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ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"THE BILLS' FRONT office is in denial. This offense needed receiving weapons—I mean, David Nelson? Where did he come from? Scott Chandler? He's more of a blocker than a receiving tight end. All they got was T.J. Graham, a receiver from North Carolina State, in the third round of the draft.
The Bills are pretty predictable in what they do offensively, and defenses started catching up with them last year. When we got ready to play them, we focused on Steve Johnson and Nelson and forced Ryan Fitzpatrick to hold the football and try to find Chandler or Donald Jones. Fitzpatrick wasn't as effective that way.
Johnson is the home run threat and a heck of a receiver, but defenses can eliminate him.... Nelson came from out of the blue last year. He's not going to blow the doors off the top of the defense. He's a big-bodied, 6' 5" receiver whom defenses need to watch in the red zone.
If the Bills are going to win, they'll have to run the football. Assuming he has recovered from a broken right fibula, Fred Jackson is the team's best back and will tote most of the mail, but people will see a lot more of C.J. Spiller. Coach Chan Gailey will design plays to get him the ball in space because he's such a dangerous receiver out of the backfield.
Tashard Choice gives the Bills a quality third back. He's very good at picking up blitzes, so you'll see him on passing downs."
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