Tyrod Taylor must be reading news stories about his poor play, because he fired back at reporters Monday after leading a successful 2-minute drill.
Taylor is on thin ice with the organization after taking a massive pay cut to remain in Buffalo this offseason. He’s reportedly been quite unimpressive this summer so far, based on what beat writers have been seeing.
Then on Monday when he led a 2-minute drill, going 6-of-7 and finishing it off with a 20-yard touchdown strike to tight end Charles Davis. Afterwards, Taylor yelled, “write about that!” to reporters watching the training camp practice, per Mike Rodak of ESPN.
This is a positive development for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the obvious positive here is that Taylor is doing something positive for his team. The Bills need Taylor to come through in a big way this season to avoid an 18th straight season without a playoff appearance.
The second big positive is that Taylor is fighting like crazy to improve. Some players don’t handle criticism. They let it eat them alive. There’s a bit of danger associated with Taylor reading what beat writers are saying about him in practice. But it seems he’s using those articles to motivate him, which is definitely a good thing for him, and for the Bills.
This is a big prove-it year for Tyrod Taylor. If he can’t stay healthy and/or doesn’t impress the new coaching staff with his play, then the Bills will be looking elsewhere for their starter in 2018.