Bills need Losman to make plays

Updated: July 20, 2005, 8:50 AM ET
Scouts Inc.
Every offseason brings change in the NFL, not only in terms of players and coaches, but, by extension, new philosophies and schemes. NFL coaches and front offices do a great job of self evaluating, and many times they will tweak their schemes or philosophies to better fit their personnel, or simply to get better production. Let's take a look, team by team, at the philosophical changes heading into the 2005 season.

NFC: EAST | SOUTH | NORTH | WEST
AFC: EAST | SOUTH | NORTH | WEST

AFC East

Buffalo Bills With a new untested QB in J.P. Losman, the Bills will likely emphasize a power run game in 2005 with RB Willis McGahee. They will try to run the clock and take pressure off Losman, and when the do throw the ball, they will try to utilize safe passes and a lot of quick outlet routes.

The good thing for Losman is that he has excellent mobility. Offensive coordinator Tom Clements will change the passing game that he had for immobile QB Drew Bledsoe to a lot more roll outs and bootlegs, where Losman can challenge the defensive perimeter. It will also also simplify his reads because he will only really have to look at half the field. Look for Buffalo to also utilize a considerable amount of QB draw plays, where Losman has the opportunity to tuck the ball and run if he doesn't see something open.