McCoy, run game continue to struggle

Inside The Buffalo Huddle

With the on going carousel of signal callers, the Bills passing game has struggled.

Buffalo currently ranks dead last, averaging 5.5 yards per pass. Their total passing game ranks 31st, just ahead of the Arizona Cardinals.

With the air attack grounded, the run game hasn’t been able to gain any traction either.

LeSean McCoy has just 267 rush yards through eight games.

Heading into the season, a lot was made about McCoy turning 30 — the mysterious age when running backs show signs of decline.

Head Coach Sean McDermott doesn’t believe McCoy is showing his age and added the key to getting the star running back going, begins in the trenches.

“We’ve got to do a better job starting up front,” he said.  “You can have all the different plays that you want, but at the end of the day, it’s a man versus man game and you’ve got to move a guy off the ball.  You’ve got to play with great fundamentals and technique, and that’s really where it starts. It’s a mindset.

“You go from there in terms of what plays and the right plays at the right time against the right defense.  Overall, it starts with establishing a physical line of scrimmage.”

McCoy hasn’t spoken to the media since the Bills’ 25-6 Monday night loss to the New England Patriots.

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