Bills WR Robert Woods is seen as a starter by the coaching staff and by most fans. So to see him running with the second unit in Sunday night’s season opener came as a bit of a surprise.
“A little bit,” admitted QB E.J. Manuel. “It was a little surprising for Woody not to be with us with the ones, but he did great. Woody is going to be Woody with whatever he’s given. So I was still glad to see him go out there and do a great job with Jeff.”
Woods did have a solid outing with four catches for 49 yards and the team’s only touchdown converting on a 4th-and-goal play from the Giants’ two-yard line.
For Woods it wasn’t a big deal.
“It is what it is. You come out here and make plays whenever you’re on the field,” he said. “Every time I come out here I just try to prove a point. Every day is an example and just proof why I’m here.”
Leading up to the game, many viewed rookie Sammy Watkins and Woods as the starters with Mike Williams as the WR3. But it was Williams and Watkins who were on the outside for the Bills. Manuel just missed Williams on a potential TD pass. We'll continue to watch to see if there is any more to this...