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Gailey goes full blast with teaching

---Coach Chan Gailey has a hands-on teaching approach and it's not because the Bills have so many young players.

"That's the only way I know how to coach 'em if you're trying to get a point across you have to show 'em what you want, you have to talk through it," he said. "I think there's a lot of coaches out there on that field who know how to teach. Everybody has to be involved in that, it's not just one or two guys."

When asked how the veteran players take to approach, Gailey said if a coach can help the player improve he'll embrace the concept.

"If he doesn't feel like what you're saying is worth anything, then he ain't willing to pay attention to you,'' Gailey said. "If you can help them, then they'll pay attention.''

Two weeks into OTAs, Gailey sees progress, but it's satisfied.

"I feel like we're going forward each day," he said. "As a football coach, it never goes well enough, fast enough or good enough, that's just life as a football coach. But we are going forward each day which is a positive. If we can not have the negative days, we've got a chance to be pretty good before it's over with."

---Running back Marshawn Lynch still hasn't reported to the Bills voluntary OTAs which continued on Wednesday and when asked by a reporter if he's talked to Lynch and expected him to report soon, Gailey answered tersely, "No." There were rumors that Lynch arrived in Buffalo Tuesday night but if he did, he didn't show up for OTAs on Wednesday.

---Gailey didn't give any indication who he likes at QB but Ryan Fitzpatrick took reps with the first team on 11-on-11 drills while Trent Edwards took the first snaps on 7-on-7. ... The Bills ran a lot of draw plays and screens during 11-on-11 drills and the play of the day was when the offense picked up the blitz, then right tackle Nick Hennessey created a huge hole for running back C.J. Spiller for a big gain.  

---Rodney McKissic

(www.twitter.com/rodneyjmckissic)

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