Nix: Offensive line depth Bills' primary concern
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- The lack of depth along the Buffalo Bills offensive line has become the team's primary concern three weeks into training camp. And general manager Buddy Nix tells The Associated Press he's not sure whether that can be addressed before the start of the regular season.
Though confident the team's starting five has the talent, Nix cautions the Bills' ragtag mix of backups remain "a work in progress." He based his comments on what he's seen at practice and how the unit performed in a preseason-opening 10-3 loss at Chicago on Saturday.
The backup linemen allowed both sacks Buffalo gave up, and had difficulty opening running holes. The Bills managed 89 yards rushing, 55 of those coming from their quarterbacks on either scrambles or designed runs.