New Buffalo Bills receiver Brad Smith says he got a good feeling about Buffalo coach Chan Gailey before making his decision to agree to terms with the team today.
“I liked Coach Gailey," Smith told The News. "He was very straight-forward. He has a plan for what he wants to get done. And most importantly, his goal is to win a Super Bowl. That’s always been my goal. To do it in a great football town like Buffalo would be unbelievable."
Smith, who played the past four years with the New York Jets, thinks Gailey can make creative use of his running, catching and throwing ability.
“I believe so," Smith said. "But I received no promises, nothing like that. I just want to come in and have an opportunity to compete and help the football team. I think that’s the vibe I got from the coaches, the staff, the front office, they’re trying to build something, everybody’s working together, understanding their roles and coming together to win games. That’s the bottom line."
Smith didn't get a lot of chances to play receiver with the Jets, who had a stacked lineup ahead of him at the position for most of his tenure. He'd like more chances at receiver, but refrained from campaigning for that role.
"Yeah, the whole thing is to play the game and do what you feel you can do to help the football team," Smith said. "You have to be on the field to do that. The Jets gave me a tremendous, tremendous start. They drafted me. And I love them ‘till the day I die because they mean a lot to me. But at the same time, the Bills and Coach Gailey and his staff have a vision for me, and it’s all encompassed around getting to the Super Bowl and winning it, and I want to be a part of it."