Josh Allen’s elbow injury was a huge subject quickly after he suffered it in Week 9. Still, it receded into the background over time.
Allen said on Monday that the ailment’s pain followed a similar pattern, noting that he thought he was “trying to throw it a little differently mechanically” until a couple of weeks ago. Most significantly, he will not need off-season surgery to correct the problem.
“We do not believe surgery is required at this time. Relaxation and rehabilitation will be very beneficial, “Allen said on the team’s official website.
On Monday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott reiterated Allen, telling reporters that the quarterback’s elbow required more care but was no longer a worry. McDermott was concerned after analyzing Buffalo’s performance up front on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s Divisional Round defeat to Cincinnati.
After delivering at a high level in pass-rushing, Buffalo’s defensive front failed to put enough pressure on Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to make a difference in the game on Sunday. Burrow completed 23 36 throws for 242 yards and two touchdowns while being sacked once. According to Next Gen Stats, the Bills created a QB pressure percentage of 21.6, which paled in compared to Cincinnati’s rate of 39.5 percent while rushing Allen.
It takes a little genius or complex analytics to figure out where the Bengals triumphed on Sunday: in the trenches. McDermott admitted as much on Monday.
“We’ve got to look at that,” McDermott said of his team’s offensive and defensive lines’ performance.
Buffalo will have the whole summer to figure out how to improve upfront. The Bills’ offseason started on Monday, weeks sooner than planned.