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Buffalo Bills mandatory minicamp June 11-13.

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6 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

At what point are we allowed to be concerned about Josh? 

He is a second year quarterback. If you think he is going to be perfect you are going to be disappointed. This year I want to see a 2 to 1 ‘good game’ to ‘bad game’ ratio. Allen is going to progressively get better. Preseason is helpfully but as we witnessed last year, preseason QB play isn’t the same as regular season. 

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As others have noted it's to be expected that the Bills defense, which will be a top 5 defense this year and is returning most of it's starters would be WAY ahead of a retooled offense with a 2nd year QB IN FREAKING JUNE. 

 

And as others have said Allen and the rest of the offense will get better by practicing against an elite defense.

 

I'm picking the Bills to win 10 or 11 games this year and make the playoffs.  They'll do that on the back of their defense and with some big plays out of Allen & the offense.  But this will be a defensive minded team which means they'll try to run the ball on offense, limit TO's, gain field position and play outstanding special teams.  They're going to win a lot of games 20 - 13. 

 

This worry about whether Allen missed a swing pass or whether he's struggling against a near elite secondary with mostly back-up receivers IN JUNE is bizarre to me. 

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16 minutes ago, mjt328 said:

 

That's not an easy question to answer.

 

He's an extremely young player, who had a lot of development needed to succeed in the league.  At this point, he's only had 12 games and 11 starts.  His supporting cast was terrible last year.  And although the front office made massive upgrades in the offseason, that also means we've got 8 new starters going into mini-camp. 

 

As the season progresses (training camp, preseason, then Weeks #1-16), I think you will start to get a feel for where Josh Allen is headed in the NFL. 

- Is he taking steps forward?  Staying stagnant?  Or have defenses figured out how to contain his scrambling, and he's going backwards?

- Are his mechanics and accuracy improving?  Or is he still missing too many easy throws?

- How does his decision-making look?  Is he getting better at reading defenses, or is he constantly looking lost and confused?

 

I know a lot of people are going to be disappointed if Allen isn't a finished product by Week 4, and playing at a Pro-Bowl level by mid-season.  

But at this point of his career, I don't think we need to be setting deadlines.  We just need to be watching for steady improvement and progress.  If he reaches a point where that stops, then it may be time to start worrying.

 

 

Great post.

 

As another poster noted we can realistically expect that if Allen is the guy he'll have 2 good games for every 1 bad game this year.  But that means he's going to have a couple of stinkers.  That's where the defense comes in. 

 

My goodness there isn't enough Lithium in the world to handle Bills fans if they get depressed by their 2nd year QB making a couple of bad throws in JUNE! 

 

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13 minutes ago, CincyBillsFan said:

 

Great post.

 

As another poster noted we can realistically expect that if Allen is the guy he'll have 2 good games for every 1 bad game this year.  But that means he's going to have a couple of stinkers.  That's where the defense comes in. 

 

My goodness there isn't enough Lithium in the world to handle Bills fans if they get depressed by their 2nd year QB making a couple of bad throws in JUNE! 

 

 

On Tuesday he was on his way to Canton so he’s behind on the 2:1 ratio. Panic!

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Super Bowls are won in June. Don’t you people know that?

 

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7 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

At what point are we allowed to be concerned about Josh? 

You will be alerted by my avatar change to Chicken Little

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