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Whaley on biggest strides Taylor made

Posted by Chris Brown on January 14, 2016 – 2:30 pm

He was a first-year starter in a new offensive system with 10 new teammates around him and he’d have to split reps three ways until the start of the regular season with two other quarterbacks. And while those factors may have slowed the progress of Tyrod Taylor it didn’t keep him from making significant strides in his game.

Bills GM Doug Whaley in a sitdown interview with outlined where he felt his quarterback made the most notable advances with his performance from start number one to start number 14 at the end of the season.

“I think the biggest strides were made with him in terms of being more comfortable in the pocket, command in the huddle and command with the offense in general,” said Whaley of Taylor. “In the first game you saw some very exciting things, but it was more out of just feel. He was like, ‘Okay let me be a football player. I’m not really that comfortable, but I think I can do this.’ To now where he was like, ‘I know what I’m doing. Let me do this. If it’s not there I know what my options are after that.’ So continued maturation with him as a quarterback. We’re excited about that. I know he’s excited about that and we think he’s just scratching the surface.”

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