Buffalo Bills struggle again in week 7 loss against the New England Patriots

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Final thoughts on the Buffalo Bills offense

At the beginning of the season, I was all for the idea of running 12-personnel and it appeared to be working. The Bills were rolling after that Week One loss but that's changed and they are anything but rolling during the last three games. I'm not saying to throw out the 12-personnel altogether, as I think it's a good wrinkle to have throughout the game but Knox is almost a liability at this point. He simply can't count on him to come down with the catch and that's a problem.

I don't want to pile on Knox but when you have other options that so far this season, appear to be better at catching the ball, you have to consider a change in your offensive philosophy. Let's see more 11-personnel with Kincaid in as your top tight end and run the offense primarily through him and Stefon Diggs.

Secondly, get rid of the rotation at the slot position. I think Khalil Shakir has shown he now deserves the opportunity to be the full-time option in the slot. As I mentioned already, he was targeted four times against the Patriots and caught all four passes. Let's see what he can do as the full-time guy.

Lastly, how about some no-huddle Dorsey? Josh Allen has shown throughout his career he's deadly when in those two-minute situations. What would that look like throughout the game? I understand the concern with the pressure that could put on your defense if the offense doesn't consistently sustain drives, but I think it's worth the risk. Maybe you don't use it on every drive but open the game with it and instill a no-huddle drive here and there from the opening kickoff until the final whistle blows.

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