Josh Allen throwing the ball for the Bills inspired many in Buffalo.
It was his rushing that caused reason for concern against the Los Angeles Rams during a 31-10 victory in Week 1.
Specifically running, Allen had 10 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown in the contest. He was his team’s leading rusher.
Great on paper, tougher to swallow with the risk of injury.
Allen’s good and fans don’t want him to get hurt. It’s as simple as that.
During his weekly appearance on Kyle Brandt’s Basement, Allen recognized those feelings some might have.
He just doesn’t share them.
“Is it necessary? Absolutely not,” Allen said about rushing the ball late against the Rams. “But it’s football. Things happen.”
Allen still might need to reconsider.
He didn’t seem upset, but Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott said via video conference that his QB really doesn’t have to run the ball in such occasions.
However, McDermott did note that things can be circumstantial. He said Allen ran out of options when trying to throw the ball, on occasion, leading to his carries.
McDermott added his staff can take some of that blame.
“That’s something we can do better at as coaches and we will moving forward,” McDermott said.
Specific plays where Allen had to hang on and run was something he mentioned during his interview as well.
For more from Allen on his late-game rushes, see the attached clip from his latest appearance on KBB below:
— Kyle Brandt’s Basement (@KBBasement) September 14, 2022