By Brandon J. Koch
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is back having fun playing football.
“It’s the most fun I’ve had playing football in a long, long time, man. Since high school,” Beasley said.
Spending his first 7 seasons in Dallas, Beasley felt overlooked by all the big stars the Cowboys had.
“I really feel like it’s a respect thing,” he said. “I felt like in Dallas, it was always an uphill battle trying to fight to get them to respect me.”
Beasley felt an instant connection with Buffalo and the fans, along with being able to play freely in offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s offense.
“I can just see it in the routes he’ll let me run. And if I mess up, he’s like, ‘I know you’ll get it. Don’t worry about it,”‘ Beasley said of Daboll. “He gives me that time to develop. Only a coach who really believes in you is going to let you do that.”
In the end, Beasley made a life changing decision back in March and he’s happy where he wants to be.
“I always wanted more there, and they were just like, ‘We don’t do that,”‘ Beasley added. “That’s why I think maybe it’s more fun now, and I can just play free and don’t have to worry. I’m right where I want to be.”