Inside The Bills

Don’t count on up tempo offense

Posted by Chris Brown on December 24, 2011 – 10:37 am

Buffalo has had some success when they’ve gone to their hurry-up offense, but according to head coach Chan Gailey it’s an oversimplification to say that the Bills offense should go hurry up or no huddle the majority of the time.

“There probably is some merit to that if you get completions,” said Gailey of speeding up the offensive tempo. “The whole thing is can you get those completions? In a two-minute situation the defenses are playing a lot softer and you know that. Even your screens and draws are better because they’re in total pass rush mode during those times in the game. It’s a little bit of a misconception to go to two minute offense all the time because we’re successful in it. It doesn’t work that way all the time.”

Add in the fact that Buffalo’s defense has trouble stoppping opponents and to put your defense back on the field that much quicker is probably ill-advised. Also the Bills offense hasn’t been getting those completions on a consistent basis as their offense has been out of rhythm. Going three-and-out faster than they have could create a bigger problem than they already have especially against a team like the Broncos that know how to grind out yards on offense with their #1 rushing attack.


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