Thursday’s game against the Carolina Panthers was a “typical first preseason game” with “a lot of good things to learn from,” according to Brian Daboll.
Daboll on multiple offense: “It’s the first preseason game. No game plan just — plays and trying to evaluate how players handle things mentally and if they can execute.” #Bills @news4buffalo— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) August 13, 2018
The Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator said quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Nate Peterman will “be ready to go” after getting injured.
#Bills QB AJ McCaron has extra tape on the back of his leg/ankle area after suffering an injury late in practice on Sunday. #Bills @news4buffalo pic.twitter.com/dLOxDCNjKF— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) August 13, 2018
Nathan Peterman wearing a white arm band after falling on his arm on Sunday. Looks like he’s throwing fine. @news4buffalo #Bills pic.twitter.com/kZEDaDfKhH— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) August 13, 2018
The losing battle against the Panthers was followed by an intense practice on Sunday, and Daboll says the team “came back with good intensity.”
“Obviously, you don’t want your guys to scuffle, but that’s the nature of the beast,” he said.
Wide receiver Corey Coleman was praised for “staying late and doing extra,” with Daboll saying “it’s challenging for a player.”
Another wide receiver, Zay Jones, “continues to come along,” Daboll said. The offensive coordinator says he likes what he has seen since Jones returned to practice.
Running back LeSean McCoy, who turned 30 last month, was described by Daboll as an “excellent practice player,” “a good leader” and “a very good player.”
Zay Jones running thru WR drills.
He caught what would have been a TD during Sunday’s practice on deep route.
#Bills @news4buffalo pic.twitter.com/ITHMItf0Ca— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) August 13, 2018