Mastering the art of timing and tempo will be critical to Tyrod Taylor’s success this season. And while it’s far too early to tell how the Bills quarterback will fare in 2017, his offensive coordinator has seen some progress.
“I think he made one bad decision in the game the other day,” Rick Dennison said Wednesday of Taylor, who completed 8 of 18 passes for 53 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in last week’s preseason loss to the Eagles.
“I thought his timing and his feet were right for the most part. …And obviously this week, we put more plays in; different types of plays, so progressions are a little bit different if the play is different. And I think he’s adjusted well.”
Head coach Sean McDermott on Tuesday called the team’s tempo against the Eagles “outstanding,” adding that the offense was able to get in and out of the huddle efficiently and execute in two-minute drills. He hopes to see that trend continue Saturday against the Ravens.
And so does Taylor, of course.
Asked this week if his job is now tougher in light of the Sammy Watkins and Anquan Boldin departures, Taylor said: “I just have to spend more time with the guys that we have here. We’ve been building a bond, and building a chemistry the whole time. Now, as the receiver room gets a little shorter in depth, I have to spend more time with those guys, and that’s what I’ve been doing. Talking to them daily, on the field and off the field.”