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LeSean McCoy: Bills offense “simplified” under Anthony Lynn

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) is tackled by New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) during the second half an NFL football game on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) AP

Bills center Eric Wood said this week that the change in offensive coordinators from Greg Roman to Anthony Lynn has not been chaotic for the team and that it will be “business as usual” for the players heading into this week’s game with the Cardinals.

Business as usual doesn’t necessarily sound like the best thing for a team that felt the need to make a change at coordinator two weeks into the season and it doesn’t sound like things are going to be exactly the same after Lynn’s promotion. Running back LeSean McCoy said Roman was an “intelligent coach,” but that things are going to be less complex with Lynn at the helm.

“There won’t be a drastic change, but there will be a difference,” McCoy said, via the Buffalo News. “The plays will be simplified a lot. I think the gameplan we have this week is pretty good. Not as much thinking. It’s more about just going out there to play.”

McCoy said the team would go into games with 80-90 potential plays when Roman was the coordinator and that number has been pared down to 30-40 plays under Lynn. Whatever the number of plays, they’ll only be successful if the Bills are getting the ball into the right hands. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor says Lynn has “great vision” about how to do that and we’ll all get a chance to see it play out on Sunday.

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22 Responses to “LeSean McCoy: Bills offense “simplified” under Anthony Lynn”
  1. nhpats says: Sep 22, 2016 9:54 AM

    Since I have McCoy on two FF teams, I hope that by “simplified” he means getting McCoy 40 touches per game!

  2. whiteknightblackheart says: Sep 22, 2016 9:55 AM

    They’re doomed.

  3. sportmigos says: Sep 22, 2016 9:55 AM

    hope he enjoys his “simplified” assault charge

  4. txrawdog says: Sep 22, 2016 9:59 AM

    Just feed it to Shady and Sammy

  5. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 22, 2016 10:02 AM

    So run run run and then punt?

  6. edukator4 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:05 AM

    how much more simple can you get than run up the middle for anywhere from -5 to 2 yards. then incomplete pass over the middle, followed deep ball prayer that we hope is caught or draws a flag

  7. bobbyhoying says: Sep 22, 2016 10:17 AM

    New play book. Pretend the D are eleven police officers from Philly and run away from them.

  8. artvan15 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:18 AM

    Yes, your group is not smart enough to run more than a half dozen plays a game.

  9. scrp2 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:21 AM

    When I play Madden I use about 5 to 7 plays and usually win.

  10. 4horsemenoftheapocalypse says: Sep 22, 2016 10:30 AM

    Business as usual on a 0-2 team means 0-3.

  11. 6thsense10 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:30 AM

    McCoy at this point is the Bills best offensive weapon and he should be fed the ball constantly.

    However that’s probably hard to do when Rob Ryan’s defense keeps allowing big leads to the opposition.


  12. joetoronto says: Sep 22, 2016 10:35 AM

    The offense has been Tyroded.

    Dude can’t read a comic book, much less a playbook.

  13. tonebones says: Sep 22, 2016 10:36 AM

    It certainly appeared that the QB could not function. Coaches need to consider the personnel more than the X’s and O’s. The Bills are too talented to put the game into the hands of a QB who has too much on his plate. Good move by the Bills.

  14. billswillnevermove says: Sep 22, 2016 11:22 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 22, 2016 10:35 AM

    The offense has been Tyroded.

    Dude can’t read a comic book, much less a playbook.
    Only thing you can read is a circus book, no NFL, rotten Hockey, enjoy the big tent clown.

  15. nyneal says: Sep 22, 2016 11:22 AM

    Here’s how they simplified the Bills’ offense:


  16. 700levelvet says: Sep 22, 2016 11:32 AM

    Not as much thinking?… McCoy excels at this…

  17. happy1114 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:53 AM

    Simplify because its easier for the guy simplifying it….simple will get you killed this is the NFL …I hear moving vans already….

  18. TheCakeIsALie says: Sep 22, 2016 12:47 PM

    Another reason why the good teams wear a muzzle.

    60-80 plays per game if you’re doing it right and they have 30-40 planned.

    I’m no head coach, but my reaction would be “thank you for that information.”

  19. carloswlassiter says: Sep 22, 2016 1:44 PM

    It’s like a text book example of how to run an unsuccessful NFL franchise.

    Hire a guy who failed elsewhere, instill no discipline, let him hire his brother who was an even bigger failure, let everyone talk constantly and then blame the wrong guy when the the team stinks.

  20. peytonmanningsforehead says: Sep 22, 2016 1:58 PM

    The jills go 0-16. Doesn’t get much more simple than that.

  21. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 22, 2016 2:39 PM

    Remember that “the Cardinals may be the exact team the Bills need to play” at this point. Oh Rex, I would miss you if you were gone from the NFL. Have you considered coaching else ware?

  22. joetorontoo says: Sep 23, 2016 4:23 PM

    I love the BILLS and can’t wait to see what this weekend brings! No one circles the wagons like the BUFFALO BILLS!
    Let’s go Buffalo!

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