. He really gives his all into each rep every quarterback take and that’s huge and that speaks volumes for his coaching. It’s helped me tremendously because when I was with the threes and taking those limited reps he was still coaching me like I was the number one guy and still telling me those things.”

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