The Buffalo Bills offseason moves are garnering national media attention as two reporters claimed the Bills did the most to improve this offseason.
In an ESPN article, Field Yates, ESPN NFL writer, credits General Manager Brandon Beane for his work in acquiring talent this offseason.
“General manager Brandon Beane and his staff have a clear pattern on how they want to build this roster, and I thought this offseason was productive in not just adding starters but also building competition across the roster,” Yates said. “Between at least two new offensive line starters, two new starting wide receivers, their likely two top tight ends, backfield depth, an elite defensive line talent in Oliver and more, Buffalo made major strides.”
Kevin Seifert, a national NFL writer, agreed with Yates’ sentiments.
“I love the depth and variety of players the Bills have assembled on both sides of the ball. They’ve put some really productive receivers around quarterback Josh Allen, most notably Cole Beasley and John Brown, and made a big move to add center Mitch Morse,” Seifert said. “Rookie defensive tackle Ed Oliver will enhance an already nasty defense. It all comes down to Allen. If he can make the kind of progress we normally expect from the first to second year, the Bills are a playoff team.”
“If he can make the kind of progress we normally expect from the first to second year, the Bills are a playoff team.”Kevin Seifert, a national NFL writer, said in an ESPN article
It is unusual for national media to credit the Bills in such a way. Typically the Bills fly under the radar and only make headlines when something bad happens, like Nathan Peterman throwing five interceptions in one half of football.
After all the moves this offseason, maybe the Bills are on the up and up for the future. As Seifert said, if Allen can make progress, the Bills are a playoff team – and he is right.
Just last year, the Bills defense ranked second in the league. The defense added Oliver and a top-five secondary behind them, should continue to keep the Bills in games.
With all of the additions to the Bills offense, it is easy to imagine a much improved offensive product.
The team finished 6-10 last year and a turnaround to 10-6 is not out of the question.