Updated: Thursday, 19 Aug 2010, 2:42 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 19 Aug 2010, 12:35 PM EDT
Toronto, Ontario - It is game four, of the Buffalo Bills eight-game foray to the Great White North. Thursday night in Toronto, the Bills play the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts in the second preseason game for each team.
And since it's the fourth game of the Toronto series, and since this is News 4 Buffalo, we've identified four Buffalo Bills to keep an eye on tonight.
1. QB Brian Brohm He'll get extended action tonight against the Colts, about the same playing time Ryan Fitzpatrick got last week against the Redskins. And it's Brohm's first good chance to demonstrate that he should be the team's #2 QB, and maybe challenge for number one. Brohm says he's much more comfortable now than he was late last year, when he got his first start against Atlanta. The Bills like his size and durability. They want to see him be accurate with his passes and demonstrate a command of the offense. If he looks good, he may get a chance to challenge Trent Edwards for the starting job.
2. WR Donald Jones Rookie free agent from Youngstown State had a good debut against the Skins, now the Bills are looking to see more. With injuries to James Hardy, Marcus Easley, and now David Nelson, there's a chance for Jones to show that he might be a viable candidate for the 4th or 5th WR spot. He'll need to show some special teams prowess to bolster his chances.
3. FS Cary Harris Bills coaches have been praising his play in the Redskins game, particularly his willingness to mix it up physically despite his small stature. A 6th round draft pick a year ago from USC, Harris seems much more comfortable at safety than he was at CB. And with injuries to Jon Corto, and now Jairus Byrd, there are valuable snaps to be had at the safety spot. Again, special teams work is key to his chance of making the roster.
4. LB Arthur Moats Buffalo's 6th round pick this year had a rough debut in Washington last week. He needs to count on the patience of the coaching staff as he makes his transition from small college DE (James Madison University) to NFL LB. He will likely benefit tonight from taking fewer reps than he did a week ago, with the return of LBs Paul Posluszny and Chris Kelsay to the lineup.
Again, just a few of the players auditioning for jobs tonight. Tune in to the Bills Radio Network (97 Rock in Buffalo) to hear our call of the game.