“There’s some chemistry there because this isn’t my first time stepping in with them, which I’m excited about,” Fitzpatrick said. “The good part is the that there are pieces in place to get it done.”
Receiver Lee Evans is off to a slow start. He has four catches for 69 yards, and is coming off a game in which he was held without a reception for only the third time in his seven-year career. The running game has been mostly stalled, too, with Gailey still attempting to establish a rotation among his three backs, including first-round draft pick C.J. Spiller.
So much for the belief the Bills’ attack would be immediately transformed under Gailey, who was hired in January in part because of his reputation as an offensive innovator. Buffalo’s offense so far looks no different than the unit that’s finished no better than 25th in the NFL in yards gained the previous seven seasons.
“I feel confident he can go in there and get some things done for us,” Gailey said, noting Fitzpatrick had extensive practice time with the starters in the spring. “If I didn’t, then I shouldn’t have done this.”
NOTES: LG Andy Levitre’s neck injury isn’t as serious as the team feared, and Gailey said he’ll have a chance to play this week. Levitre did not return after he was hurt in the first half Sunday. … The Bills are off to an 0-2 start for the fourth time in 10 years. … Buffalo was held to under 200 yards offense three times last season.
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