Are the Buffalo Bills tight for a TE?


The Answer?

The Bills have a 6'7, 267 TE?

Looking through the film of our first preseason game has shown the Gaily does know what the Y TE on the x and o board actually is.  This player is someone who is able to actually provide help in pass blocking and on occasion is able to go out and snag a ball or two.  As the draft and free agency have been progressed the call for a Zach Miller or Greg Olsen has resounded from even the part time fans.   It seems as though the Bills have actually found a guy who might be able to impact the game from a position once thought lost in dusty pages of Chan’s playbook.  After the jump may be the Bills first true tight end since the future congressman, Jay Riemersma.

Scott Chandler: 3rd year man out of Iowa has bounced around the league backing up Antonio Gates, Jason Whitten and Kevin Boss; needless to say he never received a real shot at starting in the NFL because of the guys in front of him.  At 6’7 and 272 pounds overlooking this player could be a massive mistake.  Bills tight end coach, Bob Bicknell, believes that he has the talent and hands to be a starting TE in the league.

“He’s a physical kid in terms of his size. He can run. He can be a physical matchup against the people he’s running routes against just with his size,” said Bicknell. “He catches the ball very naturally. He can move. He was a good blocker.”

Nix had drafted him in 2007 when he was Assistant GM of the Chargers to back up their all-pro TE and when given the opportunity, resigned this giant.  The Bills picked him up with 5 games left in the season from the Cowboys and he was unable to master the playbook enough to make a difference during the year. But in the game on Sunday and throughout practice, Chandler has been turning heads in the red zone and in other areas.

“He’s a big guy, a huge target, and we’ve got to try to get him involved a little bit down there because of his size,” Chan Gailey stated, “He showed flashes last year, but again, consistency is a factor in this game, so we’ll see how he does the rest of camp.”

Hopefully, this behemoth of a man is given his proper chance to start for the bills and hopefully, this is one case when the cliché one man’s trash is another’s treasure holds true.  *Side note: Fans should also be on the lookout for Mike Claussin, the undrafted free agent signed from the Jaguars has consistently burned the Bills secondary in training camp.  I look forward to seeing what he can do against a defense that can actually cover a TE.

Who is your favorite TE on the roster at the moment?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Want more from BuffaLowDown?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

23 hours ago

Buffalo Bills History: Who Wore It – #4

1 day ago

Buffalo Bills Move Up in Draft?

1 day ago

Buffalo Bills History: Who Wore It – #3