The glass slipper has finally been removed by a very talented Kansas City Chiefs football team last Sunday with a 38-24 win.
They outclassed a Bills team that could not stop a potent offense when needed. Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott made a pregame error by not activating veteran receiver Kenny Stills instead of going with Gabriel Davis, who was a shell of himself due to a high ankle sprain. I asked McDermott after the game why he stuck with Davis, he said,” We gave it a long and hard consideration especially during the week and listened to our medical team, thought Gabe was ready to go and at the end of the day. I appreciate the hard work Kenny has done since he has been here and wanted guys that played here during the season given an opportunity to play.”
That’s what you call a players Coach and what most players like about Head Coach McDermott. You could have considered sitting wide receiver John Brown, who has also been a shell of himself due to a knee injury. Brown has been playing hurt for most of the season and wide out Duke Williams could have replaced him.
What happened to Bills the mantra Next Man Up? The Bills running game was effective but Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll kept going away from it in order to put the ball in Josh Allen’s hands. This was a game for a running attack against a defense that was weak against the run. Especially with Allen realizing he’s Josh Allen and not having the where with all to get rid of the ball and not take sacks of 23 yards or more. Allen has taken sacks of 23 yards or more in all three playoff games. Your QB making such mental errors is almost unheard of. I have said it all along- Allen’s downfall will be his LOW football IQ. He’s just not smart enough to play the position at this level. The game is too fast for him to make quick decisions and it must be an acquired skill rather than a learned one. A game like this one should have been run the ball the majority of the time and use play action passing off the run-in order to beat the Chiefs. Hopefully Allen’s football IQ can rise up enough for Bills to be successful in packed stadiums once the pandemic is over or its going to be sad times for the Bills organization. Allen could end up like Baker Mayfield in Cleveland being a game manager instead of making changes at the line of scrimmage.
OC Brain Daboll makes you scratch your head with some of the play calls or lack of calls; like not using Isaiah Mackenzie in motion, and running back TJ Yeldon should have been playing all season long. The short comings of OC Brain Daboll was on display for the entire world to see. Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver should be moved to edge rusher to use his quick feet and aggressive style of play.Oliver at 287lbs is too small to be going up against offensive tackles 300 pounds or more each week in the trenches (line of scrimmage. I would consider moving Tre Maine Edmunds to an outside linebacker position and drafting or using Free Agency to find a Middle linebacker, who can stop the run at the point of attack rather than down the field.
Bills safety Micah Hyde told me about Chiefs Tyreek Hill’s speed,” You watch on film and he’s running a different speed live and we tried to get our hands on him but very difficult to bring down.Travis Kelcie is a possession receiver, who uses his body to box you out and doesn’t matter if you hit him at the line of scrimmage.” Micah also talked about the challenges of this season due to COVID 19 which made it extra difficult to play this season. “There were a lot of things we did not know about (Media) like my wife and son were quarantined for most of the season and could not do most normal things throughout the season.” I will give you my Super Bowl LV predictions next week as we prepare to cover the game. Follow me on Social Media: FaceBook Georgeradney twitter@georgeradman, RADIO: Pro Talk Plus, on WLGZ -HD2 105.5 FM The Beat of Rochester, Every Saturday Morning from 7 AM – 8 AM, Live call-in show 585 595 1055, What’s Going on The Experience, Every Sunday Morning, 8 AM – 9 AM on WHTK Foxsports 1280 AM, Rochester, NY