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Trent Edwards' injury opens door for J.P. Losman to reclaim starting job
By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer
October 29, 2007
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- J.P. Losman lost his job as the Bills' starting quarterback due to injury this season. Now, Trent Edwards can wonder if it's his turn.
Coach Dick Jauron gave the quarterback revolving door another spin Monday, a day after Edwards sprained his right wrist and watched from the sideline while Losman stepped in to lead the Bills to a 13-3 win over the New York Jets.
Jauron said it's too early to determine whether Edwards' throwing hand will recover in time to play this weekend when the Bills (3-4) host Cincinnati (2-5).
And yet, the coach declined to say whether Edwards, the rookie third-round pick, would reclaim the job once he's healthy.
"Come back on Wednesday and we'll talk about it a little more," said Jauron, who gave his players the day off before they return to practice Wednesday.
Asked whether he was having a change of heart a week after awarding the job to Edwards, Jauron sidestepped, saying: "Well, you're asking the same question. You're asking if (Edwards is) healthy. ... The hypothetical is not something that we want to address."
The only thing evident is that the Bills quarterback position continues to be unsettled and overshadowing Buffalo's sudden turnaround. The Bills have won three of four.
Losman began the season as the starter before spraining his left knee during the first series of a 38-7 loss at New England as the Bills opened with three straight defeats.
In stepped Edwards, who went 2-1 in three starts, before he was hurt while being sacked in the third quarter against the Jets with the game tied at 3.
Losman broke the game open by producing two scoring drives in his first three possessions, sealing the win by hitting Lee Evans for an 85-yard touchdown, when the receiver ripped the underthrown pass out of the hands of defender Darrelle Revis. Losman was 3-of-5 for 113 yards.
The touchdown pass to Evans was the fifth-longest in Bills history and continued building on the big-play reputation Losman established last season when he and Evans combined for six touchdowns of 37 yards or longer.
"He came in and led us through the fire like he always does," said Evans, who has backed Losman this season. "He's doing it and we'll see what happens."
Losman was happy to contribute, but didn't know how it would affect his status, and once again raised questions of who, beyond Jauron, made the decision to bench him in the first place.
"We don't even know who's making the decisions up there," Losman said. "As a player, you've got to play and whatever fastball or curveball gets thrown at you, you've got to be able to swing away."
The Bills offense continues to sputter no matter who's starting. It has produced an NFL-low six touchdowns, and is yet to produce more than 17 points in a game.
Edwards has been inconsistent, going 80-of-121 for 790 yards passing and a touchdown, but he's also thrown five interceptions.
Losman's early-season struggles were partly the result of the Bills providing him a conservative, ball-control attack to take the pressure off of an injury depleted defense.
The Bills opened up their offense over the past month as their defense has proven stout. Buffalo's defense limited the Jets to a season-low 254 yards offense. The three points New York scored were the fewest the Bills have allowed on the road since a 42-0 win over Cleveland on Nov. 4, 1990. "It was certainly a great win for us. It wasn't pretty the whole time, but to win any game in this league is really difficult," Jauron said. "The main thing is we won. However you win it, it's always good. And it's a much better feeling in the building the next day."