3 – QB consistencyThrough two weeks of camp the three quarterbacks in the Bills competition for the starting job have grown accustomed to the capabilities of their own defensive backs.
And yet, he acknowledged for the first time that his days in Buffalo might be numbered.
The Browns will have off on Wednesday before welcoming the Bills to FirstEnergy Stadium for Thursday night’s preseason game.
“At the end of the day, if I play well, it should take care of itself”. You kind of get in a comfort zone when you are going against your own guys and you don’t get a good sense for where you stand. I think the adrenaline ratchets up a little bit and guys want to prove something to other guys in the league.
The Buffalo Bills’ banged-up group of wide receivers had their way with the Cleveland Browns’ banged-up secondary in Monday’s joint practice.
For the second time in training camp Bills WR Marquise Goodwin was taken out of practice because of the heat.
When you’re working with the third team, it’s also clear that your roster spot is far from secure and Manuel isn’t operating under any illusions about where things stand for him in Buffalo. Both teams are wanting to establish the physical part of the game. Keep in mind, when you evaluate his rookie season, don’t just look at statistics.
“It was really good for us as a unit to see different speeds, different talents”, Dansby said. In one practice during a joint workout last week with the Giants, Bodine sent two over Dalton’s head, causing the quarterback to scream at him.
Andre Davis beat Gilbert by several steps in catching a deep pass up the left sideline from Cassel.
“You get the exact work that you want, and it is also in a controlled environment”, Browns coach Mike Pettine said.
“You have to have that short memory and be able to bounce back“, Pettine said. “We don’t want to it to get to that point but we understand it’s a possibility”.
Veteran safety Tramon Williams expects Gilbert to improve from experience.
Armen and Levack will be in Rochester at the Bills practice Monday morning against the Browns, broadcasting LIVE in the afternoon.
Pettine joked that he pulled Moore aside to advise him not to take off his helmet.
Despite the NFL sending out a memo regarding fighting to all 32 teams, some players are still bracing for competitive, and possibly confrontational, practices with other teams. That was more of a true scrimmage than it was just practicing together.