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Bills Links, 7/20: Buffalo Bills may take their time with Josh Allen

Sean McDermott appears to be in no rush to start the rookie QB.

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With the start of training camp now less than a week away, it should be no surprise that the conversation has shifted to rookie quarterback Josh Allen. In a recent interview with a group of Buffalo-area media, Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott spent some time answering questions about Allen, and their expectations leading into camp. As may be expected with a rookie quarterback from a relatively small conference, neither Beane or McDermott appear to be in a rush to have Allen start the 2018 season. Obviously it is way to early to make any judgments on the upcoming season, but you can find all of the details from the interview available in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills Links.

Buffalo Bills' Sean McDermott, Brandon Beane in no rush to start Josh Allen |
The Bills' head coach and general manager agree that Allen won't start until he's the best option for the team.

With drought over, Bills bank on Josh Allen’s emergence | Rochester Business Journal
"Now that their 17-year playoff drought is history, the Buffalo Bills are hoping first-round draft pick Josh Allen will help them end their franchise quarterback drought."

Step-by-step, how the Bills knew Allen was right for them | WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Throughout the entire pre-draft process, Josh Allen was a lightning rod of a polarizing prospect. People who liked him immediately pointed to his incredibly strong arm. They brought up his athleticism, especially for a 6’ 5”, 225-pound quarterback."

What we learned from pre-camp media session with Bills’ decision-makers Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott – The Athletic
It was a harrowing flight for team officials as they traveled to meet with Josh Allen, the quarterback the Bills coveted as early as last August. (Subscription required.)

Camp Countdown: No. 8 - 3 reasons why the Bills can have a sack resurgence -
"In 2017, the Bills defense ranked just 29th in the NFL in total sacks. However, offseason additions, scheme familiarity, and a tandem of linebackers well-versed in the art of rushing the passer; will almost certainly change how the pass rush looks moving forward."

After breaking playoff drought, Bills brass says there's no taking steps back in 2018 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott say they've set the standard even higher for 2018

After strong rookie campaigns, what should the Bills expect from the 2017 draft class? | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The class had several players make big contributions last season

Bills Film Room: Buffalo’s secondary excelled in Cover 2 and Cover 4 last season – The Athletic
How the Bills' utilization of Cover-2 and Cover-4 led to some big moments for the Bills' secondary in the 2017 season. (Subscription required.)

The Beane-McDermott Era: What’s in store for the Bills in their second year? – The Buffalo News
Although the Bills 2017 season wasn’t without speed bumps, Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott say taking a break is not in our DNA. (Subscription required.)

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