LeSean McCoy “sure” Josh Allen’s running will get attention

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Bills quarterback Josh Allen‘s attempt to hit tight end Charles Clay with a game-winning pass fell incomplete on Sunday afternoon, which left the quarterback lamenting a missed opportunity to beat the Dolphins.

Allen had a lot to do with putting the Bills in position to have that chance and he made a lot of plays outside of the passing game. Allen ran for 125 yards in Sunday’s loss, which is the most that a quarterback has run for in a game since Colin Kaepernick in 2014 and the most by a rookie quarterback since Robert Griffin III in 2012.

Allen, who ran for 99 yards in Week 12, also became the fourth player to run for at least 125 yards while also throwing two touchdown passes. Walter Payton, Tobin Rote and Michael Vick are the others and Rote was also the last quarterback to run for at least 234 total yards in two straight games. All of that leads LeSean McCoy to believe the book on Allen will be changing in the coming weeks.

“You got to put [Allen] in that category as a runner,” McCoy said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “Normally, a big white boy, stiff — you don’t think he can move like that. But now, I’m sure he’ll get that attention. ‘OK, he can run.'”

The Bills will surely be hoping to see Allen making more plays with his arm in the future, but they don’t have enough offensive threats to get too choosy right now.

22 responses to “LeSean McCoy “sure” Josh Allen’s running will get attention

  1. Unfortunately… his arm is garbage.

    I know… you get paid by the nfl and want to promote young highly drafted players…

    … but… Josh Allen has only thrown for more than 196 yards ONCE!!!

    3 td – 5 int – 5 fumbles in 7 games

  2. He can run but the problem is he can’t pass, and you know, he’s a quarterback.

    Just another swing and a miss by the Bills.

  3. “…McCoy said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “Normally, a big white boy, stiff — you don’t think he can move like that…”

    This doesn’t offend me. What DOES offend me is that if it were a white dude talking about a black player and anything close to a racial stereotype comes out of his mouth, the outrage and wailing & gnashing of teeth would be deafening. The double standard is appalling.

  4. Dude I’m a dolphins fan and think he’s gonna be legit.. he will probably never complete more than 60% of his passes in a season but with his ability to run and connect on down the field throws I think he’s going to be a scary quarterback to play.

  5. “…McCoy said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “Normally, a big white boy, stiff — you don’t think he can move like that…”
    This doesn’t offend me. What DOES offend me is that if it were a white dude talking about a black player and anything close to a racial stereotype comes out of his mouth, the outrage and wailing & gnashing of teeth would be deafening. The double standard is appalling.

    We can call each other Big White Boy stiffs, when you do it , It offensive…

  6. He missed 2 easy TD’s with his slack of accuracy (including badly under-throwing Clay in the end zone for the potential game winner) . Great that he can run and get first downs, but if he doesn’t learn how to throw he will be a wasted pick for the Bills.

  7. Josh Allen is going to be MVP in a couple of years. He’s a little green now, but the kid is a stud. Miami players calling him “Baby Ben”. He’s big strong can run and has a cannon for an arm. By far this kid is going to be the best of the QB’s drafted this year.

  8. Miami didn’t win this game – Buffalo lost it & that had nothing to do with your QB.
    All you guys bashing Allen about his passing are missing the point !
    instead of riding the bench it’s been “trial by fire” for lack of a better term,
    and I honestly believe he will become a very good if not great QB!
    Except for a couple of errant throws he looked better than Tannehill & those
    that trash Allens arm strength or deep ball threat are clueless,
    and he made our usually dependable tackler like Kiko Alonso look dazed & confused today!

  9. RACIST! Actually, I’m white I don’t think it’s racist or offensive at all. See how easy that is?

  10. finfansince68 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    …those that trash Allens arm strength or deep ball threat are clueless…

    -Thank you for the encouraging words but Allens arm strength is one thing that I have literally NEVER heard anyone trash.

  11. These posts are nuts. Josh is gonna be incredible and clay should absolutely have caught that ball!

    On the other note-it is factual that a white player could never have used the same words and gotten away with it! That’s just reality. I don’t care he said it but the point was that it could never have been said in reverse

  12. You know what is most impressive about his running. I am not sure on any of his runs he came close to be hit hard. He already runs smart, goes down gets out of bounds. He has picked that up in half a season already. If he gets a few guys that can catch the ball, he will pretty good.

  13. Josh Allen is going to be great and clearly the best rookie QB I have seen at Buffalo. Just need “the process” to give him some weapons to work with this off season and cannot wait to see where he takes his team. Go Bills

  14. Josh Allen is becoming a marquee NFL player. Beane’s lucky stars were with him when Allen was available for him to select in the Draft.

  15. First of all, neither team should have won this game. Over 200 yds in Penalties, horrible Officiating on both sides and Offenses that were lame due to Youth and Injuries. Allen looked impressive, but he will need to do mo more than run. The Dolphins make some player look All-American every single week. It was just a flash in the pan. He is not Russell Wilson, RGIII, Cam or Lamar. He just ran wild on a bad team (mine unfortunately) and still didn’t win. If this gives you hope, that’s great. Tannehill is 11-1 at Home… yet we still need a QB. The AFC East is still the Pats and junk. Just being honest.

  16. Those commenting on Allen’s accuracy need to go back and watch his games. Kelvin Benjamin has dropped several catchable passes including one’s going for a TD. Zay Jones has dropped a few dimes, Even though he is usually dependable. Robert Foster, Charles Clay, Jason Croom, They’ve all dropped catchable passes, Which lowers Allen’s percentage greatly.
    Once Allen is surrounded with stronger weapons his accuracy will improve and If he continues to take busted plays and turn them into positives he’ll be known for much more.
    The kid is much better than he was portrayed.

  17. injured half the year every year since he has been a Bill and drops more passes than he catches….why is Charles Clay still on this team?

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