Buffalo Bills Week 4 Player of the Week: Scott Chandler

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Photo Credit: Scott M. DelleFave

The Buffalo Bills today looked abysmal to say the least against the New England Patriots after losing 52-28 when the Bills started off the game red hot and actually leading the Patriots 21-7. There was one player that stood out to me on the Bills and that’s tight end Scott Chandler.

Today, Scott had four catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He looked brilliant and a legit red zone target any time Ryan threw him the ball properly, until a blow to the head ended his day, but more on the misadventures of Fitzpatrick in another article.

Scott is incredible person, plus he’s a family man first and foremost. He was originally drafted in the fourth round by the San Diego Chargers and was ultimately waived and picked up by the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants for a cup of coffee and bounced back to Dallas again, never amassing a single reception with three different teams. In 2011 he finally found a stable home here in Buffalo. After years of well-deserved criticism of not having an effective tight end, in the 2011 season Scott had 38 catches for 389 yards and a Bills franchise-record six touchdown receptions for a tight end set by Pete Metzelaars.

So far in 2012, Scott has 12 catches for 175 yards four touchdowns and he is on pace to beat all of the Bills franchise tight end receiving records for single season. I see some real promise in him. If we could get another big play weapon besides him and Stevie Johnson and rookie speedster T.J. Graham, this Bills team could be scary.

Once again, thanks for reading my post and I heavily encourage discussion, so either leave a comment on here or hit me up on twitter @theprofessorSD because I would love to talk to you more! Have great day!


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