Even in the offseason, the Bills have remained busy. They’added Dennis Lock, who specializes in analytics to their front office but maybe more importantly added Ken Dorsey as the quarterback coach.
Dorsey was in Carolina and helped Cam Newton develop into an MVP caliber quarterback. That development was in part a reason the Bills wanted to bring Dorsey to Buffalo.
“I wanted to build our staff with smart, very capable candidates that we could grow and develop,” said head coach Sean McDermott Wednesday at the NFL Combine. “And, in Dorsey’s case he has a history of helping develop Cam Newton in Carolina. The other added piece to Ken is being able to evaluate and having spent some time in the scouting department in Carolina. That’ll aid Ken as he moves forward in his career and the way he’ll help us in Buffalo.”
From the roster standpoint, the Bills have plenty of holes to to fill whether that’s on the offensive line, at wide receiver or tight end. In releasing Charles Clay, Jason Croom is the only tight end under contract, and McDermott knows how important the position is moving forward.
“Being around a couple good tight ends, in my history, both in Philadelphia and Carolina namely in Chad Lewis and Greg Olson, you see how that helps a young quarterback whether he becomes a security blanket,” added McDermott. “He can turn a five yard route or completion into a 15 yard gain. Obviously, the work in the redzone and on third down, it goes without saying how important that position is.”