I am already chomping at the bit to get to next week's Bills-Raiders game. I saw enough positives to get excited about this matchup and enough negatives to be worried. We'll have plenty of info on this matchup headed this way in the coming days, but let's start things off with some tidbits from one of their own.
Brian Galliford of Buffalo Rumblings was kind enough to engage me in a little question and answer session. Check out what he had to share after the jump....
1) How do you feel about the Bills' offensive line? Who are the weak links, and who are their leaders? As a group, are they better in run blocking or pass protection?
As long as those five guys stay healthy and develop some sort of consistency, Chan Gailey can work with them. Even if they're consistently bad, Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick are smart enough in tweaking protection schemes to give themselves time in the passing game. They're more of a move and seal run-blocking unit than a power-based drive-blocking unit, but they can be effective running the ball that way. They're weak at tackle in pass protection, so you'll see a lot of backs and tight ends chipping and the like. The leader of the group is unquestionably center Eric Wood, a 2009 first-round pick who is not perfect as a player, but whose mean streak has pervaded the group's playing mentality. This line isn't overly talented, but they're physical and come to play.
2) What is the main thing a team needs to take away from the Bills to be successful?