On the website BuffaloRumblings.com, the question of the day Monday was: Should Trent Edwards remain the Bills No. 1 quarterback?
One pre-season game in and it’s already a pile on for Edwards, a quarterback who has done little to inspire confidence in even the most loyal Bills fans. It’s going to be that type of season for Edwards.
On Thursday at the Rogers Centre, Edwards will start and play most of the first half against the Colts and both the former Stanford star and the Bills hope he picks it up a notch from his performance last week against the Redskins.
Bills new head coach Chan Gailey is billed as an offensive whiz but it will be something of a miracle if he can turn Edwards around. Now in his fourth season, Edwards went 5-for-6 on his opening drive against Washington but after that went 1-for-6 with one interception and led the team to just three points.
So now there’s a poll wanting to know if he should be dumped? Like Ryan Fitzpatrick could be the answer?
Gailey picked Edwards as his No. 1 and, naturally enough, defends him.
“I couldn’t tell Trent how to separate himself from last year,” Gailey said of Edwards, who was limited to eight games in 2009 due to injuries and poor performance. “All I could tell him is, these are our plans, this is what we plan to do and want to do. This is the direction we’re going. We would love to have you buy into this thing and go full speed ahead. The guy is talented, there’s no question about that. We’ve just got to get it all working together.”