Joe Brady wants Bills players to feed off his energy

The new Bills interim offensive coordinator met with the media for the first time on Thursday

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - Joe Brady met with the local media on Thursday for the first time since taking over as interim offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. He says he wants the players to be able to feed off of his energy in the seven remaining games on the schedule.

"When you win, there's a lot of energy. It starts at the top," said Brady on Thursday. "I've got to point the thumb at myself and not point fingers, and I've got to make sure that I bring the energy and I bring the juice. The guys are going to feed off of me, and I think that will trickle down to Josh [Allen] and the players."

Brady takes over for Ken Dorsey, who was fired on Tuesday.

Head coach Sean McDermott has mentioned the words "confidence" and "energy" several times this week when talking about the offense, which has averaged only 20.5 points per-game over their last six contests.

"Without worrying about how the energy was or whatnot, it's about what can we do moving forward. It all starts with me," Brady said.

The 34-year-old Brady, who has been the Bills quarterbacks coach since the start of the 2022 season, previously served as the Carolina Panthers' offensive coordinator for parts of two seasons. He says he has not decided yet where he will be calling plays on game day, whether that'd be on the sidelines or from the booth.

"There are pros and cons to both," he said.

The Bills play the New York Jets this Sunday in Orchard Park with a 4:25 p.m. EST kickoff. Their injury report on Thursday included six players, all listed as limited participants:

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