Daboll has all the confidence in Josh Allen

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll joined Howard and Jeremy on Tuesday from Bills training camp

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July 30, 2019 - 8:22 am

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After an off day from practice on Monday, the Buffalo Bills are set to get back to work on Tuesday at training camp from St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York.

Through the first four practices at training camp, a lot of the attention has been directed towards the play of the offense and how quarterback Josh Allen will perform in his second season with the Bills.

Last season was a struggle for the Bills offense as they got out of the gate as one of the lowest-scoring offenses in the entire National Football League. In addition, Allen came into the picture just two weeks into the regular season, which was maybe a bit too early for the young quarterback. However, after recovering from an elbow injury suffered during the Bills' Week 6 matchup with the Houston Texans, Allen returned and started to show some growth and maturity in the way he presented himself on the field.

In 12 games played and 11 starts in 2018, Allen finished his rookie year with 2,074 passing yards to go along with 10 touchdowns ,12 interceptions and a 5-6 record.

Heading into Year 2, many Bills fans are hoping that Allen can carry his second-half success from last season into this season and beyond.

The man who will have a huge influence on what Allen will be doing on offense this season is offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. The second-year offensive coordinator for the Bills has also grown in his role with the organization, and hopes to be able to turn his unit around with some new weapons to play with in wide receivers Cole Beasley and John Brown, as well as running backs Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon, and tight ends Tyler Kroft, Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney.

Daboll took the time on Tuesday to sit in with Howard Simon and Jeremy White live at Bills training camp to talk about the progress that his offense has made this training camp, and what he's hoping to achieve as the 2019 regular season approaches.

Here is some of what he had to say:

 

Daboll on the first four practices of training camp:

"We've made progress in these first four days, but we have a long way to go. It was good to get out there with Josh and Cole, and [John Brown] has been there little bit, Zay [Jones]. There's good competition at the running back [position], the offensive line we're shuffling in and out. The communication factor and being able to operate on the same page is very important."

 

Daboll on getting the offense on the same page:

"Two days ago, or whenever was the last practice we had, we had spent all morning with Josh, Matt [Barkley], Tyree [Jackson] and a couple of the other receivers during special teams meetings, we just went back and watched old cut ups and really talked about body language and eye control. You'd like everyone to see the game through the quarterback's set of eyes and he's got a viewpoint like this, however the skill guy has a viewpoint like this. Sometimes their viewpoint is different than the quarterback's viewpoint, and that's really important for those guys to be on the same page. It just takes reps. We'll take it day-by-day and keep getting better with it."

 

Daboll on the progress of Josh Allen:

"Josh has made progress since he's been here. He's made progress throughout the OTAs and he's made progress just in these four days. I have confidence in Josh. He's a second-year player that has a good grasp of what we want to do, and this is the time to do it. There's going to be times where you're going to be out there practicing against our defense, who's a good defense, and he's going to learn as camp goes what throws to make and what throws he should maybe hang from. I want him to make those throws, and I want to try and make him throw in tight windows, on time and make the tough ones. That's only going to make us better as we sit back and look at the tape to try and improve that."

 

Daboll on his increasing offensive playbook:

"In this day and age, everybody has a big playbook. That develops as you go through OTAs and through training camp. It's kind of a day-by-day, week-by-week, see where you're at progress. Maybe some things don't look good, why didn't they look good, let's try to fix them or just we don't really have the guys or it's not clicking with this play and let's try something else. We're always trying to expand our system. We throw a lot at them. We have a good group of professionals in every room. It's been a very fun four days, and I'm looking forward to today."

 

Daboll on Matt Barkley's impact on Josh Allen:

"Matt has been a really good addition since he's been here. When he came here, we had [Derek Anderson], and he's a guy that's been around the league, had some ups and downs at places, was a highly recruited athlete out of California. He just has really good insight for Josh, he's a really calming presence, and he's got good retention from what we did last year. He wasn't here during this time [last year], so he missed out on a lot of the basic fundamentals and concepts of what we wanted to do. He just kind of dove in to a week-by-week gameplan. But Matt throws with anticipation, he's smart, and so is Josh. It's a good room to be a part of with Tyree as a young player, as well as [quarterbacks coach Ken] Dorsey and [offensive assistant] Shea [Tierney] in there. It's a good room."

 

You can listen to the entire interview below:

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