By Jason Wolf
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Josh Allen was distraught after his first of three turnovers, an absurd pass across his body into the middle of the field as he was being chased out of bounds, a ball easily intercepted in the end zone by Jaire Alexander.
Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott was the first to approach his rookie quarterback on the sideline. He didn’t yell as so many Buffalo fans undoubtedly did at their TVs. This was a teaching moment, and the Bills were far from out of the game, trailing the Green Bay Packers by 13 with less than a minute until halftime.
“He calmed me down,” Allen said. “He understands that I was frustrated and I knew I shouldn’t have done it and I did it, and he says, ‘We can’t do that.’ It was just real subtle.
“He understands that I’m a rookie and I’m going to have growing pains. But at the same time, I hold myself to a higher standard. I don’t care if I’m a rookie or I’ve been in the league for 10 years. It’s something I can’t do. It’s something I’m going to learn from and I’m not going to do it again.”
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