Thursday, May 26, 2016

Woods hopes to capitalize on deep-ball opportunities

Robert Woods was relegated last year to what he referred to as a "blocking receiver" role.

The Buffalo Bills wideout is again ready to do what it takes for the team, but he's hoping to spend a little more time downfield this season.

Via Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News:
After catching a myriad of passes on shorter routes in his career, averaging 12.1 yards per catch, he hopes to develop into more of a deep threat for quarterback Tyrod Taylor. He expects cornerbacks to press up closely on him, which will put his new wheels to the test. 
“Now, I have my speed back as well," he said. "I can even take them up top. Tyrod has a great deep ball. So we need to capitalize on that.”
He's currently working as the team's No. 1 receiver with Sammy Watkins sidelined.