Inside The Bills

The plan for tempo offense moving forward

Posted by Chris Brown on January 3, 2014 – 3:02 pm

The big buzz word concerning Buffalo’s offense entering the 2013 season was tempo. At its best the Bills attack would be fast-paced, but with a rookie quarterback, whose injuries gave way to other inexperienced QBs in the lineup, operating at top speed became unrealistic.

Appearing on the John Murphy Show earlier this week, Bills head coach Doug Marrone admitted their plans for an up tempo attack were compromised somewhat by several factors, and they’ll re-evaluate what their approach will be for 2014.

“I think at home I thought we did some good things. I think on the road we have to do better,” said Marrone. “Tempo is a funny thing. We’re going to look at it. There were times we were in rhythm. Even though we had our struggles, you also have seen a 90-something yard drive. We had some long drives this year, more than you would think for a team that finished 29th in passing.

“I think that’s the thing you become frustrated with and players do too. We’ve shown the ability to do it. We played against some top defenses during the year and showed an ability to move the ball and then all of a sudden it stopped and you can’t get back into that rhythm again. That’s what we’re going to take a good look at in terms of what we need to do tempo-wise. Slow it down, speed it up, we want the different ways to do it to keep the defense off balance.”


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