Reed good, but rest of crop shoddy

Josh Reed had his first practice as an official member of the Buffalo Bills after agreeing to his first pro football contract this morning. Reed had the Shout! Newspaper highlight catch of the afternoon when he broke away from rookie strong safety Milton Proctor to the sideline so that rookie quarterback David Priestley could hit him for a sizable gain. In the words of one mortal, "That was phat."

 

The rest of the crop of rookie and first-year wide receivers were much less impressive – dropping passes and stuff – forcing another mortal to remark, "They're really going to need their starting wideouts if they want to make this offense go." Later, that same mortal remarked about the shoddy quarterback play from Priestley and Travis Brown: "I wouldn't be surprised if they bring in another quarterback." …

Defensively, Erik Flowers was playing right end in the absence of Aaron Schobel. Defensive line coach John Levra stands by Flowers, saying that this is the hardest the third-year pro has ever worked in practice. Plus, he pointed out that Flowers has gained some weight and is more intense than ever. He, of course, wants to see Flowers produce in the preseason …

As for predictions about who will line up at left end and under tackle for the Bills, Levra said, "How the heck do I know? This was only our second practice." Shout! predicts the line will look like this, from left to right: Kendrick Office, Tyrone Robertson, Pat Williams and Aaron Schobel …

During the seven-on-seven, rookie left corner Daryon Brutley covered a wrong pass pattern and received a tongue lashing for his misdeed. Brutley could already be in trouble and it was only the first training camp practice …

Also, if you haven't already picked up, your copy of the Shout! training camp preview, you really should because it identifies the people we think are most likely to make the team on offense. Our issue next week will cover the defense. Call 1-800-932-4557.


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