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Brad Smith hasn’t made big impact yet in Buffalo

Bills' Smith fights to break free from Bengals' Peerman during the first half of play in their NFL football game in Cincinnati Reuters

The Bills offense is starting to encounter some high class problems.  A few of their talented offensive players are barely touching the ball.

Free agent pickup Brad Smith only has nine touches in four weeks. (And he’s only had the chance to return two kicks.)

The Bills tried to get Smith more involved as a wideout last week to modest results. He has converted four first downs in seven runs this year, but the team hasn’t used him much in the Wildcat.

“When you’ve got some good receivers and you’ve got a tight end who has done some good things and you’ve got a running back playing well right now, you can’t do everything you’d like to do,” coach Chan Gailey said via the Sporting News.

Last year’s first round pick C.J. Spiller has also become an afterthought with only 17 offensive touches.

“There’s only one football,” Gailey said. “We’ve got some ideas and thoughts [on how to get Spiller involved], but it just hasn’t presented itself at this time the way we’d like to do

It’s a great sign for Buffalo that they have more offensive options than they know what to do with. If you thought Philly’s defense was struggling before, we suspect the pitchforks will be out for Eagles coordinator Juan Castillo after Sunday’s game.

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21 Responses to “Brad Smith hasn’t made big impact yet in Buffalo”
  1. gtorlone says: Oct 7, 2011 4:41 PM

    When Fred Jackson is running the way he is, you don’t change things up to accommodate other players. Smith will get his share of touches eventually, but not until a team shows they can slow down Fast Freddy.

  2. freewayjim says: Oct 7, 2011 4:52 PM

    As a Pats fan I’m just glad he’s not with the Jets any longer.

  3. mempusa says: Oct 7, 2011 5:03 PM

    Whoever is complaining about the Bills offense needs their head checked.

  4. catdelmonte says: Oct 7, 2011 5:58 PM

    well their using cj spiller so much that there is just not enough snaps

  5. EJ says: Oct 7, 2011 5:59 PM

    Go Bills!!!!!

  6. billsmafia9 says: Oct 7, 2011 6:46 PM

    I completely disagree. Teams are starting to catch on to the Buffalo offensive scheme. Spread, spread and more spread offense…..too predictable. Go in a singleback form and pound the ball with a top NFL running back. Thats how my Bills will win some games. Lets hope they run a gameplan like that this Sunday against the lowly Eagles rush defense. GO BILLS!

  7. jigwig13 says: Oct 7, 2011 7:00 PM

    I actually forgot he played for the bills..

  8. tilllman40 says: Oct 7, 2011 7:20 PM

    All we have to do is straightn out our defense. Lights out is a joke , McGee back this week , so our pass d should be a bit better. Mckelvin gets burnt more times than pft mentions Rex Ryan, well almost. Bills will be 4-1

  9. ny82jy says: Oct 7, 2011 8:29 PM

    I loved b smith and hes a good player but benefited alot from westhoff and being in his st unit. Hes not a playmaking receiver as buffalo fans will find out. He was great in the wildcat and as a returner. They need to somehow get the ball in his hands more. Hell they paid him enough

  10. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Oct 7, 2011 8:30 PM

    Bills will end 6-10…bills fans in buffalo don’t know much…the fans here in buffalo are saying scott chandler is better than jason witten…stupid bills fans…they won’t win with the amish beard throwing the ball

  11. xstaticonradio says: Oct 7, 2011 8:52 PM

    Pretty much all of his touches are third down conversions.

    Learn to watch games instead of just reading the stats

  12. trbowman says: Oct 7, 2011 9:03 PM

    Because the wildcat is useless!

    My god, how long are teams going to continue it? It’s useless.

    It was a nice one year fluke for the Dolphins, that’s it.

    It’s one thing if you run it with someone who is a threat to throw (Josh Johnson), but Cribbs and Smith aren’t. I don’t care if they were QBs in college.

  13. savannahrose44 says: Oct 7, 2011 9:04 PM

    You know a team has turned around when they are struggling to find uses for all the weapons they have offensively. Good for the Bills…bad for the Eagles.

  14. wwwmattcom says: Oct 7, 2011 9:41 PM

    If I see the Bills run that damn draw play I am going to rip my hair out. Could not run the ball against that cincy d line so they thought draw plays would work. No.

  15. billsfan1 says: Oct 7, 2011 10:58 PM

    Bills will end 6-10…bills fans in buffalo don’t know much…the fans here in buffalo are saying scott chandler is better than jason witten…stupid bills fans…they won’t win with the amish beard throwing the ball

    sad and typical cowboys fan.. its always about them.. I live in Buffalo and nobody has EVER said he was better than Jason Witten, nor any other TE in the league. The only thing they have said was he could be better than anything we have had here in some time. DId you know that upwards of 90% of breast implants are made in the Dallas region?
    why dont u go there and shove one up ur a*s*s*…

    actually keep talking because u sound like a jack ass

  16. wwwmattcom says: Oct 7, 2011 11:08 PM

    Better the beard than blow it romo.

  17. polishkingski says: Oct 7, 2011 11:31 PM

    you surprize me rosenthal. any smart bills fan knows that untill REALLY proven otherwise, this is still just a DECENT buffalo team. the eagles will be loaded for bear and should the bills win a big game like this, at home, infront of their fans, with no excuses (they are very healthy), then we can say they are for real. go bills.

  18. sirthorazine says: Oct 8, 2011 12:43 AM

    Because the wildcat is useless!

    My god, how long are teams going to continue it? It’s useless.

    It was a nice one year fluke for the Dolphins, that’s it.

    It’s one thing if you run it with someone who is a threat to throw (Josh Johnson), but Cribbs and Smith aren’t. I don’t care if they were QBs in college.
    _____________________________

    Read the comment above yours. Smith isn’t making an impact because he isn’t getting touches .
    When they have used him in the wildcat he is clutch for the 1st down. So in that regard, the wildcat has worked well for Buffalo, they just don’t need to use it too often.

    I would like to see him try to air some out though. He can’t be too much less accurate than Fitz and he’s got to be better than Thiggy.

  19. staffordsyear says: Oct 8, 2011 5:32 AM

    @wwwmattcom

    Agreed on the draw play..watched the lions pull that play out a few times last week..i hate it,it doesnt work,just get rid of it…anyways go lions!

  20. jpmelon says: Oct 8, 2011 7:06 AM

    @ cowboysfaninbuffalove

    please leave Buffalo…we don’t want your offspring bringing down our regions standardized test score averages.

    BTW, great game vs. Detroit last week. Romo looks solid…

  21. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Oct 9, 2011 1:01 AM

    @billsfan1

    If you listen to wgr550 at alll you would’ve heard the comparisons of scott chandler to witten…its ridiculous

    We’ll find out november 13th who the better team is…dallas 28 bills 13…write it down

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