Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen continued to run all over the field and scored on an early 7 yard TD run. Bills special teams were once again not so special against the jets. The Jets had 5 kickoff returns for a total of 176 yards. That’s totally unacceptable and helped contribute to the Bills 27-23 loss. They allowed a kickoff return of 86 yards as part of that total. The Bills offensive line still could not block an undermanned Jets defensive front; it forced Josh Allen to run way too often.
Jets QB Sam Darnold continues to be a turnover machine with his NFL league leading 15th interception. Once again, the Bills front office has messed up our placekicker Stephen Hauschka with a new holder and his timing is completely off.
Josh Allen is the player we thought he would be due to the fact he has no touch and when the Jets defensive forced him to beat them with his arm, Josh was not up to the task. Josh Allen did not win one big game in college, turned the ball over in clutch time and is a career 50% or below passer.
“He is who we thought he is,” as former the late Arizona Cardinal Head Coach Dennis Green once said after a heart breaking defeat. The Bills front office completely mis-managed the team by not keeping Tyrod Taylor as their starting QB and brought in Josh Allen behind an experienced QB who led the team to the playoffs and was part of a Super Bowl winning team.
The experience Tyrod would have given Josh Allen as how to prepare for an NFL game, along with game day action, would have assisted him in his growth as a professional. Josh Allen has noone with winning experience on the roster coaching staff that can further his development.
Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie said, “We left a lot of plays on the field, our misdirection plays were working and if I can help Shady ignite the running game than that’s what I will do.”
It’s a shame the Bills did not go back to misdirection plays and use bobble screen passes to McKenzie. He’s a game breaker and should be used more often on offensive side of the ball. This is where Josh Allen struggles with screen passes, quick short throws along with any type of touch passes. It’s still very hard to believe Bills drafted him at number seven overall. Josh Allen is not first round material and can’t make basic throws that average QB’s can make and will only give Bills fans hope and very few wins even with a top ranked defense.
Jets defensive back and former Dallas Cowboy Morris Claiborne said, “Our adjustments at halftime was key, we set good edges for Allen could not get out of the pocket and He’s a QB that will run the ball when everything breaks down and very good at it. We also made big plays by getting a key turnover or give up a field goal.”
Look for other teams to defend Josh Allen in the same manner and force him to complete passes. Bills must use more misdirection plays featuring wide receivers Robert Foster and Isiah McKenzie.
The Bills are home to Detroit Lions at new Era Field and I would recommend watching another game if possible because this one is shaping up to be a snooze fest. Matthew Stafford is an older version of Josh Allen and neither are worth watching, so I’m picking Bills defense to get turnovers (YES, there will be plenty of turnovers in this game) and win the game for the home faithful. Bills 20 – 13. Follow me on twitter: Georgeradman@georgeradney, Facebook