On the latest episode of The Rico Report, our host went over some offseason storylines we should be interested in. From new additions to old problems, where should the Buffalo Bills put their focus? Let’s get into it.
Is Ken Dorsey Ready To Be OC? (12:17)
The first offseason storyline is a major one. Ken Dorsey: Will he be in over his head? We’re experiencing some cautious optimism. He’s been sitting under Brian Daboll and working with Josh Allen directly for the last four years, and has likely picked up plenty. Will he be a sideline OC or up in the booth, calling plays from above? He’s never called plays, but he’s sat next to Daboll time and time again, through every big moment.
Sure, there may be some mistakes, but he’s getting handed the reins to one of the NFL’s best offenses. We can win as he gets his ‘sea legs’, despite his lack of experience. Daboll rubbed off on this entire offense, and we can expect some of that to last. Allen and the rest of the offense has benefitted from stability; can they excel through this change?
The Offensive Line And RB Room (24:53)
Is this new-look offensive line, under top-tier OL Coach Aaron Kromer, going to work? Last season, they were our biggest concern, costing us more than one game. This time, they could be a strength. The signing of Rodger Saffold to secure the interior was a steal, but more can be done. Kromer needs to work with the line immediately to turn it into a strength.
The Bills running back room got better with James Cook, adding diversity in talent. One of the best receiving backs of the draft, Cook can contribute in a way that other guys in the room can’t. The unit is full of role players with no every-down back, but who can we keep? Zack Moss, Devin Singletary, and free agent addition Duke Johnson make up a talented bunch. Odds are, we don’t keep four of these guys on the roster. Who’s the odd man out (36:50)?
More Offseason Storylines (58:42)
Another offseason storyline is the Jordan Poyer situation. He didn’t get rid of his old agent and bring in Drew Rosenhaus to stay on his current deal. It’s a contract year, and he’s important to our defense. Poyer and Micah Hyde are All-Pros, and deserving of a pay bump and extension. The Buffalo Bills have got pieces on the defense who can try to step into his role, but it’s a question currently unanswered. All eyes should be on the secondary, and on the free agent market.
The last question is a doozy. What will Josh Allen look like under a new OC for the first time since 2018 (1:16:27)? Let’s not mince words: He’s going to be elite. Allen has developed his game every season since college, and we can expect big things. The offense may look different, but our quarterback is still one of the league’s best.
Lastly, we bid a fond farewell to our formerly longest-tenured player: Jerry Hughes. As you sign with Houston, we wish you all the best. For all of that and more, check out the latest episode of The Rico Report on the Buffalo Fanatics YouTube channel.