Buffalo Bills: 5 questions about the offense for 2020
The Buffalo Bills offense still has plenty of questions heading into 2020.
This time last year, the Buffalo Bills offense had numerous questions ahead of the upcoming season. Could Josh Allen take the next step? How would an offensive line produce with four new starters? Were the additions of John Brown and Cole Beasley enough? How would rookies Devin Singletary and Dawson Knox do?
Now some of those questions were answered pretty emphatically as the offensive line took a major step forward, Josh Allen got off to a slow start but finished last year strong and John Brown and Cole Beasley were a big boost to the passing attack.
While some of those questions were answered, the Buffalo Bills brought in additional weapons that has created a new set of questions for this group. These are five questions the Buffalo Bills offense has entering 2020.
Can they move out of the bottom third of the league?
This may be the biggest question, the one that is likely impacted by the following questions. While Brian Daboll has done a good job with the talent he has, and he has been able to build an offense that highlights Josh Allen’s strengths, the stats are still lagging behind.
In the two years that Daboll has been offensive coordinator, the Bills have ranked 31st and 24th in total yards and 30th and 23rd in scoring in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
There has certainly been some excuses that can be pointed to the struggles as the first year the offense had almost no playmakers and Josh Allen was working through his rookie season. This past season, the Bills were still watching Allen develop and they were trying to incorporate almost an entirely new set of starters.
However, this season those built in excuses are essentially gone as the Bills have one of the deepest wide receiver groups with Stefon Diggs joining Brown and Beasley, the offensive line is the same group and has a year of experience together and the running backs, while young, are talented with Singletary and rookie Zack Moss.
There is no question that the pieces are all there for this offense to move into the top half of the league and the pressure is now on offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.