What Bills’ Sean McDermott, Josh Allen said about QB coach Ken Dorsey

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The Buffalo Bills still have an offensive coordinator on their payroll and as last offseason taught us, we can’t get ahead of ourselves.

However, signs are pointing in a certain direction and those are toward New York. The Giants have had two interviews with Buffalo’s OC Brian Daboll. Further fueling those fires is the fact that the Bills’ former assistant general manager, Joe Schoen, was hired by New York to be their general manager.

It had been assumed if Daboll goes, Buffalo’s QB coach in Ken Dorsey would be the next man up. Following some comments this week in Orchard Park, Dorsey sure does sound like he would be.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen said he was was hopeful he would be involved in the discussion. Following Allen saying that, Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott confirmed via his own video conference on Tuesday that Allen will have a say.

“Josh and I communicate on a lot of things,” McDermott said. “He will be in the loop and he will be communicated with.”

Now jumping back to the QB, what’s he think?

Allen openly hyped up Dorsey for the job.

“I think every quarterback would love to be part of that (hiring) process. There’s a guy in this building that I’m a huge advocate for,” Allen said, later going on to confirm he meant Dorsey. “I think as a quarterback and as a competitor, you definitely want to feel like you have some sort of say in it.”

McDermott did not mention Dorsey by name, who was promoted to “passing game coordinator” along with his role as QB coach last offseason, during his end of season wrap up. However, McDermott gave some signs of his own pointing in Dorsey’s direction.

McDermott said tabbing someone from within the organization who can take on a new role is the ideal situation. In the past when McDermott was first hired himself, he went on the record to say he preferred some coaches with experience that he could lean on. Five years later, that’s naturally changed.

“You want to be able to promote within just like any business sense. That’s where you get your return on investment,” McDermott said. “Again, just continue to invest in the people we have in our building.”

McDermott later added on in-house candidates: “I think generally speaking, we do (have some).”

And if Dorsey didn’t sound locked in enough to take over if Daboll leaves, there’s what Allen noted on him personally.

“I think when he got here three years ago my career definitely changed. In terms of just how I viewed football and to have a guy in the room that played the game,” Allen said. “Just the way that he approaches the game, he’s competitive, smart, he works his a– off. I appreciate what he’s done for me in my career so far… again, wherever the chips fall.”

It sounds like Dorsey can be locked into… for a job that isn’t exactly open yet… but feels like it could be soon…

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