Buffalo Bills: Breaking down top plays of Zack Moss
Weapon in the passing game
In addition to his ability to gain yardage when given the ball, Moss has also proven himself as a viable option in the pass game during the Pac-12 Championship.
On a 1st and 10 on the 24-yard line, down 20 points, Moss got involved through the air. After chipping off the down-blitzing linebacker, Moss broke down a few yards in front of the line of scrimmage. This left him wide open as the rest of the Ducks swarmed Utah quarterback, Tyler Huntley.
As the defense grew closer to Huntley, he checked it down to Moss who tore up the right side of the field and barreled his way into the end zone. In doing so he brought a slew of players down with him, refusing to let a single body stand in the way of putting Utah on the board.
Moss’ ability to jump into the passing game will come as a huge upside and will help the Buffalo Bills tremendously well this upcoming season. Mainly because of how effective it was last season. With the addition of Devin Singletary last season, he served as a safety blanket for Josh Allen out of the backfield. At multiple times during games, Allen would find Singletary wide-open for a check-down pass which resulted in a number of first downs.
He finished the season with 29 receptions and just shy of 200 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Lucky for Allen, Moss is just as capable of filling that role, and may be better suited for it given his running style, as he recorded 28 receptions for 388 yards and also a pair of touchdowns.
Given the two different styles of backs now in Buffalo, being able to incorporate one or the other into different schemes and still have them be able to be a weapon in the passing game will completely open up the field for Allen. This will ensure that the Buffalo Bills offense has treats running downfield and just a few yards in front of the line of scrimmage.