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Bills Today: Dennison happy with Tyrod Taylor's opening game performance

Posted Sep 12, 2017

Tyrod Taylor's release time in Buffalo's timing-based offense was a point of emphasis with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Taylor's Week 1 performance was encouraging according to Buffalo's offensive play caller.

Here’s the Bills news of note for Sept. 12th.

1 - Dennison happy with Tyrod's opening game performance
Bills offensive coordinator, Rick Dennison, orchestrated his squad to three touchdown drives on Sunday. All three of those came in the red zone, where the team converted three out of four times inside the 20 yard line. Tyrod Taylor tossed two touchdowns, one to Charles Clay and the other to Andre Holmes. The Bills OC is happy with where Taylor is to this point.

“Yeah, I’m happy with the way he played,” said Dennison. “I think he did a good job of doing what he needed to win the game. He moved when he had to move, got the ball where it needed to go, and threw the ball away four times when he needed to. That’s a part of being a quarterback, not worrying about completions.”

Taylor’s timing and release have been points of emphasis in Dennison’s offense heading into the new campaign. He had two passes that were batted down on Sunday while he was in the pocket, but his release time on the whole was consistent according to Buffalo’s offensive play caller.

“For the most part it was good. There was a couple of times his timing was a little bit off and we’ll correct that. For the most part when he dropped back he did a good job of reading, going through his progressions, listening to feet, and getting the ball out on time,” Dennison said.

According to ProFootballFocus, Taylor ranked fifth in Week One in adjusted completion percentage.

2 - New Bills praise the fans on social media
Many players who took the field on Sunday made their debut game for the Bills, after the 21-12 victory over the New York Jets some of them took to social media to show some love for Bills fans.

Starting safeties, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer each had an interception in their first game at New Era Field. Poyer had the first interception to get the turnovers rolling. Here’s what the fifth-year player said via Twitter.

Hyde snagged the final interception after the two-minute warning to seal the game. Here’s what he said via Twitter.

Those guys on defense weren’t the only ones who impressed in their debut. Backup running back, Mike Tolbert, provided a nice one-two punch alongside LeSean McCoy.

“I loved it man. The fans were amazing. You really don’t have the appreciation for it until you’re in the game. Until you feel the energy.” Tolbert said.

We’ll see how many Bills fans pack into Bank of America Stadium this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

3 - Bills graded with a ‘B’ performance
CBS Sports graded every NFL team for their performances in Week One, with a nine-point advantage over the Jets; the Bills were given a respectable grade.

It may be difficult to fully assess the win, due to the fact that the Jets simply are in rebuilding mode. One thing was evident all day, the dominance of LeSean McCoy. Any opponent is going to have to game plan for the five-time Pro Bowler. McCoy rushed for 110-yards on 22 carries in the season opener; he also added 49-yards on five receptions.

It was a win that came with many emotions, mainly because new head coach Sean McDermott secured his first win as the main guy in Buffalo.

“It feels good to be 1-0. It really does. I’m extremely proud of the guys. I really am. It’s good for the organization. It’s an entire organization win and I know what happened on the field yesterday was the result of a lot of hard work around this building. I’m very much appreciative of that,” McDermott said.

The Bills head to Charlotte for Week Two, where coach McDermott spent the past six seasons serving as the defensive coordinator.

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QB Tyrod Taylor reflects on being voted captain by his teammates.

Truly honored to be selected by my teammates as a team captain. Our time is now! #OneBuffalo

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