Are they living up to expectations?
Do you watch the NFL? Who is your favorite team? For me, being in Upstate NY, we are all about the Buffalo Bills. While it has been a roller coaster of a season thus far, I still have high hopes for what they can accomplish. In the #CJJblog this week, I give you my thoughts and observations on how the Bills can advance far into the playoffs (again). Feel free to reach out and give me your thoughts on your team as well. Enjoy.
- Excitement. After reaching the AFC Championship game last season, the excitement and expectations were very high for the Bills going into 2021. Sean McDermott was entering into his fifth year as head coach, and the offense looked to be prolific. However, it has not been all rainbows and butterflies so far.
- Turnovers. It’s hard to win games when you turn the ball over as often as the Bills have. In their losses, there seemingly has always been a crucial turnover to point back to. Josh Allen still holds onto the ball too long and tries to force the action.
- Offensive line. The o-line has been far too inconsistent due to injuries and the lack of a run game. You can’t blame injuries because every NFL team deals with them, but the Bills have no depth at these positions. They need to run block better and give Allen more time to throw in the pocket.
- Run game. Running the ball is going to be very important for the Bills down the stretch and into the playoffs. I actually prefer Matt Breida as the lead back. He is more explosive and better in the passing game.
- Run Defense. If you watched the Titans and Colts game this year, you know how porous the Bills run D can be. The most frustrating thing about those games were that the Bills knew the run was coming, but still couldn’t stop it.
- Penalties. Seemingly every week, the Bills have a costly penalty. Roughing the passer, offsides, unsportsmanlike conduct, you name it. Must cut down and limit the silly penalties.
- Final thought. It pains me to say this, but the Patriots look very solid and they will be a very tough out in the postseason because of their stout defense.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson will be delivering his “Dreams Really Do Come True” keynote to students at Byron-Bergen High School (in person) on December 17th.
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