Bills need to get Bledsoe back on track

Scouts, Inc., identifies where each team in this division appears vulnerable heading into training camp.

Originally Published: July 8, 2004
By Steve Muench | Scouts, Inc.
AFC East
Buffalo Bills After a sub-par performance in 2003, the Bills are hoping Drew Bledsoe will bounce back with a strong 2004. The new coaching staff is expected to help Bledsoe get back on track by using more three-receiver sets and more three-to-five step drops. Keeping starting RB Travis Henry happy while easing Willis McGahee into the lineup will be the second obstacle the coaching staff will need to overcome. The organization has too much invested in McGahee for him sit on the bench.

Chris Kelsay
There team has questions at left defensive end where Ryan Denney and Chris Kelsay share responsibilities. Denney plays well against the run but lacks explosiveness as a pass rusher while Kelsay is strictly an edge rusher with limited run-stopping skills. The Bills would much rather have a more complete player starting.

Buffalo also lacks depth at corner. While Troy Vincent should replace Antoine Winfield capably, backups Kevin Thomas and Terrence McGee aren't quality nickel backs. Opposing offenses will attack Buffalo with multiple-receiver sets.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.