Buffalo Bills build experienced offensive coaching staff around Ken Dorsey

Ken Dorsey, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports)
Ken Dorsey, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills have a first-time play caller at offensive coordinator but have built an experienced staff around him

The Buffalo Bills’ offense won’t look very different on the field as the team still has players like Josh Allen, Devin Singletary, Stefon Diggs, Dawson Knox, and Dion Dawkins. However, one big change will be the play caller as Brian Daboll left in the offseason to become head coach of the New York Giants.

The Bills tried to keep some familiarity in that role by hiring Ken Dorsey as offensive coordinator. This is a smart move in that Josh Allen has a working relationship with Dorsey as he has been quarterback coach the past few seasons.

That familiarity should help but it is a relatively big question in terms of how Dorsey might be calling plays during the game.

Buffalo Bills are smart to add plenty of coaches with offensive coordinator experience

While it will ultimately be up to Dorsey to manage the flow of the game and keep the offense on track with his play-calling, the Bills have added a number of coaches to their staff that has experience as offensive coordinators.

One coach is Rob Boras, who has been with the team since 2017 as tight end coach. However, prior to that he was offensive coordinator with the Rams for part of 2015 and 2016.

In addition to Boras, the Bills have added three coaches just this offseason to help support Dorsey with Joe Brady being hired as quarterback coach. He previously was offensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers and prior to that was passing game coordinator for LSU during Joe Burrow’s Heisman winning season.

Aaron Kromer is another coach who joined the team as offensive line coach but was offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears in 2013 and 2014. Finally, the Bills also brought in Mike Shula as a Senior Offensive Assistant who has been an offensive coordinator with the Giants in 2018 and 2019 but more importantly was the offensive coordinator from 2013 to 2017 for the Carolina Panthers.

During that stretch, Dorsey was the quarterback coach for the Panthers so these two know each other well.

Prior to the first OTA, Sean McDermott said with Ken Dorsey being offensive coordinator, there is some newness in the drills they are running, according to Paul Hamilton. This should an indication that this won’t be the same offense that Bills’ fans have come to know with Brian Daboll calling plays.

Must Read. 3 Buffalo Bills being drafted too late currently in fantasy football. light

This isn’t a bad thing but there might be some growing pains at times this season. However, with the experience on the staff to support Ken Dorsey, the Bills’ offense should still be very productive in 2022.