6 observations from the Week 1 snap counts for the Buffalo Bills
Isaiah McKenzie was slightly ahead of Jamison Crowder
Based on what Isaiah McKenzie showed during training camp, it was thought that he would be the full-time replacement for Cole Beasley. He looked incredible during training camp and the preseason and would bring quickness and speed to that position that Beasley did not.
In his three seasons with the Bills, Beasley was typically playing between 60-70% of the offensive snaps. However, in this game, McKenzie was on the field for only 44% of the offensive snaps while Jamison Crowder played 31%.
The Bills could have done this for a few reasons from purposely limiting McKenzie’s snaps due to the fact that he is also the team’s starting kick returner or making an in-game adjustment after the dropped pass that turned into an interception forced the coaching staff to give Crowder more snaps.
Regardless of the reason, this position appears as if it will also be by committee this year.