Patriots not concerned with Galloway

Galloway is fine with offense

September 15, 2009, 6:50 PM

By: Mike Reiss

Veteran receiver Joey Galloway did not record a reception in Monday's win over the Bills, which might indicate that he's struggling to adapt to the team's offense.

Yet Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said today on a conference call that Galloway checked out well after film review.

"From an assignment standpoint, he did everything right, and he was open," Caserio told reporters. "The ball just went other areas. That happens. ... We feel very comfortable with where Joey is at this stage."

The Patriots had 54 dropbacks in the game, with quarterback Tom Brady connecting with Randy Moss and Wes Welker 12 times apiece.

Galloway was on the field for about 75 percent of the offensive snaps Monday as either a No. 2 or 3 option. He lined up in different spots -- sometimes in the slot, other times on the outside -- which is important because of how liberally the Patriots mix their personnel groupings.

Caserio touched on Galloway's overall immersion in the system.

"Joey is an experienced player and has played in a number of systems, so I'm sure there aren't too many things he hasn't seen. I think Joey is a smart player. I think he works hard. He's done everything we've asked him to this point in terms of understanding the offense," he said. "He's a skilled player who has been productive in this league. We're expecting that he'll have a role in this offense. How that unfolds week to week [we'll see]."


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