Can the Bills improve the passing game?
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By Brandon J. Koch
The Buffalo Bills passing game through the first 5 games of the season has been inconsistent, to say the least.
Some games were efficient, other down right terrible.
So what can the 30th rank passing offense do to get going? Here’s my thoughts:
Besides week one, the running game has been non existent, and that’s a huge problem. The running game will open up the play action pass and help Tyrod tremendously. The offensive line needs to rebound after this bye, they have had struggles, I don’t think it’s LeSean McCoy slowing down. I think they have a few wrinkles to help the o-line get going, we will see on Sunday if it helps or not.
Get receivers going
Easier said then done, but through five games, only 24 receptions are by wide receivers. There has to be a way of getting these guys going. Second round pick Zay Jones has struggled, but they need to keep going to him. Tremendous talent when he can get the ball in his hands in my opinion. Brandon Tate shown flashes in Cincinnati, continue to use him. It’s difficult on Taylor given the cast of weapons at his disposal, but the good quarterbacks find a way.
It’s been frustrating seeing the lack of willing to give a receiver a chance down the field. I know he doesn’t want to make mistakes, but there are guys that he’s missing down the field. It’s easy to judge, but we don’t know the playcall or what his first and second reads are. Just take some shots down the field.
Use O’Leary as a safety blanket
He’s been a surprise in the passing game. He has developed nicely since coming in as a rookie. With Charles Clay out until who knows when, I would think O’Leary’s number would be called. Get him going.