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Video analysis: Buffalo Bills starting offensive line preseason W

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eek 2 The Buffalo Bills starting offensive unit struggled to get anything going against the Cleveland Browns in the second week of preseason. Four consecutive three-and-out series and an injury to quarterback AJ McCarron were not what the Bills hoped to see. A major component of offensive success or failure rests on the shoulder of the line. Let’s see how they did. Play 1The play pauses at the magic cutoff point of two seconds. The ball is in the air at that point thankfully White Lorenzo Alexander Jersey , as there’s far too many orange helmets around AJ McCarron. The right side holds up well. Russell Bodine wins his match-up cleanly. Dion Dawkins ends up trying to take on two defenders as Vlad Ducasse can’t find a guy to get a hand on. LeSean McCoy gets blown up pretty badly. The Browns came out testing the Bills by rushing six men with mixed results from the offensive line. Play 2This play was likely drawn up to look like this anyway. Dion Dawkins doesn’t get enough of his man though and McCarron is close to getting hit. Closer than he should be on this play call. Bodine and Ducasse can’t get to the edge fast enough to get the blocks and play two is dead in the water. Play 3The Brown overload Dion Dawkins’ side again, but this time it’s handled better. From what we can see from the broadcast angle, the Browns have the back end handled pretty well. Not liking what he sees White Jordan Mills Jersey , McCarron tucks and runs. This was perhaps the best snap for the offensive line against the Browns’ starters. Play 4The Browns rush four, while the Bills have six to block (Patrick DiMarco contributes a chip on the way out). Even still it’s likely best the ball comes out quickly. Russell Bodine is walked back one-on-one. Play 5At the pause, two Browns are circled. The middle of the offensive line is parted which prompts McCoy to kick the play outside Youth LeSean McCoy Jersey , shown in the upper circle. The lower circle is Briean Boddy-Calhoun who prevents McCoy from getting outside. The entire line appears to be blocking forward and there’s nowhere for McCoy to go. Play 6Dion Dawkins gets beat with a nice bend move and AJ McCarron climbs the pocket. Both Vlad Ducasse and Charles Clay miss Larry Ogunjobi and McCarron goes down. Play 7The Browns understandably elect not to worry about a pass here. The line holds up well except for Dion Dawkins. Arguably, Dawkins might have been tasked with driving his man inside so the play can develop. However, he barely disrupts Myles Garrett as he knifes in nearly dropping McCoy in the backfield. Play 8The Browns rush five and the Bills should have a numbers advantage with Charles Clay staying in to block. The line is blocking well and McCoy should have had options to take a lane. Clay can’t handle Mychal Kendricks however Youth Dion Dawkins Jersey , and Kendricks drags Clay with him to make the tackle. Play 9Dion Dawkins’ rough night continued as Myles Garret comes in for the hit. The initial impact from Garrett catches Dawkins off guard. Another shove is followed smoothly with a swim move and AJ McCarron takes a shot. The play pauses at about 2.5 seconds in. Daboll’s quick strike offense has routinely gotten the ball out well before then, but it can’t be expected every time. So far this preseason the line has struggled to protect for anything but the quickest of quick hitters. The first injury update of the week for the Bills quarterbacks looks a lot like the one that ended last week.Bills head coach Sean McDermott said at his Wednesday press conference that rookie Josh Allen will take part in practice on a limited basis. Allen practiced last Friday for the first time since injuring his right elbow in Week Six and McDermott didn’t set any expectations for what kind of progress Allen will make this week.“We haven seen any setbacks in his rehab but wee going to take it one day at a time,” Allen said.With a bye on tap for Week 11 and Allen out of action for an extended period of time Youth Tre'Davious White Jersey , the Bills might have designs on getting the rookie ready for the Jaguars’ visit in Week 12. If that’s the case, it may mean Nathan Peterman will be leading the offense again against the Jets this week.Derek Anderson will not take part in practice on Wednesday, which means he still remains at a relatively early stage of the concussion protocol after getting injured in Buffalo’s loss to the Patriots in Week Eight.