Last year, the Bills were learning zone-blocking running schemes under Rick Dennison. This year, the offense figures to take on a little bit of everything with a multiple-scheme system.
New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll may come from Alabama, but is no stranger to the NFL. He’s been an offensive coordinator in the NFL, and originates from the New England system.
A key element to Daboll’s system will be to attack weaknesses of the defenses. For Bills fans, we’ll have to wait until Week 1 to see if Daboll can truly outsmart opposing coordinators. However, during camp we can get used to seeing multiple formations, matchups and a quick passing offense that hasn’t been seen in Buffalo for some time.
Like Dennison, all eyes will be on the fringe roster players and their positions to see if we can get any early guesses as to what to expect. If the Bills keep more linemen, perhaps that means that larger offensive fronts and pulls are expected. If they keep extra wide receivers maybe the Bills will truly mix and match week to week.