Friday, June 25, 2010
Shhhh ... Gailey knows QB depth chart
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey already knows who he will pencil in as his No. 1 quarterback when training camp opens.
But he's not saying.
Moments after the Bills' final offseason practice Friday morning, Gailey declared he will tell neither the media nor his four quarterbacks what his depth chart looks like until the players report to St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester, N.Y., on July 29.
"We'll go to camp and, like I said earlier, we'll have a pecking order," Gailey said. "But nothing's in concrete. Everybody's still going to have a chance to win the job."
By the sounds of it, Gailey was underwhelmed by how Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm differentiated themselves over the past several weeks.
"Well, it's still open," Gailey said. "Don't read too much into who takes the first snap and who takes the second snap and who takes the third snap. ... It's close."
Gailey made sure Edwards, Fitzpatrick and Brohm received the same number of repetitions through the offseason (seventh-round draft choice Levi Brown received limited action). There was a rotation to determine who received the first snaps each practice, but the skill position players were cycled through different units, too.
"We're trying to make sure everybody gets as close to equal reps as possible," Gailey said. "Very few players on our team have anything locked up.
"We're still teaching fundamentals, basic concepts. That's what this is about still."