It would be an understatement to say that this season hasn’t gone to plan for the Buffalo Bills. After being one of the most superb teams in the AFC over the past three seasons, Buffalo finds themselves scrapping for just a playoff spot this season. Part of what has gone wrong is the poor utilization of a dynamic offense as superstar quarterback Josh Allen has been forced to take care of everything on his own. Clearly this team needs to get back on track if they plan on making the playoffs.
Bills’ big Left Tackle Makes Dramatic Statement
In the past few seasons, the upcoming matchup between Buffalo and the Kansas City Chiefs would be one of the best matchups of the season. Seeing rivaling quarterbacks Josh Allen and reigning Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes would be like watching a blockbuster movie. Unfortunately this season, Mahomes has struggled to maintain his form and Buffalo in general is struggling for a playoff spot.
Buffalo is fully aware of the situation they are in and have established a ‘take no prisoners’ approach to the rest of the season.
On Friday morning, Buffalo left tackle Dion Dawkins made an appearance on ESPN’s talk show Good Morning Football. Dawkins summarized the position that Buffalo finds itself in as “kill or be killed” and frankly, that’s not too far off at this point. Being one game behind in the wild card spot with the tiebreakers basically falling all over the place, Buffalo can’t really afford to lose another game the rest of the season.
Dawkins’ full interview can be seen below:
“We have to put one foot in front of another and not look at it as a 5 week run, and look at it as a day run or a weekly run. A single, individual battle…”@DDawkins66 on the @BuffaloBills looking forward pic.twitter.com/I6yVsbBTUL
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) December 8, 2023
What has gone wrong for the Bills this season?
The real question is how did Buffalo find themselves in this position when Josh Allen is having a terrific year? Well part of that is an aging defense that Buffalo hasn’t invested in substantially in several years. All-Pro defensive Back Tre’davious White has once again found himself on injured reserve and former defensive player of the year Von Miller has been a shell of his former self.
While earlier this season the team fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, the team really hasn’t played well on either side of the ball. On offensive, it has completely become the Josh Allen show with no real contributions from any other players and on defense the team simply lacks an identity.
Where does Buffalo go from here? They can go as far as quarterback Josh Allen’s supreme talent can take them but as many teams have found out in the past, even a superstar quarterback needs a supporting cast.