Monday, August 13, 2012

Despite progress, Graham must rid mental errors


During minicamp, Buffalo Bills rookie receiver T.J. Graham was heavily focused on getting his head wrapped around the playbook.

At the time, Graham said he was studying as hard as he could so by the time live action rolled around, he could do more thinking than doing.

But according to Bills coach Chan Gailey, Buffalo's third-round pick still has a little ways to go in that department.

"He has come a long way, in my opinion, since the first week of OTA’s. Is he there yet? I do not think he is there yet," Gailey told the media Saturday. "We do not have very many players that are there yet. They all can improve.

"I think he is getting a lot better and I like his progress so far. He has too many mental errors right now and we have to alleviate those."

Graham led the Bills' offense with 37 receiving yards in the team's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins.

Graham is working to earn a spot in the Bills' top-four wideout corps, and his blazing speed and work ethic will likely get him there. Look for him to have at least one big showing in the next three preseason games.

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