The story said the Bills threw the ball 63-percent of the time in early-down, neutral game-script situations a year ago. They’re going to throw the football a lot. So the most useful running back on this team might be the one who can consistently make big plays in the passing game. Moss has made a few of those plays, and so has Breida. Running backs can be tough to judge at this stage in camp, but Breida should get a chance to show what he can do in the preseason, the story went on to say.
Overall, in terms of quality reps and performance, this was the first practice of camp when Cam Newton truly looked like the starter. Coach Bill Belichick, of course, recently noted Newton is the starter at the moment, and there’s no disputing that based off Newton leading off every competitive team period.
The story added this was the first time Newton had a distinct advantage in reps with starting-caliber teammates around him on offense and defense. Newton was 5 of 7 in 11-on-11s against the starting defense, while Jones was 0 of 4 with an interception in 11-on-11s against the starters and 1 of 2 against the backups.
If tight end Pat Freiermuth has any ability to block whatsoever (which we don’t quite know yet), he’s going to be a hell of a player as early as this year.
He has proven to be a tough matchup for linebackers and safeties, Kaboly went on to say. His signature so far is the double move. He got Ulysees Gilbert a couple of times with it and caught one pass up the seam. Gilbert then compared Freiermuth to Travis Kelce after practice. Stay tuned for Freiermuth blocking updates.