Tyrod Taylor had a rough day against the Cincinnati Bengals, and 37 pass attempts should warrant more than 166 passing yards. With a lack of run game and bad offensive line play, the Buffalo Bills offense never got into their stride. Head coach Sean McDermott isn’t looking to change up the quarterback position anytime soon.
“Tyrod’s working hard to continue to improve. I’ve got all the confidence in the world in Tyrod Taylor,” said McDermott. “When you look at some of the things we’ve done in the Jets game, in the Denver game, and then also in the Atlanta game, those are some things where we said, ‘Hey, that’s up to the standard of performance that we’re looking for.’ Obviously, [Sunday] wasn’t and that starts with me, and then it goes all the way down that we’ve got to continue to grow and get better.”
Taylor has been average through the first five games but his performances are just about what we expected; he hasn't been the reason the Bills got off to the fast start but he isn't pulling his team back with mistakes and turnovers.
Of course it isn't all on Taylor, the offensive line has been below average for most of the season, the rushing attack hasn't been what we thought it was going to be, and lacking playmakers on the perimeter are all things that will hamper any quarterbacks ability to put their team in a position to win games.
Despite their impressive wins, the Bills’ offense hasn't been prolific. If they want to make a strong playoff push, the unit has to improve immensely.