Despite being surrounded by only laughable talent — nothing but down-roster receivers and emergency-signee running backs — the Bills shifty QB, Tyrod Taylor, impressed for the second time in as many preseason games.
Only this time, he showed he could do it not just when pass plays break down, but from the pocket, an integral and increasingly elusive attribute in the 2010s NFL.
In front of as many empty orange seats as people at FirstEnergy Stadium, Taylor was sharp through the air (7-of-10 for 65 yards), deadly on the ground (four keepers for 41 yards) and smart with his decisions on his three first-half drives.
The Bills are desperate for good play out of the quarterback position, and Taylor is pushing Matt Cassel hard for the starting job. There are some weapons in the passing game -- Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin, Robert Woods, Charles Clay and LeSean McCoy -- so Taylor could work his way into the streaming/QBBC conversation if he wins the starting job.