Brian Daboll has far too much on his plate to have time to reflect on how the Buffalo Bills new offensive coordinator’s career has brought him home.
There’s a new series of plays to install Reggie Wayne Jersey , players to evaluate and, most important, a new young hope at quarterback in first-round draft pick Josh Allen to groom.
So forget asking Daboll what it’s like to be working with the team he grew up in suburban Buffalo rooting for, or being on a staff headed by Sean McDermott, the former safety whom Daboll coached at William and Mary in 1997.
”Just day by day,” he said in addressing reporters at the Bills facility for the first time since being hired in January.
”You’re really grinding on that particular day and trying to get focused, whether it’s later on with the players or the next day, so you just kind of stay in the flow.”
And on Thursday, Daboll’s past was nowhere near the forefront of his attention.
”No. I’ve got my two-minute in my mind right now,” he said, referring to having his offense run the two-minute drill in practice for the first time this spring.
The 43-year-old is entering his 18th NFL season and 22nd overall, including college.
It’s a career in which Daboll has won five Super Bowl titles as an assistant during two separate stints with the New England Patriots. And he’s coming off a season in which he oversaw a run-heavy Crimson Tide offense that helped Alabama win the national title.
The championship experience was re-affirming for Daboll in proving he can adapt the offense to a team’s strengths while also gaining a better appreciation of dealing with younger players.
”The college game is a little different than the National Football League so I learned a lot there,” he said. ”You can’t put as much on them.”
It’s a lesson that will certainly carry over to Buffalo, where Daboll takes over an offense essentially rebuilding from scratch, with the exception of veteran star running back LeSean McCoy.
Buffalo’s undergoing yet another switch at quarterback after third-year starter Tyrod Taylor was traded to Cleveland in March.
There’s a three-way competition for the starting job led by Allen, the raw strong-armed rookie out of Wyoming who was selected with the seventh pick in the draft. It’s rounded out by AJ McCarron http://www.chicagobearsteamonline.com/devin-hester-jersey , who spent his first four NFL seasons as Andy Dalton’s backup in Cincinnati, and second-year player Nathan Peterman.
The offensive line is in transition after losing three starters. And the receiver position lacks established depth behind Kelvin Benjamin.
Benjamin said Daboll is putting the onus on the offensive veterans such as himself, McCoy and tight end Charles Clay to lead by example.
”He holds you accountable,” Benjamin said. ”I think they’re giving the young guys a little bit more leeway. But us three, I think we really have to focus on it a little bit more and just knowing our position and even knowing other people’s positions.”
Daboll said it’s premature to project who will fill out the starting jobs, and that particularly includes quarterback.
”All we’re trying to take is one step at a time,” he said. ”It’s so early in the process right now. I think that’ll sort itself out as time goes on.”
McCarron and Peterman are splitting time with the starters, while Allen, for now, is working with the third stringers.
Allen’s inconsistencies were apparent during the two-minute drill.
He telegraphed his third pass, which was intercepted by cornerback Breon Borders. During his second chance, Allen completed five of seven attempts, including one dropped pass, and capped the drive by hitting Cam Phillips in the right corner of the end zone.
Daboll is Buffalo’s fifth coordinator in five years. He replaced Rick Dennison who was fired after one season in which the Bills finished 29th in yards – mostly because of a popgun passing attack – and 22nd in points.
Daboll was actually born in Welland, Ontario, just across the river from Buffalo. But he quickly relocated to West Seneca http://www.dallascowboysteamonline.com/cole-beasley-jersey , New York, where he was brought up by his maternal grandparents and developed a passion for football and the Bills.
”I know it’s different being at home, being raised here. There’s a lot of people, and I’m one of them, that love this team,” Daboll said. ”I’m just excited to be here.”
NOTES: TE Logan Thomas will miss the final two weeks of spring practices after having surgery to repair a minor knee injury. … The Bills have four voluntary practices next week, and then hold a three-day mandatory minicamp from June 12-14.
Police responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion, according to reports released Thursday.
Police responded early Tuesday to the home in Milton, just outside Atlanta, after McCoy's ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon called 911. The reports from Milton police show that officers had previously been called to the home in July 2017 and in April and June of this year, but no violence was reported during any of those incidents.
In a recording released Thursday of Cordon's 911 call she can be heard describing her alleged attacker to a dispatcher and saying she believed the attack was connected with her ex-boyfriend.
"My face is demolished right now," Cordon said during the call.
A man entered the home around 3 a.m. Tuesday and demanded specific pieces of jewelry that McCoy had given to Cordon and that he had asked her to give back many times, Cordon's lawyer Tanya Mitchell Graham said in an emailed statement Tuesday.
McCoy had often suggested to Cordon that she "could be robbed because the jewelry was expensive," the statement said.
The man tried to take bracelets from her wrist, leaving bruises, and hit her in the face multiple times with a gun Ramon Humber Jersey , the lawyer said. Cordon's cousin was also hurt when she was hit in the back of the head.
"He just kept asking for jewelry. I think it's got something to do with my ex-boyfriend because my ex-boyfriend and I are," Cordon said before being cut off by the dispatcher asking if she needed medical help.
McCoy, who turned 30 on Thursday, is preparing to enter his fourth season with the Bills. He spent his first six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he led the NFL in yards rushing in 2013 before being traded to Buffalo in 2015.
He took to social media Tuesday to deny a wide range of allegations posted earlier in the day by a woman who appeared to be friends with Cordon, accusing him of hurting his former girlfriend. McCoy has since hired prominent Atlanta criminal defense attorney Don Samuel.
Fulton County Magistrate Court records show that McCoy initiated eviction proceedings against Cordon on July 3, 2017, saying that the pair were no longer in a relationship. Court records show two attempts to serve Cordon with the document but no other action.
That evening, police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the home, according to a police report. Cordon wasn't there when officers got there, but they spoke to McCoy, who told them he and Cordon had broken up and had been having issues.
Cordon had had been accusing him of cheating on her and had posted on social media about that and their breakup, McCoy told police. He also said Cordon had failed to return jewelry lent to them by jewelers for events despite multiple requests.
He told police he had started eviction proceedings against Cordon and was trying "to be very careful about being around her given the climate of domestic abuse in his profession." He told police he would bring Cordon's things, which were piled on the driveway, back inside.
Cordon came home while police were there and also told officers the relationship was over. She said she had nowhere else to go and would be staying at the home.
Shortly before midnight April 11, police again responded to a domestic dispute at the home. Dispatchers reported that "the callers had everything worked out Rafael Bush Jersey , but it sounded a little heated over the phone," a police report says.
McCoy and Cordon separately told an officer they had worked everything out and the argument hadn't been physical. Cordon told the officer she had called because McCoy was moving some furniture out of the house that she wanted to keep.
Cordon called police from Virginia on June 1 to say she saw people removing things from the home through security cameras that she could monitor on her cellphone, a police report says. McCoy was also out of town.
When police arrived, they spoke to McCoy's mother who said her son was moving out and had asked her to get his stuff so he wouldn't have to deal with Cordon, the report says. She said McCoy had said Cordon could stay in the house until it sold since she had two small children, but that he wanted his things.
Police said any disputes over belongings would have to be resolved in court, and movers left with just McCoy's clothing and shoes, the report says.
McCoy's friend, Tamarcus Porter, filed eviction proceedings against Cordon on McCoy's behalf on June 6. In a court filing challenging the eviction proceedings, Cordon's attorney said Cordon and McCoy had discussed marriage over Memorial Day weekend and that McCoy gave Cordon "a substantial gift" on May 29.
A hearing on the eviction proceedings is planned for a later date.
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