Every NFL club uses reserve players and practice squad players to emulate the talents of a key player on the opponent’s roster. This week Buffalo has one of their reserve quarterbacks running the scout team offense as Michael Vick.
Some reporters thought the scout team QB might be practice squad DB Jamar Nesbitt, who played option quarterback at Georgia Tech, but head coach Chan Gailey had someone else in mind.
“We’ll work on that with some different drills to get (ready for Vick),” said Gailey. ”Right now Tyler (Thigpen) will be it.”
Michael Vick just finished speaking to Buffalo reporters on the weekly conference call and was asked for his thoughts on opponents finding someone to emulate him in practice.
“That’s tough,” he said chuckling. “That’s hard to find. Good luck with that.”
When told that the Bills are using Tyler Thigpen to be him Vick didn’t think it was a bad idea.
“Yeah, Tyler can move around a little bit,” Vick said.