To the cheers of many Buffalo Bills’ fans, someone paid the price for Monday’s boondoggle against the Denver Broncos. As is usually the case with football teams, it came down to the offensive coordinator.
Ken Dorsey has been a fan favorite as a punching bag as the potentially high-octane offense of the Bills has sputtered for six weeks. It did not look that good in the 24-22 loss to the Broncos, but it was nowhere near as bad as the group most responsible for the loss: special teams.
Throughout the game – and at the end – special teams failed the Bills. There were too many significant punt and kickoff returns. Poor punts. Finally, at the end when the Bronco field goal sailed right at the end, there were too many players on the field.
Buffalo has not played with desperation over the last month. Its coaching staff, however, looks bewildered. There’s horrible replay challenges, an overall appearance of a lack of preparation and complete confusion.
Dorsey took the fall on Tuesday. But he wasn’t the one responsible for the game’s ending or outcome. That’s on a number of the staff – including the head coach – who will be back on the sidelines this weekend against the New York Jets.