Daboll and Allen provide hope

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Buffalo Bills fans are typically skeptical when comes to offensive coaches as you have to go back to the days of former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly when the last time they had an elite offensive attack. Well for the first time in a long time Bills fans have hope in Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and quarterback Josh Allen.

Daboll isn’t a stranger to success as he was on the New England  Patriots coaching staff for all five of their Super Bowl wins, and was the offensive coordinator for the 2017 NCAA Champion Alabama Crimson Tide. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Daboll knows how to develop an offense.

“You need to try to do what you need to do each week to win,” Daboll said according to WGR 550.  “Whether it’s a zone, a gap scheme, you have to have a variety in everything you do. Whether it’s gap schemes sometimes this week, zone schemes sometimes this week, a mix of both, you have to have, I’d say, an expansive playbook because you have to dictate tempo offensively, but there’s also a part of scheming and seeing what the defense gives you and trying to attack those weaknesses.”

That is a good thing to hear as Buffalo’s weather can sometimes minimize passing attacks. Also, the team lost two starters on the offensive line, so this will keep defenders offbalanced  and give a young offensive line an edge while developing. However, things will be much different for Allen.

Allen won’t be rushed into things as they want the quarterback to settle in first.

“Been doing this a long time with rookies at all different positions,” Daboll said. “It’s such a learning experience for all the rookies, whether it’s a quarterback, running back, tight end. Not only are they coming to a new system and having to adapt and learn an offensive system, they have to learn the people in the building, they have to find a place to live, they have so many different things they have to learn.”

In the end, the results aren’t going to show right away, so be patient as they will eventually.

 

 

 

NFL anthem protesters could learn from Kemp

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Ever since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee during the United States national anthem prior to NFL games; a debate has consumed the nation on whether or not it’s a right to protest during its playing. If NFL players really want to make an impact they need to go brushup their history on former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp.

Kemp started his pro football career bouncing around, but eventually found a home with the Bills and led them to two consecutive AFL Championships in 1964 and 1965. His biggest impact came after he retired in 1969 as he turned to politics.

Kemp turned the skills that made him success on the field to off the field. Those skills helped him eventually become  a congressman in the U.S. House of Representativesin 1971. It would be a position he would hold until 1989 when he was made Secretary of Housing and Urban Developmentl by President George H. W. Bush.

Eventually, Kemp rose all the way to Republican Vice Presdient nominee for the 1996 presidential election. It would be the last political position that Kemp would hold.

In the end, if NFL players need to stop taking a knee and get more active in the political world to truly make a difference like Kemp did.