On this episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast presented by 26 Shirts, Patrick Moran hosts part one “State of the Buffalo Bills” featuring Bills beat reporter at The Buffalo News, Jay Skurski.  Today the guys focus on the offensive side of the ball.

Change was plenty in the Bills defense during the offseason but continuity is the name of the game offensively.  Buffalo returns 10 starters from last year as well as offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

The guy spend a lot of time talking about the most important position on the team, quarterback and Jay offers his candid takes on third-year starter Josh Allen.  It’s widely agreed that if the Bills hold expectations higher than simply making the playoffs for a third time in four years that Allen needs to continue elevating his game.  Jay breaks down the things that can catapult Allen to the next level as well as cautioning against parts of his game that can stunt his growth.  They also debate if the team made a mistake by not taking advantage of an opportunity to upgrade the backup quarterback position.

Stefon Diggs is the big new addition to the offense.  Buffalo traded four picks, including their first-round pick this past April to acquire him from Minnesota. Jay talks about the trading being worth it and how Diggs fits into the offense along with returning wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley.  Dawson Know enters his second year at tight end and could be in a line for a second year spike in production with a lot of weapons around him.  Jay has opinions on both as well as running backs Devin Singletary and Zack Moss.

The offensive line is entirely back after the team re-signed Quinton Spain, which likely puts second-year lineman at Cody Ford back at right tackle.  Jay elaborates on why he thinks that’s a good thing but admits the offensive line is a position that worries him.

The guys also spend a few minutes at the top paying homage to legendary WNY high school sports publisher Dick Gallagher, who passed away on Monday at the age of 79.  Dick left a positive impact on their lives as well as countless others he touched.

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