The no-huddle in Buffalo once propelled the team to greatness. The current no-huddle has brought about nothingness. Its use by the first team offense has produced no points, and in the last two games, only ten yards per possession. But Jauron doesn’t see the need to abandon it.
“There doesn’t have to be a hurry. We don’t snap the ball every time with 20 seconds left on the play clock or 30 seconds. A lot of times we snap it with four or five. We try to vary it and change it up. I’m a believer that’s not the issue. The issue is we’ve just got to execute better. We’ve got to do a better job. I’ve got to prepare them better or something. Because we’re not giving ourselves a chance. In consecutive games, we’ve put up points for the opponent. That’s not a good thing.”
I thought the whole point of the hurry up offense was to “hurry”. Apparently Dick Jauron doesn’t get upset when he goes to McDonalds and it takes him 20 minutes to get a hamburger. I can see his reaction now, It doesn’t have to be fast.” Dick – its fast food, and no huddle. The point of the matter is, you want to catch defenses of guard and out of place. If you are taking the time to call in the plays and waiting for Trent to respond, you are giving defenses the time to adjust to what you are doing.
Let Edwards call the plays. Advise him via the radio when he needs to change something up, or when the clock is stopped and you have a few seconds. Edwards is a smart quarterback, let him use his brains. It just might help his confidence and bring his level of play up back to where it was before he was tattoed into the field.
Edwards is one of the biggest problems of the offense so far. He has no touchdowns, three interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 46.9. While it is easy to place all the blame on the Bills quarterback, it is not all his fault. The organization needs to provide him with an offensive line that is going to protect him – but Edwards can’t expect all day to make a play.