How Many Times Would Sean McDermott Have To Tell You It's The Right Move To Start Josh Allen Before You Actually Believed Him?
Narrator: "...but, the move was, in fact, not right at all."
Look, you don't need me to tell you it's a bad idea to give a rookie, who is notably rough-around-the-edges, his first nod against the same quality defense that's less than one year removed from chewing up and spitting out the Bills' last attempt at a starting quarterback in less than one half of football.
That's partially because it's pretty obvious that both Josh Allen and his confidence are going to get pounded while failing to find a single playmaker from behind a line that's easier to blow through than some nose candy. Mostly, however, it's because the person who made that call in the first place tried to say otherwise so many times it became obvious that he was actually just trying to convince himself. Honestly, as he's left staring wide-eyed at the ceiling on Saturday night, Sean McDermott might as well try falling asleep to the above tweet on loop, as subjectively blind reinforcement is as good a reason as any to believe that Sunday won't be a complete debacle.
Now, that's not to say that starting Josh Allen is the wrong move, but that's only because I don't think you can say they have a wrong move available to them if there's no potential right move to offset it. If they toss Nathan Peterman to the dogs again then they might end up on the hook for the three decades of therapy he's going to need to get over the experience, so if starting Josh Allen is the right move then it's because "right" and "only" have become synonyms in Sean McDermott's vocabulary. Saying the man is in a lose-lose situation really doesn't feel like it does justice to what's bound to be a massacre, no matter who gets sacrificed under center.