Sunday, September 2, 2018

2018 Buffalo Bills Preview

The 2017 Buffalo Bills made a surprising run to the playoffs last year winning 4 of their last 6 games after going on a 3 game losing streak.  Now the Bills will likely be helmed by Josh Allen.  It seems like a good fit for this team.  He has the talent and Buffalo has been dreaming of a franchise quarterback since forever.  Not saying he might not get knocked around.  His receiving corps is thin and outside of LeSean McCoy the offense doesn't have a ton to get excited about.  The offensive line is also in flux.  Still this was a playoff team so hopefully the transition for the young quarterback won't be so tough.  There are many thoughts about putting a young signal caller at the helm but I'm all for it.  Let him learn and hopefully he can pick up on things quickly.  Tyrod Taylor, for all the chatter about him not being the guy, he at least protected the ball which can be a struggle for rookies.
  The passing defense didn't give up many touchdowns which was a huge plus but outside of that, the defense needs to make more strides.  They did go heavy on defense in the draft so there is definitely hope the unit can make strides this season.  Hopefully they can stay strong while the offense transitions to a new leader under center.  
  While it seems unlikely Buffalo returns to the playoffs I can see a path with their schedule.  Many opponents are in the same place they are - talented but not world beaters.  That said, they will probably be happy with 8 wins.  No matter how the season ends there is a great feeling of excitement going into a season with a player who really has a chance to be the guy for years to come.  Excitement and Buffalo haven't gone together for a long time.  I am looking forward to seeing what Buffalo and Josh Allen can do with an eye towards the future.