Buffalo Bills: The obvious offseason priorities in 2019

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 30: Zay Jones #11 of the Buffalo Bills stretches for a touchdown during the first quarter as Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Miami Dolphins defends at New Era Field on December 30, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 30: Zay Jones #11 of the Buffalo Bills stretches for a touchdown during the first quarter as Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Miami Dolphins defends at New Era Field on December 30, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /
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The Buffalo Bills have a lot to fix this offseason in order to get back to contending for a postseason spot in the 2019 season.

The weather is bad outside and the NFL focus is on Sunday’s playoff games.

So there isn’t too much to discuss right now when it comes to the Buffalo Bills. That is actually a nice thing compared to what some other teams are dealing with right now. Imagine being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

One thing to talk about is what the Bills need to do to improve this offseason.

ESPN.com recently ran a piece looking at the teams drafting in the top 10 of the 2019 NFL Draft and declared some priorities for each team.

The answers were obvious for the Bills, as it was noted the team needs to improve the offensive line, add some skill players, and add a dominant pass-rusher on defense.

For me, rebuilding the offensive line is the first priority. The front office can bring in several new skill players and none of that will matter if Josh Allen doesn’t have time in the pocket. Or if the line is blown up as soon as the ball is handed off to a running back.

Everything on offense will flow based on the play of the line.

As for the defense, adding a top pass-rusher seems like more of a luxury that something that must be done to save the season. Yet with the cap space available, there is no excuse to ignore the position if the coaching staff likes a player on the market. Or in the draft.

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The best thing about this offseason is that we don’t have to talk about quarterbacks. It sure is fun to do, but it is also nice when the team you watch every Sunday is stable at the position. I’m sure it takes some stress out of the facility as well.