Bills trying to figure out how offensive line fits together
The Buffalo Bills are trying to figure out how their offensive line fits together. According to John Murphy of the Bills’ official website, Buffalo has 17 offensive linemen heading into training camp next month. Eight of them were not around in 2018.
Rebuilding the offensive line was one of the Bills’ main priorities this offseason. Now, it’s all about trying to make the offensive linemen mesh well together:
Our new-look offense is ready to go. 🙌
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) June 15, 2019
Offensive line coach Bobby Johnson remains unfazed by the challenges ahead, per Murphy:
It’s not like we have zero idea of who we have. A lot of these guys have a body of work. They have something that you can go back and look at this is how this guy plays.
Now, how they fit together is what we’re trying to figure out. And what is the best combination. Sometimes the five most talented guys might not be your best line, it’s the best five that work together, that work as one.
Johnson also told Murphy he’s excited because “the urgency level is going to be cranked up when we get to training camp.” In particular, Johnson likes the sense of urgency among his injured players.
The Bills allowed 41 sacks in the 2018 NFL season, which was middle of the pack. They ranked in the bottom of the league in numerous offensive categories, with the poor offensive line playing a role in these struggles. If this unit does a better job of protecting quarterback Josh Allen, the Bills could make some serious noise in the AFC East this season.