Josh Reed's debut as Peerless Price's replacement was hardly memorable, but the coaching staff has no plans to replace him in the starting lineup with veteran Bobby Shaw.
Shaw, the veteran free agent who faces his old team
this Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars, caught three passes for 51 yards in
Buffalo's 31-0 win over New England. Two of his grabs kept alive the first two
TD drives as he converted on third-and-three and
Shaw was signed to play the No. 3 slot
receiver, a job Reed held last season. As a starter, Reed caught one pass for
five yards but dropped two others, including a flea-flicker pass where he was
wide open and would've gained at least 40 yards. Reed dropped the ball while
"That's a play that stands out in everybody's
mind, but he played very well," said coach Gregg Williams, who noted that Reed
blocked well in the run game. "There are a lot of things in the run game he did
tremendous on. It's a play he wishes he had back, but he'll have some
opportunities this year. He'll be fine."
As for Shaw, he's
content with filling the slot role.
"Number of snaps doesn't
matter to me," he said. "I'm a blue-collar guy that's going to go out and get
his job done. That's a decision (the coaches) have to make on who they want to
be the starters."
--DT Sam Adams' 37-yard interception return of
a Tom Brady pass was named play of the week in the NFL.
Antonio Brown, who struggled against New England, will face a Jacksonville team
that allowed 210 return yards on punts and kicks in a loss to Carolina. The Jags
are juggling their coverage men this week after a rash of
--SS Coy Wire, who lost his starting job to veteran
Lawyer Milloy, will be used as a designated blitzer. The coaches love his speed
and aggressiveness and his presence would give teams something else to worry
about. Meanwhile, he remains one of the Bills best special teams
--WR Eric Moulds was shocked to be flagged for taunting
against New England. He spun the football Globetrotter style on the field after
a third-down catch. "There trying to cut back on guys celebrating, I understand,
but it's taking some of the fun away," Moulds said. "They said I spun it near a
group of guys, but I thought they were walking back to their huddle. Those
things happen and I'll have to live with it."
--TE Mark Campbell
earned the start against New England and caught three passes for 24 yards.
Campbell, acquired in a trade with the Browns, is eager to show he's more than
just a blocker and he has quickly developed a good feel with QB Drew Bledsoe.
--CB Antoine Winfield tied for the team lead against
New England with 12 tackles, a good start to his contract year.
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