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Tyrod Taylor becoming vocal leader in Buffalo

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Tyrod Taylor has become a vocal leader in Buffalo, a role that doesn’t come naturally to the quarterback. It’s part of Taylor’s effort to prove to the new coaching staff that he’s the Bills quarterback for the future as well as the past.

“I’ve really been impressed with the leadership, the intangible qualities that are inherent or must be inherent to that quarterback position,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said, via Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News. “I’ve watched him develop in those areas, and that’s important as we look to move forward. There’s leadership qualities at that quarterback position that are important to winning football games, and I think he’s done a nice job in that area.”

Taylor calls himself a “lead-by-example guy,” which invited questions about his leadership skills when he became the team’s starter two years ago.

“Me and coach McDermott have been talking since day one, as far as just stretching myself and just being more of a vocal leader, and that’s something that wasn’t always natural for me,” Taylor said. “I’ve always been a lead-by-example guy, (but it’s) my third year here, seventh in the league. Guys look to me and guys look for veterans for that vocal leadership.”

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10 Responses to “Tyrod Taylor becoming vocal leader in Buffalo”
  1. rick2263 says: Jun 19, 2017 8:03 PM

    Team needs leadership with heart and passion.Never quit and don’t take plays off may make other teams take notice. Let’s make all home games a tuff place to play.

  2. johnnnyschatzan says: Jun 19, 2017 8:55 PM

    Vocal leadership is nice but until he can lead a two minute offense who cares

  3. gah05 says: Jun 19, 2017 9:10 PM

    Leadership starts with Tyrod’s performance on the field. Quick decisions and throwing over the middle. Prove us doubters wrong Please!!

  4. 2since96 says: Jun 19, 2017 9:46 PM

    This guy and flacco must’ve had the most boring QB room in the league.

  5. iloveyourwifetoo says: Jun 19, 2017 11:18 PM

    Rod is better than50% of Qb’s in the Legue….if D-Fense shows up….Wild=Card…ALL NEW BALL-GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. rabidbillsfan says: Jun 19, 2017 11:35 PM

    2-Minute offense has absolutely nothing to do with leadership. He’s really always been that way. Honestly, it seemed like he took a step back last season in terms of his “command” on the field. I felt like he really bought what the Ryan’s were selling and it kind of eroded his normally stern, calculated demeanor. The guys has the intangibles, but his skills are just so raw still. I’m really hopeful that he pans out, obviously, but his weaknesses are well known. He has the drive to fix it though. I think he was an overall better player last season, so he’s shown to be coachable, here’s to hoping it continues. Id argue for his inclusion in the top-10 of most respected guys in a team.

  7. tfootball1234 says: Jun 19, 2017 11:43 PM

    Taylor seems like a really nice guy. but as i am forced to watch and hear about the bills here in western ny, i really don`t think the bills are getting any where him at qb. as i wait for the giants to come on in the second game i watch buffalo. the guy can`t throw accross the middle nor lead a 2 minute offence. its just the plain truth.

  8. joetoronto says: Jun 20, 2017 12:07 PM

    Look at the schedule, they’ll be really lucky to win 4 games this year.

  9. EJ says: Jun 20, 2017 12:49 PM

    Taylor will succeed in becoming what the Buffalo Bills want him to be. He has always shown leadership, but what sets him apart from the other Quarterback’s in the league is the fact that he is well respected by his teammates & coaches. There are a few across the league that command the respect that Taylor does on and off the field. He is super athletic, strong armed, accurate & elusive… Taylor’s game will jump up a few notches throughout 2017-18… count on it.

  10. joma1969 says: Jun 20, 2017 5:52 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Jun 20, 2017 12:07 PM
    Look at the schedule, they’ll be really lucky to win 4 games this year.

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    They would be lucky to win 4 games or less! Then they’d have a top pick in the draft to grab one of the highly touted QBs coming out. Instead they’ll win their usual 6, 7, or 8 and have to hope they can package their picks to a bad team that thinks they’re already set at QB.

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