Bills Transcripts 8/11 AM Walk Through

August 11, 2011 Updated Aug 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM EDT

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Bills Transcripts 8/11 AM Walk Through

August 11, 2011 Updated Aug 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM EDT

Pittsford ( Release) The Buffalo Bills went through a morning walk through on Thursday. Below are the transcripts from interviews following the practice.

QB Tyler Thigpen

AM Walk Through – August 11, 2011

On if the offense he ran with Chan Gailey back in KC is the same now:

There’s a little bit of difference here and there but for the most part it’s pretty much the same. The formations, protections are the same; there are a couple of additions on pass plays. For the most part all of the terminology is the same; it’s just learning all the new stuff.

On if he is comfortable with his role in Buffalo being a back up QB:

I feel comfortable with the guys. You always want more time to get more comfortable with them but you have to play with the cards that you are dealt. Right now, I felt like we’ve been on the same page for the most part, out at practice this week with the two’s. We’re looking forward to getting out there and showcasing our talent on Saturday.

On if he has the desire to be starting QB in this league again:

If there’s a backup that just wants to be a backup for the rest of his career, he’s probably not going to be in the league for long. I’m always going to go out there and compete and try to start every single day. As a backup you have to prepare yourself as a starter. You never know when your name is going to be called. In Kansas City I was the number three guy and in Miami I was number three guy. Both occasions I was actually going into the game and playing.

On if when he signed they made it clear what his role would be:

Chan did make it clear to me and I understand that. I’m a professional and I accept my role but I’m also going to go out there and work every day. I’m not just going to accept it the way it is. I understand the way the business works so I’m going to be the backup, but I’m going to work every single day and prepare myself to be the starter.

On if he has talked to Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) about the backup role:

I talk to him a lot. Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is a great guy, he’s a professional. I’ve known him for three years now. We’ve got a great relationship going. We’ve been here for two weeks now. I feel like we have a great relationship developing and I’m looking forward to be working with him this year. We’ve been kind of in the same situation. He was in St. Louis for two years, two years in Cincinnati and three years here. I was two years in Kansas City, two years in Miami and now I’m here in Buffalo. So we are kind of on the same path right now and we relate to one another. We’re just looking forward to getting out there and playing football.

On being evaluated during the pre season games:

You definitely want to win. I don’t care what I’m playing, even if it’s a video game. Obviously anytime you step on that field you want to beat your opponent. For the most part, offensively we just want to go out there and execute. At the end of the day obviously we want to have more points than them. We offensively want to be on the same page, go out there and execute and do all the little things right to build on.

On him being with a new team and new playbook:

It’s definitely an advantage for me … but it’s really not a new playbook for me. You have to be able to know the terminology, know the calls, and know the protections, pass concepts and how we’re reading it. It’s definitely an advantage for me. Obviously you want more time to get more familiar. We’re looking forward to getting out there on Saturday. I know a lot of people are excited.

WR Marcus Easley

AM Walk Through – August 11, 2011

On his training camp so far:

As eager as I was to get back and then getting hurt on the first day back was definitely a set -back. Like I said before, it was minor and I knew it was just a matter of time before I was up and running.

On if he thinks he’s losing his window of opportunity of showcasing his talent because of the strange off season:

One thing about time is you can never get it back. I know I didn’t have much time this training camp. I’ve just tried to make the most of the reps that I’ve had and try to do my part, and eliminate the mental errors and hopefully stay on top of my assignments.

On where he sees himself within the Bills receiving group:

I just want to come in and hopefully use my size and speed and bring that to our wide receiving core. We have Lee (Evans), who’s the veteran and has been around long enough. He’s kind of taken us under his wing, showing us the ropes, and helping us on and off the field. Then you have Stevie (Johnson). He’s an emerging superstar. Then along with the rest of the free agent rookies that came in with me, we’re all learning and trying to contribute when necessary.

On if he plans on playing Saturday at Chicago:

I sure hope so. I feel good, I felt really good yesterday. I’m going to come out here today and see how well I do. I’m staying optimistic and hopefully I feel my best so I’m allowed to play this Saturday.

CB Aaron Williams

AM Walk Through – August 11, 2011

On his expectations for Saturday’s game:

The preparation is there but my nerves are starting to kick up. It’s my first NFL game and I just want to go out there and play hard and give people what they want.

On how he is going to not think about the lights and crowd for his first game:

I’m just going to be myself, the high energy guy that I am. I’m going to play music, jump around and dance a little bit just to try and get the nerves out and then be ready to play.

On what he anticipates the game reps to be like:

I think it will be the same thing as practice. We work real hard, we go 110% each play so I wouldn’t expect anything different besides the people around the stadium.

On how excited he is:

After going against the same guys for two weeks, you kind of want someone else to cover. The guys here give me a great look and get me better each day. It’s about that time to get that competition started against other people.

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