Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen expressed his frustration and disappointment following a recent loss to the Denver Broncos. For Allen, this defeat added to a string of deflating moments he has experienced throughout his career, causing him to use the phrase “it sucks” to describe these setbacks. However, this time, the loss feels even more familiar and indicative of a deeper issue within the Bills organization.
It has been 661 days since the Bills suffered a devastating loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs. Despite making additions to their roster and Allen gaining more experience, the Bills seem to be moving backward rather than progressing. Allen’s play style, once seen as dynamic and promising, has become more turnover-prone. The offense lacks consistency and cohesion, which has resulted in the team’s struggles to find confidence, energy, and consistent production.
To address these mounting concerns, the Bills may need to find their old spark and elevate their offensive coordinator, Joe Brady, to a more prominent role. Brady’s impressive success with Joe Burrow at LSU offers hope that he can reignite Allen and revitalize the offense. Even Bills coach Sean McDermott acknowledges that Allen is not performing at his peak level and hopes the change in offensive coordinator will provide a much-needed confidence boost.
However, it is concerning that at this stage of Allen’s career, the focus still remains on confidence and anticipation. The Bills were expected to be in their Super Bowl window by now, but instead, they find themselves still working on fixing Allen and the offense. The struggles can be traced back to that devastating loss to the Chiefs in 2019, which seems to have had a lasting impact on the team.
As Allen continues to voice his frustration and disappointment, it becomes clear that there are deeper issues at play for the Buffalo Bills. With hopes of elevating their offensive coordinator and finding their old spark, the Bills must quickly address these concerns and make the necessary adjustments to get back on track. The clock is ticking, and it’s time for the Bills to reclaim their position as serious contenders in the league.