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Tough turn of events

Posted by Chris Brown on September 4, 2009 – 6:34 pm

There’s little question Dick Jauron had to do something to address the state of the offense. Making Alex Van Pelt the team’s play caller was the best option the Bills head coach had at his disposal.

Bringing in a coordinator with more experience and a different system was not an option this close to the regular season.

Jauron hinted as being more aggressive with the play calling, but was clear he did not want to get into specifics as to how they want to tweak the team’s attack.

It’s a nice opportunity for Van Pelt and a tough spot at the same time. Play calling is what Van Pelt has always wanted to do being a former QB, but being thrust into the role with 10 days to prepare for an opponent the caliber of the Patriots is a supreme challenge.

It’s not that I don’t think he’s capable. I have faith in what AVP can do. I just think even he would say he wishes he had more than 10 days to work with.

The Bills will try to make this as seamless a transition as possible, but everyone on the offensive side of the ball is going to need to pull on the rope a little harder now to help Van Pelt and make things better.


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