As the Buffalo Bills prepare for training camp, here are five main stories for fans to keep an eye on. This includes LeSean McCoy, Trent Murphy and more.
The Buffalo Bills open training camp in just a few days so here is a look at the top five storylines to follow at the start of camp.
First up, the obvious one…
In 2017, LeSean McCoy accounted for over 60 percent of the Bills total offense. That type of workload is rare in today’s NFL by a non-quarterback. In 2018, the Bills were planning to do more of the same as they integrate a new offense and quarterback.
Then came allegations against McCoy, making him the biggest question mark around Bills training camp. I won’t pretend to be an expert in the ongoing investigation, but how the Bills handle McCoy will be a major story to watch.
There are no charges against McCoy yet. The NFL is undergoing its own investigation which in past cases, such as Jameis Winston and Ezekiel Elliott, can result in suspension even without police actions.
In normal circumstances, McCoy would receive his normal veteran workload, and be ready for Week 1 as the focal point of the Bills offense. This season, the Bills may decide it’s best to not let McCoy practice, as his presence will most certainly be a key distraction during camp.
The longer both the police and NFL investigations go on, the worse for the Bills. At this point the Bills and McCoy should simply want closure in the cases one way or another. McCoy is to premier a talent to simply cut and have the headache go away.
As long as there is a question in what McCoy’s involvement actually was in the break-in at his residence, then he won’t be able to fully play as a member of the Buffalo Bills.