As Charlie Strong would say, it’s time for Brian Brohm to step up.

Much is on the line for Brohm when he steps into the spotlight Thursday. He is expected to step in for starting quarterback Trend Edwards at some point for at least a couple of quarters for the Buffalo Bills in an exhibition game against the Indianapolis Colts at 7:30 p.m. (WMYO, Insight-10)

Signed by the Buffalo from Green Bay’s practice squad in November, Brohm must make the most of this opportunity. Coach Chan Gailey is open to being impressed, recently saying all jobs are open and telling the Associated Press: “He’s very smart. He knows where to go with the football. He’s got good velocity on the ball. He just needs to work on continual accuracy. That’s really been his only issue.”

Bills’ fans, meanwhile, have yet to be impressed if the opinion of Brian Glliford over at Buffalo Rumblings is any indication:

Brohm has never thrown a touchdown pass at the NFL level, even during pre-season action. He does, however, have six interceptions, and his most noteworthy pass to this point in his career came in that loss to Atlanta, in which he threw the pass that became the 1,000th reception of Terrell Owens’ career. It is flabbergasting that any Bills fan reached a point in his or her thought process that a player with Brohm’s resume at the professional level stood any sort of chance of claiming the team’s starting job.

May be now or never. Let it be now.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.