PITTSFORD --- It remains to be seen who coaches the Buffalo Bills offensive line this season. Aaron Kromer is on indefinite paid leave after his arrest for allegedly punching a minor. Assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson will presumably take over for now, and potentially the full season.
Center Eric Wood said at Wednesday's move-in day here at St. John Fisher College that he wasn't sure who would be in charge yet.
“We’re just going to try not to make it a distraction at all," Wood said. "Move forward. And as of right now, I really don’t know more than you all do. I get my reports from Twitter and everything else. I’m sure I’ll know a lot more tomorrow or even tonight. As of now, I don’t really know a lot about the situation.
"There wouldn’t be radical changes either way. I don’t think it’ll have a huge effect.”
Wood says he has "a lot of confidence" in Anderson, who's been with the team for four years.
"I know him very well," Wood said. "I have a ton of respect for him. He’s a great coach and he has an extremely bright future.”
Such a sudden change could have an impact with training camp practices beginning Friday. As Cyrus Kouandjio noted, players got used to Kromer's style in the spring.
Either way, offensive coordinator Greg Roman is the one in control of this whole Bills offense.
"I'm sure a lot of what we’re taught is stuff that Coach Roman puts into place," Wood said. "So ultimately it’s his say. Whoever’s the coach will be coaching a majority of the stuff he wants.”
A decision on Kromer should be coming soon.