Inside The Bills

Taylor, Rex comment on game day headset issues

Posted by Chris Brown on November 13, 2015 – 2:21 pm

In London the Bills had problems with their headset to quarterback communication. It forced EJ Manuel to run to the sideline after a play to get the next play call. On Thursday night against the Jets, the headset communication was again a problem.

Tyrod Taylor had to burn a few timeouts because the play clock ran down on them before they could get the offense lined up properly for the next play call due to communication issues.

“We had a couple of headset issues it was kind of out of our control, but we’ve got to continue to keep fighting through it,” said Taylor. “We wasted some timeouts on it, but it’s unfortunate and moving forward hopefully we won’t have those problems.”

Head coach Rex Ryan doesn’t know why the problems have persisted.

“I don’t know man. If we knew the answer, we wouldn’t have the problems. It’s unbelievable,” Ryan said. “We let the clock run out on us a few times. We had to take a bunch of time outs based on that. We have no idea what it is. Sometimes it goes out, sometimes it doesn’t. I think it’s our responsibility as a team.  I think we only had one issue with the defense, so it’s more about the offense. And the bad thing is, it comes at certain times of the game in critical situations, it seems like. I have no answer for it.”

Knowing the Bills are headed to New England for their next game, where headsets notoriously malfunction (see: Mike Tomlin – Week 1), Ryan is hopeful they can come up with a solution.

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