While the players get a weekend off from the grind of games the offensive staff will be looking for solutions to their run game in an effort to rediscover the production they had in the first month of the season.
Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett says part of the challenge has been adapting from a read option capable QB in EJ Manuel to a pocket QB in Kyle Orton.
“That’s something we’re really taking a look at,” Hackett said. “We want to put ourselves in a better position to run the ball and as you guys now, I want to be able to run the ball. I think that’s something I try to push towards them because I think it creates a toughness for our guys.
“We look back at last year, being a no huddle team, it’s a different aspect. The read-option is a different aspect. I think we’ve had to make some transitions with Kyle being in there as a quarterback. Your whole philosophy and things have to change a little bit.
“I think we have to look at some of those things he can bring to the table in checking in and out of things or keeping more two back runs, to two tight end runs. We’re kinda looking at what has been the most successful. Those are the things we really have to focus on.”
Buffalo is currently ranked 23rd in the NFL in rushing at just over 97 yards per game.
Tags: Nathaniel Hackett, Run game
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