Here are some thoughts from Steve Kubitza on the Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Chargers game.
I was able to get some insider information on the Buffalo Bills and their roster and their thoughts on the quarterback situation. I asked Steve Kubitza of BuffalowDown some questions about the Buffalo Bills and his thoughts on their team for the rest of the year.
1. What is your scouting report on Josh Allen? What is he going to bring to this game?
That is a great question. I’m not sure. Allen looked solid in camp and had some nice throws last Sunday, but he isn’t going to get much time behind this offensive line. It is also his first start. What Allen does bring to the table is a monster arm that can attack the Chargers secondary, if he is given enough time. The key for him will be to not panic and avoid doing what Nathan Peterman did so often, which is throw interceptions.
2. Who should we watch out for on the Bills offense?
The only real threat right now is LeSean McCoy. He was shut down early in Week 1 and the Bills must make him a focal point of the offense this week. He can’t finish with seven carries once again. On the outside, Kelvin Benjamin is looking to rebound after a one-catch performance last Sunday in Baltimore. Maybe he gets it together and shocks the Chargers defense this week.
3. Who should we watch out for on the Bills defense?
This side of the ball actually has some legitimate playmakers. The one who stands out the most is rookie Tremaine Edmunds. He was all over the field last week and continued to play hard even when the game was well out of reach. His size and speed will be tough for the Chargers to handle, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up with an interception as well.
4. Does anyone believe that Nathan Peterman should start anymore?
I sure hope not. Peterman has three career starts and has not made it to the final whistle in any of the three. He is clearly not an NFL starter and it was a mistake to put him out there in Week 1. I think the problem was that he looked solid in preseason against lesser competition. While AJ McCarron struggled, he did so behind a weak offensive line. We were all duped.
5. What do you think the Bills will look like at the end of the year?
It’s tough to base a prediction off that one game. It would be like summing up the entire 2017 season based on that loss to the Chargers. I still think this team can finish in the 7-8 win range with Allen at the helm. They aren’t a playoff contender but they also aren’t going to finish in the basement of the NFL.