Josh Allen: I think we’ll be just fine with Ken Dorsey as OC

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Bills Josh Allen has been working with Ken Dorsey since the quarterback’s second year in the league, when Buffalo hired Dorsey to be the club’s QBs coach.

But with former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll moving on to become the Giants head coach, Dorsey has moved up in the ranks to become the Bills’ new OC.

During his Tuesday press conference, Allen said it’s been different not having Dorsey lead his positional meeting room and it will take some time to adjust to Dorsey being the play-caller. But some of the little things can be worked out during OTAs.

“Even today, I was like, hey I want you talking to me in the headset and just let me hear your voice because that’s going to be a little bit of an adjustment and [learning] curve,” Allen said. “When you talk into a microphone, it sounds a little different. Some words become different words and you have to decipher what that means. So even [in] that, we can find a way to get better.

“But in terms of what he’s doing, how he communicates with the guys, getting on guys and lighting some fires, it’s been good to see. He’s played quarterback. He understands what it’s like when we’re back there. So to have that open relationship and a rapport with him, and for him to understand what we’re seeing at the same time and not just expecting us to do something that he hasn’t, or he wouldn’t do, I think is the most important thing and he’s been doing a really good job with it.”

Allen said there are some differences between Daboll and Dorsey, but the two share a competitive nature.

“They get fired up in practice and they start yapping a little bit to the defensive guys and they want to call their best stuff. So I’m excited for that,” Allen said. “And, again, it’s going to be a learning process for [Dorsey] as well. We’re humans, we’re not perfect. We’re not expecting each other to be perfect. But as long as we’re on the same page, which I think we are and we’ll continue to grow with it, I think we’ll be just fine.”

With Dorsey as his position coach last year, Allen completed 63 percent of his passes for 4,407 yards with 36 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also rushed for 763 yards with six TDs.

11 responses to “Josh Allen: I think we’ll be just fine with Ken Dorsey as OC

  1. Probably better– as long as he moves away from the idiotic plan of having Josh Allen run twelve times a game. If I was a Bills fan I’d be ecstatic Daboll is gone. One of the young QBs in decades and they have him run the ball. Incredible.

  2. Lots of things happening elsewhere in the AFC outside of Foxborough and it’s all just assumed all is well with new coaches or entire new staffs with limmited experience in their new roles.

    lol

  3. Palmer was responsible for his off season development and Dorsey was the brains behind his in-season development; tell me I’m wrong.

  4. cardsgreat says:
    May 24, 2022 at 3:56 pm
    Probably better– as long as he moves away from the idiotic plan of having Josh Allen run twelve times a game. If I was a Bills fan I’d be ecstatic Daboll is gone. One of the young QBs in decades and they have him run the ball. Incredible.

    ———————

    He’s not running 12 times a game by design. He’s running 10+ times a game because the approach by the D is to give him that, so he takes it. It’s good and bad. It’s good in that he takes it, but it’s bad in a sense that no one is concerned a 43 mil per year QB is actually doing it. All it takes is one hit as we’ve seen with Wentz, Mahomes, Lamar Jackson last year, etc.

    Daboll basically fixed Josh Allen’s horrible rookie year, middling 2nd year with 19 turnovers, so give credit where credit is due for Daboll.

    Daboll also has way more experience than Dorsey calling plays at college and NFL levels under different staffs.

    The point is, it’s disingenuous to say Mac Jones has a new OC this year after teaching Bill O’Brien the playbook at Alabama as a rookie learning the Pats playbook, and somehow all the other new OCs or coaching staffs will have zero hiccups.

    It’s just laughable how many times the goalposts get moved.

  5. This season will show Daboll was more important to Josh Allen than McDaniels was to Mac Jones.

  6. Pats fans are lucky to see a true superstar in the division now that the franchise moves on. Lumpy Jones ain’t the answer. He’s more questions.

  7. Lots of things happening elsewhere in the AFC outside of Foxborough and it’s all just assumed all is well with new coaches or entire new staffs with limmited experience in their new roles.

    lol
    _________________
    LOL!!

    You are not hiding your fear well at all. You know Buffalo is better than New England, you know Allen is light years ahead of Jones, and your worry is shining brightly. Meanwhile, Belichick drafted Cole Strange….hilarious.

  8. What is telling is how Patriot fanboys comment on every article about the Buffalo Bills. In many cases they’re the first to comment. These must be sad days to be a Patriots fan. At one point in time they didn’t even acknowledge the Bills…now they must have alerts set to notify them of what the Bills are doing. How the mighty have fallen.

  9. Patriots went to and won a super bowl after Brady left because it was all coaching all along. All those chess pieces, it wasn’t about having your best piece, it was how well you moved that pawn.

  10. Patriot fans need to worry about the Bills less and start to wonder more about how they will be able to stay ahead of Miami

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