Orton moves forward as Bills starter

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Kyle Orton hit the practice field today as the Bills’ starting quarterback, but didn’t dwell on that fact much in the locker room once practice wrapped up.

Instead, Orton pushed much of the focus onto the offense as a whole, and the matchup this Sunday against Detroit.

“I think we have a lot of good players,” said Orton. “All across the board, we got young talent on the outside, we got two running backs that can take a lot of pressure off of us. I think when you ask the offensive line to do the right thing, I think they can really play hard for you and do a lot of great things.”

The Bills added him late this summer, after training camp and all the preseason games had come and gone, leaving him very little time to learn the playbook. Five weeks into the season, he says he is ready.

“We’ve got the full game of plays in. I feel comfortable, I’ve felt comfortable for the last two or three weeks. Coaches have done a good job, Todd Downing’s done a great job with me over the four or five weeks that I’ve been here. I feel comfortable with everything in the playbook,” said Orton.

While a lot of the focus this week will be squarely on Orton, Bills head coach Doug Marrone says the entire team needs to step up in order to get this team back on the winning track.

“All of the blame isn’t on one position. We all have to increase what we’re doing to put us in a better situation to win,” said Marrone.

The Bills travel to Detroit this weekend for a 1pm kickoff Sunday at Ford Field.



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