Filed under: Bills Obsession, Buffalo Bills, engineering, JIM KELLY = BADASS | Tags: Buffalo Bills No-Huddle Offense, Fred Jackson, Jim Kelly, K-Gun, OH MY GOD I'M EXCITED, Sam Wyche, Terrell Owens, Tim Graham
Tim Graham has a post today that should set any Bills fan who remembers the Super Bowl years shaking with excitement.
He forecasts the return of the no-huddle offense to Buffalo.
The Bills have dangerous receivers Terrell Owens, Lee Evans and Josh Reed, versatile running backs Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson and Dominic Rhodes and quarterback Trent Edwards, who they believe can make quick decisions at the line of scrimmage.
“The no-huddle lends itself to guys that are big-play guys,” Wyche said, “because if you get a defense that’s just a little fatigued, just a little off their first-step quickness, and you get the explosive guys, they can hit the home run.”
Wyche, of course, is Sam Wyche – the coach who installed the offense with the Boomer Esiason Bengals, who inspired the Kelly-years Bills to do the same.
With a glut of skill players and what looks like a potentially reborn offensive line (Hangartner roughly equals Hull?), it is entirely possible. The one potential weak link? QB Trent Edwards.
But the no-huddle offense plays directly into Edwards’ strengths – he’s a fast decision maker, a quick release, and he’s smart. In fact, when the Bills opened last year 4-0, the hallmarks of the offense – quick strike throws, up-tempo rushing – were incredibly similar to a no-huddle offense, just run with huddles. Imagine that offense with more playmakers and less time for the defense to recover.
I’m excited just thinking about it.
Need more convincing? Remember when the K-gun established itself:
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