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Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade team: Offensive flex

Pick the 11th man for our offense.

An NFL offense needs 11 players, and we’ve picked ten so far. For the 11th, we’re turning to the runners-up for running back, tight end, and wide receiver. To recap how the selection went so far, you’ve already picked Fred Jackson, Scott Chandler, Stevie Johnson, and Robert Woods for the squad. That gives the group a definite “early decade” flavor, so will someone from the later part of the decade make the cut? Here are your options:

LeSean McCoy

McCoy was Buffalo’s biggest offensive star since Terrell Owens was awarded a key to the city. A three-time Pro Bowler with the Buffalo Bills, McCoy’s best season had 1,623 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns. He was the focal point of Buffalo’s league-leading rushing offenses in 2015 and 2016. After he played much worse in 2018, the Bills cut him in favor of Devin Singletary and Frank Gore. McCoy would reunite with Andy Reid on the Kansas City Chiefs, and win a Super Bowl ring (although he didn’t get to play in the game).

Overall stat line: 885 carries for 3,814 yards (4.31 YPC), 25 TDs. 175 catches for 1,334 yards (5.8 Y/Tgt), 5 TDs.

Charles Clay

Clay played four seasons in Buffalo. For three seasons he was effectively a league-average starting tight end, good for 500 yards and a few touchdowns per season. In the fourth, whether it was age, lack of fit with a new offense, or needing an attitude adjustment, Clay’s game took a major step back, and he was a healthy scratch by the end of the year.

After the Bills cut him, Clay signed with the Arizona Cardinals, where he started ten games in the 2019 season.

Overall stat line: 274 targets, 178 receptions, 1,822 yards (6.65 Y/Tgt), 65.0 catch percent, 9 TDs.

John Brown

Earning his place in the selection by a 30-22 margin over Sammy Watkins, Brown could be the third receiver on this team. In the 2019 season, he gave the Bills a lead receiver that they hadn’t had for a long while—and it was his career-best performance. His showcase was a 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, where he caught nine passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns.

Overall stat line: 115 targets, 72 receptions, 1,060 yards (9.22 Y/Tgt), 62.6 catch percent, 6 TDs (plus 1 passing TD)

Those are the choices. Now make your pick. Who deserves a place on the All-Decade roster?


Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade team: Offensive flex

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    LeSean McCoy
    (564 votes)
  • 0%
    Charles Clay
    (4 votes)
  • 8%
    John Brown
    (56 votes)
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