ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (May 28, 2003) -- On his first day back on the field this spring, Drew Bledsoe didn't take long to connect with Eric Moulds, his favorite receiver.
As soon as the Buffalo Bills players finished stretching in opening their first full-team minicamp session, Bledsoe picked up a ball and began throwing to Moulds.
"No coincidence," Bledsoe said.
As potent as the duo was last season -- Bledsoe finished second in the league with 4,359 yards passing, and Moulds finished third with 1,287 yards receiving -- much more is being asked of them this year.
The Bills are preparing for the new season without No. 2 receiver Peerless Price, who was traded to Atlanta. Fullback Larry Centers and tight end Jay Riemersma were both released.
Josh Reed, coming off a promising rookie season, and newly acquired Bobby Shaw will compete for Price's spot.
"Eric's a guy that we expect to carry a heavy load as he has a lot of years here," Bledsoe said. "But with Peerless gone, I think he's going to have to carry a little bit more of the load."
I hope Moulds "goes off" this season!!
He should put up numbers similar to last year and who knows without Peerless being there he might get more!!