2019 has officially ended for the Buffalo Bills, who exited the playoffs with a Wild Card loss after putting together a 10-6 record in the regular season. That means it’s time to look back on the year with some good old fashioned approval polls! This time, we’re covering Brian Daboll.
Daboll just finished his second season with the Bills, after taking over from Rick Dennison in the 2018 season. After horrendous production in that year, the Bills bounced back in 2019 en route to a playoff berth. How did it go? Place your vote below, and discuss in the comments!
- 23rd in points scored, with 314.
- 24th in yards gained, with 5283.
- The Bills had 19 turnovers, ranking 11th-best in the NFL. It was a massive improvement from 2018, when they ranked 30th with 32 turnovers.
- In his second season, Josh Allen improved in practically every meaningful statistic. He scored 29 total touchdowns, up from 18 a year ago, and 20 of them were passing touchdowns.
- Allen went from 12 interceptions down to 9 this year, and because he threw more passes, his overall interception rate dropped from 3.8 down to 2.0 percent.
- Allen’s completion percentage rose from 52.4 to 58.8.
- Two free-agent receivers meshed well with the offense. John Brown had a 72/1060/6 season, and Cole Beasley set a career high in touchdowns with a 67/778/6 season.
- The rushing offense ranked sixth in attempts and eighth in total yards among NFL teams.
- The Bills had the 18th-most rushing touchdowns (13) and the 14th-best yards per carry average (4.4)
- Rookie running back Devin Singletary made a strong impression in this offense. He ranked fourth in yards per carry (5.1) among all NFL running backs, and posted 969 yards from scrimmage.
- A few Bills had down years. Zay Jones played badly enough to be traded away. Robert Foster, a year removed from catching 27 passes for 541 yards, caught a measly three of 18 targets for 64 yards. Big free agent Tyler Kroft struggled with injuries and had a very limited impact.
- The team also struggled at times to make the most of its playmakers. T.J. Yeldon languished on the inactive list most of the year, but rushed for a better average than Frank Gore and caught 13-of-15 passes for 124 yards. Gore seemed to substitute for Singletary at inopportune times, given the former’s less explosive style. Duke Williams spent most of the year inactive, but caught 10 passes for 157 yards in the team’s final two games.
Do you approve of the job Brian Daboll has done as offensive coordinator?
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