McDermott: Bills will find spots for their new slot receivers

AP

In the past week, the Bills have added a couple of slot receivers, signing Anquan Boldin and trading for Jordan Matthews. With rookie Zay Jones also having plenty of experience on the inside as well, it’s hard to tell how the top guys will be configured when Week One rolls around, in only four week.

“At the end of the day, what interests me, what interests us as a football team is good football players,” coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Sunday regarding his collection of pass catchers. “You find places for good football players. When you look at both of those players’ productions, Anquan and Jordan over the years, there’s been quite a bit of it in the slot, as you mentioned, but they’ve also played outside as well. We’re going to put good football players on the field and then also put them in a position to have success.”

It’s not a bad concept, but the fact remains that the Bills have give up on a guy who can stretch the field and open up various underneath routes. It’s hard not to wonder whether the Bills are considering more changes at the position in the hopes of getting a deep threat back in the mix.

5 responses to “McDermott: Bills will find spots for their new slot receivers

  1. The important thing is that we now have receivers that will actually be on the field every game instead of making excuses over their latest injury.

  2. Slot receivers are a dime a dozen,#1 corners who have 4.3 speed don’t fall out of trees. The trade is beyond stupid.

    unionjack1776 says:
    August 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    The important thing is that we now have receivers that will actually be on the field every game instead of making excuses over their latest injury.

    Mathews was inured his ribs in his first Bills practice. There goes your brilliant excuse comment Jack.

  3. Darby was a man to man cover specialist. We run a zone cover scheme in this defense, he may be good at m2m but he was sub par in the zone scheme WE WILL BE RUNNING. A good athlete is a good athlete no doubt but you also need someone that fits your scheme. A 3-4 D-Line isn’t as good in a 4-3 as he would be in a 3-4. If he’s exceptional at one scheme that doesn’t carry weight in another.

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