Ken Dorsey called plays from the booth
For the last few years, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has called plays from the booth while Ken Dorsey, who was quarterback coach at the time, would be on the sidelines with Josh Allen. However, with Dorsey now stepping in as offensive coordinator, there was some question about where he might be during games.
On Friday night, Dorsey got a chance to get an idea of what it might be like calling plays from above and not be on the sideline with Josh Allen. According to Sal Capaccio, Dorsey was in the booth for the ‘Return of the Blue & Red’ but he still hasn’t made a decision if that will be the permanent location this season.
There is no set rule on where offensive coordinators are during the game and it is typically personal preference. For some coordinators, being on the sidelines is a benefit as they are able to communicate with their quarterback and the rest of the players on the offense.
However, being in the booth provides them a good bird’s eye view that allows them to see the whole field and what a defense might be doing to stop them. It will be interesting to see where he is on Friday when the Buffalo Bills play the Indianapolis Colts in their first preseason game.