Found November 17, 2011 on Inside the Bills:
PLAYERS: Brad SmithChan Gailey
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
The Bills addition of Brad Smith in free agency was anticipated to be one of intriguing versatility. A weapon to be used in many areas, but from the day he was signed head coach Chan Gailey warned that without a full offseason to evaluate and implement his talents into the playbook, using Smith to his full potential would prove difficult this season. “We don’t know all of what he can do,” said Gailey. ”We got him so late we were already going and it was just hard to find out everything that he is capable of. I think he’s going to be a very big part of what we’re trying to do as time goes on, but it just hasn’t worked out thus far. I think he’s a good athlete and I know he’s a good football player. We’re just going to keep working with him and trying to incorporate him “Without evaluation time or implementation time it’s just hard. Unless they do one thing and that’s who they are, it’s hard to plug them in. He so versatile and does so many things for us it’s like he gets pulled i

Friday morning one-liners

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Chan Gailey needs to light a fire in the Bills’ locker room in order to justify Fred Jackson’s most recent playoff predictions.  If getting completely torn apart in back to back weeks isn’t motivation enough to ignite this team I’m not sure exactly what it will take.  The Bills, who created a reputation for themselves earlier in the season with a tough, never say die mentality...

Bills WR Johnson no sure thing for Sunday

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson did not practice Wednesday due to a shoulder ailment that could keep him out of this weekend's game against the rival Miami Dolphins.Johnson suffered the injury late in last week's thumping at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. Buffalo head coach Chan Gailey remains cautiously optimistic that Johnson will play Sunday."We hope...

Spence, Nelson back

Two players that haven’t practiced all week are back on the practice field today (Friday). David Nelson, who missed practice Thursday due to illness is practicing. Spencer Johnson is back practicing as Chan Gailey indicated he would after missing Wednesday and Thursday with a calf injury.

Bills leading receiver Johnson limited in practice

Buffalo's Stevie Johnson has returned to practice on a limited basis, though coach Chan Gailey says it's too early to determine whether the leading receiver's injured left shoulder will be healed in time to play at Miami on Sunday.

Bills-Dolphins injury report

---Wide receiver Stevie Johnson (shoulder) and right tackle Erik Pears (groin) returned to practice today after sitting out Wednesday’s session with injuries. Both were limited but coach Chan Gailey said Pears took nearly every rep and while he couldn’t say for certain if Johnson would be available for Sunday’s game in Miami, he felt optimistic because he practiced.   Strong...

Stevie iffy for Miami game

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Nesbitt update

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Wilson doubtful vs. Miami

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