Ken Dorsey and Joe Brady
One of the biggest challenges this offseason for Sean McDermott was replacing offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who was named head coach of the New York Giants. The Bills named Daboll offensive coordinator in 2018 and he had been the only play-caller Josh Allen has known in the NFL.
For the Buffalo Bills, they were able to keep at least a little bit of familiarity as they named quarterback coach Ken Dorsey as the new offensive coordinator. This was the coach Josh Allen was hoping would take over for Daboll and they were able to make that happen.
During the NFL Combine, Brandon Beane mentioned that keeping things the same as much as possible played a role in promoting Dorsey.
While it is good to have a familiar voice on the staff, it is also important to bring in a coach with new ideas. The addition of Joe Brady certainly achieved that and should help Josh Allen and this Bills’ passing attack.
Brady previously was offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, and while he struggled at times, prior to that he was the passing game coordinator for LSU in 2019. That season, he helped the Tigers have one of the best offenses in college with Joe Burrow under center.
One of the unknowns for the upcoming season is whether or not Ken Dorsey will remain on the sidelines, which he did as quarterback coach, or if he will move up to the booth, where Brian Daboll would be to call plays.
If Dorsey does move to the booth, the addition of Joe Brady is even more important as it will be Brady talking with Josh Allen on the sidelines during the game.