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Bills currently see Brad Smith as a receiver

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The Bills possess a rare dual threat weapon in Brad Smith, who can play receiver and quarterback.  They want him to focus, however, on the former.

As explained by Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News, Smith worked exclusively as a receiver in his first offseason under coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.  And Smith is happy to finally have a clear-cut position.

“There are some times, honestly, where I feel like, ‘Man, I’d want that home,’ but at the same time I’ve learned so much,” Smith said, via Skurski.  “I’m tremendously blessed to be able to play this game.  For a coach to say, ‘Brad, we need you to play receiver,’ and then trust me enough to go out there and do what we need to do to win, it means a lot.  If a quarterback goes down, and they need me to go in, then I can do that too.”

Smith added that his understanding of the quarterback position allows him to serve as a liaison between the pass-throwers and the pass-catchers.

Two years as a jack-of-all-trades in Buffalo haven’t gone well for Smith.  He has thrown two passes (both were picked off), caught 37 passes, and run the ball 34 times.

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17 Responses to “Bills currently see Brad Smith as a receiver”
  1. purplengold says: Jun 22, 2013 2:44 PM

    Liaison? Either catch it or throw it.

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 22, 2013 2:55 PM

    Jets shouldn’t have let Brad Smith leave.

  3. gtorlone says: Jun 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    That’s almost $8 million for 71 touches, 595 yards, and 5 touchdowns.

    Anyone else kind of surprised he’s still on the books for another two years and almost $8 million?

  4. hatesycophants says: Jun 22, 2013 3:15 PM

    Yeah, but the Bills don’t know their asses from a hole in the ground.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 22, 2013 3:31 PM

    Throwing two passes in two years and having both of them picked off will make you look like a full time wide receiver. Sandlot coaches could tell him that much.

  6. jcmeyer10 says: Jun 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    My thought is, that when you have a WR/QB you really just have a WR at the NFL level.

  7. corkspop says: Jun 22, 2013 3:44 PM

    He has a great arm. I’d still have him working on some throws out of an end-around formation and a few special trick plays.

  8. dicktrickle97 says: Jun 22, 2013 4:31 PM

    brad smith is the man wish we still had him in ny, a guy that can actully run the wildcat, and has a way better arm then tebow, just check his colledge days.

  9. ryann252013 says: Jun 22, 2013 4:50 PM

    NY misses you Brad Smith.

  10. donniev77 says: Jun 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    dicktrickle97 says: Jun 22, 2013 4:31 PM

    brad smith is the man wish we still had him in ny, a guy that can actully run the wildcat, and has a way better arm then tebow, just check his colledge days.
    —————————————————–

    You immediately lose credibility when you don’t know the difference between “then” and THAN!

    Idiot….

  11. afcdomination says: Jun 22, 2013 6:27 PM

    he is overpaid, I mean really how many people in the nfl would list brad smith anywhere on even a top 25-50 playmakers?

    wouldn’t even make my roster if I was in charge in buffalo without a pay cut.

  12. afcdomination says: Jun 22, 2013 6:29 PM

    can you really say hes a better true WR than steve breaston, a current FA who will sign for less than half of what smith is making? Are you really giving him an extra couple mil because he can run the wildcat and “has a better arm than tebow”?

  13. mackcarrington says: Jun 22, 2013 6:31 PM

    This should be a lesson to those who think Tim Tebow is going to be a QB/tight end.

  14. seattlenative57 says: Jun 22, 2013 7:25 PM

    I was about to issue an Amber Alert for this guy last year. Gotta question his motivation. One year he’s a bona fide triple-threat, the next he basically sits and watches and we hear nothing. Is he satisfied with his career direction?

  15. steamycrust says: Jun 22, 2013 9:46 PM

    The Jets need Brad Smith and Brad Smith needs the Jets.

  16. billsfan1 says: Jun 22, 2013 11:04 PM

    Throwing two passes in two years and having both of them picked off will make you look like a full time wide receiver. Sandlot coaches could tell him that much

    If SMith played qb more often, he would be as bad as Gabbert… SO when is he moving to WR.

  17. 6sbtitles2sweet says: Jun 23, 2013 12:32 AM

    Youngstown, Ohio in the house, Brad representin!!!!!!!! YEEEEAHHHHH!!!!!!!

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