Ken Dorsey's firing on Tuesday wasn't shocking to those who watched the Buffalo Bills.
Surprise or not, Josh Allen feels responsible for the departure of his former offensive coordinator.
"Without a doubt, and I take that very personally," Allen told reporters on Wednesday, explaining his belief Dorsey would still be on staff if Allen had played better, via NewYorkUpstate.com. "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, if this offense could have done more, we wouldn't have had to do something like that."
Allen and the Bills haven't lived up to expectations in most weeks, save for the occasional offensive explosion (e.g., a 48-20 win over Miami in Week 4). Allen has struggled to recapture his quarterbacking magic, leading the NFL in interceptions (11) and giveaways (14). In some instances, his sloppiness with the ball has cost the Bills a win, such as their most recent outing, a 24-22 loss to Denver on Monday night in which Allen accounted for three turnovers.
Too often, Allen has ended up at a postgame podium with a look of both defeat and frustration on his face. When asked what went wrong, he's frequently been at a loss.
Given the opportunity to reflect Wednesday, Allen admitted he knows what the problem is. And like Dorsey's termination, it's not a surprise.
"Turnover-wise it's abysmal when we lose and there's no secret to that," Allen said. "We're not a broken offense, we're not a broken team. But the splits compared to when we win and when we lose (with turnovers) are massive. Again, that's on my shoulders. We've got to be better; I've got to be better."
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