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Chan Gailey: Cam Newton "In That Wildcat Mode"

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey was the first head coach to speak to reporters at the 2011 NFL Combine. Naturally, with the Bills holding the third overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and with all of the talk centered around a franchise quarterback, Gailey was forced to address those questions with the type of generic answer that is ultimately meaningless.

Doug Farrar (Shutdown Corner, Football Outsiders) has an interesting look at Gailey from the angle of his offensive innovation, and the non-traditional offensive systems that this year's crop of quarterbacks hail from. Gailey reiterated a belief that we've covered here - that colleges will dictate that the NFL use a different type of athlete at QB in the next 10-15 years - and was, of course, asked about Auburn star Cam Newton.

"I'm anxious to see him continue to work out," Gailey said Thursday. "I'm anxious to see what he's going to do here this week. Obviously, he had a great year - I watched him several times last year on TV - I've studied him on tape just a little bit to this point. He's a big athlete in that Wildcat mode, but he may have the ability to go to that drop-back passer mode."