PITTSFORD, NY (Bills Release) - Below are quotes from Friday morning's walk-through at Bills Training Camp:
C Eric Wood
AM Walk-Through – August 5, 2011
On having a full week of practice in:
I feel pretty good. I think we’re getting better. It’s nice having the free agent additions coming in and I feel good about this team right now.
On how he feels about the O-line this year:
I feel good. I think we have a solid group. We have a lot of guys who have playing experience from last year. We’re having some good competition out there. We probably have eight guys in the one’s and two’s that started a good portion of the year last year. We feel good about the group of guys. It’s just about getting better and getting where we want to get to.
On his relationship with Fitzpatrick:
Fitz is an easy guy to get along with. He’s an O-line’s quarterback. He gets rid of the ball quick, he can make some plays with his feet. We just have to trust him that he’s going to do the job. Camp’s about giving him the confidence in us that he needs and hopefully we’ll be doing that soon.
On if the Center position gives him a little bit more protection while coming off an injury:
A little bit. Coming off the injury wasn’t easy. A lot of people have done it; it’s not anything out of the ordinary. It was tough at times last year. You’re in a little bit more space at guard than you are at center, but those three inside spots are pretty interchangeable.
On transitioning to Center:
I’m looking forward to playing one position this year. The last two years I’ve played guard and backed up at center, and taking reps at both. This year I’m looking forward to only taking reps at center through camp and hopefully getting to be as good as I can.
On having familiar faces on the O-line from last year:
You always want to have your whole group back on the o-line. It’s five guys working together. We always take grief early at camp because it’s always the defensive line getting after the o-line. It’s easier for them. They can play four individually; get up the field and penetrate, while we have to play five as a unit. We just have to keep gelling. Having guys back and having so many people who played for us last year and having them back will hopefully pay off for us.
On his biggest challenge at Center:
Just getting my technique back. Those five months hurt everybody. Especially up front on the O-line, you rely so much on the people around you. You really have to put a notice on you, just putting in the time and everybody communicating and getting better.
WR Craig Davis
AM Walk-Through – August 5, 2011
On him coming to Buffalo and being familiar with the front office:
Yes, I’m familiar with the front office. They brought me here and half of them were in San Diego when I was there. It feels good to come to a team that’s willing to work and get better.
On needing a change in his career:
I definitely needed it. I went through some injuries and some hard times in the past, but new scenery here is going to be a good fit for me I think. It’s a great situation here and I’m looking forward to it.
On how his body feels:
This offseason I really took the time off to focus in on my body. I’ve done a great job. I was training in Scottsdale, AZ for the past six months. I’ve been doing a real good job of keeping my body together and trying to prove to this front office that I can last a 16-game season,
On what went wrong in San Diego:
Just not understanding my body with injuries and not knowing about them. I finally was getting the knowledge about my body and the injury (arrived). (It’s about) Doing what I have to do to prepare myself for the rigorous full season.
On where he’s practicing right now:
I’m moving left and right, right now. I’m willing to learn everything and that’s the key so I can help the team out the best. Wherever they put me right now, I’ll go wherever they tell me to go.
On any familiarity with the offense:
Some of the codes and tags are the same from general football knowledge, but it’s a different offense. It’s pretty simplified and I’m catching on pretty fast.
On whether he prefers Craig or Buster:
It really doesn’t matter.
On putting the past behind him:
It’s very important to put the past behind me. One thing about the past is that it’s good to look at what happened in the past and look forward. I can do a lot of different things that can help me out in the future.
On breaking into this receiving core:
My job is to come here every day and take it a day at a time and work hard.