Josh Allen working on ball placement this offseason

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There’s no doubt that Buffalo’s Josh Allen has become one of the league’s elite quarterbacks.

But as the Bills QB1 enters his fifth season, Allen still has elements of his game he wants to improve.

Buffalo got its offseason program started this week and Allen said he’d like to get better at putting passes in a better position for his receivers to gain yards after the catch. That was one of the few weak points of the team’s offense in 2021.

“I think, myself especially, making sure I’m on time, making the right reads and giving our guys good enough balls to get some more [yards after the catch],” Allen said, via Ryan Talbot of nyup.com. “That’s one thing I think, on offense, run after catch was wasn’t very high last year. But again, that’s me putting the ball where it needs to be and allow our guys to catch in a good position to make a run after the catch.

“So working on that, that’s been one of my biggest takeaways in this offseason and trying to work on just ball placement and allowing our receivers to do that.”

Allen does have receivers who can take advantage of those opportunities to get yards after the catch, particularly Stefon Diggs. With Ken Dorsey now the team’s offensive coordinator, there may be a new few wrinkles within the scheme to get Diggs out in space and pick up chunk yardage.

21 responses to “Josh Allen working on ball placement this offseason

  1. As he should…Being the team’s leading rusher vs KC in the 13 Seconds Game is a major red flag.

    Better placement instead of just running with it or chucking it down field all the time, isn’t a way to consistency as a QB.

    He’s either going to get hurt or end up being the same QB he is now which is a QB who needs to run a lot to be effective.

  2. The improvement in his accuracy is almost unprecedented.

    Allen has a pretty relentless work ethic. He is only going to get better. Perfect QB for Buffalo.

  3. Maybe he should work on that 27.3 QBR he had against the Jags when he basically gave the game away to one of the worst defenses in the league. Six points against a team that average giving up 26.9 points per game? That was all on Allen. He was just terrible.

  4. “Maybe he should work on that 27.3 QBR he had against the Jags when he basically gave the game away to one of the worst defenses in the league. Six points against a team that average giving up 26.9 points per game? That was all on Allen. He was just terrible.”
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    LOL – one game?

  5. Josh Allen keeps getting better and they’re going to start raising banners in Buffalo.

  6. Josh Allen’s yearly improvement and ascent has been remarkable, and he’s obviously committed to getting better. He isn’t likely to get to the elite ball placement level of Aaron Rodgers, Mac Jones, Justin Herbert, or even Joe Burrow, but of the young guys on my list, I’d take Josh Allen as QB1.

  7. He’s either going to get hurt or end up being the same QB he is now which is a QB who needs to run a lot to be effective.
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    LOL!!!

    Your desperation is growing. Allen is miles ahead of Jones and that isn’t going to change.

    Enjoy!

  8. I recall way back in the day when Patriots fans never paid any attention to other teams in their division.
    Now, they find other teams more interesting than theirs.
    Those people are on Bills threads more than Bills fans.
    What’s changed?

  9. touchback6 says:
    April 22, 2022 at 2:59 pm
    Wait til you see what Mac and BB are working on!

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    Ways to justify the 27 million cap hit this year for the elite production of Nelson Agholor and Jonnu Smith? Outside of finding ways to make the secondary slower with Tyreek Hill now in the division ? Keep cookin

  10. And mahomes will win league mvp and sbmvp this year. Hate to burst your bubble Buffalo

  11. Josh Allen’s yearly improvement and ascent has been remarkable, and he’s obviously committed to getting better.

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    But he didnt improve last year, had better stats in 2020 than 2021, in every single category.

    Most notably was his completion percentage dropping by 6% and the yards per attempt, which dropped from 8.5 to 6.9. He was 24th in the league there. He was even behind “noodle arm’ guys Tua and Jones.

  12. “He was even behind “noodle arm’ guys Tua and Jones.”
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    LOL

    Good luck w/ Jones. The Pats have about the 9th or 10th best QB in the AFC. Allen, imo, is the best.

    The current Pats remind me so much of how the Bills were during the drought. Not terrible, but nowhere near good enough.

  13. “He was even behind “noodle arm’ guys Tua and Jones.”
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    LOL

    Good luck w/ Jones. The Pats have about the 9th or 10th best QB in the AFC. Allen, imo, is the best.

    The current Pats remind me so much of how the Bills were during the drought. Not terrible, but nowhere near good enough.

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    LOL, I am shocked to find out that you think Allen is the best QB in the AFC. Everyone in Buffalo thinks that, and its fine. You are all fans of your team…

    However, did I saw something that wasnt true? No, I didnt. I stated things that were factual, you just dont like what I stated, and didnt have a way to counter it, so the first thing you do is knock Jones.

    Did you show me anything that showed Allen improved in 2021? No, you didnt.

    And dont kid yourself, the Bills were awful during the drought….Eight times they went 6-10 or worse.

  14. Pats fans have a job, now. They probably won’t be winning Super Bowls again anytime soon – so it’s on them to make sure no other fanbase feels much hope.

    It’s not an easy job, but they seem committed.

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