Florio broke the news Wednesday that the Bills were scrapping the no huddle offense that they have practiced every day since the offseason. (The same one they canned offensive coordinator Turk Schonert for not implementing properly.)
The decision was likely brought on by a number of factors, primary among them that the team’s makeshift offensive line couldn’t handle its responsibilities. (And that the offense, um, wasn’t scoring points.)
Even though the move is probably wise in the short term, there must be some embarrassment from the organization that they are giving up on their well publicized plan.
Perhaps that’s why they wouldn’t recognize PFT’s report when asked Thursday. In fact, a Bills media relations official told reporters to ask only injury-related questions to Dick Jauron, which was a departure from normal Thursday routine.
When Jauron was asked about the no-huddle attack, the coach left without saying a word, according to the Associated Press. (If we were the Associated Press, we wouldn’t credit them, but would just write “according to internet reports.” But that’s another story.)
Bills players also uniformly declined to talk about the subject. Which, of course, is as good as confirming the story.
Mr. Florio says the story is “10000% accurate,” and the team’s actions Thursday support that.
If the story was wrong and the Bills were keeping the offense, which they’ve talked about openly all season, they would say so.