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2007 Mini-Camp: Analyzing Day Two

Day Two of the Buffalo Bills mini-camp wrapped up today with a little less Darwin Walker talk and a little more focus on the actual goings-on of the camp. Using CB's Day 2 notes as a starting point, here are my thoughts and observations from today's practice:

After shaking off some early-practice frustration, Roscoe Parrish continued to impress:

To his credit Parrish rebounded from his two early drops making several plays in the team portions of practice. His first catch was a third down reception that would have given the offense a first down. He had five catches during team work and proved to be a very difficult assignment no matter who was covering him. Donte Whitner, Ashton Youboty and Kiwaukee Thomas were all trying really hard to stay in Parrish's hip pocket.

You guys can keep trying to cover this guy, but I'm telling you it's almost impossible. With our "new" offensive system in mind, I can't wait to see how much of a playmaker Roscoe can be for the Bills this season. In fact, I said so in a Parrish post last week.

There's an interesting situation brewing at the H-Back position:

Brad Cieslak was an active part of the passing game early in 11-on-11 work pulling in three of the first 10 passes. Josh Reed also had three receptions during the first series of full team work.

There are three players who could play H-Back for this team: Ryan Neufeld, Cieslak and rookie Derek Schouman. With tight ends Robert Royal and Kevin Everett virtual locks to make the roster, it's clear that the team isn't going to keep all three H-Back contenders. The coaching staff obviously likes Schouman, but do they keep the rook over Neufeld (a heady veteran with special teams ability) and Cieslak (the fill-in at HB at the end of last season)? This one will be mildly entertaining to watch...

The Bills wrap up their mini-camp tomorrow; this is the last official team activity until the start of training camp. So seriously - if you have something you'd like to see discussed in the truly slow months of the NFL season, by all means e-mail me. I'll have Day 3 reactions and more tomorrow.