by George Radney
On a national stage Buffalo Bills came out and played their style of football which was good enough to defeat Dallas Cowboys. Who was that playing quarterback for Bills looking cool, confident and throwing the ball underneath the coverage? Josh Allen was finally taking what the defense gave him. It’s been there for Josh to take advantage of most of the season but he might have had a coming out party on throwing the ball accurately 5 to 15 yards from the line of scrimmage. The Dallas defense got tired early by being on the field too much and Allen became comfortable in the pocket and looked over the field until he found the open receiver. He went 11 for 11 at one point in the game which was a stellar performance for him. The Bills offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage with Center Mitch Morse making several key blocks on running plays to open up lanes for Devin Singletary to pick up first downs.
Mitch Morse has serious concussion issues but he is the best Center playing for the Bills in quite some time. He’s quick enough to snap the ball and make blocks on power sweeps downfield. Bills General Manager Brandon Beene and Head Coach Sean McDermott rolled the dice on Mitch Morse and is now paying big dividends in the running game as the weather gets bad. Morse continues to play injured and team needs a long term Center and the draft would be a good place to find one.
I noticed Bills offense is operating much better since offensive coordinator Brian Daboll moved to Coaches Booth and is no longer on the sideline. Josh Allen also seems much more comfortable with Daboll calling plays from upstairs and allows him to discuss plays with backup QB Matt Barkley and QB Coach Ken Dorsey. This seems to be working and Josh’s ability to complete short passes along with a running game will make Bills a very dangerous team going into the playoffs.
Leslie Frazier should be recognized for the hard work and steady performance week in and out of his defensive unit. The National TV announcer kept referring to Head Coach Sean McDermott and not Leslie Frazier’s unit. It was quite insulting to hear Tony Romo speaking ignorantly of the Bills defensive coaching staff. I would not be surprised that Leslie Frazer not only interviews for a Head Coaching job at end of season and lands one like three hours down the road in Cleveland. The recognition given to Black Head Coaches and assistants are minimal at best by mainstream media.
We in Western New York know the Bills Defensive Coordinator makes the majority of the calls and Tre Edmunds, Micah Hyde, and Jordan Poyer are the beneficiaries of it. Bills safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer both should make the AFC Pro Bowl. They are the best safety combination in the entire league. Brandon Beene should sign Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips right NOW to a long term contract; Just don’t resign Trent Murphy and give money to a much more active player Jordan Phillips.
The Bills get almost five full days off until they reconvene for practice on Wednesday to prepare for the Baltimore Ravens and 2019 league MVP candidate Lamar Jackson. The weather should be a factor with high winds at New ERA Field. Bills defense should play another stellar game forcing Lamar Jackson to throw the football and not allowing him to take off and run for first downs.
The Bills should win in another hard fought football game 20-17. Once again The Bills are facing another young quarterback but this one is electrifying.