As the Buffalo Bills enjoy these weeks away from organized activity at the team facility, all players are continuing to put in the training, especially since this is such a young team. YNN's Don Heins has a look at wide receiver TJ Graham's plans for training this summer.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The approach has changed a bit for TJ Graham, entering his second season. He's treating this year more like a marathon, and less like a sprint.
"There's times in a marathon where you can pick up speed here and there, but you have to pace yourself. The training this year is a little different. There's different things I trained on speed work here, better endurance," said Graham.
There's a different direction in guidance - coming from the leadership of his veteran teammate, and the example of another top NFL player.
"Well I've been watching a lot of Stevie (Johnson). This offseason too, Doug Whaley told me to watch some Mike Wallace-type stuff. He said he was in the Steelers organization when they drafted Mike Wallace, and I've watched some tape on that. I've taken a little bit of stuff from there and put it here, and what Steve's taught me the past year, I've put it together."
It's lessons learned over the past year, leading to clear goals for the summer, that can make all the difference next year.
"Last year, I don't feel like I pressed vertical as much as I should have. I didn't get that burst of speed coming out of breaks like I should have. This year, I feel like those are the key points that I need to improve on."
TJ Graham looks to improve on a 31 catch, 322-yard rookie season.