Inside The Bills

QB Simms shares New Jersey bond with Hogan

Posted by Chris Brown on June 4, 2015 – 9:05 am

Bills newest QB Matt Simms has familiar faces on the coaching staff in Rex Ryan and quarterbacks coach David Lee, who he worked with in New York with the Jets. There’s also Percy Harvin, who was on the Jets roster last season. But there’s another fellow New Jersey native that he’s all too familiar with in Buffalo’s locker room.

Bills WR Chris Hogan grew up one town over from Simms, and the two have worked together in the offseason the last few years.

“He grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey and I’m from Franklin Lakes and both those towns connect into the same high school,” said Simms. “I went to Don Bosco Prep and he went to Ramapo the public school. We’ve always been around each other training in the offseason together. It’s funny how this small world works as teammates up here now in Buffalo.”

“He’s got a really good arm and can make all the throws,” Hogan told Buffalobills.com. “I’ve worked with him a few times in the offseason and he can really spin it. He doesn’t mind bad weather, wind, it doesn’t matter with that arm he’s got.”


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Ryan: QB race still three-man competition

Posted by Chris Brown on June 3, 2015 – 5:08 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan thinks a lot of new QB Matt Simms, who he had on his roster in New York. Quarterbacks coach David Lee, who also worked with Simms while with the Jets, believes in his abilities as well. But according to Ryan it’s not going to make the offensive staff change the current three-man quarterback competition into a four-way battle.

“(The competition) is what it is right now,” said Ryan. “Three guys are going to be working at it, they’re splitting the reps.  Don’t kid yourself, Matt will get opportunities.  Will he get as many as the top three guys, probably not. One thing about Matt, I know he’ll take advantage of the opportunities he gets and I’m not saying he can’t make this team.”


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