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Day 16 -- The Last Practice -- on Wednesday, August 15 at 8:45 am. It's also Pirate Day.

 

 

 

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Mike RodakESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills continued to rotate their quarterbacks Tuesday, having Nathan Peterman run the first-team offense, rookie Josh Allen lead the second team and AJ McCarron run the third team. That continued throughout the entire practice without Allen taking any first-team reps, which has happened at points during training camp.

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If I had to guess, I’d say AJM runs the first team, Allen the second team and Peterman running with the third team.

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A few position battles left and some depth spots still up for grabs but only one question really matters for this week. Is there a path for Allen to start week 1 or not? If he plays well and the other 2 guys struggle would McD have him start game the next preseason game? 

 

I feel like the answer is no, I want it to happen. IMO they are brining him along slowly and Allen starting week 1 isn’t in their plans. 

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1 hour ago, Commonsense said:

A few position battles left and some depth spots still up for grabs but only one question really matters for this week. Is there a path for Allen to start week 1 or not? If he plays well and the other 2 guys struggle would McD have him start game the next preseason game? 

 

I feel like the answer is no, I want it to happen. IMO they are brining him along slowly and Allen starting week 1 isn’t in their plans. 

I concur with this part

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Based on McD presser I think if Allen handles himself against Cleveland he will start getting heavy Reps with the Starters and start Preseason Game 3. 

 

If he shows himself good in Preseason 3 he will be the starter week 1. Sounds like that was the plan and timeline and what they ultimately want but up to Allen to keep hitting those performance marks to keep moving down the road of their plan. 

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1 hour ago, Commonsense said:

A few position battles left and some depth spots still up for grabs but only one question really matters for this week. Is there a path for Allen to start week 1 or not? If he plays well and the other 2 guys struggle would McD have him start game the next preseason game? 

 

I feel like the answer is no, I want it to happen. IMO they are brining him along slowly and Allen starting week 1 isn’t in their plans. 

At this point, I am pretty sure you are right. As much as I might wish it, I think they are pointedly not having him start week 1. After the first preseason game, I am ok with that plan. He clearly has a lot of potential, but he has a lot to learn.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bangarang said:

If I had to guess, I’d say AJM runs the first team, Allen the second team and Peterman running with the third team.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

 

 

 

40 yard back shoulder throw? Does any other NFL QB even attempt that kind of pass?

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Wouldn't it mean that Allen would get the start?

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How I would handle the rotation for the next two preseason games: 

 

1. Flip AJM/Peterman against Cleveland. Each gets a game with the ones and twos, Allen gets the whole second half again. 

2. Make your pick for Week 1 between AJM/Peterman based on two games and camp to date (even if that decision is kept between the coaches). 

3. Give the winner the start in preseason game 3, let them play for the first half. Let Allen start the second half with the ones for two drives. 

 

Adjust depth chart after week 3 accordingly.

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Deranged Rhino said:

How I would handle the rotation for the next two preseason games: 

 

1. Flip AJM/Peterman against Cleveland. Each gets a game with the ones and twos, Allen gets the whole second half again. 

2. Make your pick for Week 1 between AJM/Peterman based on two games and camp to date (even if that decision is kept between the coaches). 

3. Give the winner the start in preseason game 3, let them play for the first half. Let Allen start the second half with the ones for two drives. 

 

Adjust depth chart after week 3 accordingly.

 

 

 

That is exactly what I would do.

 

I want to see Allen play, but I don't want him starting this year until/unless we are eliminates from playoff contention.

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Kelvin Benjamin, who has practiced sparingly the past two days, exited the locker room after Wednesday’s practice wearing a large ice pack on his right knee.

 

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4 hours ago, Commonsense said:

A few position battles left and some depth spots still up for grabs but only one question really matters for this week. Is there a path for Allen to start week 1 or not? If he plays well and the other 2 guys struggle would McD have him start game the next preseason game? 

 

I feel like the answer is no, I want it to happen. IMO they are brining him along slowly and Allen starting week 1 isn’t in their plans. 

 

I think all of us, including the staff, are beyond excited to see this kid with the ones.  But the staff is too smart to rush it, and with AJM and NP showing well in first game it further reduces pressure to push Allen in there too quickly.  

 

Its enitrely possible that if Allen has a big showing Friday and the other 2 BOTH falter, he suddenly gets into a position to challenge for week 1 starter potential.  But more than likely that won’t happen where both AJM and struggle enough for Allen to have a shot to move ahead IMO.  Like you said, I don’t see a realistic path to start early in the season barring injuries or sudden decline in both AJM and NP performance.  

 

One thing I don’t see mentioned much is McD’s starting of NP last year at a less than ideal time.  I don’t expect him to make the same mistake twice of putting a young QB out before he is certain he is ready and gives the team the best chance to win.

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7 minutes ago, Shotgunner said:

 

That is exactly what I would do.

 

I want to see Allen play, but I don't want him starting this year until/unless we are eliminates from playoff contention.

 

 

I do not get this sentiment. Why? What if Josh Allen legitimately gives us a better chance to win games than either of the other two. Why are you wanting to sit Josh Allen just to sit him? We really won't know if he's ready until we see him with 1s against 1s. So I'd like to see if he can start game 3. Then we have a fair assessment of how each QB performs with and against 1s. Then I want the best QB to play. Regardless of how they got here or how inexperienced they are.

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Do we really think either AJ or Peterman will have a better shot at beating the Ravens' ferocious D than Josh Allen??

 

I sure as hell don't.

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4 minutes ago, Domdab99 said:

Do we really think either AJ or Peterman will have a better shot at beating the Ravens' ferocious D than Josh Allen??

 

I sure as hell don't.

 

At the very least, McCarron's has the best knowledge of Ravens' D than anyone else on the roster.  

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