Bills must regroup on offense during the bye week

By Hugo Guzman  |   Friday, November 04, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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The Buffalo Bills have plenty of work to do during their bye week, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Bills are sitting at 3-5 at the halfway point of the season, and while many would blame the defense for their sub-par record, it is the offense that has failed to score points on a consistent basis.

Here are some key issues that the Buffalo Bills must address as they head into the second half of their season:

-Should J.P. Losman get another chance to start? GM Tom Donahue hinted at the idea that Losman will return to the starting lineup at some point this season, but when? Kelly Holcomb has done a decent job, leading the Bills to 2-2 record, but he is clearly not a starting-caliber quarterback. Losman shined in his first start of the season, but then promptly turned into the proverbial "deer in the headlights". The Bills need to insert him back into the starting lineup and let him take his lumps so that he can harden into a legitimate NFL quarterback. That's what the NY Giants did last year with Eli Manning and look at how that's turning out.

-Will Buffalo commit to utilizing Willis McGahee? The former UM star is proving to be a true workhorse and has emerged as one of the top running backs in the NFL. This guy needs to tote the rock at least 20-25 times a game in order to take pressure off the quarterback (whoever that might be) and control the tempo of the game. If the Bills want to win more football games this year, they need to give the ball to McGahee early and often.

-Can the Bills find a way to make Roscoe Parrish a factor on offense? Parrish is coming off a wrist injury, but has already shown some promise in limited action. Even though his reverse against the Patriots lost yardage the Bills' coaching staff had the right idea. This is a guy that can explode for big plays if put in the right situation. He reminds me a lot of the Steelers' little spark plug, Antwaan Randle El.

If the Buffalo Bills can resolve these key issues, the bye week could serve as a stepping stone for future offensive success.
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