Josh Allen did not lead the Bills to a come from behind victory in Miami Sunday, but Sean McDermott still thinks it’s an important step for the rookie.
“Those moments are ones you want to be able to check off,” McDermott said. “I thought he did a nice job in his first opportunity. I thought he gave us a chance.”
McDermott did say on the last play that Zay Jones was coming open and could have been a target if Allen had hung in the pocket longer. McDermott also pointed out that Allen’s scrambling also gave the Bills a chance to win.
He thought Allen did better and got more comfortable as the game wore on and did a good job implementing changes from the coaching staff.
“I thought he grew for sure,” McDermott said. “Josh took the adjustments and ran with them. He started to exploit what they were doing with his legs and his arm.”
Following the game, Jerry Hughes frustration boiled over. He was seen, apparently, verbally accosting one of the officials. Hughes refused to acknowledge the incident when talking with reporters.
“Out of respect for that situation, I’m going to let the league handle that,” McDermott said Monday. “Jerry and I have spoken. We’ll move forward from there.”
One of the officials on the crew yesterday was Roy Ellison. He’s also the official that appears to be drawing Hughes’ ire. The Bills veteran defensive claims Ellison called him something profane during the game.
In 2013, Ellison was suspended one game for profane language directed towards a Washington player. It may not exonerate Hughes in the eyes of the league, but it will likely be considered during the investigation.
The Bills got some bad injury news Monday. Center Russell Bodine suffered a fractured fibula on the third offensive play of the game. He is done for the year.
The team is considering adding help at center. Ryan Groy manned the position for the rest of the game on Sunday.