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[BN] Blitz newsletter: What kind of attack can Bills fans expect from Brian Daboll?

New Bills offensive coordinator Brian Dobell recently spent four years with the Patriots. Mark Gaughan says that means "when the Bills get the kind of QB they want, look for Daboll to emulate a lot of staples from the Patriots' passing attack."

That includes a lot of pre-snap decision making, attacking the flats, and pivot and option routes to the middle of the field, Gaughan wrote. In the ground game, he added, expect the team to go away from the outside-zone scheme former OC Rick Dennison liked for more of a traditional power scheme.

What's the new OC like? Former NFL QB Brady Quinn said Daboll "is as hard of a worker as you're going to come by. I mean, the guy eats, sleeps football. A big-time grinder." Alabama players described the new Bills OC as "business-oriented."

It was a season to forget for Bills' pass offense: The Bills completed just 115 passes to wide receivers, which was the lowest total in the NFL in the last seven seasons, Mark Gaughan wrote.

The best Twitter reactions to the Brian Daboll hire: Former Bills tight end Scott Chandler weighed in on the hire of his former coach.

Jerry Sullivan: The Bills making the playoffs was unlikely, but just two weeks later, the Vikings pulled off a bigger miracle.


Of course: The Vikings' play that won their playoff game had a Buffalo connection.

Still salty: Marcell Dareus says the Bills organization treated him like "a nobody."

Shrine QBs under the radar: Quarterbacks at the East-West Shrine Game – South Florida's Quinton Flowers, Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Memphis' Riley Ferguson – may have had prolific college careers, but they're not being mentioned at the top of the draft. Here are players for Bills fans to watch at the college all-star game.

Deadline: Monday was the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft. This could be a record year for the number of underclassmen leaving college early.

See ya: After exiting the playoffs, the Tennessee Titans parted ways with head coach Mike Mularkey, who coached the Bills in the early 2000s.

Daily Drive Podcast: Discussing the Bills' new offensive coordinator.

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