PITTSFORD -- Rick Dennison spent one season with Tyrod Taylor when they were with the Baltimore Ravens, Dennison as quarterbacks coach and Taylor as the backup to Joe Flacco.
Nevertheless, Dennison is still learning plenty about Taylor now that Dennison is in his first year as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator and Taylor is his starting quarterback.
The OC's biggest takeaway so far? Taylor needs to work on anticipating where the receiver is supposed to be open and delivering to that spot rather than waiting for him to gain separation.
"He understands what we want done," Dennison said Monday, before the Bills' 10th practice of training camp at St. John Fisher College. "It's just keeping him on the same page, listening to his feet, getting the ball out on time. That's the biggest thing for (us) working on it.
"He's bought into it. He knows what he needs to do, he knows that the ball will get out. He knows where everybody is, that's the biggest thing for me. Distribution and (when) his feet tell him to move on, he's got to move on. He can't wait for a route to open up. If it ain't getting there, something's wrong, so he's got to move on."
Dennison said this wouldn't be more of a point of emphasis during the Bills' preseason games, the first of which is Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
"We look at that every day, so a preseason game for us is the same thing," the coach said. "It's same operation every day. It's no different. We go through our reads on a day-to-day basis and make sure that that's done in a timely manner."