Chris Brown over at buffalobills.com has a story up about how TY Hilton has been productive for the Colts and how TJ Graham has not. Brown points out that both guys are speedy WRs and that both were taken in the 3rd round--Hilton taken well after Graham. The story includes this puzzling quote from Chan Gailey:
“He’s playing a little bit more inside than we’re playing T.J. inside,” said Bills head coach Chan Gailey of the Colts receiver. ”We’re playing T.J. outside for the most part. T.Y. had been an inside player in college so he had a lot more experience at that, and they didn’t have the veteran receivers that we have. It’s harder to break T.J. in whereas they didn’t have a lot (of experienced talent) and had to throw him in there and he’s been productive for them.”
They (the Colts) don't have the veteran receivers that we (Buffalo) have? Buffalo has Johnson, Jones and a tendency to run 3 WR sets. The only other guys on the roster at the moment are the terrible Ruvell Martin and the completely unused (and only recently promoted to the roster) Marcus Easley. It's ridiculous to suggest that Graham can't get on the field because of the depth of talent in front of him. Maybe Gailey should have just stated the obvious; Buffalo drafted a WR who was less NFL ready than Indy. That doesn't mean that Graham won't eventually be the better player - though in Gailey's system it seems unlikely that Graham will get a chance to really break out.