Morse: There's still 'a lot to improve on' after Week 1 win

September 12, 2019 - 7:06 am

The Buffalo Bills certainly impressed some on Sunday with a come-from-behind win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

After the offense struggled throughout most of the first three quarters of play, second-year quarterback Josh Allen led the comeback for the Bills, putting together a pair of fourth quarter scoring drives that saw him running for a touchdown and connecting with wide receiver John Brown for the game-winning score with three minutes left in regulation.

Even after the slow start for the offense, they still put together a decent performance overall with 370 yards of total offense.

This unit was a point of emphasis for general manager Brandon Beane during the offseason as he looked to provide some weapons for Allen, as well as some protection along the offensive line.

One of the key pieces added to the Bills this offseason was center Mitch Morse, who saw his first game action on Sunday after missing the entire preseason with a concussion.

Morse joined Howard Simon and Jeremy White on Thursday to recap the Bills' win on Sunday, as well as talk about how the offense has come together since training camp began in late July.

Here is some of what he had to say:


Morse on the offense's Week 1 performance against the Jets:

"I think there's a lot to improve on, but I think every team is saying that after Week 1. It's exciting with the opportunity we have and the potential we have, but there's the few too many mistakes that put us in a rut early on. I feel like you can't be complacent with where we are, but we really love the group of guys we have, and we're proud to play with each other. That's an exciting thing to do.

"In the first game of the season, defenses are throwing stuff at you that you haven't seen before. You're so amped up to play the game that by the second half, you kind of already hit a groove. That was hugely important, and I'd say that our performance in the second half was much better than in the first."


Morse on working with quarterback Josh Allen:

"He's an easy guy to talk to. He's an easy guy to be around, extremely competitive, loves the game of football and he gets better every day. It's the same for every great football player that you strive to get better every day. That's what we're all trying to do. He just has a competitive edge, and it's fun to be around."


Morse on Allen's performance in the win over the Jets:

"The biggest thing was just his poise; the way he carried himself. The highs weren't too high and the lows weren't too low for Josh. When you come into the huddle and there's some parts of the game where stuff is not going well and momentum is not going your way, it's how you compose yourself. The way that Josh composed himself in the huddle was infectious. All great quarterbacks can do that. They come in the huddle and no matter what happens, they find a way. Even by them just relaying the player information, the way they do it, they way they handle themselves in there, it's infectious. I was extremely impressed with how he handled that, and he really did bring us along on that calm and collected second half."


Morse on rookie right tackle Cody Ford:

"He's a good dude, first and foremost. He loves football, and is playing at a fairly high level for a guy who's been in the league a few months. More importantly, he's a good guy to be around and a good teammate. That goes so far into being a good football player."


You can listen to the entire interview below:

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