Bills Wrap-up Mini Camp

July 9, 2010 Updated Jun 25, 2010 at 1:23 PM EDT

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Bills Wrap-up Mini Camp

July 9, 2010 Updated Jun 25, 2010 at 1:23 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) -- The Buffalo Bills wrapped up their mandatory three-day mini-camp Friday.

Players now get a break until training camp begins in July.

Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey commented on the current quarterback situation after Friday's workout. The transcript of Gailey's comments is below:

On how he views the quarterback situation:

We have three guys. They got pretty much equal reps during OTAs and minicamps. We’ll go to camp and, like I said earlier, we’ll have a pecking order but nothing is in concrete. Everybody still is going to have a chance to win the job.

On when he’s going to tell the quarterbacks what the pecking order will be:

When they come back.

On QB Trent Edwards getting slightly more reps than the other quarterbacks:

Then he must have needed to make up some numbers-wise from the few days before.

On QB Brian Brohm:

He’s made a jump in my opinion in the last two weeks. I thought he practiced well. We’ll have to see how he progresses once we get pads on and all that. But I thought he made a good jump.

On if it was a good sign that the offense scored during a two minute drill at the end of practice:

If you’re on offense, yeah. But the defensive coaches weren’t very happy.

On the competition for the number two receiver:

It’s really wide-open. I hate to put numbers on them. You all put numbers on them and I hate to put numbers on them. We’re going to probably, don’t hold me to this, but we’re probably going to have five that we keep on gameday. And all five have to be a big part of what we’re doing.

On WR James Hardy:

He told me he’s felt a lot better these last two weeks than he had the first few practices.

On if Hardy has been recovering throughout the spring:

Yes he was.

On if he knows in his mind what the QB pecking order is right now:

Yes. Well it’s still open. Don’t read too much into who takes the first snap, who takes the second snap and who takes the third snap. Don’t read too much into that. It’s close.

On mixing up the skill position players during practice:

We’re trying to make sure that everybody gets as close to equal reps as possible. Really, very few players on our football team have things locked up. So you’re trying to make sure you’re getting an equal number of reps out there. The quarterbacks were taking different reps with different groups and so were the other people. We’re teaching today, we’re still teaching fundamentals and basic concepts. That’s what this is about still.

On where RB Marshawn Lynch is in terms of learning the playbook:

I don’t think he’s caught up. You can’t miss that much and be caught up but he seems to be a fairly quick study.

On OL Demetrius Bell’s status:

I think he’s ahead of schedule and at one time it was a question of whether he’d make the first of training camp. I think now there’s no question he’ll make the first of training camp.

On the importance of training camp for the offensive line:

It’s going to be vital for that group. The continuity and the communication in the offensive line is one of the secrets to success in our business. So having that group on the same page will really help.

On the offensive line being so young:

If they can play, it doesn’t bother me. If they can’t play, it bothers me. The bottom line is can they play or can they not play? There’s a bunch of good rookies and first-year and second-year guys out there playing today. So if they can play, it doesn’t bother me. Age doesn’t bother me, we’ll play the best guys.

On how the organization moves forward in regards to LB Aaron Schobel:

Our stance hasn’t changed, nothing’s changed. We would like to have had him here but he chose not to and he’s got a tough decision in his life to make and we understand that. It’s not like we don’t understand, we do understand. He’ll have a lot of catching up to do when he gets here.

On if there’s a deadline imposed to know his decision:

We don’t impose one, there’s a natural one. Training camp gets here and you go from there.

On if he’s going to worry about it if he doesn’t hear from Schobel until training camp:

I worry more about the people that are here than the ones that aren’t here. We’re going to coach the dog out of those that are here and those that aren’t here, we’re not going to worry about it.

On what he’s going to do with the few weeks before training camp:

I’m going to try and get some rest. We’ve been going pretty hard since I got here on January 18th or whenever it was. So we’re going to try and get some rest and get ready to go 24/7 for seven months.

On his training camp philosophy and how he’ll run practices:

We’ll be two-one, two-one, two-one. The day of having to go two-a-days five times in a row is kind of past us. These guys train hard and train well all year round now so that’s not necessary. We’ll be in pads a great deal because we’ve got to find out about these guys. I know what they can do in shorts, but the game is played in pads. So we’ve got to find out in pads who can do what. Especially in the lines, that’s more important there than it is maybe anywhere else. But you can’t have the linemen in pads and everyone else not in pads, so everybody will be out there (in pads).

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