Inside The X's And O'S Of The Bills Offense

Mike BurnsContributor IMay 8, 2009

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Lee Evans #83  of the Buffalo Bills is tackled by Walt Harris #27 of the San Francisco 49ers  on November 30, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

With training camp still over two months away, we begin to wonder how the Buffalo Bills will use Terrell Owens

Opposing defenses have to be wondering as well, how do you defend Lee Evans and Terrell Owens while the Bills also have Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson in the backfield that can catch the ball very well?

One can foresee the screen pass out of the backfield being used more than ever.  Evans and Owens can be a threat on the reverse as well as spreading defenses thin on the long pass.

Roscoe Parrish has speed to go deep as well and a three receiver set will be often used.  Young quarterback Trent Edwards has shown he can be very effective in the no huddle offense, so expect the Bills to use this formation a lot.

The Bills have shown they have one of the best running back tandems in the league with Lynch and Jackson and the addition of Dominic Rhodes will also leave defensive coordinators with many sleepless nights leading up to opposing the Bills.

The question lies in the offensive line.  Trading Jason Peters and releasing Derrick Dockery will help boost the confidence of a young line.  Peters while only playing 14 games last season, gave up more sacks than any left tackle in the league and Dockery was seen scratching his head after getting beat off the line several times during the year.

As the new line gels together early in the season, the Bills should use a lot of screen passes and a power running game while opposing defenses worry about how to protect against Evans and Owens.  Look for the Bills to start using the no huddle by mid-season and really open up the offense this season.