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Bills QB Josh Allen reacts to his performance in third preseason game

Josh Allen didn’t see the field that much during the Buffalo Bills’ third preseason game on Friday night, but when he was on the gridiron, he didn’t look all that great.

Allen completed three of his six passes for 49 yards in what was certainly his worst exhibition outing thus far this year.

Afterward, the second-year quarterback made it clear that he was not happy with his performance:

“Obviously, I wish I was a little smarter with the football tonight,” said Allen, according to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News. “There was one play in particular we got bailed out there, but it’s something that I just can’t do and I know I can’t do that. … I understood that we wanted to run the ball and I wanted to take a shot, and I can’t go with that mindset. But I’m glad it happened in the preseason. It was just a little reminder of what I can and can’t do.”

Allen was referring to an interception he threw that was wiped out by a roughing the passer penalty.

He also missed a couple of receivers on plays that may have featured some miscommunication:

“Yeah, just some communication things,” Allen said. “Obviously, I could have delivered a better ball. I wish I did in those situations. But, again, it’s something to learn from. Get on the same page here. It takes a couple of those to understand we’re lacking communication somewhere, so like I said, I’m glad it happened now. We can address it and go on from there.”

For a guy who completed just 52.8 percent of his passes during his rookie campaign, this is obviously not the type of outings the Bills want to see, but, it was just preseason, and it was only a short stretch.

Allen has gone a respectable 18-for-28 overall over his first three exhibition contests, so hopefully for Allen and Buffalo, Friday evening was more of an outlier than anything else.