“I don’t want to try to quantify his best or what,” McDermott said, via Pro Football Talk. “It looked like it was a step in the right direction. Certainly he got some meaningful time in the first half, which was important. He directed a two-minute drive before halftime, came out after halftime and took control of the first series there, which is good experience for him.”
According to McDermott, the quarterback position is still an ongoing evaluation for them.
“I’m not going to get into what I need to see and what I’ve seen [to justify starting Allen],” McDermott said. “Again, it’s an ongoing evaluation like it is for every position. I thought both Josh and A.J. too, and Nate [Peterman] did some good things. It’s important that our team overall learns from this experience tonight. Like I said, there’s going to be tough moments. We’ll be facing adversity on the road, in particular, and the guys responded.”
Bills veteran Lorenzo Alexander says that Allen is “definitely gaining [his] trust.”
“He’s definitely gaining my trust,” Alexander said, via of TheAthletic.com. “He already has my respect, but just my trust as far as him going out there and being able to command the offense, get guys in place, run it as smoothly as a young guy. If he’s in that spot, it’s not going to be like, ‘Oh no, we’ve got a rookie out there.’ He seems like he’s holding his own and operating at a high level. . . . He’s impressive to me. If he ends up winning it, we’ll have as good a chance as if any of those other guys win.”
New Bills WR Corey Coleman said he does not appreciate how he was portrayed on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” prior to being traded from the Browns, which showed him dropping passes and a lack of effort.
“You know with all that, I’m going to take the high road,” Coleman said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Y’all can see for y’all self. You know, pretty much, how stuff worked out. Like I said, I’m going to take the high road. I just laugh at it, because it’s kind of funny. They should have showed the whole thing if they were going to show it.”
Cabot also reports that Coleman’s portrayal on Hard Knocks “caught the attention” of Bills’ officials and he has not made a good first impression in Buffalo.
Bills HC Sean McDermott cautioned that Coleman must get up to speed with the playbook.
“We’re getting to the point now where it needs to be … ‘here’s the playbook, you’ve got to know it,'” said McDermott. “There will be some clarity around what his role is Friday night, so the biggest thing is that we want him to come out, play fast, and play physical.”
- Ian Rapoport reports Bills DT Kyle Williams has avoided an ACL injury, but they’re still awaiting test results on his knee to determine the severity of the issue.