Archives for September 24, 2017
'The Bills didn't force any turnovers in Carolina, which must have summoned bad memories of a year ago. And while they sacked Newton six times, they also allowed him to convert 7 of 16 third downs. Carolina had the ball for 38:53 and the Bills started only one possession outside their own 25-yard line.'
'Trump, who placed a bid to purchase the Bills in 2014, said he wanted NFL owners, "when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired!'"'
'"Several of us met tonight — players, coaches, staff, and ownership. Our goal was to provide open dialogue and communication. We listened to one another. We believe it's the best way to work through any issue we are facing — on and off the field.'
'Bills running back LeSean McCoy didn't hold back when it came to his reaction to President Trump's call for NFL owners to fire the "son of a bitch" players who protest the national anthem. Ten hours after he posted the tweet, he had more than 193,000 "likes" and had been retweeted more than 61,000 times.'
'It won't be hot enough for an official heat advisory by National Weather Service criteria, but numbers don't tell the whole story for fans on Sunday. It will be hot and humid with very little breeze to help create evaporative cooling on your skin, especially in tight quarters with other warm people.'
'“It’s a good mixed crowd,” bartender Tim McIntyre said. “You get young people, older people. You can watch the game with the sound on, and I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house to see the TVs.”'
'Broncos 23, Bills 17.'
'What’s interesting about Denver is that while the Broncos lead the league in rushing yards, keyed by C.J. Anderson, second in the NFL with 199 yards in two games, the real story has been quarterback Trevor Siemian, tied for the National Football League lead in touchdown passes with six. And though he’s seen, by many, as a pedestrian QB, Siemian has thrown 24 touchdown passes in his first 16 starts, third-most in franchise history.'
'“I just try to think, when I watch the tape, it is never as bad as you thought but it’s never as good as you thought either,” McCoy said. “I just felt there were some plays I could have made. You watch the tape and maybe it is not as many as you thought but just knowing myself … everybody has to be honest to their self when they watch the tape. You have to know your game.'
'"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired," Trump said. "He's FIRED!' You know, some owner is gonna do that. He's gonna say, 'That guy disrespects our flag; he's fired.' And that owner, they don't know it. They don't know it. They're friends of mine, many of them. They don't know it. They'll be the most popular person, for a week. They'll be the most popular person in this country."'
'Broncos 17, Bills 10.'
'"Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities."'
'“I think the timing of it,” Peterman said he is getting accustomed to. “That’s just the NFL. I have run some similar concepts and things, but it’s the timing, the speed of the defensive players, the timing with your footwork and working all the way through your progressions like getting your check down and taking what’s there.”'
'As the season moves on, defenses may continue to pack the box to prevent McCoy from getting plays as well as halt the short-game throws by Buffalo.'
'Our players have the freedom to express themselves in a respectful and thoughtful manner and we all agreed that our sole message is to provide and to promote an environment that is focused on love and equality.”'
'One way to attack the disguises that Buffalo will throw Denver’s way on defense is with play-action, limiting the ability of linebackers and safeties to drop into their proper zones on time. Another way is for DT and Sanders to beat press coverage when they face it and win outside leverage, forcing the safeties to have to cover sideline to sideline instead of hash-to-hash and really putting pressure on Buffalo’s inexperienced cornerbacks.'
'Buffalo’s defense has played lights out for two weeks in a row. I think they keep it close, but Denver pulls it out. 23-10.'
'"I think a lot of white people don't understand it and are afraid to be involved," Hauschka said. "And I think it's important for white people to see there is inequality everywhere in the country right now, and in the world."'
'Glenn also injured his ankle on Sunday against Carolina, but it is not the same foot that had plagued him through training camp and the preseason. Glenn was able to return to practice and was listed as limited on Thursday, but he was listed as did not practice on Friday.'
'TE Charles Clay is 1 of 5 NFL TE's with 50+ catches, 500+ rec. yards & 3+TD catches in each of past 4 seasons.'
'"If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem," Trump tweeted. "If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!"'
'The Denver Broncos are holding out hope that their rookie left tackle Garrett Bolles will be able to play on Sunday, because if he doesn’t… they know it can get pretty ugly for Trevor Siemian with the Bills defensive linemen. Even if Bolles does play, he’ll have some trouble against Jerry Hughes.'
' McCoy pulled no punches when he had this to say…'.
'The Bills’ wide outs will face arguably the best group of defensive backs in the NFL. Nicknamed the ‘No Fly Zone’ The Broncos have three interceptions already this season and shutdown Dak Prescott and the Cowboys last week.'
'Buffalo Kickoff Live: Your first job was working at a veterinary hospital. What was the wildest or coolest animal ever had to help work on? Jordan Poyer: “Probably a chimpanzee. It was just getting some shots but it was cool to hold one in your hand and interact with it. They’re pretty cool animals.”'
'This is Denver's first road game after winning two at home. They have played well on defense, which was expected, but better than expected on offense. The Bills have issues on offense, which is not a good thing against the Denver defense. Broncos win it. Broncos 24, Bills 10.'
'Play-by-Play: Spero Dedes.'
'“Last season at home on the couch and a lot of people said I should start looking for a job and use your degree. Instead I was working out every day, swimming, boxing, working out three times a day. And people were asking me then, ‘Eddie why are you doing this? What is this for?’ I knew then and I know now it was all for this moment,” Yarbrough said.'
'Worlds will collide this weekend, as two of the NFL’s top defensive units square off. With the Bills sitting at second overall in total defense and the Broncos just two spots behind, this matchup has all the makings of a defensive slug fest. Who’s ready?'
'“They still have playmakers all over the field. You have LeSean McCoy, all he needs is a little break and he can take it the distance… they have a lot of weapons over there. Plus they have one of the stoutest front seven in the National Football League,” Miller Said.'