What if I told you that the undefeated Buffalo Bills have the best quarterback since Jim Kelly?
I’ll set my watch to the Twitter trolling that will happen.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been outstanding in the first three games. Yes, he played the Jets and Dolphins in the first two games. On Sunday, a playoff contender in the LA Rams stepped in to end the “hype.”
Though Allen was sacked four times, the Bills defense gave up 29 unanswered points in the second half. The 24-year-old quarterback threw a game-winner to tight end Tyler Kroft. It was part of his four touchdown (also ran one) performance. Now put him at 10 passing touchdowns and one interception for the season.
Allen has grown up in front of our eyes, according to Peter King of NBC Sports. During the offseason, Allen was working on his mechanics with the likes of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, quarterback tutor Jordan Palmer. Romo was teaching him to use body language in the pocket while Palmer was working on rotational throwing. Along with numerous Zoom meetings with his offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey.
So far, it is paying off.
Allen’s accuracy with the ball went from 56% in 2019 to an absurd 71 percent in three games.
The Bills went from a “ground and pound” running-first team to an air show type offense with Allen. In 2019, he averaged 184 yards per game. In 2020, it’s a ridiculous 346 yards.
Remember in 2018, when Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey called Allen one word. “Trash.”
King asked the young quarterback if there were hard feelings towards it?
Allen responded, “I don’t really care about outside voices.”
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- Previously, I mentioned how the Bills gave up an extraordinary 29 points after being up 28-3. How did this happen? Run defense is a big issue, according to Matt Warren of SB Nation. They surrendered 167 yards on the ground, it is the most since Week 8 vs the Eagles in 2019. They are giving up nearly five yards per carry so far this season.
- You ever heard of Gabe Davis? I had the fortune to watch this kid play at the University of Central Florida in 2019 vs East Carolina. Davis was destined to play on Sundays and fight for a spot. The 2020 fourth-rounder is a raw talent that can stretch the field and run crisp routes. On Sunday. he had his best game with four receptions and 81 yards. That’s over 20 yards per catch. Keep an eye on jersey number #13 in Buffalo this season.
- In the third quarter, tight end Tyler Kroft had a big-time grab ripped away from the referees when Rams corner John Johnson “stole” the ball from Kroft. Though evidence showed that Kroft had the completion of the catch as he hit the ground. How did he respond? Four balls for 24 yards and two touchdown catches (including the game-winner at the left side of the end zone). Kroft has shown he’s the “next man up” for an injured Dawson Knox.