Size overrated? — The Buffalo Bills were the only team in 2006 whose top four receivers all were under 6 feet.
But the Bills haven’t added a big target to the quartet of 5-foot-11 Peerless Price, 5-10 Lee Evans and Josh Reed and 5-9 Roscoe Parrish.
“I’ve never [cared] that much about size,” offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild told the Buffalo News. “If a guy can separate and run, he’ll find a way to get open. It isn’t to say a big receiver isn’t something good. It’s just not the most important thing.”
The Bills ranked 28th in passing last year, but Fairchild’s previous stop was with the St. Louis Rams, whose vertically challenged wideouts Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce perennially thrive in the vertical passing game.
Thick as a brick — Fred Graves, the Tennessee Titans rookie receivers coach, has a new twist for making sure his players concentrate: bricks.
“If I toss you a football and you drop it, no big deal unless I’m yelling at you,” Graves said. “But if I toss you a brick … you’re going to look at it with your hands and eyes.”