1 – FOX NFL analyst impressed by this Bills rookie
Current FOX and NFL Network analyst and broadcaster Charles Davis, who also briefly appeared in training camp with the Dallas Cowboys in 1987, recently shared his thoughts about the Bills' quarterback situation entering the third preseason game. Davis who will call Sunday's game for FOX, noted that Josh Allen looked like a number one quarterback during Friday's practice.
"I enjoyed watching Josh [Allen] as the number one guy today," said Davis. "He looked comfortable. It looked like he was assuming the role just fine."
That is the biggest question as Sunday's matchup with the Bengals approaches, how will Josh Allen perform as the starting quarterback? Fortunately, Davis believes that Allen is ready to prove his doubters wrong.
"Josh is getting nothing but love here in Buffalo," said Davis. "However, outside of Buffalo he has had to deal with the Jalen Ramsey article, he has had to deal with all of us so-called 'draft experts' when he came out…so I think he feels like he has plenty to prove."
Allen will certainly be tested in his first game as the Bills starting quarterback, but Davis says that he has seen continual improvement from the young quarterback throughout his journey.
"At his pro day, I saw the improvements," Davis said. "I saw the shortening of his stride, I saw the accuracy improving because of that, so I knew right away, and I knew it before; he is a worker."
2 – Former NFL QB shares thoughts on Bills OC Brian Daboll
Former NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme is visiting Buffalo this week to catch up with some old friends, and to observe some of the happenings at One Bills Drive. Delhomme Is best know for taking the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2003, although the Panthers fell to the Patriots on a last second field goal by now Colts kicker, Adam Vinatieri.
Delhomme said that he is happy to be in Buffalo and that he was glad to see the likes of Brandon Beane, quarterbacks coach David Culley, Brian Daboll, special teams coach Danny Crossman, and Sean McDermott; all of whom he had crossed paths with throughout his career.
"It was good to see old faces and friends, reminisce, tell stories, and just to be around the guys," he said. "I was honored to play in the NFL, and to me, there is nothing greater."
Delhomme epitomizes persistency as an NFL player. He went undrafted in 1997, played two seasons in four years with New Orleans, then two seasons in NFL Europe with the Amsterdam Admirals and the Frankfurt Galaxy before settling in with Carolina for seven seasons. Delhomme played under Brian Daboll at the end of his career in Cleveland and offered up his thoughts on the Bills new offensive coordinator.
"I think Brian [Daboll] will be fantastic," said Delhomme. "I was more mentally prepared to play games with Brain Daboll as my offensive coordinator than anybody I had ever been with."
Delhomme continued his praise for Daboll, even though the two were only together for the 2010 season in Cleveland.
"I was so ready to play with Brian [Daboll," he said. "The whole teaching philosophy helped me tremendously; I think he will do wonders for the quarterbacks here."
3 – McDermott likes depth at OT
Heading into the 2018 season, the offensive line was one of the most talked about issues with the Bills. The retirement of Eric Wood created a battle for the center position, Richie Incognito's release left an open spot at left guard, and the Cordy Glenn trade to Cincinnati has allowed Dion Dawkins to assume the starting role at left tackle. Despite all the moving parts on the offensive line, head coach Sean McDermott likes the depth the Bills have at left and right tackle.
"They have done a good job," said McDermott of the guys behind projected starters Dion Dawkins and Jordan Mills. "I like our depth up there."
McDermott also went into detail on some of the players that have impressed him the most at the tackle position.
"De'Ondre [Wesley], Conor [McDermott] have done nice jobs as well," he said. "Mo Porter has done some good things and it will be a good opportunity if Dion [Dawkins] doesn't play on Sunday for those young guys to step up."
Wesley is entering his fourth NFL season after playing with Baltimore in 2015 and 2016, and the Bills in 2017 after coming into the league as an undrafted free agent. Conor McDermott was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth-round of last years draft out of UCLA and he played in three games with the Bills in 2017. Mo Porter faces the largest uphill climb with the Bills as he signed with the team this year as an undrafted free agent out of Baylor.