The Buffalo Bills have made an interesting start to the 2015 NFL season, crushing opponents then losing in blowouts in consecutive weeks.
At the center of all this has been Buffalo's starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who has managed to transform himself from a backup to Joe Flacco in Baltimore and an unwanted free agent, to a legitimate starting QB in the National Football League.
However, thanks to Taylor's mobile style of play, he has taken a fair few knocks. Bills head coach Rex Ryan previously revealed that Taylor was in pain, but the coach has now suggested he could still play this weekend.
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Could Tyrod Play?
A previous report suggested that Taylor could miss multiple games, but Ryan’s not ready to concede anything at this point.
“I would not rule out Tyrod Taylor starting this week….he’s got heart, he’s got toughness,” Ryan said on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Jason Taylor and Bob Papa.
The Bills signed quarterback Josh Johnson on Tuesday, a day after Rex said that Taylor was “beat up” following the close victory over the Tennessee Titans at the weekend.
Johnson spent part of the last two weeks backing up Matt Hasselbeck with the Indianapolis Colts, while Andrew Luck was out of the lineup. Normally, when a team brings in an extra quarterback, it means they are preparing for their starter not to play.
A lot of this will be misdirection from Ryan, not wanting the Bills next opponents - the Cincinnati Bengals - to know what they are going to do this weekend.
But, the Bengals are already preparing for EJ Manuel to start against them on Sunday and that seems to be the safe bet so far.