Did you know that T.J. Graham is listed as the Bills' No. 2 wide receiver right now? As a rookie last season, Graham caught 31 passes for 322 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. But with new head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett bringing in an up-tempo offense, the slight-but-speedy Graham has a "golden opportunity" to break out in 2013, according to the Bills' official website, which also called this new scheme "seemingly tailor-made" for Graham's skill set.
Yes, Graham is fast. If nothing else, he has speed.. But obviously, we need to pump the breaks on any sort of hype that begins to build around him. For one, it has been reported that young wide receivers put up good numbers most often when being thrown to by a halfway-decent quarterback. Crazy stuff, I know, but the Bills don't have any such QBs on their roster. They will try to draft one this week, but it would be improper to assume that one of the 2013 rookies is going to step in and improve this offense right away. More likely, this aerial attack is going to have a lot of rough stretches this season. I'm staying far away from all Bills not named C.J. Spiller and (perhaps) Fred Jackson.