foshman Rates the Buffalo Bills





Buffalo Bills

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
Orchard Park, NY United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B-
Allen played well as a rookie now he needs to step up his game.
Running Backs
B
There's a surprising amount of depth here. Devin Singleterry looks to be the future.
Protection & Blocking
B
Cody Ford and Ty Neshke were good additions to the line. Both should start at right guard and tackle respectively.
Receiving
C+
The Bills added John Brown and Cole Beasley which should offer some improvement but Zay Jones needs to become a star. Kroft and Dawson Knox offer some nice depth at tight end.
Skills
Speed
C
Production
B
Big Play Ability
B
Consistency
C+
Red Zone Success
B
Skills Analysis Notes
The depth and versatility at tight end and running back should help out in the Red Zone but this teams needs to put it all together.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B
Ed Oliver should be the centerpiece of their defensive front. They have four good defensive ends.
Linebackers
B+
Edwards is their star in the middle.
Defensive Backs
B+
Tre'Davous White is the leader in the secondary but the Bills are 9 deep here.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B+
Stopping the Run
B
Controlling Field Position
B-
Stopping The Big Play
C+
Causing Turnovers
B
Skills Analysis Notes
I expect Buffalo to play well but have some lapses in concentration as they experience some growing pains. The defense is built around having a stud at each level surrounded by blue collar guys and until Oliver proves he can play at a high level for 16 games, something White and Edwards struggled with in their first seasons, then the defense won't operate at peak efficiency.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
A-
Punting
C+
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B-
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B
Overall Unit Analysis
THe defensive depth suggests the coverage units will be solid. The punting and return games are question marks.
Coaching
Effectiveness
B-
Preparedness
B-
Decision Making
B
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
McDermott and co have exceeded many analysts expectations.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
C
Analysis
The Bills still look like a team that is putting all the pieces together. I expect improvement, just not without growing pains.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
Expected Wins
6
Expectations/ Outlook
I expect some improvement, though maybe not in the wins department.