After a disappointing loss to the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills marched into Miami, the first road game start for journeyman quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor did not disappoint, going 21-29 for 277 yards and three touchdowns for a 136.7 QB Rating and embarrassing the Dolphins 41-14.
“You can just see in his preparation throughout the week,” said Charles Clay. “Tyrod is one of those guys who works extremely hard in the weight room, in the meeting room and on the practice field. So there was never any doubt in my mind that he would come out and lead us. When you’ve got a guy like that who is so calm in the huddle it raises the spirits of everybody.”
The Bills now look to their next home game against the New York Giants who are coming off an 11 point win over the Washington Redskins. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Buffalo Bills.
Just days after the Philadelphia Eagles released WR DeSean Jackson on the same day that it was reported that he had ties to gang activities, which Jackson later denied, teams came a calling and the Buffalo Bills were one of them. Other teams that have shown interest in the veteran receiver are the Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins.
The Bills are interested because he is one of the top receivers in the NFL but would the franchise be willing to put up with his off-field antics? The fact that Jackson is used to the quick pace offense that the Bills are now turning to is a huge plus. On the negative side, is there a quarterback that will be able to deliver the ball to such a player? Right now, no, there is not. E.J. Manuel completed less than 60% of his passes in 2013 where as Oakland’s Matt Shaub completed 61.2 of his passes and Washington’s RGIII 60.1. Add to that that Jackson is a “West Coast” guy and the odds are stacked against the Bills. But it’s worth the look.
With injuries to Kevin Kolb and E.J. Martin coming off minor knee surgery, rookie quarterback and Washington State alum Jeff Tuel will be getting the start come opening day in the NFL.
To Tuel, it’s more of the same. At Washington, he was only the second true freshman to start at quarterback. The other being Drew Bledsoe.
“That’s cool. Didn’t know that,” Tuel said when told of his start. “It’s pretty cool, it would definitely be an honor if that’s the case. I’m surprised that I’m the first if that’s the case, but like I said it’s a cool thing.”
The Bills won their first two preseason games but were whipped in week three by the Washington Redskins. They take on the Detroit Lions at home. Tickets are still available!