‘It's a continual evolvement of a team'
Bills Digest|December 07, 2020
For more on what’s happening within Buffalo’s offense, here are some highlights from offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s recent press conferences.

Q: From a play-calling aspect, I assume that you’ve probably been on teams where you’ve been in situations where a team is trying to tee off on you and come up with a game-changing play, maybe you’re a little more nervous than you certainly seem to be this year. Can you somehow describe for somebody who’s never had to call a play in those situations before, what the difference is in your approach when you feel nervous about it versus when you feel excited about it? It seems as if when teams are coming after you, there’s a calmness or something like that around ... you’re hitting the marks as a team.

BD: Yeah, I think that’s where your preparation comes into play. You don’t really have time to be ... I would never use the word nervous with calling a play. If you prepare the right way and you practice the right way, you have confidence in what you’re doing leading up to the game, and you trust your process in how you’re going about it from an installation standpoint to a walkthrough standpoint to a practice standpoint, whether that be an individual route period, a 7on-7 period, a group period, a team period ... you put a lot of work and effort — we all do, coaches and players — to work together to try to put the best product on the field that we can.

Certainly they don’t all work; you’d love ‘em to work. But when you call ‘em, you’re confident. You’re confident in your preparation and most importantly you’re confident in your players that they’re going to go out and do it.

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