Topic: Name one facet of the Buffalo Bills offense and coach

ORCHARD PARK http://www.packerscheapstore.com/dexter … rsey-cheap , N.Y. (AP) —  Sean McDermott will point to something in need of drastic improvement.From passing to protection, receiving to rushing, McDermott on Monday provided a blunt assessment of how anemic the Bills were a day following a 22-0 loss at Green Bay.“Where do you want to start?” he said. “Offensively, wasn’t good enough at all. Bottom line.”A week after rookie quarterback Josh Allen, literally and physically, took a leap forward in his development by hurdling Minnesota linebacker Anthony Barr in a 27-6 win at Minnesota, he and the Bills offense took two — maybe three — steps back.Allen completed just five of his first 19 attempts and finished 16 of 33 for 151 yards passing, while being sacked seven times and committing three turnovers (two interceptions and a lost fumble).LeSean McCoy mustered just 24 yards rushing on five carries in a game the Bills managed a season-low 56 plays from scrimmage and had seven three-and-outs. Buffalo was shut out for the first time in 10 years and finished with just 145 yards, matching its worst total since a 40-7 loss at Chicago on Oct. 8, 2006.And Allen is getting hit so often, McDermott expressed concern over whether the first-round draft pick can stay healthy for the remainder of the season to continue his development.“In order for the young man to play, he needs to be healthy, and in order for him to be healthy, you can’t stand back there and take hits Josh Allen Jersey ,” McDermott said.Not all the league-worst 21 sacks Buffalo has surrendered can be blamed on what’s been a patchwork offensive line. Allen has been faulted for being indecisive and holding on to the ball too long.The trouble is, the Bills (1-3) have little time to address the numerous issues plaguing their offense in preparing to host the Tennessee Titans (3-1) on Sunday.“Didn’t do well in any area and that’s my responsibility,” offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said. “We’ll work hard to get it fixed, but at the end of the day just not good enough.”It doesn’t help that Daboll is in his first year on the job, and overseeing a unit led by a rookie quarterback and a group of unproven receivers behind starter Kelvin Benjamin .“There are no excuses,” he said. “We all have a job to do, and we got to make sure we do it well.”One issue is Benjamin, the 2014 first-round draft pick whom the Bills acquired in a midseason trade with Carolina a year ago.Benjamin has just seven catches for 92 yards despite being targeted 21 times. His production mirrors that of the rest of Buffalo’s receivers, who have combined for 26 catches for 330 yards and one touchdown through four games.“I’ve got a concern with those types of numbers,” McDermott said, when informed his receivers are averaging 82.5 yards a game.As for Buffalo’s feeble running attack, he was critical with how the Bills were pushed around to open the game at Green Bay.After McCoy caught a 7-yard pass on the first play, the Bills were unable to convert a first down. McCoy ran for 2 yards on the next play, and then Chris Ivory was stopped for no gain.McDermott has issues http://www.jaguarscheapstore.com/jawaan … rsey-cheap , too, on defense after Buffalo allowed the Packers to convert 11 of 20 third-down situations.Take away a six-quarter stretch spanning the second half of Buffalo’s 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 16 through the end of the Minnesota game, the Bills have been outscored by a combined 103-9, including a season-opening 47-3 loss at Baltimore.“My patience hasn’t worn thin,” McDermott said. “When I see things that are up to our standard, we celebrate those. But when it’s not up to our standard, my tolerance is not very high.” The Nationals broke out of their offensive funk in a big way.

Juan Soto hit two of Washington’s seven home runs, finishing with four hits and five RBIs, and the Nationals routed the Philadelphia Phillies 17-7 on Friday night.

Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner, Bryce Harper, Brian Goodwin and Mark Reynolds also homered for the Nationals, who set a season high for homers. Washington hadn’t homered while losing its last three, getting outscored 16-3 in those defeats.

”We’re back Josh Oliver Jersey ,” Soto said.

Rendon added two doubles and three RBIs, and Harper also contributed three hits and three RBIs. With his drive, Harper became the first NL batter to reach 20 homers.

”We needed that,” manager Dave Martinez said. ”Bats came alive and they came alive big.”

Rhys Hoskins, Scott Kingery and Carlos Santana homered for Philadelphia. Kingery was a triple shy of the cycle.

The teams combined for 28 hits, including 16 for extra bases, on a steamy night in Philadelphia with the game-time temperature 90 degrees.

Erick Fedde (1-3) earned his first major league win in his eighth career start, allowing five runs on eight hits in five innings with three strikeouts and three walks.

Nick Pivetta (4-7) continued to struggle against the organization that drafted him. The right-hander was shelled for seven runs on seven hits, including three homers, in 1 2/3 innings to fall to 0-3 with an 11.94 ERA in five career starts against Washington. Pivetta, a fourth-round pick in 2013, finished June 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA in six starts.

Already leading 12-7, Washington sandwiched solo homers from Goodwin and Reynolds around Soto’s second of the night, a three-run shot off Hector Neris in the ninth.

Washington jumped on Pivetta for four runs in the first. Adam Eaton led off with a single and Turner quickly made it 2-0 by sending a 94-mph fastball into the seats in left.

”That sparked everyone http://www.jaguarscheapstore.com/quincy … rsey-cheap ,” Martinez said.

It was 4-0 three batters later when Soto also cleared the wall in left with a two-run shot.

Soto said he didn’t put a home run swing on either of his drives.

”I just try to make a good swing,” he said.

Rendon blew the game open in the second with an opposite-field, three-run drive to right that made it 7-0.

Two innings later, Harper’s three-run homer to left off Yacksel Rios put the Nationals ahead 10-0. And it was 11-0 later in the frame after Wilmer Difo’s two-out RBI double to left.

”Everybody had fun,” Soto said. ”I hope we can do the same thing tomorrow. Same plans.”

RHYS’ RESILIENCE

The biggest Phillies highlight came in the fifth when Hoskins culminated a 14-pitch at-bat with a line-drive homer to left-center. The Philadelphia slugger fouled off eight pitches, including seven in a row with a 3-2 count. It gave him eight homers and 22 RBIs since returning from the DL (broken jaw) on June 9. Hoskins has gone deep in three straight games.

”It was one of the better at-bats I’ve seen,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ”Really special.”

WALK THIS WAY

Santana had a walk to give him a free pass in six straight games and up his total this month to 27, which is the most for the Phillies in June since Greg Luzinski walked 28 times in 1980.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: 3B Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) took batting practice on Friday and could begin a rehab assignment as early as Monday. Zimmerman has been out since May 12.

Phillies: Right-handed reliever Pat Neshek, out all season with a right shoulder strain, allowed a run on two hits while striking out the side in one inning during a rehab outing at Double-A Reading on Friday night.

UP NEXT

RHP Vince Velasquez (5-8, 4.69) takes the mound for the Phillies in the third game of the four-game set on Saturday afternoon. Washington RHP Jeremy Hellickson (2-0, 2.28) is expected to return from the DL. Hellickson has been sidelined since June 4 with a right hamstring strain.