Brian Daboll took a lanky, raw Josh Allen into a star. Could he do the same with the Houston Texans and Davis Mills?
When Sean McDermott and Brian Daboll took over in Buffalo, they had the arduous task of reviving a beleaguered team that hadn’t really had a juggernaut offense since the Jim Kelly and the “K Gun” era.
Both of those two listed above helped take Buffalo’s offense from 30th in 2018, getting as high as the second-ranked offense in terms of yards in 2020. Josh Allen has become the team’s franchise quarterback, and they have a chance to win their second-consecutive AFC East title this year if everything goes their way.
As good as the passing offense has been for the Bills, the rushing game has been centered around Allen. Anytime your quarterback is your leading rusher, you’re going to have a bad time when it comes time to December and January football.
Daboll started off with his rushing offense finishing inside the top ten in the league in terms of yards, but they’ve fallen since 2020. Buffalo had the 20th-ranked rushing offense in 2020 and currently rank 15th in the league.
Houston wanted to run the ball poorly this season, but they just haven’t been able to do that at all. So improving the rushing game would be Daboll’s most significant task.