The end of the Bills 2017 season was a month long dumpster fire, culminating in the firing of head coach Rex Ryan after Week 16.
In the fourth quarter of their 30-10 loss to the Jets in Week 17, Buffalo put the cherry on top of a terrible end to the season when they allowed a touchdown on a kickoff to the Jets by failing to field the ball in the endzone. The Jets recovered the kickoff for a score after the Buffalo returner cluelessly watched.
It’s hard to pin the blame solely on interim head coach Anthony Lynn, who was coaching in his first NFL game after Ryan’s firing. One would assume all NFL players on a kickoff team would be aware that any kickoff past 10 yards is a live ball. That’s what happens when you assume.
Whatever the reason for the miscommunication, it’s a bad look for Buffalo, who has more questions than answers heading into next season. The Bills need a new head coach and quarterback. They might want to take a look at their special teams, too.
The Bills Elected to Not Recover a Jets Kickoff, and New York Got a Touchdown Out of it pic.twitter.com/5cQVg0BKqd
— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) January 1, 2017