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Cole Beasley believes Josh Allen is ready to take the next step

Beasley believes Allen is ready to take the next step
Posted at 5:46 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 17:46:43-04

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. [WKBW] — Buffalo Bills rookie running back Zack Moss was on the receiving end of one of the best plays of the day early in practice, bringing in a beautiful pass from Josh Allen. It was one of the few highlights during the Bills second day of padded practice as they spent plenty of time working on individual and situational drills.

Other observations from Tuesday's practice:

Too many options?

Could you imagine at this time last year thinking the Bills may have too many weapons on offense? While I'm a firm believer you can never have enough playmakers, there are only so many targets to go around. After practice veteran wideout Cole Beasley was asked about the potential predicament and didn't think much of it.

“We’ve got to know there’s only one ball, and guys just need to be patient and wait for their time to make a play and be ready to make a play," Beasley said. "I think we’ve done a good of talking through that and establishing what the goal is so everybody knows we’re all headed after one thing and that’s just to win, so, I think it’s going to be good and we’ll put it together.”
Beasley was also asked about his quarterback, whom he believes is ready to make a big stride as he enters year three.

"When you see a guy with a lot of confidence in himself, that kind of, drifts to everyone else as well and it's infectious, and anytime you have a guy like that and it spreads throughout the team, then everyone is playing confident because the guy you're looking at to lead us is playing confident, that makes a dangerous team," Beasley said of Allen. "He's a guy that's unselfish and he's going to put his body on the line for everybody, so we'll run through a brick wall for him and when you've got guys who will do that great things will happen."

Shake it off

On Monday, Josh Allen was sharp and made very few mistakes. On Tuesday, he wasn't as steady and would surely want a few throws back. On the first play of 11-on-11 drills, Allen tried forcing a ball to Stefon Diggs that was intercepted by safety Micah Hyde, who would've likely taken it the house in a real game situation. Have no fear, it's practice and we've seen so many times before, now is the best time to make these types of mistakes.

Kicker Competition

After watching Tyler Bass have a nice padded practice debut completing six-of-his nine field-goal attempts, veteran Stephen Hauschka responded going six-of-seven on his attempts Tuesday. His only miss came on a kick longer than 50 yards that he missed to the right. Bass didn't attempt any field goal attempts on Tuesday.

Injury Report

WR Gabriel Davis missed practice with a leg contusion

WR Robert Foster is in the concussion protocol

FB Patrick DiMarco missed practice with neck soreness

WR Isaiah Hodgins and LB Vosean Joseph were both still in red no-contract jerseys

CB Levi Wallace and OL Ty Nsekhe returned to practice

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