The Goal Line Sequence
After just one quick season some fans and myself are calling for offensive coordinator Rick Dennison to be fired. Rightfully so after he and the offense threw the ball on three straight snaps from the Jaguars one-yard line. The first two throws came on second and third down, the third would come on a 1st-and-goal from the Jaguars one-yard line. Tyrod Taylor later threw a fade to Kelvin Benjamin as he was covered by arguably the league’s best cornerback, Jalen Ramsey.
The call just simply does not make any sense. To throw the ball on the one-yard line is one thing, against the league’s best cornerback is another. But to match Ramsey up against Benjamin who isn’t the quickest receiver and is having surgery on his torn meniscus after the season is a total head-scratcher.
Myself and millions other fans watching were completely shell-shocked. The Bills have been the league’s best rushing team since the start of the 2015 season. You have LeSean McCoy in the back field, one of the league’s best running backs. Dennison also had a 250-pound running back in Mike Tolbert and an excellent blocking fullback with Patrick DiMarco.
Even if the play was a run-pass option it doesn’t make any sense to throw the football from the one-yard line. Jalen Ramsey is now possibly the league’s best cornerback, in that situation you have to run the ball. But they didn’t. The Bills ran six plays in the Jaguars red zone, not scoring a touchdown on one of them.
"“During the week, we had plays set up and if we get the matchups, we’ll take it, then, concerning that No. 20 was out there, I thought we were going to run it. He is a hell of a player but we didn’t run it. I don’t really fight that battle if we should have run or if we shouldn’t have because if we catch the ball and we score, everybody is happy.” –LeSean McCoy"