Bills Monday Night 8/09 Practice Quotes

August 9, 2010 Updated Aug 9, 2010 at 11:51 PM EDT

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Bills Monday Night 8/09 Practice Quotes

August 9, 2010 Updated Aug 9, 2010 at 11:51 PM EDT

Pittsford (WKBW.com) The Buffalo Bills worked through a wet practice at St. John Fisher College on Monday night. The team started the workout inside, before taking the field at Growney Stadium.



Here are the quotes from Head Coach Chan Gailey, WR Lee Evans and WR Roscoe Parrish as the Bills get ready for their preseason opener Friday night against the Washington Redskins.



Head Coach Chan Gailey
PM Practice – August 9, 2010



On QB Trent Edwards’ play:



Some good, some bad. We’re making progress. It’s a work in progress, for lack of a better term. But there were some good things. I thought we were sharp in some areas and not so sharp in some other areas. Protection is going to be one of the keys for us. We’ve got to protect. We’ve got some receivers and I think we can make some things happen.



On the preseason games coming up, in regards to him seeing where the team is:



You’re evaluating personnel, that’s first and foremost. I doubt in this game (Friday’s game at Washington), we’ll have all five offensive lineman out there. You’re trying to create continuity, you’re trying to create focus, you’re trying to create a sense of oneness on that team to be able to be successful and I don’t know if you get that unless you have everybody there, intact, throughout the whole preseason. So it’s going to be piecemeal for us as I see it, going into at least the first game. We’ll see after that how it goes.



On LBs Paul Posluszny and Keith Ellison returning to the field:
Just like we did with Chris Kelsay, just slowly get him in some individual, get him into some seven on seven, non-contact situations. I think it’s been good for both of them to get back on the field.



On if either Posluszny or Ellison will play Friday at Washington:
I would say it’s more likely for Ellison and less likely for Poz (Posluszny) for Friday night.



On WR Marcus Easley not being at practice:
Yeah, Easley is getting a second opinion right now on an injury and we’ll see where that takes us.



On WR Felton Huggins missing the night practice:
Felton ended up hurting his shoulder pretty bad today when he fell. We’ll have to see what that entails.



On FB Corey McIntyre missing practice:
Corey is minor, he’ll be back.



On if Huggins’ injury will require surgery:
I don’t know, we’ll have to wait and see. Give me a couple days on that one.



On practicing in the rain tonight:
It was really good. We needed the wet ball. We needed to be able to handle it, throw it, and catch it and hold onto it. It was good for us.



WIDE RECEIVER LEE EVANS
PM Practice – August 9, 2010



On how it feels connecting with QB Trent Edwards on long passes:
We’re getting to that point in camp where we’re done installing. Now, we’ve really got to hone in on the things that we’ve been doing all camp. You install, and now you back down and really try to perfect the things you want to do. So, being able to take shots [down field] is one of them. We’ve been working it every day – working that, two minute [drill] and red zone [situations] – so it’s time that it’s starting to come to be and we’re starting to make some plays back there.



On if the post route is something that he feels has been working for them:
Yeah, it has been working. It’s one of those plays that you call and that’s when you want to take a shot. You have to have a few of those in your playbook that you call just to get it up there and let the defense know that you will stretch the field vertically. So, you’ve got to practice it and if you can be successful at it, you can be good. That’s why we’ve really been doing it the past few nights.



On the growing confidence of QB Trent Edwards:
He is. He’s definitely matured as a quarterback. As the quarterback, you need to be the leader. He’s definitely a lot more vocal this year, a lot more vocal in camp. I think it just goes to show how much more confident he is. If he’s playing well then usually the offense plays well.



On if it’s big to have a good start to the preseason:
Absolutely. You want to play well and score all you can, but right now, we’re still working. We’re still grinding to try and get better and better. With a lot of young guys, this first preseason game teaches them a lot about what it’s like to play in a real game. We’re still installing, it’s still training camp, but come game day, whether it’s preseason or not, you’ve got to come ready to play. I think these young guys will really be looking forward to that.



On practicing in the rain tonight:
Well, it’s Buffalo. There’s no telling what type of weather we’re going to be playing in. So, I think it’s just part of the weather that we play in up here. You’ve got to get used to it.

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