Mitch Morse is the centerpiece of the Bills restructured offensive line. The center was finally able to get on the field for the start of minicamp after missing OTA’s due to core muscle surgery.
“It was fun to be a part of the group,” Morse said. “Getting to know these guys the last few months and not being able to participate in actual football activities so it’s nice to go out there and do what we’re supposed to do and play football and build comradery.”
Morse was able to stay up to speed on the mental side of things despite missing OTA’s by carrying a script of the plays at practice but admits he fell behind physically.
“Just the speed of the game,” Morse said. “It’s just getting back to the tempo of things and getting the proper footwork down and the technique stuff.”
The Bills continue to mix and match players along the offensive line in an attempt to find the right starting five. Morse isn’t worried about potential chemistry issues at this point of the year.
“You have to find out who those five guys are and it’s an open competition. This isn’t bad what coach is doing and it’s expected… get guys in there and cycled in and see where guys play naturally.”
“When it comes to the nitty gritty of the season we’ll want to have our 5 guys practicing with each other but this is what this is for right now finding out who is going to play where and who feels comfortable at which position.”
Bills minicamp continues through Thursday.