Polian likes new offense for Taylor and Clay – Buffalo Bills News

Polian likes new offense for Taylor and Clay – Buffalo Bills News

Here is the Bills news of note for June 20th.

1 – Polian likes new offense for Taylor and Clay
ESPN NFL front office Insider Bill Polian has made a good number of positive comments on the direction of the Bills under head coach Sean McDermott. While the former Bills GM believes the organization is unquestionably on the right track, he also outlined some issues the team is facing in a recent appearance on the John Murphy Show.

“Who is going to emerge at receiver? Who is going to back up Shady? The Mike Gillislee departure left a void to fill,” Polian said. “I have no question that the defense will come together. It just might take a while. It will come more sooner than later because (the scheme is) so similar to what Jim Schwartz did there. You’ll see them get cohesive relatively soon. I want to see how the offensive line performs. That’s an area where I think there are some question marks as to how well it can perform.”

Polian was speaking about the line’s ability to pass protect. While sacks don’t solely fall on an offensive line, Tyrod Taylor was taken down 46 times and the Bills had the second-highest sack percentage in the league in 2016. If that can be effectively addressed then Polian believes Tyrod Taylor can flourish in this offense as well as his tight end.

“The offensive line performance and protecting the passer is the issue, and how they adapt to the system,” he said. “That system, by the way, is perfectly suited to Tyrod Taylor’s talents, and will get Charles Clay more involved than he has been in the past. It’s suited well to his talents too. But you’ve got to be able to block…

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