AFC East Buzz: Belichick rumors, Bills in turmoil, Dolphins in prime position and then there's the New York Jets

Storylines headlining the AFC East include Bill Belichick rumors, the Buffalo Bills searching for their offensive swag, the Miami Dolphins looking to control of the division and the New York Jets trying to put it all together.
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Buffalo Bills slipping in the AFC East, Sean McDermott on the hot seat?

Bill Belichick isn’t the only head coach on the hot seat in the AFC East.

After falling to the Denver Broncos, the Buffalo Bills are suddenly 5-5 and looking like a team in turmoil, at least on the offensive side of the football.

With Josh Allen struggling with turnovers and a once high-flying offense failing to put up points, the Bills made a chance this week at offensive coordinator by letting go Ken Dorsey and naming Joe Brady as interim offensive coordinator.  With the team losing four out of their last six game, Bills head coach Sean McDermott is starting to feel the heat which is why a change was needed now.

In addressing the change with the media, it was a change necessary to spark some confidence and consistency in the offense.

“I think it’s important that those guys feel, hey, something’s changed, right?  And there’s something new that we can be excited about in terms of an opportunity to improve, really,” McDermott told the media, via the team’s official website.  “I think that’s a piece of it, but also, like I said, it just got to be the right time right now to make the move and see if we can get some energy about our offense right now.”

While a change at offensive coordinator could spark a charge in the offense, it really starts with Josh Allen who needs to find that consistency again and limit the turnovers.  When he is at the top of his game, the Bills are a hard team to beat.  With their upcoming schedule, they will need to put it together now or face a disappointing season, which leads back to McDermott.

If the Buffalo Bills fail to make the playoffs and continue to struggle, McDermott may start to feel that hot seat really burn.  Let’s see if this AFC juggernaut can get it together in time for a playoff push.