Off to Minnesota for preseason game number two Friday night, Chan Gailey expects to give the starters a little more playing time. Last week against the Redskins, the first unit lasted about a quarter.
Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rest of the starters should get about 20 plays or so against the Vikings. The quarterback got to rest his arm a bit this week as the team wrapped camp at St. John Fisher.
Fitz did not take part in 7-on-7 drills at all, giving the bulk of the work to Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen, the two guys vying to be the Bills number two this year
"It was two-fold. Ryan had taken a bunch of throws and we wanted to get him some rest. We wanted (QB Vince Young and QB Tyler Thigpen) to make a lot of throws and further evaluation of those two guys. It was really a two-fold thing. Ryan did not throw in one-on-ones for a couple of days. We are just taking that opportunity to get them reps and to rest him," said head coach Chan Gailey.
"That is a good time to go through your reads and make sure you are throwing to the right guy. For me, teamwork is really important - in terms of getting out there with the live rush and doing that. I wanted to make sure I focused on that and gave some of the other guys some time on 7-on-7s to get down some of the timing and throws," said Fitzpatrick.