The aftermath of a challenging loss led to consequences for the Bills, as offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was relieved of his duties on Tuesday following their recent defeat against the Broncos. Quarterback Josh Allen expressed a personal connection to Buffalo’s decision, stating on Wednesday that he takes the dismissal of Dorsey as a reflection on himself.
When questioned by reporters about whether an improved performance from the team could have spared Dorsey’s job, Allen affirmed, “Without a doubt, and I take that very personally,” according to Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.
Allen conveyed a sense of responsibility, expressing his disappointment at witnessing someone he cares about going through such a situation. He acknowledged that if he and the offense had performed better, such drastic measures might not have been necessary, saying:
“It hurts a lot to see someone you care about go through a situation like that and to know that if I could have done more, this offense could have done more, we wouldn’t have to do something like that.”
Dorsey had been serving as Buffalo’s offensive coordinator since 2022, having previously held the position of quarterbacks coach. His association with Allen dates back to 2019, the quarterback’s second season in the league.
Allen, who threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in the recent loss to Denver, leads the NFL with 11 interceptions this season and has only had two games without a turnover. Despite the team’s struggles, Allen expressed deep admiration for Dorsey, acknowledging the significant role he played in his career.
The quarterback stated:
“I love Dorsey as a human being; he’s one of the good ones. He’s been in this room with me for a very long time,” said Allen. “I feel like I owe him a lot of the success that I’ve had in my career, and he’s been a huge part of that, so it’s sad to see him go. The fact is, we play better as a team, we probably don’t have to make a move like that. He was a big part of what we’ve been doing here in the last few years.”
Buffalo’s offense had a strong start to the season, averaging nearly 35 points per game in the first four outings. However, over the subsequent six games, they failed to score more than 25 points in a single game, resulting in a 2-4 record during that stretch.
Looking ahead, Allen acknowledged that reducing turnovers would be crucial if he wants the next offensive coordinator to have a lasting tenure with the team.