Tyrod Taylor clears concussion protocol, good to go for Sunday

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The Bills will have their quarterback on the field when they open the season on Sunday against the Jets.

Tyrod Taylor has cleared the concussion protocol and will play, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Taylor suffered a concussion in the preseason and had been out of practice. If Taylor had been unable to go, rookie fifth-round draft pick Nathan Peterman would have started in his place.

The Bills have placed their other concussed quarterback, T.J. Yates, on injured reserve.

18 responses to “Tyrod Taylor clears concussion protocol, good to go for Sunday

  1. Bills fans breathe a sigh of relief. Throwing Peterman out there would likely have gotten very ugly very quickly.

  2. harrisonhits2 says:

    September 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Bills fans breathe a sigh of relief. Throwing Peterman out there would likely have gotten very ugly very quickly.
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    I most always like your posts, but I’m not so sure on this one. Peterman looks decisive with the ball, scanned the field quickly and gets rid of the ball. I’m not so sure Taylor might not be the more ugly one, he looked awful in preseason.

  3. I can’t wait for this Peterman overreaction to end. I like him as a prospect, and really hope he develops into a good player, but his performance in the preseason is getting way overblown. 50% completion percentage against 3rd stringers isn’t going to cut it in the regular season. Please don’t derail his career by throwing him out there before he’s ready.

  4. Remember that most Bills fans are delusional. Don’t believe me? Read all the comments from bright minds that want Peterman to start. “Peterman looks decisive with the ball, scanned the field quickly and gets rid of the ball.” We are talking about PRESEASON FOOTBALL! This dude thinks Peterman is the truth from playing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th string guys in PRESEASON. Bills fans always want to throw their starting QB to the curb and put in a nobody, even when that nobody hasn’t shown any true signs of talent. Stick with Tyrod, Peterman doesn’t even look good enough to be a serviceable backup at this point.

  5. I hope the Bills’ fans cool off a little on the Peterman express. He looks good for a rookie but has a long way to go. I also hope the coaching staff are giving Joe Webb some snaps with the starting offense. This guy is good and would be a great fill-in if needed. His style of play is a lot like Taylor and he can make all the throws.

  6. webster8723 says:

    September 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Remember that most Bills fans are delusional. Don’t believe me? Read all the comments from bright minds that want Peterman to start. “Peterman looks decisive with the ball, scanned the field quickly and gets rid of the ball.” We are talking about PRESEASON FOOTBALL! This dude thinks Peterman is the truth from playing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th string guys in PRESEASON. Bills fans always want to throw their starting QB to the curb and put in a nobody, even when that nobody hasn’t shown any true signs of talent. Stick with Tyrod, Peterman doesn’t even look good enough to be a serviceable backup at this point.
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    I doubt very much you watched one single Bills preseason game. Remember, Tyrod played PRESEASON FOOTBALL too, he was awful.

  7. @billswillnevermove – Tyrod is not good, no argument. But what you are suggesting is to start a far worse far less experienced QB. And that makes no sense, sorry. If your Aunt Tilly was on the team you’d be begging for her to start over Tyrod as well.

  8. “Tyrod is not good, no argument. But what you are suggesting is to start a far worse far less experienced QB. And that makes no sense, sorry. If your Aunt Tilly was on the team you’d be begging for her to start over Tyrod as well.”

    Sure it makes sense. The Bills have little shot at even .500 with Tyrod so what do you have to lose? You get to see if the kid has any starting potential and probably get a better draft pick to boot. If by some miracle he looks like a franchise QB, use all those pick you’ve acquired to build around him…and if/when he doesn’t, use that high draft pick on a QB. Makes a hell of a lot more sense than trying to win 6 games with Tyrod…and then having to trade half your picks to move up for a QB next year.

  9. I dont know how anybody can make a decision on Peterman yet…hes only had preseason starts against non starting quality players. I agree with the post of it could have gotten out of hand very quick if that were to happen,could damage the psyche of a very young player who showed a bit of potential……even if it is only the Jets

  10. None of our QBs are NFL caliber starting QBs. Taylor is terrible and couldn’t hit a barn door across the middle. Peterman has potential but he’s not ready yet. And now Joe Webb…c’mon man!

    Beane and McDermott can deny tanking it all they want but just look at the roster and make up your own mind.

  11. Peterman is the better QB for this team, and the offense. Taylor is great at extending plays, making something happen with his feet, and hitting the home-run ball. Of those things I described, does that sound like a successful plan for the offense this season? Not a chance. Peterman may be green, but he has the right tools to build his game by starting regular season games. He may have been playing against 3rd stringers, but, he was also playing WITH 3rd stringers. He has chemistry with Zay Jones. He finds the TE. He knows his hot-reads. Where the difference truly lies is what happens when the play breaks down and the first read isn’t there. Peterman shows he’ll hang in there and go through his progressions, but I wonder if that’ll lead to forced throws and excessive sacks. However, Tyrod has SHOWN that he will tuck and run when it’s not there or protection begins to break down, and it’s shown with his sack #’s. You won’t get turnovers with Tyrod, but you also don’t get true consistency either. Honestly, the answer to the question is if the Bills want a QB in the draft. If they do, you give Tyrod every chance to fail and protect peterman and groom him. If not, pull the trigger and let the kid grow. Practice time is great, bit nothing emulates real game action. Peterman has definitely earned the chance to compete week in and week out. We are all just arm-chair GM’s, not a single one of you know better than any other. Dak Prescott was considered a project and starred. Peterman was touted as the most pro-ready, truth be told, Sunday’s bring out the best in some players.

  12. “Beane and McDermott can deny tanking it all they want but just look at the roster and make up your own mind.”

    Sadly, they’re not tanking. Make no mistake…they won’t be any good, and they did get worse with the moves they’ve made, but they’re not tanking. They SHOULD be tanking because they have a ceiling of about 6 wins, but Lord only knows why, they want to try and win those lousy 6 games.

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