1 - What does Jim Kelly think of Josh Allen? It was during rookie minicamp when Josh Allen was officially introduced to Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Kelly was able to take in the last bit of Allen’s drills that day, and has formed his own opinion of the rookie quarterback.
“I like what I saw,” said Kelly. “Probably more than just the arm because you have to have a good arm, you have to have all that to be drafted in the first round. But once you’re on the football field it’s a different thing.”
Allen’s arm has been his claim to fame since draft coverage began months ago for the 6-4 QB out of Wyoming. Whether it is the ease that he can launch the ball, or how quickly it whistles through the air, Kelly still knows there is more to the young man.
“What I probably like about Josh probably more than anything is how after a play, if he saw something, he talks to the players,” said Kelly. “He was talking to everybody. And for a young guy to come in here and have communication with the receivers, with their linemen, talking to them after a play discussing what went on, that’s what you want.”
Even though Kelly has earned the right to be known as Buffalo’s quarterback, he has held that title long after his retirement from the game. And no matter if it is A.J. McCarron, Nathan Peterman or Allen, Kelly has one thing to say about the Bills’ quarterback situation.
“Bottom line is, we just need somebody to be here for 10, 15 years, and quit having to worry about the quarterback position like we have the last 20,” said Kelly.
2 - Is this finally Shaq Lawson’s year to break out? In lot more ways than one, this will be a big year for Bills DE Shaq Lawson. He, more than anyone else, understands that he has not been on the field as much a first-round pick should have been for the past two seasons.
Now, Lawson is entering his third season in the league and more than anything wants to prove that he belongs on the field, changing his diet and attitude to make that happen. Hearing this, Bleacher Report believes Lawson will become a break out player next season.
The Bills have a decision on Lawson's fifth-year option coming up next offseason, which serves as a motivator for a player looking to secure a fully guaranteed additional term with his respective team. As a clear-cut starter, the third-year defensive end should see a production spike if he stays on the field.
3 - Alexander hosting bowling benefit for WNY programs He has proven in the past that he is a man of the community, and on Saturday Lorenzo Alexander will prove it again. He, along with his Aces Foundation will be hosting a Bowling Benefit.
Alexander won’t be the only Buffalo Bill in attendance on Saturday, as he has recruited players like Josh Allen, Tremaine Edmunds, Harrison Phillips and Eddie Yarbrough and more to join in on the fun. Here is more information on the event from Eventbrite.com:
In 2017, Lorenzo has partnered with South Park High School and The Belle Center specifically to equip these students with school supplies, character building workshops and life changing experiences. In 2018, we look forward to growing our impact. ACES has pledged $20K to this initiative but needs your help to increase its reach even further!
The bowling benefit is a great opportunity for the community to help meet the need, while having a great time bowling, meeting Bills players and building relations with other community leaders. We appreciate the work you're currently doing in the community and look forward to seeing you on June 9!
For more information, follow Lorenzo Alexander on twitter or go to the Eventbrite link above.
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