The Buffalo Bills added the offensive weapons they needed this offseason to push them over the top to compete for the AFC East division title.
Even though the Buffalo Bills did not have a first round pick in this years draft, all of Bills Mafia still tuned in to see how things unfolded and to see who the new QB for the Dolphins was going to be. Congratulations to Tua Tagovailoa for realizing his dream, but he is in for a rude awakening when he heads to Western New York and faces the stout Bills defense.
The departure of Tom Brady from the AFC East gives the Bills an opportunity they have not had in what seems like forever. This offense revolves around Josh Allen, no ifs, ands or buts. After what Brandon Beane has done this offseason and most recently the draft, there really is no cause for failure. Devin “Motor” Singletary is now the lead back and he showed last season that he can be. A great receiver out of the backfield and once he gets into open space, he can make defenders miss. Don’t forget that he was averaging five yards per carry on the ground last season as well. Now with the addition of Zack Moss, it makes the Bills backfield even more dangerous. If Brian Daboll can get either one the ball on a consistent basis, magic will happen.
Last year Brandon Beane brought in some key free agents to help Josh Allen and they produced. Of note was speedy deep threat John Brown and sneaky slot man Cole Beasley. But you can tell that there was still something missing. They needed that one last piece to complete the puzzle.
So what does Beane do?
He makes a deal that nobody expected and brings in Stefon Diggs from Minnesota. That guy who caught the Minneapolis Miracle TD. Buffalo did give up a lot of draft capital to get him but look at what this move does to the offense. You have a group of guys that can get to the ball with great route running skills and the ability to separate from defenders with ease. The draft saw the team add some good young depth behind the Big Three with wide receivers Gabriel Davis out of UCF and Isaiah Hodgins from Oregon State. More weapons!
The tight end position saw Jason Croom get re-signed and if Dawson Knox can be the monster that he showed flashes of last season, this offense can be scary when it is in full gear. You cannot forget the offensive line either. It keeps getting stronger with the re-signing of Quinton Spain and adding former Panthers offensive linemen Daryl Williams. With all these offensive moves, you have the makings of a team that will be competing for a playoff spot in the AFC for years to come which in turn will give Allen more confidence under center. That’s great for everybody.
That is my quick take on the offensive side of the ball. Stay tuned for part 3 of my series where I talk about the already stout Buffalo D and the other moves that the Bills made to make this defense one of, if not, the most elite defense in the entire NFL.