Buffalo Bills: Key takeaways from first week of training camp
The Buffalo Bills have now completed their first week of training camp and these are the top takeaways from the first practices.
It is hard to imagine that a week ago the Buffalo Bills opened their training camp and was taking the practice field at St. John Fisher College for the first time this year. The early reviews for the Bills is creating a great deal of optimism as the offense looks vastly improved with new weapons and the defense should remain one the top units after finishing second in fewest yards allowed.
However, the Buffalo Bills will only go as far as Josh Allen can take them. The good news is that the early returns are glowing for the second year quarterback. The former first round pick has come into camp looking more confident and his teammates have taken notice.
LeSean McCoy told Vic Carruci of The Buffalo News prior to the start of training camp:
"“He looks better,” McCoy told The Buffalo News. “I think he looks more confident. I think last year he just played off of talent. Sometimes, when quarterbacks are really talented, you overlook how smart they really are. Josh is smart.”"
The media at camp have taken notice of this with tweets like this from Dan Fetes and articles by Sal Maiorano of The Democrat and Chronicle.
The next big test for Josh Allen will be how he looks in live game action through the preseason and into the regular season. If he can continue to show this confidence and development, the Buffalo Bills offense is going to be vastly improved.
These are some of the other takeaways from the first week of training camp for the Buffalo Bills.