July 15, 2024

What if… Josh Allen Quarterbacked the 2010 Buffalo Bills?

After being fired midseason 2009, the Dick Jauron era was over. Interim head coach Perry Fewell wasn’t given the full-time gig, which meant it was time for Chan Gailey. The Jauron/Fewell duo finished with a 6-10 record. Figuring to be a transition year, the 4-10 start to the ra Gailey ewas still a disappointment. Gailey switched to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 3, beginning the lovable loser era of the Buffalo Bills.

Prior to landing in Buffalo, Gailey had a plethora of stops in the NFL and college game, spending time all across the offensive side of the ball. His most recent stops included a ho-hum run as ’s head coach and offensive coordinator for the . The latter lasted one season. Brought in to help Herm Edwards turn around a 4-12 team, everyone was let go when they somehow got worse and ended up 2-14. To be fair, the 2008 offense did put more points than the 2007 unit Gailey was asked to help. He was successful in making them “less awful.”

Gailey landed George Edwards for defensive coordinator, previously coaching linebackers for the

 Curtis Modkins had coached running backs for the prior to coming to Buffalo to be Gailey’s offensive coordinator. Both coaches are still in the NFL on their respective side of the ball.

Buffalo’s offense struggled mightily in the 2010 season. They scored 1.42 points per drive (26th), scored on 25.3% of drives (29th), and turned the ball over on 19.2% of drives (31st). Buffalo had 21 interceptions and 18 fumbles lost, which is preposterously bad. On the plus side they were fairly average at avoiding sacks.

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