Monday, March 22, 2010
Nix talks QBs, Lynch and Wood
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In a 15-minute conversation with Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix and three other reporters, we touched on a number of topics.
Three of the questions I had for him dealt with the quarterback situation with Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm, his stance on running back Marshawn Lynch's future with the team and an update on right guard Eric Wood's broken leg.
Is your opening-day quarterback on the roster?
"I have no idea. I really don't know. I know that's what we got now, and it's open. [Bills head coach Chan Gailey has] made that clear. We're going to see who comes out. The fact that those are the three guys we got, we like all three of them, all of them got redeeming qualities, but if something else comes available, we might add a fourth to the mix. I don't know."
Will Lynch be in your backfield this year?
"That's up to him. He's like everybody else. We expect him to be. We need two backs. We think that he's a really good player, and we want him to be there.
"We're all starting new, all starting fresh."
Are there any updates on Wood's recovery?
"I think he's ahead of schedule. That's what we hear, so he should be fine. ... He'll be back. Exactly when, I don't know. He's a hard-working kid that's ahead of schedule.
"We want to count on him, but we also have to have a plan. But we think he'll be ready."