1. Have the Bills made enough moves to improve their offensive productivity?
Bills head coach Sean McDermott spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since the NFL Scouting Combine. McDermott addressed free agency, the draft and how the Bills plan to improve with their newest additions. McDermott explained the team needed to go into the offseason finding a way to score more points. In 2019 all of Buffalo's losses, besides the loss to Philadelphia, were determined by seven points or less. McDermott said he would love play in games where they win by multiple touchdowns.
"I would love to take a seat on the bench in the fourth quarter in one of these games," McDermott said jokingly. "Maybe eat an orange slice or something, drink a Gatorade and have my heart not going a million miles an hour."
With the offensive additions made this offseason, McDermott thinks the team has put itself in a position to win more games when the season begins.
"I think a lot of defensive head coaches and maybe head coaches overall have a tendency to pad their side of the ball personnel-wise," McDermott said. "I don't want to do that. You've got to score points in this league to win games. I think to have a balanced football team, we need to score points. That's been an emphasis and a theme that we've talked about since the end of the season last year. I'm encouraged by what we've added personnel-wise to help us in that category, as well as the work that our offensive staff has done this offseason."
2. B/R predicts an 11-win season for Buffalo
Now that teams have a better idea of what their rosters will look like in 2020, Bleacher Report thinks it's time to predict records. B/R looked at the rosters of all 32 teams as well as their opponents and guessed how many wins each team will have in this upcoming season.
B/R thinks the Bills will finish the season 11-5.
With Allen's big arm, he and Diggs should connect on several deep balls next season. John Brown, who posted career highs in receptions (72) and yards (1,060) last year, will likely become the No. 2 option. The pair should challenge opposing defenses with speed and crisp routes downfield.
It's not just a revamped offense that will get Buffalo to 11 wins. The defense will play a huge part, too. Leslie Frazier's defense was top-three in the league last season and with the new additions to the defensive line, they could look stronger when they take the field in 2020.
After allowing the second-fewest points during the last term, the Bills defense will look even better. Buffalo signed defensive tackle Vernon Butler, edge-rusher Mario Addison, linebacker A.J. Klein and cornerback Josh Norman, who are all familiar with head coach Sean McDermott from their time with the Carolina Panthers.
Buffalo added a notable playmaker for the aerial attack. The defensive group will likely remain in the top five in points and yards allowed. The Bills have a prime opportunity to take the AFC East crown.
3. Jim Nagy on Zack Moss: He's really powerful
Senior Bowl executive director and NFL analyst Jim Nagy appeared on WGR this week to share his thoughts on the Bills 2020 draft class. Nagy thinks running back Zack Moss will provide immediate help to the offense. He thinks Moss' running style is exactly what Buffalo needs to create an offense that gives quarterback Josh Allen several options.
"I loved him on tape," Nagy said. "They got a tone-setting type running back who plays physical and gives them an identity. He's a great complement to Singletary which is what you want. You want to be able to have a contrasting style between the two guys when you're going to run a platoon system. I know those guys in Buffalo - [I] was just talking to one of those guys yesterday and they're really fired up about getting Zack. The pre-draft process wasn't great to him — he missed our game (Senior Bowl) and didn't run a great 40-time, but you put on the tape and the dude is a workhorse. He makes you tackle him, he's really powerful. He runs with an aggression that's hard to find."
Moss was named the 2019 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,416 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns. The running back averaged 108.9 rushing yards a game last season.