Bleacher Report ranks the Buffalo Bills’ offense the best in the NFL
Last year, the Buffalo Bills had arguably one of the best offenses in the NFL, and this offseason they went out and added wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Khalil Shakir, running backs Duke Johnson and James Cook, and tight end O.J. Howard.
Those additions haven’t made it much of an argument anymore according to Kristopher Knox with Bleacher Report who recently ranked the Bills’ offense best in the NFL. He wrote:
"Where Buffalo may really improve, though, is in the ground game. The Bills ranked sixth in rushing and sixth in yards per carry last season, but Allen did a lot of the heavy lifting. He rushed for 763 yards, or roughly 35 percent of the team’s total.Buffalo added Duke Johnson Jr. and rookie second-round pick James Cook to a backfield that already had Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. The Bills should now feature one of the more versatile backfields in the NFL to go with a quarterback who can chew up yards on the ground or through the air. That’s going to make Buffalo one tough entity to contain."
The Buffalo Bills passing game was ranked near the top of the league and if there was an area to make significant strides in 2022 it is on the ground as Knox notes.
While the Bills don’t want to lose the threat of Josh Allen on the ground, they should have the running backs now that they don’t need to rely on his rushing ability as much. However, it may not be the traditional run game as James Cook and Duke Johnson Jr. are excellent receivers out of the backfield and Buffalo could utilize the short passing game as a run game.
Buffalo Bills have one big looming question entering this offseason
The biggest question for the Buffalo Bills is not on the field but on the sideline with Ken Dorsey taking over for Brian Daboll which Kristopher Knox notes in the final paragraph.
For the past three years, Daboll has been the team’s offensive coordinator and the only play caller Allen has had in the NFL. He has moved on to become head coach of the New York Giants and the team tried to keep some familiarity for Josh Allen by promoting last year’s QB coach Ken Dorsey to offensive coordinator.
This will be Dorsey’s first year calling plays in the NFL and there may be a bit of a learning curve. There is no question that the talent is there in the offense, especially with Josh Allen under center. It will now be up to Ken Dorsey to get everyone in a position to be successful.