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Bills Today | Pushing the tempo produced these benefits for the Buffalo offense


1. Pushing the tempo produced these benefits for the Buffalo offense

One of the biggest storylines from Sunday's game included offensive coordinator Brian Daboll moving from the sideline to upstairs. While in the booth, Daboll is still able to talk to Allen the same way he would on the sideline but Daboll has a better view of the field. However, it wasn't Daboll's location for calling plays that allowed the Bills to produce their highest scoring output of the season. It was team's ability to play fast, keep their playmakers on the field and limit the opponent's ability to substitute.

"Going fast allows them to have more time at the line of scrimmage," Daboll said. "So, we can, you know, see things we can communicate up until you know the time ends. So, we'll see how it goes."

Part of going up tempo led to the Bills using mainly 11 personnel packages with one running back and one tight end. It also saw a bump in snaps for five key playmakers on Buffalo's offense. John Brown, Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie split the wide receiver sets while Devin Singletary lined up in the backfield and Dawson Knox was the tight end.

"But if you're going up tempo and in rhythm on offense. You know the changing of personnel packages slows things down," Daboll said. "So, when you're getting positive yards, whether that be in the run game, plays in the passing game. You don't want to give the defense an opportunity to substitute. When you're not changing personnel, it allows you to play quicker."

2. McDermott confident in rookie Cody Ford

The Bills are still determining the severity of right tackle Ty Nsekhe's ankle injury that he suffered on Sunday. Nsekhe and rookie Cody Ford have split reps at the right tackle spot throughout the entire season.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott was encouraged by what he saw from Ford after Nsekhe went down.

"If Ty can't go, [Ford] will do it either on his own or we have some other combination there," McDermott said. "I really thought Cody played a physical brand of football yesterday and he'll continue to get better."

Other than Ford, Nsekhe and left tackle Dion Dawkins, the only player on Buffalo's roster that can play tackle is rookie Ryan Bates. McDermott and the coaching staff haven't had the full opportunity to determine what the roles may be without Nsekhe.

"Yeah we'll see," McDermott said. "Confident in Cody, number one, always want to look at different combinations too and to make sure we've got the best combinations out there whether it is Cody full time or anyone in that position. Cody came in and did a really good job yesterday which is what we expect."

3. Frazier: We're seeing an evolution in Tremaine Edmunds

Tremaine Edmunds addressed the entire Bills team on Saturday before the game against the Dolphins. A second-year player who has taken reigns as captain of the defense expressed where he and the entire team could improve.

"We're seeing the evolution of growth, just tremendous for all of us to witness both on the field and off the field," defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said. "For him to stand in front of his peers on Saturday night and be as transparent as he was just talking about the way he approaches the game and the way he hopes his teammates approach it as well, but to also just share some of his flaws and some things he wants to improve. It's not an easy thing to do to be so real and genuine. The guys really respect him not just because of his play but the type of person that he is. For him to talk like that, my hat is off to him."

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