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Reviving The Dead: Chan Gailey Benches Trent Edwards In Hopes Of a Spark

ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 3: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills passes the ball during their NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills defeated the Colts 30-7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Kevin LatackiContributor ISeptember 20, 2010

Bills fans have had there hopes broken again, as the Bills are 0-2 this season.  The Bills offense has been in disarray has caused the team to lose 34-7 against Green Bay.  Apparently Gailey was just as frustrated because Trent Edwards is officially benched.  Gailey has said that this is more then a one week thing and that the offense is looking for a spark after losing their first two games because of bad offensive play.  I however, have mixed feelings about this move.  As in our offensive line is still a disaster zone, and the lack of time to throw will still be a problem.  However, what makes this a good move is because of two reasons.  One, Fitz is a mobile quarterback and can throw it deep, he will make slightly more plays and will allow us to be more competitive throughout the season, as in any deep reception can easily change a game.  Two, this shows that Gailey is not attached to the players (yes he did not draft Edwards) as he is willing to do anything, even drastic if he thinks it will help the team.  I am not saying this is the right move, but I am not saying it isn't either.  I think Edwards is a capable quarterback, but not the one who can play behind a patchwork offensive line that gives no time to throw.  I expect the Bills to play better against the Patriots.  The passing game will go more smoothly and allow the defense more time to rest so they do not get burnt out by the fourth quarter.  Was this the right move?  We will see this weekend.

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