Following a 24-22 defeat to the Denver Broncos on “Monday Night Football,” Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott told reporters he needed some time to evaluate things before deciding what changes needed to be made to snap the Bills out of their funk.
It turns out he needed less than 24 hours, as the Bills fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey on Tuesday morning.
On the surface, things didn’t appear to be that bad offensively for the Bills. They rank seventh in total offense (370.1 yards per game) and eighth in scoring (26.2 points per game). But the eye test will tell you it was clear now was the time to cut Dorsey loose.
Despite leading the league in touchdown passes (19) and ranking fourth in passing yards (2,600), quarterback Josh Allen has just looked off this season.
Allen leads the NFL in turnovers by a QB (14) and interceptions (11). In fact, he’s been picked off in six straight games and he’s only had two games this year without an interception. Per Pro Football Focus, Allen is tied for the most interceptions on passes of 20 yards or more (five) and tied for the 11th-most turnover-worthy plays (10).