Josh Allen: I know I’m nowhere near where I need to be

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After the Bills lost to the Browns last weekend, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said his confidence in quarterback Josh Allen’s ability to run the offense remains high despite his mediocre performance.

On Wednesday, Allen said that it meant a lot to hear that from McDermott while also noting that he realizes that completing just over half his passes against Cleveland is not what the Bills are looking for from a quarterback.

“I know I’m nowhere near where I need to be; nowhere near where I want to be,” Allen said, via NewYorkUpstate.com. “Where I want to be is higher than where I need to be. I hold myself to a very high standard.”

Allen has not thrown an interception in the last four games after throwing seven in the team’s first five contests, but the team is 2-2 in those games as opposed to a 4-1 mark to open the season. That may be why Allen said McDermott’s advice is to “play fearless” in Miami this weekend and in the weeks to come.

35 responses to “Josh Allen: I know I’m nowhere near where I need to be

  1. Josh Allen has all the right tools to be a HOF QB. Having watched the entire careers of many HOFers, Allen is ahead of schedule. Most of the great ones started to dominate in their 3rd or 4th season, depending on the team around them, and the stability of the front office and staff. Some guys aren’t willing to put in the work. Allen is smart enough and is wired right.

  2. The coaching staff clipped his wings and the gunslinger mentality that made him sensational on his deep balls. Now every time he goes deep he is terrified of underthrowing and possibly getting intercepted so he is just sailing these balls over his receivers.

    Brett Farve wouldn’t be Brett Farve if his coaching staff tried to turn him into Tyrod Taylor.

    Josh Allen can be great for the same reason he will throw horrible interceptions.

    Take his magic gunslinging away and you might as well have kept Tyrod

  3. “I know I’m nowhere near where I need to be; nowhere near where I want to be”.

    Hate to break it to you, Josh, but the Patriots already have a QB.

  4. Everyone knew that Josh Allen was a project when he was drafted. He is making progress as the cutting down on interceptions shows. The OC needs to stop calling Frank Gore’s number on first down and fourth down. Way to predictable. It doesn’t help Gore or Allen. Get Singletary the ball more.

  5. The fanboys point to how he hasn’t thrown an INT in 4 games but he hasn’t thrown for anything at all and that’s the problem.

    He’s 0-16 over 30 yards and fumbles more than he throws TD’s, those are facts.

    Wide right, you lose again.

  6. I feel like I’ve entered the Twilight Zone when ever Josh Allen is the topic and Bills fans are responding. It’s clearly Stockholm Syndrome. It’s not their fault that they have developed a psychological alliance with crappy QB’s. Kelly retired some 23 years ago.

    While he wasn’t “great” they probably should have kept Taylor. Buffalo would certainly be a playoff team with Taylor. In fact they “were” a playoff team with Taylor. He was good enough.

  7. The team record the fanboys are using to hang their hat on is slipping week by week, so now they’re pointing fingers at everybody and everything, other than Josh Allen.

    He is what everybody but the Bills knew he was all along, a very inaccurate QB who’s very careless with the ball.

  8. joetoronto says:
    November 14, 2019 at 8:00 am
    Record is what matters and it’s clear Allen is a winner.
    —————————————
    Josh Allen 2019 6-3
    Derek Carr 2019 5-4

  9. He’s growing. That isn’t always in a straight line. He will have ups and downs. The guy was super raw coming out of Wyoming, everyone knew that. He started turning the ball over this season, so they reeled him in some, but now realize too much in the conservative direction so they want to get back some of the aggressiveness. He is not garbage, nor greatness at this point, so everyone can settle down.

  10. The offense sucks lately because the play calling sucks. At least try to be unpredictable. And unleash the QB with some real pass plays, not the kids stuff. Let these guys play….

  11. unclebluck says:
    November 14, 2019 at 8:56 am
    joetoronto says:
    November 14, 2019 at 8:00 am
    Record is what matters and it’s clear Allen is a winner.
    —————————————
    Josh Allen 2019 6-3
    Derek Carr 2019 5-4
    —————————————

    I have been blinded for years following a team that can’t even find a home. I have come on board the bills band wagon and finally see the light.

  12. Brian Daboll needs to let Allen call his own plays. The Bills need to let this guy fully show what he can do. If he sucks….he sucks…but he needs to go down firing. Daboll is clearly half the problem by not opening the passing game with running Singletary. Singletary should be getting 20+ carries a game and at least 10 targets.

  13. Is it just me or have the bills not built an offense and offensive roster that match up to Allen’s skill set?

    He is big and tough and has a rocket arm. So the offense should be a tough running game with designed QB runs and lots of deep shots. But where are their burner WRs that can get deep enough and where are the plays to let Allen sling it?

    He can throw it as far as Mahomes. They are way to conservative.

  14. Aside from Lamar, 2019 picks Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones look to be better than all of the other 2018 QB’s. The 2018 QB class has lost a lot of its luster.

  15. about time he got there. How many seasons does he need to get it. I think the playbook and the defensive schemes are more than some of these guys coming out can handle. They played under the college system where the defense is pretty standard, nothing complicated and when they get to the NFL, the speed on the game and the decisions needed between the ears just arent there.

    He is a long line of QB’s who just will never get it

  16. “Record is what matters and it’s clear Allen is a winner.”
    ____________

    These are always the dumbest of all comments. And even dumber in this case given he wasn’t a big winner in college where an NFL-caliber QB literally CAN singlehandedly win you games in a lower level conference.

  17. Brian Daboll needs to let Allen call his own plays. If he sucks….he sucks…but he needs to go down firing.
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    WOW! Allen has been outperformed by a number of NFL back up QB’s. I think it’s more of the fans that seem to be going down firing. Allen is everything certain fans are claiming Lamar Jackson to be. Allen is a good runner but he can’t play QB at the NFL level. He’s the gimmick that will not last the test of time. He’s more of an athlete like Tim Tebow.

  18. arwiv says:
    November 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Aside from Lamar, 2019 picks Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones look to be better than all of the other 2018 QB’s. The 2018 QB class has lost a lot of its luster.

    ——————–

    What if I told you that at this time last year Lamar looked like a bust and Darold and Mayfield looked like they were going to be real good?

  19. Everyone knew before the draft that Josh was clearly the most raw of the top QB’s. The others all played against far better competition, on better teams, with better coaching. No offense to Wyoming, but compared to Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, and Louisville, it was high school with ashtrays.

    He’ll get better, but it won’t necessarily be a straight line. Two steps forward, one back.

  20. “They are way to conservative.”

    They just passed the ball 41 times and went for it on 4th down twice…if that’s way too conservative, I’d like to know what a non-conservative offense supposedly looks like. It’s funny that it probably involves running Singletary 20 times a game…which might not be the worst idea in the world, but it doesn’t get you answers on what Allen can do. Blaming it all on the OC is for fans that can’t admit their QB hasn’t been very good. I’m not saying Allen can’t get better, though I have my doubts he’ll ever be the stud the homers think he already is, but Daboll isn’t holding him back or setting him up for failure.

  21. Allen is decent (except throwing the ball deep) — I feel the problem is more the offensive coordinator — What they ran like 5 times again the Browns 3rd worst in the NFL defense? — They have those quick slant plays down – Allen’s accuracy within 20 years or so seems pretty solid.

  22. I do note though that its kinda sad that at over 40 yards, Allen has more completions to New England Patriot defensive backs then his own team after 9 games.

  23. billswillnevermove says:
    November 14, 2019 at 9:08 am
    I wish we never drafted him, he’s really not very good
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    Wow, Joe, good one bud. Got to love how you steal my username, pretending to be me when I wouldn’t post anything like this. Bills fans know this. You are on here under 3 different usernames on this thread. The only life you have revolves around Bills threads, that is it. It’s really quite pathetic. Go Bills!!

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