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Bills will have "pecking order" at quarterback when camp opens

On the surface, the three-headed quarterback monster in Buffalo represents the kind of clusterfudge that only a couple of weeks of training camp and a few preseason games can resolve.

But new coach Chan Gailey plans to have a pretty good idea as to his depth chart by the time training camp launches.

“We will probably, by the time we get to training camp, have somebody
that is going to work
with the first group; somebody that’s going to work with the second
group going in,” Gailey
said Wednesday, according to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News.  “If you try
to get everybody equal
shots from the first day of camp, then you probably get nobody ready,
rather than getting
three ready.

“So we’ll probably . . . decide, for lack of a better term, a pecking order
for camp
and then
go from there,” Gailey added.  “But it still will be open when we get to
camp.”

The candidates continue to be Stanford-educated Trent Edwards, Harvard-educated Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian Brohm.

Some think Brohm can emerge as the starter, which says less about the other two than it does about Brohm, a guy who plunged from top-five prospect to late second round and who washed out of Green Bay after only one season.

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28 Responses to “Bills will have "pecking order" at quarterback when camp opens”
  1. jj jones says: Jun 17, 2010 8:16 AM

    With the first pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select…

  2. radioboy20010 says: Jun 17, 2010 8:17 AM

    To the Bills fans from a Packers fan: Don’t hold out hope for Brohm. He had a golden opportunity to take the number 2 job behind Aaron Rodgers and simply wasn’t good enough. He was beaten out by a 7th round pick, Matt Flynn. Unless something amazing has happened, his arm strength was questionable among other problems. It could be a maturity problem, but he isn’t the next Mark Sanchez.

  3. bobinpuertorico says: Jun 17, 2010 8:35 AM

    Clearly Tom Brady is the best QB in the AFC East and then most people seem to consider either Mark Sanchez or Chad Henne as second best, with Trent Edwards fourth or lower. Of course Edwards has played behind possibly the worst O-line in the NFL, while Sanchez and Henne have played behind two of the best. In addition, Edwards played for Dick Jauron, who at the time was the worst head coach in the division and whose background was on defense. Despite these disadvantages, Trent Edwards has slightly outperformed Chad Henne and greatly outplayed Mark Sanchez, based on completion percentage, TD/Int. ratio and QB rating. So if the Bills have such lousy QBs, then the Jets and Dolphins must be in serious trouble.

  4. nowathand says: Jun 17, 2010 8:43 AM

    Ironic, because while the AFC East doesn’t have a pecking order yet, we know Buffalo will be 4th when it’s put together.
    A 6-10 team with a historically bad offense and one win coming against the Colts’ scrubs, losing its second best offensive weapon, spending its first draft pick on a player only ready to play the same position as their best offensive weapon, adding no one in free agency and severely botching the rest of their draft.
    I actually think the Chan Gailey hire was pretty decent and they do have some good young talent but I believe an NFL re-alignment will be the next time the Bills will be able to compete for a Wild Card. Their best bet is to put hope to force opponents to settle for a lot of field goals and hope to score each time with Spiller and Jackson when they opponents kick off.
    Or maybe Brian Brohm will prove to be the complete package they couldn’t get out of Fitzpatrick, Edwards and Losman. Chicago and Detroit are the only teams I can remember that gave multiple quarterbacks at least eight starts each over a four year span and had none of them prove any value. Maybe Brohm is the reason Gailey didn’t go after Thigpen.

  5. Zeus Lizard says: Jun 17, 2010 8:44 AM

    jj jones says:
    June 17, 2010 8:16 AM
    With the first pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select…
    I can assure you that though the Bills won’t make the playoffs, there is ZERO chance they aquire the first pick in the draft.

  6. ampats says: Jun 17, 2010 8:49 AM

    3A Trent Edwards
    3B Ryan Fitzpatrick
    4A Brian Brohm

  7. Alldayaday says: Jun 17, 2010 8:57 AM

    Can people stop saying that he washed out of Green Bay. The Bills stole this kid from GB. He was on the practice squad and he was taken from GB for NOTHING. The Packers than tried to sign him to their active roster to keep him from leaving and Brohm chose Buffalo, clearly for a better shot at the starting qb job. So Gb did see something in this kid and reading all the Bills OTAs this kid has some serious potential. Arm strength is good as well as his mobility.
    I really feel Edwards and Brohm are both a better QB than Sanchez. Sanchez was babied his first year with the best o-line in the NFL and a all-pro running back and running game. Not too mention a defense that gave him the ball every 5 seconds.

  8. Calistin says: Jun 17, 2010 9:25 AM

    No we can’t stop saying he washed out in GB, b/c that’s exactly what happened. He wasn’t stolen from GB. (LOL?) He was on the practice squad, and not going anywhere. They may have invested a 2nd round pick on him and gotten nothing, but he contributed nothing as well. Can’t get a Greg Jennings in the 2nd round every year.
    Brohm was handed the back up job, and lost it to a 7th round pick. Everyone, fans, coaches, and players knew this kid was no good. Which is why he is a Bill now.
    You watch any of his time w/ the Packers? He is god awful at running an NFL offense, arm strength isn’t there, and he’s got a case of fumbilitis.
    The only reason the Packers tried to keep him, is b/c he was a 2nd round draft pick in his 2nd year. Usually not a good sign for a 2nd round pick QB to be on the practice squad.
    Hell, I know where you are coming from, I had big hopes for this kid, kept telling people, “Oh he’ll come around, w/ AR and MM to learn from how can he go wrong. Boy was I wrong, he’ll give you nothing but dissapoinment.
    I know being a Bills fan you wanna think the glass is half full, but believe me keep your expectations low w/ Brohm, that way you won’t be dissapointed.

  9. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Jun 17, 2010 9:29 AM

    …for lack of a better term, a sucking order going into camp.

  10. qblax16 says: Jun 17, 2010 9:44 AM

    None of them will be good w/out an O-Line that can give them time, it is that simple. I like Trent, don’t know why… but you have to ask will he be a super bowl winning QB. Answer: No (unless he has a defense led by Ray Lewis).
    Get through this year, trade Lynch (I also like Lynch a lot)… but get a 3rd rd pick hopefully that you can use to trade up in drafts and pick some more talent. The jets will be good for another 2 years, the Pats are on the way down, but are still top dog in the AFC east, and if we look down the road 3-4 years if the Bills find a great QB in the next 2 years it will be back to the good old days of the Bills vs Dolphins for the AFC east crown.

  11. The_Emperor says: Jun 17, 2010 10:06 AM

    bobinpuertorico says:
    June 17, 2010 8:35 AM
    Clearly Tom Brady is the best QB in the AFC East
    —————————————————
    Brady only looks good because the Patriots are, umm, sorry, WERE that great. Those were Pats teams that could have carried JaMarcus Russell to Super Bowl wins. I mean, look what they did for Cassell!

  12. DePack says: Jun 17, 2010 10:09 AM

    Calistin….pay attention. Teddy kept him exposed by placing him on the practice squad because he thought nobody would take a shot at this kid. When Buffalo “stole” him Teddy had a chance to resign him if he thought it was worth it. He did try to resign him but Brohm chose Buffalo over Green Bay for obvious reasons.
    Why would Thompson try to resign him if he didn’t think he was any good? My guess is Teddy thought Brohm had some upside but Flynn was more prepared right now.
    Just because he left Green Bay doesn’t mean there is no future for the kid. I would think Buffalo fans know more about how he is doing now than Packer fans.

  13. Hpwr says: Jun 17, 2010 10:16 AM

    “The Bills stole this kid from GB”
    If Brohm was such a steal why did the Bills wait till week 10 to sign him when he was on the practice squad week 1? The fact that he was a 2nd round pick there for the taking and no team in the NFL wanted him for free for that long has to tell you something.

  14. jj jones says: Jun 17, 2010 10:37 AM

    “The_Emperor says:
    June 17, 2010 10:06 AM
    Brady only looks good because the Patriots are, umm, sorry, WERE that great. Those were Pats teams that could have carried JaMarcus Russell to Super Bowl wins. I mean, look what they did for Cassell!”
    What’s your point? Brady went 16-0 with the team and Cassell missed the playoffs.

  15. MEDTXPACK says: Jun 17, 2010 10:44 AM

    Hi im a Bills fan and all i can do is make i to the big dance three times in a row in the 90s and not win one! we suck! hahaha

  16. DVJ says: Jun 17, 2010 10:50 AM

    “The Bills stole this kid from GB” If Brohm was such a steal why did the Bills wait till week 10 to sign him when he was on the practice squad week 1?
    It was right after Jauron was fired.

  17. DePack says: Jun 17, 2010 10:50 AM

    Hpwr…I’m not sure they “stole” him but Thompson DID want to resign him after the bills made the offer.
    As a Packer fan we can’t have it both ways. You are the same ones that would tongue Ted Thompson if given the chance, yet Brohm blows even though your boy Teddy still wanted him. He obviously sees something in the kid. Buffalo fans have had a rough decade. Why p1ss down their leg if they are excited about the kid?

  18. SterilizeTHenry says: Jun 17, 2010 11:24 AM

    Way to go passing on Clausen in the 2nd Round. He is better as a rookie right now than any QB on that roster.

  19. bills9951 says: Jun 17, 2010 11:37 AM

    medtex:
    learn how to count u moron its was 4. most be that texas education

  20. SomeFans says: Jun 17, 2010 11:38 AM

    “I really feel Edwards and Brohm are both a better QB than Sanchez. Sanchez was babied his first year ”
    Yes, and agreed. But that’s not saying much really is it?

  21. finsbooyah says: Jun 17, 2010 12:09 PM

    bobinpuertorico, You have got to be kidding… Edwards has started for almost 3 full seasons, while Sanchez has 1 full season and Henne has only started 12 games. You’ll see this year that Henne is far superior to Edwards, who is a destitute man’s Pennington.

  22. Make It Rain says: Jun 17, 2010 12:30 PM

    What? No love for Louisville?

  23. The_Emperor says: Jun 17, 2010 1:50 PM

    jj jones says: June 17, 2010 10:37 AM “The_Emperor says: June 17, 2010 10:06 AM Brady only looks good because the Patriots are, umm, sorry, WERE that great. Those were Pats teams that could have carried JaMarcus Russell to Super Bowl wins. I mean, look what they did for Cassell!” What’s your point? Brady went 16-0 with the team and Cassell missed the playoffs.
    ————————————————-
    A: Spy equipment. Without it, they’d have been likely 9-7.
    B. the 08 Patriots were 11-5. The best record in how long NOT to make the playoffs?

  24. The_Emperor says: Jun 17, 2010 1:58 PM

    jj jones says: June 17, 2010 10:37 AM “The_Emperor says: June 17, 2010 10:06 AM Brady only looks good because the Patriots are, umm, sorry, WERE that great. Those were Pats teams that could have carried JaMarcus Russell to Super Bowl wins. I mean, look what they did for Cassell!” What’s your point? Brady went 16-0 with the team and Cassell missed the playoffs.
    ————————————————-
    A: Spy equipment. Without it, they’d have been likely 9-7.
    B. the 08 Patriots were 11-5. The best record in how long NOT to make the playoffs?

  25. The_Emperor says: Jun 17, 2010 2:04 PM

    “Hah, Ah’m from Texus, where all we do is drink, watch Nascer, and sleep with our sisturs… Oh, and keep the KKK alive.” Gotta remember the “high” points of Texas…

  26. Mike McCarthy's Moobs says: Jun 17, 2010 5:04 PM

    I attended a Green Bay Packers practice during Brian Brohm’s second year with the team. I payed special attention to him to see if he had any potential whatsoever.
    He doesn’t. He plays like my grandma. And my grandma is dead.

  27. okieplus4 says: Jun 17, 2010 10:59 PM

    Brohm, Edwards, Fitzpatrick and Brown. There’s your 2010 depth chart at QB for the Bills. 7-9….Again….

  28. Mark Zona says: Jun 18, 2010 7:07 AM

    “And my grandma is dead”
    I guess that’s why she didn’t move around allot last night.

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