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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/27: Will Bills’ offense be more up-tempo?

Plus, why Josh Allen is the most improved quarterback in the NFL.

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The Buffalo Bills boasted a high-flying offense in 2020 that set franchise records for points scored while finishing second in the NFL in both points scored and yards gained.

But the Bills’ offense, led by All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen and All-Pro wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley, often played with the lead and, as a result, the offense’s pace ranked 28th—near the bottom of the league.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine whether offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and the Bills should consider employing a more up-tempo offense including more snaps out of the no-huddle in 2021.

We also hear from one NFL expert on why Allen has become the most improved quarterback in the NFL, examine the long and winding paths Christian Wade and Efe Obada took to make it from London to Buffalo, learn how second-year wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins is turning heads with his performance this offseason, discuss why the Bills’ roster is among the most balanced and complete in the league, and more!


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Could Buffalo’s offense become even more up-tempo?

Upping the tempo could present opportunity for Bills’ Brian Daboll | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Based on three seasons of Daboll offense in Buffalo, it’s apparent that going up-tempo – like most of his tactical decisions – is something he employs based on matchups,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Why Josh Allen is the most improved QB

Tucker: Josh Allen has improved more than any quarterback - WGR 550
Audacy Sports NFL insider Ross Tucker is impressed with Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. In a recent interview during the “Howard and Jeremy Show” on WGR, he says Allen has improved more than any quarterback he’s ever seen.

Christian Wade, Efe Obada took similar paths to the NFL

From London to Buffalo: Tracing the NFL paths of new Bills teammates Efe Obada and Christian Wade | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I think having him come in is just going to add to our team and also going to add to his game,” Wade said of Obada, a fellow International Player.

Following injury, Isaiah Hodgins turning heads with offseason play

Catching attention | WR Isaiah Hodgins earns praise for his work in the Bills 2021 offseason program - BuffaloBills.com
The second-year wide receiver missed his rookie season with a shoulder injury and after a successful OTA/Minicamp run he’s ready to make an impact for Buffalo.

Buffalo’s roster among the most balanced in the NFL

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Buffalo Bills have a complete roster that still could be fortified over the next two months.

Dawson Knox being counted on for more in 2021

Bills looking for Dawson Knox, tight ends to ‘elevate’ in 2021 - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
“While there was some room for debate about which position group deserved the most blame when GM Brandon Beane said the Buffalo Bills needed to run the ball better following the 2020 season, he didn’t mince words when it came to critiquing the tight ends,” writes Marcel Louis-Jacques.

Dawson Knox shares details of workouts with Josh Allen - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox has room for improvement next season, and his first step has been working one-on-one with Josh Allen.

The return of the red charging Buffalo helmets!

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