If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to call plays for Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, you might be surprised to learn that it’s a little like playing Madden when a play goes all to hell.
Just start pressing buttons.
At least that’s how Bills head coach Sean McDermott described it during a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast.
(Side note: the clip of McDermott saying he could beat up Mike Vrabel and Dan Campbell at the same time is hilarious.)
McDermott is obviously just trying to get a laugh with his comment about Allen.
But there’s probably a little truth there. While I don’t envision the Bills being happy with a play completely breaking down, I’m sure their emergency plan in that situation is Allen “pressing all the buttons” while trying to make something miraculous happen.
And thanks to Allen’s insane athletic abilities, that’s usually what happens.
Just telling Allen to go out and play sandlot-style football until something good happens probably isn’t the worst strategy in the world. I have a feeling it would work out pretty well for the Bills.
Of course, that’s one of the many reasons why I’m not an offensive coordinator in the NFL. But that’s alright, I’ll just stick to playing Madden and trying to replicate some of the ridiculous things Allen can do on the field.
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