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    Bills’ Josh Allen reflects on ‘dumb plays’ he made as a rookie; what he learned

    Bills’ Josh Allen reflects on ‘dumb plays’ he made as a rookie; what he learned

    When Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen went back and looked at the tape from his rookie season in 2018 he found a lot of mistakes. He said he’s learned from them and plans to apply what he learned on the field entering his second season in the NFL.

    “It’s (about) staying hungry. I know there’s a lot of things that I missed on last year,” Allen, 23, said Friday during an appearance on NFL Sirius XM NFL Radio. "A lot of dumb plays going back and watching film that just were like, ‘Why did I do that? What was I thinking?’ But (now it’s about) learning from those and then going into next season and trying to apply what I’ve learned onto the field.”


    Allen said that he’s spent the offseason training periods during Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and minicamp getting to know all the new faces on offense. New free agent additions like center Mitch Morse, wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley, guards Jon Feliciano and Quinton Spain, and running backs TJ Yeldon and Frank Gore were brought in to put pieces around Allen to allow him to find some success.

    The second-year quarterback said that right now the focus has been on building relationships with those new players and developing chemistry.

    Morse, 27, signed the richest contract in the league for his position with the Bills this offseason. He’s been tasked with protecting Allen and helping to develop the young quarterback like he did with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes the past two seasons. He’s already been impressed with what he’s seen from Allen.

    “It’s pretty fun to see. Kind of go through that last year and see Josh kind of on the same trajectory (as Mahomes), and the competitive nature he has," Morse said during minicamp. “For me it’s not so some much teaching him as much as it’s a guy to bounce ideas off of because he’s got the competitive mold. He’s got the teachers and (offensive coordinator Brian Daboll). For me it’s just being there and making his job easier.”

    Allen learned quite a bit from the mistakes he made in Year 1 but maybe even more from the chances he took as a runner. He broke the franchise record for rushing yards (631) and rushing touchdowns (8) by a quarterback but he’s going to try to me more judicious with his approach as a playmaker in 2019.

    “I’m probably the most competitive man in the room at all times,” Allen said. "I want to win at everything. ... That’s where it comes to that push and pull where (and having that) athletic ability. Can I get one more yard; can I get the first down?

    "But is it smart to do? Is it smart to put my shoulder down and maybe take a hit, or hold onto the ball an extra second? It’s that balance where sometimes it’s necessary, sometimes there’s no need to do it, and sometimes the smart play’s the best play.
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    Coming out of the draft I was excited about his cannon of an arm.

    After a few games I saw how his legs made him different from other qb's.

    This off-season he has impressed me with his work ethic. He seems to be the type of qb that will put the time in to get better. He wants to be good.

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    I wasn't originally impressed with Josh's personality and questioned his leadership ability.

    He came off as a big, goofy oaf.

    Now that he is more comfortable his intelligence is starting to show. His teammates seem to genuinely like him. He'll have to prove himself on the field, though, for him to truely win them over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcw View Post
    Coming out of the draft I was excited about his cannon of an arm.

    After a few games I saw how his legs made him different from other qb's.

    This off-season he has impressed me with his work ethic. He seems to be the type of qb that will put the time in to get better. He wants to be good.
    I agree with you wholeheartedly. He showed leadership and work ethic by staying in Buffalo during the bye week with Robert Foster and working on improving the chemistry between them.

    He is improving in the weak areas of his game which are presnap recognition, mental processing, reading defenses, and ball placement. With improved special teams play, and defense playing at the same level, if the offensive production improves Buffalo should be able to win 10 games and be in the playoff hunt.
    L*t is a losser


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    Here is a video of Josh Allen on the whiteboard with Kirk Cousins. Cousins gives him some good advice:

    L*t is a losser


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    Josh Allen was a wasted draft pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBills007 View Post
    Josh Allen was a wasted draft pick.
    Is that your opinion or do you have numbers from him for years to come? Please with that shit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down and Out View Post
    Is that your opinion or do you have numbers from him for years to come? Please with that shit....
    He just registered today and is being critical on his first post. I think maybe he's this guy...


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