Payments: Sean McDermott ensures us this yr is completely different for Josh Allen
Buffalo Payments head coach Sean McDermott sees a extra targeted Josh Allen, who understands their Tremendous Bowl window can solely be open for therefore lengthy.
Ever since their AFC Championship Sport loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the 2020 season, the Buffalo Bills entered every league yr seeking to get previous that spherical and attain the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time because the 1993 season.
As a substitute, they misplaced within the Divisional Spherical in every of the final two years. And every year, the AFC is simply getting harder (i.e. Aaron Rodgers becoming a member of the New York Jets, and so on.).
When talking with the media on Tuesday, Payments head coach Sean McDermott expressed his perception that he has seen a special quarterback in Josh Allen. Particularly, a extra targeted Allen.
“I’ve seen a special Josh this offseason, not that it was dangerous earlier than, however he’s obtained a brand new sense of focus, I’d say, and willpower, which is sweet,” stated McDermott, h/t NFL.com.
Payments: Sean McDermott sees a special Josh Allen coming into the 2023 season
Throughout his assembly with reporters, Allen stated he is aware of he can play higher, although the offense has thrived so long as he was the beginning quarterback. However, Allen stated it hasn’t led to success within the playoffs.
“I wish to give every thing that I’ve for so long as I play. I’m not saying that I haven’t accomplished that previously, however there’s all the time new ways in which I can discover to get higher, and never being complacent with what I’m doing on the sphere, understanding that there’s numerous performs that we left on the market. And you already know, statistically, you have a look at it, we have been prime three, 4 [in] offense within the league final yr, and it wasn’t adequate. So, simply dropping the playoffs isn’t enjoyable, you already know?”
Final yr, there was a change for Allen in Buffalo. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was employed to be the top coach of the New York Giants, and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey was promoted. In the course of the season, Allen suffered an elbow damage throughout the crew’s Week 9 loss to the Jets, however he performed by it for the rest of the yr.
In 16 common season video games, Allen threw for 4,283 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, whereas finishing 63.3 p.c of his passes.
Come playoff time, the Payments obtained previous, albeit barely, the rival Miami Dolphins, regardless of them beginning third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson. Allen accomplished 23-of-39 go makes an attempt for 352 yards and three touchdowns whereas throwing two interceptions. Within the Divisional Spherical, the Payments have been run out at dwelling by Joe Burrow and the Bengals, dropping 27-10. Allen threw 25 completions for 264 yards and one interception in 42 go makes an attempt.
The Payments did usher in an enormous addition to the passing sport in rookie tight finish Dalton Kincaid, who will be one other dependable downfield goal for Allen. However can Allen will this crew to a Tremendous Bowl? We’ll discover out by the tip of the season.