It’s been an interesting week for the Bills here in London. Sunday’s game should be a spectacle. Here are your latest edition of questions from email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter at @ChrisBrownBills.
1 – @ChrisBrownBills what about right guard. ..
CB: Right guard is going to be handled by Kraig Urbik, with John Miller traveling back to his native Miami after a death in his immediate family. Backing up at center/guard will be Gabe Ikard and Jordan Mills will serve as the swing tackle Sunday.
2 – @ChrisBrownBills is Tyrod’s injury serious?
CB: It’s a sprained MCL. After staying off it last week he tried to practice on it more extensively this week, but he was still limited by it. Head coach Rex Ryan said Friday that he expects Taylor to be back in the lineup in Week 9 after the bye.
CB: I will let Rex Ryan address this himself with respect to this game. Before I do I would like to point out that all this dropping by Buffalo’s defensive linemen that people are griping about is misguided. One player on Buffalo’s starting defensive line dropped into coverage a combined total of 13 times on 61 plays. It’s what Rex Ryan thought would work last week. I’m confident his approach will be different this week.
4 – Hi Chris,
Was wondering if receiver routes were broken down by number 1, 2, & 3. When Sammy is out, does Harvin take over his routes, & Woods take over Harvin’s, with Hogan running Woods’? How do they work that? Do all the receivers need to know all the routes?
CB: The receivers have the responsibility of knowing all the receiver positions. So although some might have primary roles like the ‘X’ or ‘Z’ receiver positions, they have to know the route concepts from the slot among other formations. It’s done for the very situation the Bills find themselves in this week.
Buffalo has just four healthy receivers with Woods, Hogan, Easley and Moore. All four however have learned all the positions, so they can freely move from one role to the other so the offensive play calling isn’t limited.
5 – Hi Chris!
I will be flying to my first Bills game ever next Sunday from Austria and I am beyond excited! Now I wonder what to expect from the Wembley venue and the merchandising options available there! Will it be all Jacksonville merch because of the fact that it’s a Jacksonville “home game” or will both teams have equal space to present their teams and merch in and around the stadium?
What about the fans? Do you know if it will be a Jacksonville crowd?
Keep up the good work! GO BILLS
Stefan from Austria
CB: I don’t know for sure, but I think it’s a safe assumption that there will be Bills merchandise on sale at the stadium on Sunday.
Tags: Bills in London, Fan Friday, Kraig Urbik, pass rush, Rex Ryan, Tyrod Taylor, wide receiver routes
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