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Joe Webb like a 'shapeshifter,' Bills' coach says

How versatile a football talent is Buffalo Bills third-string quarterback Joe Webb?

Coach Sean McDermott had to use a term from Greek mythology to describe him.

"It’s like a videogame, one of those shapeshifter guys," McDermott said Wednesday, comparing Webb to a person or creature with the ability to change their physical shape or size. "He’s a quarterback, he’s a wide receiver, like whatever you need, that’s what he does. He’s a DB (as well).

"He does a really good job."

Apparently, the Carolina Panthers, the Bills' opponent Sunday, didn't think so and released Webb on Sept. 2. Two days later, the Bills signed him.

McDermott and Bills General Manager Brandon Beane got an up-close view of Webb's wide-ranging skills during their previous respective stints as defensive coordinator and assistant GM with the Panthers. Before the Bills' season opener against the New York Jets last Sunday, Webb was warming up with the wide receivers.

So if he's so special, why was he available?

"I don’t know," McDermott said. "I mean, that’s a question for Carolina at this point."

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