1. McDermott comments on Jim Kelly's work with the offensive coaching staff
On Tuesday, The Buffalo News quoted Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who said he had been in a few meetings with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey this spring.
The topic of conversation was the Bills ‘K-Gun’ offense of the early 90’s that was instrumental in propelling the team to four straight AFC titles, and what may or may not work for Josh Allen entering year two of his career in Buffalo.
When head coach Sean McDermott was asked if Kelly was going to be a member of the staff, he simply outlined that the staff looks for any way possible to improve their performance on and off the field.
“We find every way possible to improve our football team,” he said. “This is no different. Jim is a Hall of Famer. To me it would be ignorant of us not to have a relationship of Jim and ask him what he thinks knowing we have a young quarterback. All of that is healthy and all of that is good.”
So it appears Kelly was consulted by members of the offensive staff for some input.
McDermott also made it clear that Brian Daboll will be calling the plays going forward.
2. New list of non-participants
Week 3 of OTA practices brought about a handful of new non-participants in practice Tuesday.
Ty Nsekhe, EJ Gaines, Zay Jones and Eli Harold joined players like Cole Beasley, Jason Croom and Tyler Kroft on the injury list.
Head coach Sean McDermott, who is trying to blend in more than 20 new players on the roster, knows how precious time on the field is to develop the revamped roster.
“Anytime you miss it is serious because we need you out there,” he said. “There are a number of guys who aren’t practicing. It’s hard to develop the team when you’re not practicing and not available. Overall, other than Tyler (Kroft’s) situation that we mentioned the other week most of them are shorter term situations.”
Also limited in practice today and wearing a non-contact jersey is Ed Oliver. McDermott said it’s due to shoulder soreness for the first-round pick.
3. Centers return to the fold
Since the OTA practices began a couple of weeks ago, centers Russell Bodine and Mitch Morse were watching largely from the sidelines as non-participants. This week however, they’re participating on a non-contact basis.
Head coach Sean McDermott confirmed that both Bodine and Morse will participate on a non-contact basis.
“They’ll start in individual (position drills) and go from there,” said McDermott of Bodine and Morse.
Also wearing non-contact jerseys in practice are Rafael Bush, Taron Johnson and Quinton Spain.