For the guys under center rookie quarterback Josh Allen was one again working with the third team at organized team activities this week. Like week one, AJ McCarron took snaps with the first team while Nathan Peterman remained with the second unit.
Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll wasn’t overly concerned with that telling the media Allen is getting plenty of reps as the coaching staff builds a strong foundation for the young quarterback.
“I think Josh is a mature guy who’s handled his responsibilities the right way,”: Daboll said. “He comes in everyday, works hard and proves [himself], listens to the veterans, listens to the coaches. If he makes a mistake one day, [he] works really hard trying to fix it the next day. [He] has the right attitude.”
Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier also met with the media for the first time since OTAs began and discussed the progress of rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. Frazier says the linebacker is coming around nicely as the “quarterback” of the Bills defense.
“Tremaine has done a really good job until this point,” Frazier said. “It’s a challenge coming in as a rookie for sure, and then being a middle linebacker to lead, you’re in a leadership role. You’re the middle linebacker — you’re calling the defense, you’re setting the front, you’re doing a lot of things that are required to lead an entire group.
“That’s asking a lot of a rookie. Up to this point, he’s handled it extremely well, so I don’t really see any indication that won’t continue. He’ll just continue to progress as he goes along and we’ll just continue to put a little bit more on his plate as he goes.”
“I know there’s thing I’m probably not doing right but I’m trying to focus on the things I can get better at,” Edmunds said.
You’re looking at him in the huddle, holy cow he’s 6-5, he can run side line to sideline to sideline and he can cover. I’m interested to see what he looks like in pads in person,” safety Jordan Poyer added. “He’s just a beast.”
On the injury front, tight end Logan Thomas had knee surgery and will miss the rest of the spring.