A big weakness of the Bills offense last season was receivers and tight ends gaining yards after the catch. Allen is hoping he can help the team improve in that area.
The Bills quarterback wants to put his guys in a better position to gain yards after the catch by working on the placement of his throws. A ball perfectly placed in stride can make all the difference. Timing is key for players to get a few extra yards in crunch-time situations.
“I think, myself especially, making sure I’m on time, making the right reads and giving our guys good enough balls to get some more [yards after the catch],” Allen said, via Ryan Talbot of nyup.com. “That’s one thing I think, on offense, run after catch was wasn’t very high last year. But again, that’s me putting the ball where it needs to be and allow our guys to catch in a good position to make a run after the catch.
“So working on that, that’s been one of my biggest takeaways in this offseason and trying to work on just ball placement and allowing our receivers to do that.”
Buffalo’s offense was already scary good last season.
If Bills receivers can start making more plays after the catch they’ll be in business.