ROCHESTER, NY – After engaging exclusively in intra-squad scrimmages for the past two weeks of training camp, the Buffalo Bills commenced a series of practices against local peewee team the East Amherst Mustangs, in an effort to test their roster against fresh new competition, according to sources within the Pop Warner organization.
“We’ve been beating each other up all camp long, so it was good to get out there and bang helmets against some fresh new faces,” said Bills coach Doug Marrone. “I wish I could say that we were up to the challenge, but those kids gave us more than we can handle today. Their D-line sacked (Bills QB) E.J. Manuel three times and forced a couple of fumbles, and before his mom made him leave practice to do his homework, their quarterback (10-year old Zachary Egbertson) was 18–22 for 237 yards and two touchdowns. So obviously we still have some work to do.”
As is frequently the case with grueling summer training camps, tempers were short and assorted scuffles took place throughout the afternoon.
“Yeah, we had to break up a few fights,” Marrone told reporters. “After (Bills WR) Robert Woods got hit going over the middle, he got into a tussle with (3rd grade CB) Jennifer-Anne Rosa. Punches were thrown, hair was pulled, and quite a few tears were shed. I haven’t heard Robert bawl quite that loudly since the Patriots game last year.”