Bills Mailbag: Should Cole Beasley or Isaiah McKenzie play more against Patriots?

Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie had plenty of success working against Patriots cornerback Myles Bryant in Week 16.

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Jay Skurski

Welcome to a playoff edition of the Bills Mailbag. Let’s get right to your questions …

Ed in Tonawanda asks: Do you think Isaiah McKenzie will have a bigger role on the offense given his success last time against the Patriots? Do you see the Bills extending Mitch Morse after this season? I’m hoping Brian Daboll is less conservative than he was against the Jets – weather permitting.

Darrell S. asks: I’ve always considered the Josh Allen-to-Cole Beasley connection to be similar to the Tom Brady-to-Julian Edelman connection: A dynamic first-down machine that cannot be stopped even if you know it’s coming. I think it’s time to give the Pats this farewell gift – don’t you?

Jay: Playing time for McKenzie and Beasley could depend on what coverage the Patriots elect to play. If they use a man-coverage scheme, it would make sense for the Bills to play McKenzie more given the big game he had in Week 16. If the Patriots elect to go to a zone, Beasley has traditionally been excellent against that kind of coverage.

As for Morse, that’s an interesting question. He has one year remaining on his contract, with a big cap hit of $11.25 million. The Bills could lower that number one of three ways. They could simply release…

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