Buffalo Bills caput coach Sean McDermott sees a much focused Josh Allen, who understands their Super Bowl model tin only beryllium unfastened for truthful long.
Ever since their AFC Championship Game nonaccomplishment to nan Kansas City Chiefs successful nan 2020 season, nan Buffalo Bills entered each convention twelvemonth looking to get past that information and scope nan Super Bowl for nan first clip since nan 1993 season.
Instead, they mislaid successful nan Divisional Round successful each of nan past 2 years. And each year, nan AFC is only getting tougher (i.e. Aaron Rodgers joining nan New York Jets, etc.).
When speaking pinch nan media connected Tuesday, Bills caput coach Sean McDermott expressed his belief that he has seen a different backmost successful Josh Allen. Specifically, a much focused Allen.
“I’ve seen a different Josh this offseason, not that it was bad before, but he’s sewage a caller consciousness of focus, I would say, and determination, which is good,” said McDermott, h/t NFL.com.
Bills: Sean McDermott sees a different Josh Allen entering nan 2023 season
During his gathering pinch reporters, Allen said he knows he tin play better, moreover though nan discourtesy has thrived arsenic agelong arsenic he was nan starting quarterback. But, Allen said it hasn’t led to occurrence successful nan playoffs.
“I want to springiness everything that I person for arsenic agelong arsenic I play. I’m not saying that I haven’t done that successful nan past, but there’s ever caller ways that I tin find to get better, and not being complacent pinch what I’m doing connected nan field, knowing that there’s a batch of plays that we near retired there. And you know, statistically, you look astatine it, we were apical three, 4 [in] discourtesy successful nan convention past year, and it wasn’t bully enough. So, conscionable losing nan playoffs isn’t fun, you know?”
Last year, location was a alteration for Allen successful Buffalo. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was hired to beryllium nan caput coach of nan New York Giants, and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey was promoted. In nan mediate of nan season, Allen suffered an elbow wounded during nan team’s Week 9 nonaccomplishment to nan Jets, but he played done it for nan remainder of nan year.
In 16 regular play games, Allen threw for 4,283 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, while completing 63.3 percent of his passes.
Come playoff time, nan Bills sewage past, albeit barely, nan rival Miami Dolphins, contempt them starting third-string backmost Skylar Thompson. Allen completed 23-of-39 walk attempts for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns while throwing 2 interceptions. In nan Divisional Round, nan Bills were tally retired astatine location by Joe Burrow and nan Bengals, losing 27-10. Allen threw 25 completions for 264 yards and 1 interception successful 42 walk attempts.
The Bills did bring successful a immense summation to nan passing crippled successful rookie tight extremity Dalton Kincaid, who tin beryllium different reliable downfield target for Allen. But tin Allen will this squad to a Super Bowl? We’ll find retired by nan extremity of nan season.