Josh Allen: “It’s big” to have Cole Beasley in offense

AP

Wide receiver Cole Beasley has made no secret of his happiness to be with the Bills after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Cowboys.

As you’d expect, the feeling on the Bills side after giving Beasley a four-year, $29 million contract is pretty positive as well. Quarterback Josh Allen called Beasley his “safety valve” and invoked the name of one of the league’s top slot receivers when discussing the impact Beasley can have in Buffalo.

“It’s big, especially for the type of offense that we run,” Allen said, via Tim Graham of TheAthletic.com. “A good example, New England’s had Julian Edelman for a long time. Tom [Brady] trusts him, knows where he’s going to be, knows his body language. It’s no secret that we run a similar offense to the Patriots, and we want to utilize our slot guys, too, to make somebody miss and get up field.”

Beasley was sidelined for much of the spring after having core muscle surgery, but Allen said he’s “not concerned at all” about their chemistry as long as they are able to get a full workload in training camp. If they can get on the same page right off the bat, Beasley should find life in Buffalo more to his liking.

27 responses to “Josh Allen: “It’s big” to have Cole Beasley in offense

  1. I predict that Josh Allen is going to get Cole Beasley killed by throwing inaccurate passes into tight windows with LBs ready to take his head off.

  2. Bills fan here. It’s yet to be determined if Cole will be a fit with Josh Allen. I’m holding out hope, of course, but Josh’s talents are more inline with that which Cam Newton displays. i.e., A big-armed, big-play QB who can win (and dominate) with a great defense and the “right” pieces around him otherwise. It’s no secret that the Bills’ brass are modeling this team after the 15-1 Superbowl-attending Carolina Panthers. I recall that team had “no” wide receivers according to popular national opinion before that season.

    We will see if Cole fits the Bill(s).

  3. Beasley plays above his shoulder pads that’s for sure. A lot of respect for him. Here is the truth though, as much as I agree with Beasley that he was limited by Linehan’s offense in dallas, he did not do enough to be versatile in even the most vanilla of offenses. He never learned to play on the outside and although an accomplished route runner, he never developed the entire route tree. Throw in his stature and ability of defenses to bracket him with an LB and you have a limited reciever in a limited offense. Despite the limitations, he was productive in Dallas. Bills fans will love Beasley’s heart and tenacity but don’t expect him to revolutionize the offense.

  4. The Cowboys were idiots for letting Beasley walk.
    Prescott will miss having a reliable outlet underneath.
    Why do you think they begged Witten to come out of retirement… They knew letting Beasley go was going to leave a big void in the Slot and Redzone. So hanging on to JW was a must.

    Beasley will do well in Buffalo.

  5. EJ says:
    June 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

    The Cowboys were idiots for letting Beasley walk.
    ———————————————————————————-
    It was about the $$$. They’d have kept him for less, and they’ll find a new guy to play that spot for reasonable dollars.

  6. I think having Beasley is going to help Zay Jones finally bust out, if Allen can make some progress as a passer.

  7. The Cowboys were idiots for letting Beasley walk.
    Prescott will miss having a reliable outlet underneath.
    Why do you think they begged Witten to come out of retirement… They knew letting Beasley go was going to leave a big void in the Slot and Redzone. So hanging on to JW was a must.

    Beasley will do well in Buffalo.
    ———————————————————–

    Get your facts straight. No one begged Witten to leave the booth. He was terrible at it and he new he wouldn’t be able to make a career out of it like he originally thought he would so he went back to what he had passion for.

    Second, Cobb is definitely an UPGRADE over Beasley and can do what Beasley did and more. Of course Beasley will do well in Buffalo and didn’t want to see him walk.

  8. Allen and Beasley should prove to be a good, productive combo for Buffalo.

  9. Paid way too much for an unproven commodity. Would’ve like them to resign rishard Matthews for much much cheaper. He’ll be perpetually recovering from injuries in Buffalo

  10. I was sick when we lost the Bease! All he ever did, was exactly what was asked of him. Mr. “I don’t know my butt from a hole in the ground”, Linehan, made ANY player pay if they questioned the offensive scheme. Many times his undeserved EGO reacted, to the detriment of the team…smh
    If a player was heard questioning the plays, they practically disappeared for the next game or 2! Coop did once during the season, and he was on the bench a good portion of the next game. This was no secret to anyone!! Good riddance to bad rubbish 🙂 I hope the Bease lights up with the Bills! (except when we play them, of course 🙂 )

  11. Bills fan here. It’s yet to be determined if Cole will be a fit with Josh Allen. I’m holding out hope, of course, but Josh’s talents are more inline with that which Cam Newton displays. i.e., A big-armed, big-play QB who can win (and dominate) with a great defense and the “right” pieces around him otherwise. It’s no secret that the Bills’ brass are modeling this team after the 15-1 Superbowl-attending Carolina Panthers. I recall that team had “no” wide receivers according to popular national opinion before that season.

    We will see if Cole fits the Bill(s).
    ———————————————————————————————-
    Remember Jerricho Cotchery? Everyone thought Cam Newton made him a much better receiver and Newton was considered an MVP candidate. The truth is, Cotchery made Newton a better QB because he was consistently open and reliable. That ability to get open allows the QB to play with confidence and confidence in his receivers can make him more accurate. That is what Beasley can do for Allen. Allen is not as inaccurate as people make him out to be in terms of throwing catchable balls. He isn’t always precise in his ball location but that can definitely be improved with receivers doing a better job of getting open and allowing Allen to play with more confidence in his decisions.

  12. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    June 19, 2019 at 9:47 am
    Short, high percentage passes to Beasley, McCoy and Gore out of the backfield will certainly help with Allen’s accuracy and completion percentage.
    ——————————————————-
    And some WR’s that can actually catch the ball as last years crew was responsible in part for Allen’s low completion percentage…

  13. He is a poor man’s Julian Edelman but I think he will help Josh Allen.

  14. Quarterbacks get the big money, yet when they bomb it’s always the fault of those in the trenches. I hated to see Beasley leave Dallas good luck.

  15. You have deep threats in Brown and Foster, Over the middle threats with Zay and Beasely, Backfield threats with McCoy, Gore, and Singletary and a QB that can hurt you on the ground or air. The TE is the only question mark in this offense. It’s starting to take shape. Let’s see if the paper can match the ground.

  16. I’m not a fan of the receivers the Bills the signed in the off-season. Cole Beasley is not that good at all, he is a below average player. Josh Allen comparing him to Edelman is laughable to me, I think the Bills would of been MUCH better off had they of drafted a couple young WR’s who could grow w/ Josh Allen. There actually was a young WR in the draft who is comparable to Julian Edelman but has a higher ceiling due to his polished route running and ability to play both inside between the numbers and outside as pure deep threat in 5″9 WR Andy Isabella who was the fastest WR at the combine with both elite speed and quickness running a 4.30 40 time w/ a 6.95 3 cone drill time w/ a 37 inch vertical who was Pro Football Focus #1 ranked WR in the Nation last season posting the highest grade in the Nation as a Biletnikoff Award finalist as the nation’s top receiver and second-team AP All-American led the FBS with 141.5 receiving yards per game (1,698, 16.7 per catch) and ranked near the top with 102 receptions and 13 touchdowns in 12 starts. Bills would of been much better off taking him in the 2nd round rather than signing Beasley and would of also saved a whole lot of cap space. John Brown is solid but he is one trick player as just a pure deep threat and his health to often gets in the way of his availability.

    While I wasnt a big fan of the receivers they added I was however a big fan of the Offensive Line additions they have made. I was a big fan of the Ty Nsheke signing, very smart pickup as he is very good and is also cheap as far as LT’s go. The Bills offensive line is going to be much better than it was last season.

  17. EJ says:
    June 19, 2019 at 9:10 am
    The Cowboys were idiots for letting Beasley walk.
    Prescott will miss having a reliable outlet underneath.
    Why do you think they begged Witten to come out of retirement… They knew letting Beasley go was going to leave a big void in the Slot and Redzone. So hanging on to JW was a must.

    Beasley will do well in Buffalo.
    _______________________________________________________________

    While I was a fan of Beasley when he was with the Boys, I would hardly call the Cowboys idiots for letting him walk for the $$ he wanted when the Cowboys have more pressing salary cap considerations.

    Add to that the fact that they now have Cobb running out of the slot, and from the OTA’s all reports are that Dak and Cobb are pitching and catching like they’ve been together for years, and I believe America’s Team got an upgrade.

  18. It’s really nice to see Julian Edelman getting the press he deserves. Pound for pound he is one of the toughest guys out there. If you watched NFL Sound FX after Super Bowl 51 all you heard was Edelman driving his team on. And what a clutch catch in that game. Last Super Bowl he was the MVP. He has always been in the shadow of Brady and the Gronk, so it’s nice to see other slot receivers compared against him.

  19. tylawspick6 says:
    June 19, 2019 at 10:39 am
    Beasley’s style does not match Allen’s. Beasley got paid the most in Buffako, hence why he ended up there.

    lol

    ——————-

    OMG, someone that actually gets it!

    You’re not kidding. Traditionally Beasley has done most of his damage on 3rd-and-4-6 or 3rd-and-7-9 where he’s been most efficient and effective. He’s scored a TD on one of every 10 catches in that range.

    Unfortunately that was Allen’s absolute worst split. In those same ranges Allen went 20 of 47 (42.6%) for 183 Yards, (3.9 YPA), 1 TD, 2 INTs, 9 sacks (1 every 7 dropbacks), and a rating in the low 40s.

    Whomever thought that pairing through either doesn’t know football or simply wasn’t thinking. The going notion is that Allen didn’t have any good receivers last season, but it’s a little bit of a tough sell to suggest that in that range there was no one that could get open. Downfield is one thing, but within 10 yards from the LOS is entirely another.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.