Let’s all take a Chill Pill on Tyrod Taylor this summer. Don’t worry about how great or ordinary he looks at St. John Fisher College or in preseason games. It doesn’t matter. You’re not going to get any real answers on the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback in preseason.
Remember this: Chan Gailey spent an entire spring, summer and four preseason games in 2010 watching Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick compete. Say what you want about Gailey’s head-coaching tenure, but Gailey knows offense. He’s a smart coach. He picked Edwards to start the season. To his credit, it took Gailey only two games to switch to Fitz. But if Gailey can’t differentiate from Trent and Fitz in practice, it says a ton. Rob Johnson was all-Pittsford when defenses weren’t game-planning and pass rushers weren’t hitting him.
Like it or not, we’re just going to have to wait until the regular season to see if Taylor takes a leap forward. Hold your sweeping proclamations on Taylor until at least the morning of Oct. 3. That’s the day after we see if Tyrod outplays Jimmy Garoppolo. The Bills will be four games into the season. Then we’ll have a better idea.