It is no secret that the Buffalo Bills wide receivers have struggled this season. So much so, that following last week’s 22-0 defeat at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, head coach Sean McDermott openly criticized their most recent performance.
“It’s not good enough. Not good enough at all. We’ve got to move the ball, move the chains, we can’t go three-and-out. Where do you want to start, right? We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
After jettisoning free agent acquisition, Jeremy Kerley, following week one and a horrid start to the season for Kelvin Benjamin, in which his effort has been called into question, much has been made about the lack of options at WR.
While free agent names have been thrown around, the Bills don’t appear open to go down that road, at least at this point.
One option to help address the struggles at wide receiver, could be internal…
Running back, LeSean McCoy, who is known for making plays in open space, was asked today if he was surprised that given the state of the team’s wide receivers, he hasn’t gotten a chance to spread out more and get involved in that way.
“Yeah, I’ve thought about that also. We have packages and we have plays. It’s a matter of just going through and executing it. Whenever my number is called, I just have to be effective and get the job done.”
While McCoy has made it known that the Bills are a run first team, he also has stated that he wants the ball and that he believes he can help this team win if given the chance.
Teams right now are planning around shutting down McCoy and the run, because with a rookie quarterback and one of the worst WR groups in the league, they’d rather take their chances getting beat through the air.
With 15-touchdowns, 449-receptions and over 3,000-yards receiving in his career, maybe getting McCoy involved as a receiver would be a win-win for everyone.
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