"The moxie, the pocket presence, the leadership," Beane said of the rookie, before noting that Peterman "seems to be natural" at leading a football team.
Coming off a horrible preseason, Taylor is now banged up and likely questioning his future with the Bills. Coach Sean McDermott called the quarterback "our starter" after Saturday's loss to Baltimore. Still, the team owes Taylor just $1 million guaranteed after this season and could easily move on with Peterman or Fill-in-the-Blank.
All of that's for another day, but Taylor remains a signal-caller with a shaky long-term scenario in Buffalo. As for Peterman, don't expect to see much of him in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Lions.
"You know, I don't know. ... Time will tell," Beane told WKBW-TV's Joe Buscaglia when asked if Dareus was "on board" with the plan in Buffalo. "It was disappointing, as I said after that game. He was contrite yesterday and said the right things. Actions speak louder than words and time will tell. ... We know what kind of player he can be. We hope to see that on film."