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ORCHARD PARK Youth O. J. Simpson Jerseys , N.Y. (AP) — Just because he's not active on social media doesn't mean Nathan Peterman is oblivious to the punchlines made at the Buffalo Bills‘ turnover-prone quarterback's expense."Yeah, I know," Peterman said with a laugh Wednesday, upon being advised to not search out his name on the internet.The second-year player doesn't need any reminders of his throwing nine interceptions on just 81 career passing attempts over seven regular-season appearances, none lasting more than three quarters. All Peterman knows is so long as the Bills allow him to keep pulling on a jersey each week, he's going to keep believing better things are just around the corner. "I'm still here," Peterman said. "And every time you're here, every time you step on the field, and you're in this building, I'm always ready. I was ready last week. And I'm going to be ready again this week."He had better be, in what could be his latest — and perhaps last — chance to prove himself on Sunday, when the injury-depleted Bills (2-6) host the Chicago Bears (4-3).Buffalo could be left with little choice but to start Peterman.Rookie Josh Allen will miss his third straight game, having already been ruled out due to a sprained elbow on his right throwing arm. And veteran backup Derek Anderson is in the NFL's concussion protocol after he was hurt in the final minutes of a 25-6 loss against New England on Monday.Though coach Sean McDermott has yet to rule out Anderson entirely, the Bills did take the precautionary step of signing free-agent journeyman Matt Barkley on Wednesday in the event they need a backup to Peterman.McDermott said he maintains confidence in Peterman, while at the same time acknowledging the second-year player's rash of struggles."Yeah, I understand where you're coming from on that," McDermott said when asked if he has any concerns over Peterman's self-confidence. He then segued into explaining how the team has resources to assist players and coaches with their confidence levels.Peterman's two-year tenure has been a rocky one since the Bills used a fifth-round pick to draft him out of Pittsburgh. He's best remembered for throwing five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers in what was Peterman's first start.His second season in Buffalo hasn't gone much better.Chosen the season-opening starter O. J. Simpson Jerseys Stitched , ahead of Allen and after AJ McCarron was traded to Oakland, Peterman went 5 of 18 for 24 yards passing and threw two interceptions before being yanked two series into the third quarter of a 47-3 loss at Baltimore.He hardly fared better in his next appearance, a 20-13 loss at Houston in which Peterman took over after Allen was hurt. After throwing a go-ahead touchdown pass to Zay Jones, Peterman melted down by throwing interceptions on Buffalo's final two series, including one returned for the decisive score."Mistakes are in the past. I've learned from them. I've taken them to heart. I'll never forget them," Peterman said. "But at the same time, I'll learn from them and move on."Peterman's unwavering approach has earned the respect of his teammates."He doesn't show a lot of emotion where things get to him. I know he's heard all the outside stuff," Jones said. "Hopefully, this is the week for him. And I whole-heartedly believe in him."Buffalo's issues on offense go beyond quarterback no matter who's started this season. It's a patchwork unit that has scored 87 points overall, and only two touchdowns in its past five games.The Bears are tied for second in the NFL with 11 interceptions and 17 takeaways.Newly signed Bills receiver Terrelle Pryor said it's on the entire offense to work as a unit rather than place the burden on Peterman."We're going to help him be very successful," said Pryor, who signed with Buffalo on Tuesday. "We're going to make him look good this weekend. Period."No one, Peterman said, is perfect."Stuff happens in life, whether good or bad. How you react to it really is what makes you who you are," Peterman said. "Everything I've been through in the past, that's who I am standing in front of you today." He stacks up to the Bills’ offensive linemen."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftBuffalo Bills NFL Draft CoverageCody Ford fits Buffalo Bills’ offensive line measurables Youth Thurman Thomas Jerseys , but where do they see him?New,12commentsHe stacks up to the Bills’ offensive linemen. EDTShareTweetShareShareCody Ford fits Buffalo Bills’ offensive line measurables, but where do they see him?Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Cody Ford has been in a bit of an awkward position during preparations for the 2019 NFL Draft. He played guard and tackle in college and his measurables seem to fit him in at guard in the NFL, but where do teams see him?How would Ford fit in on the Buffalo Bills and could he be the tackle they need to solidify their unit?Team fitWhen Sean McDermott first started coaching the Bills and he brought along Rick Dennison’s zone-blocking scheme, the team drafted 6’4”, 315-lb Dion Dawkins as a tackle. His long arms helped him handle defenders around the edge, but he was still a player most analysts pegged as an offensive guard.Dennison’s gone, Juan Castillo is gone, and now we have a sample size of a half-dozen linemen to suggest to us the prototype Buffalo wants for Brian Daboll and Bobby Johnson’s offense. This doesn’t factor in any players already on the roster, for whom management didn’t have any pressing contract deadlines.OT Ty Nsekhe: 6’8” 330 lbs (long arms, but true measurements unknown)OT LaAdrian Waddle: 6’6” 315 lbs (arm length unknown)OC Mitch Morse: 6’6” 305 lbs, 32.25” armsOG/OC Spencer Long: 6’5” 320 lbs, 33.125” armsOG Jon Feliciano: 6’4” 323 lbs, 32.375” armsOG/OT Jeremiah Sirles: 6’6” 315 lbs (arm length unknown)At 6’4” and 329 lbs with 34” arms, Ford fits the size prototype Buffalo has looked for at both guard and tackle. He has the bulk to play inside and the long arms to play anywhere on Buffalo’s line. He probably lacks the fluidity for left tackle, but Dawkins can stay there and the Bills can shore up another position with Ford.Player ComparisonThere isn’t a clear comparison for Ford, though we have a few candidates. The first is Oakland Raiders guard Gabe Jackson Thurman Thomas Jerseys Stitched , who measured 6’3” and 336 lbs with 33 3/4” arms at the Combine. He also put up very similar athletic test numbers. Jackson was solely a guard in college and played guard in the NFL. Another similar player is Carolina Panthers right tackle Daryl Williams. The 6’5” 327-lb lineman was projected to play guard in the league because of weak athletic testing, but has held out on the edge so far. Cordy Glenn is another name who comes to mind—a college left tackle, many analysts saw his future at left guard due to his Combine performance, but he’s played on the outside during his time in the NFL. Glenn does outrank Ford in height, weight, arm length, and hand size, though.Sample play: I Left H-34 BOB (Back on Backer)This throwback running play is the kind of thing you use in short-yardage situations, where Ford’s strength is most useful. A “back on backer” call is designed to have the linemen blocking linemen and the fullback moving up to the second level to take on the play-side linebacker.Ford’s responsibility is to combo-block the nose tackle and move up to the second level to take out whichever linebacker ends up in his gap. The runner’s assignment is to run behind the right guard, so the play will succeed because of Ford’s ability to open a hole behind him.It’s unlikely Ford will be the pick at nine if Buffalo sees him as a guard, limiting his value. If the Bills think he can play both guard and tackle, and can slot him in on the right side in the short or long term, he could be in play.Next read:

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