Frank Gore listed as starting RB once again for the Bills
The Buffalo Bills are sticking with Frank Gore as their starting running back, according to ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques. The pecking order in the Bills’ backfield remains Gore, Devin Singletary, and T.J. Yeldon.
In Week 1, Gore took 11 carries for the Bills and turned them into 20 yards (1.8 yards per attempt). On the other hand, Singletary, a rookie, started the game — despite being the No. 2 on the depth chart — and turned four rushes into 70 yards (17.5 yards per carry). The rookie also caught fives passes for 28 yards while Gore caught none.
According to Leo Roth of the Rochester Democrat and Journal, head coach Sean McDermott isn’t a “featured” back type of guy, he just wants to win games — which he did last week against the New York Jets.
“Now we’re getting into the weeds a little bit. Featured back? No. 1 back? How about just running back. We’re just trying to win games, that’s who our featured back is,” said McDermott.
While Gore is the No. 1, McDermott realizes he needs to use Singletary and Yeldon (who played two snaps Week 1). The usage of a player stems from health and matchups.
“We have a depth chart and he’s (Gore) listed at No. 1 and no disrespect to the question, we’re trying to win games and whoever is going to carry the load, whether it’s matchup wise, game plan wise, or health wise which sometimes comes into play, we have confidence in all three of those guys,” said McDermott.