1 - Cole Beasley happy to be in Buffalo
Cole Beasley has been enjoying his new opportunity with the Bills. The wide receiver spent his entire career with Dallas before coming over to Buffalo this offseason. The slot receiver feels he has more room and flexibility as a player in Brian Daboll’s offense.
“It’s been a lot of fun. I wanted more opportunity, a little more options, a little more freedom in my routes and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s done a great job of giving me those things,” Beasley said on Good Morning Football. “He’s created a lot more opportunity out there for me and it’s been a lot more fun out there with the guys.”
One difference between Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and Buffalo QB Josh Allen are their arms. Allen is debated as having the strongest in the league, something Prescott just doesn’t possess.
“The big arm. There’s been times where there’s tiny windows, he can throw it literally anywhere he wants on the field,” Beasley said.
2 - Sweeney succeeding in TE1 role
A plethora of injuries at the tight end position has forced rookie Tommy Sweeney into the TE1 role. The seventh round pick out of Boston College made one of the best plays from Friday night’s Return of the Blue & Red scrimmage.
During 11-on-11, Sweeney was able to get behind fellow Boston College graduate Matt Milano and haul in a pass from Josh Allen.
“A lot of crazy things have happened, but it’s football,” Sweeney told The Buffalo News. “Things like that will happen. The guys will be back. I’m just thankful for every rep I get, whether it’s ones, twos, or threes, just trying to go out there, learn as much as I can, play as much as I can and get better every snap.”
Helping Sweeney is veteran Lee Smith. Smith, primarily a blocking tight end in his career has been instrumental in Sweeney’s growth as a player in the few months he’s been in Buffalo.
“Lee’s meant the world to me,” Sweeney said. “I think I learn 10 different things from Lee every day. He’s an amazing guy, amazing man, amazing football player. He does everything right. Watching him, listening to him is just so advantageous for all us young guys.”
3 - Josh Allen named most intriguing
The Athletic released its list of the top 35 most intriguing players for the 2019 season. Coming in at No. 22 is Josh Allen.
What we learned last season is that anything can happen when the ball is in Allen’s hands. He can stiff-arm a defensive lineman, run through contact and pick up 23 yards on a scramble. Or he can drop back, try to escape pressure and sail the ball 10 feet out of bounds. The Bills’ hopes for a playoff berth depend on Allen’s ability to improve his accuracy.
Allen has a better supporting cast this year. He doesn’t need to complete 70 percent of his passes.
Allen will have to show growth in year two but a stronger team around him on the offensive side could lead the Bills back to the playoffs.