Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Bills: Passing Attack or Passing Out

The Bills this week are working on improving their passing attack; mainly they are looking at taking more shots down field.  They currently rank 29th in the league in passing and 14th as a team in dropped passes.  Some of the issues with the passing game can be attributed to the Harvard Graduate, Fitzpatrick, but there are issues with the idea that the ball needs to be caught on every down.  Having 12 dropped passes total seems like it is a bit low, but I could be wrong.  The bills only have taken a hand full of shots down the field in each game and to get the big play going and a shot of adrenaline into their blood at times, we need the big play in Buffalo.  With this notion of creating the big play through the long pass is a great idea, but there is one other aspect to this that needs to be looked at as well.  The QB has not been sacked a lot this year and that can be attributed to the quick style that they have at this point of getting the ball out of the hands of Fitz and into the hands, when they catch it, a receiver and let the receivers do the yards after catch.  The one point I am looking at that could hurt the Bills initially, but could get better in time, is the Offensive Line holding their blocks for an additional 1 to 2 seconds.  A lot of the time it looks like the pocket is ready to collapse on Fitzpatrick when he is releasing the ball.  The big question here is Can the offensive line hold on to allow Fitzpatrick to attempt the long plays down the field?

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