Buffalo Bills: 3 questions the team needs to answer during the bye
Should Zack Moss be the featured back?
One of those areas of improvement previously discussed was the run game, which has been pretty bad most of the year. The team had high expectations entering the season with Devin Singletary coming off a good rookie season, and the addition of rookie Zack Moss seemed to give them a good combination of power and speed.
Through the first 10 games though, the run game has been almost non-existent, except for the game against the New England Patriots, and it raises the question if they should give the job to one back to try and give him the opportunity to build some momentum during the course of the game.
If the coaching staff believes this is a way to jumpstart this part of the offense, that back needs to be Zack Moss. The reason is that while the run game hasn’t looked good, Moss has been the better running back. He has only 59 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry but is the only back with runs over 20 yards, two of them, and is the only running back with a rushing touchdown, he has three of them on the year.
The power Zack Moss has shown is something that would help wear down defenses over the course of the game, if Brian Daboll commits to giving him carries, making it more effective in second half. This is a time where Buffalo Bills could use this ground game to burn the clock and effectively cut down on the opposing team’s chances to come back.
The Buffalo Bills need to do something to turn the run game around and it may just be as simple as making Zack Moss the featured back.