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  1. Well, if it's an empty backfield, it's a pretty good guess it's a pass play Otherwise, the probabilities are in favor of it being a pass play But what pass play specifically? Really?
  2. Oh, I missed the screaming so I inferred Well In that case...maybe his screaming influenced the ref on the FG offside: "I could let that slide.....(looks at Joe Judge)...Nah." Then maybe he needs to make friends with Jones and ask him to work with him a little extra on how he wants him to run those routes?
  3. Well, it was a valid penalty. But it is a situation where the refs calling a penalty directly influenced the outcome of the game
  4. I haven't had a problem with my ISP, but one time my desktop got infected with some groovy computer viruses and trojans that took the better part of a weekend to eradicate. Since then, I stream only using a virtual Linux box on a Windows computer or (better yet) an old laptop we have running Linux Mint.
  5. It's ScottLaw. He has no idea. But you know the saying - even a busted clock is right twice a day.
  6. According to the PFF grades, Jon Feliciano was the biggest issue but I'm not sure how much faith I put in them. Did you actually listen to the linked piece? Because that doesn't read as though you did. He was very specific about what he meant and explained. Jim Kubiak, whose piece for the Buffalo News was also linked above, pointed out similar things - also with film clips and X's and O's illustrating his point.
  7. Last year’s Wonderboy vs this year’s Wonderboy?
  8. Somewhere in mid-America, Eric Wood just threw up
  9. I want to loop back and give this props. Kubiak does a fantastic job both with film showing some plays where, for example "Allen uncharacteristically misses Beasley" then goes on to explain why. It's not because Allen suddenly can't throw, he was expecting Beasley to run a different route: He goes on to show, with diagrams, some of the ways Pitts. succeeded in getting home with a 4-man rush - for example, by overloading one or the other side of the line, very well disguised with pre-snap motion Conclusion: Unsolicited unpaid shill: I dunno what TBN is charging now, they had a $1/month deal for a while. IMHO Kubiak's breakdown every week is totally worth that and more.
  10. And on that note, I'm locking this thing. @ThurmanThomasEnglishMuffin has a very valid point that the thread has drifted way away from its purpose of: -discussion of stadium entry -how to prove vax status without bringing your card -why the Bills/Erie County likely made the decision they did on negative tests -what to do with your tickets if you don't wish to meet the new entry requirements -@Boatdrinks added some useful points regarding Bills games in other states unvaccinated fans might attend (@KC is likely to be another choice) @oldmanfan summed it up succinctly. I may be overruled but I'm shutting it down.
  11. I didn't see this. This Stefon Diggs clip is a "must watch" 🐝 Good answer!
  12. I don't like the "Micah Hyde Neck" appearance on injury report
  13. I think this sums it up pretty well. I would say that Daboll and Allen were unprepared for Pitt's DL to still be able to rush with 4 or even 3, given Tuitt on IR and thus unprepared for Pitt to be able to cover the WR as they did Our OL was just soft as the flabby underbelly of a pregnant warthog My guess is that every DC in the league pretty much knows our route concepts by now, but they can't defend them well with 5 or even 6 guys But everyone's got a plan until you get punched in the mouth. The question is do you adjust, and they didn't
  14. OOOOh OOooh Thank you! Kubiak's stuff is one of the primary reasons why I subscribe to TBN. I've been waiting for it - off to read it!
  15. Yeah, there was a shop in our area offering free ice cream. A bunch of us walked up there and held out our vax cards and left with our treat, because why not? But FML! People should NOT be making private health decisions that potentially impact society based on free ice creams and burgers. You're damn straight there. Most of my "vaccine hesitant" relatives wound up getting J&J. It's not my personal choice or what my immediate family got (that's Pfizer or Moderna, whatever we could get first) but it's a technically sound, safe vaccine. I was just happy they got vaccinated! What swayed them was the fact that some version or another of adenovirus vaccine has been in use since 1956 and that there was a fully-approved (in EU) adenovirus vector vaccine for Ebola. They felt it had a longer track record, and I can't argue with that. There are several more conventional vaccines now available for Covid, and I had kind of wished the FDA would approve one of them for EUA to give a choice to people who are hesitant because of the relatively new technology.
  16. That kind of gets back to the whole "how are there two sides to this?" conundrum. There are people who claim to be following science, including doctors, on both sides. So who do we lock up, and who gets to make that judgement call? It's a legitimate issue: when there are doctors and scientists speaking to two sides of an issue: how can a reasonably intelligent person who tries to stay informed on current events make a reasonable determination which side is actually favored by the preponderance of the evidence and most likely to be shown correct? I have ideas, but they're way beyond the scope of discussing vaccination and masks as they pertain to Stadium Entry. And it's not as easy as one might think. That's why I get Very Salty when people light into unvaccinated people with name-calling or suggest they should all suffer some gruesome fate. I have gotten into enough depth on what conflicting information is out there, and talked to enough people about it. While I personally believe it's actually pretty clear, I can see it's become a legitimately challenging issue for people of Goodwill to sort out. Do you honestly feel this kind of post is helpful or contributory in any way? Heh. You should see the "discard pile".
  17. Yeah, Simms argument is that Pitts. was exceptionally effective at covering our 5 WR (or 4 receivers + Motor) because they had a deep understanding of how to defend our route options. (KC I believe did something similar.) This also depends upon them being able to bring pressure with 3 or 4 guys so that they can cover our 5 receivers with 7 or 8 guys. Most teams can't do that, or weren't able to last year. If you understand the route options but you need to bring 5 to pressure, then you're 5 on 5 with a safety and chances are good one of our receivers gets open. If our starting OL doesn't get its collective head together and pick it up and other defenses are, in fact, able to do this, it's gonna be a long season.
  18. I dunno about "easily", but yes, they could have won or tied the game with the plays they called. They could also plausibly have made some adjustments that would likely have helped. But a core problem IMHO is if your OL allows a DL to get pressure and affect the QB with 3 or 4 guys, it's gonna be a Long Day and it's gonna be hard to run a consistent offense. McDermott basically indicated he viewed that as a core problem in his postgame and Monday pressers, and so did Daboll on Monday.
  19. Can I respond "Yes?" It's a problem with Hughes because he has a past history of getting in the ref's face, including an incident where he harrangued them as he was walking down the tunnel after the game and was fined. He no longer seems to do this but the damage has been done. It's a problem with the refs, because they're supposed to officiate based upon what they see in front of them, not based upon the player's past history good or bad.
  20. Er, he may have been advised to seek treatment for his persistent emesis problems, and given a week's leave to pursue it.
  21. The problem with Hughes is that he can be held with a chokehold on every play, and the refs will never call it.
  22. Or maybe not. Modi was crowing pretty loudly back in January and Februaryabout how India had brilliantly controlled Covid. Then March happened. The "Israel is the most vaccinated country on earth" is factually incorrect and has been debunked above. Good perspective on overall life importance of attending sporting events, Applause (seriously!)
  23. I understand why young healthy people who have recovered from Covid may feel their natural immunity protects them well enough. I agree that natural immunity has been under-discussed and to some extent under-studied. There is some decent evidence that natural immunity + 1 shot provides a huge boost in preventing infection, thus protecting vulnerable people you may be in contact with (knowingly or unknowingly). Back in the days when I was getting my childhood perforations (1960s) this was considered a Societal Duty. If it's really data-driven about risk, here is a recent comprehensive population studies of vaccine adverse events compared to covid complications. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2110475 It includes 880,000 vaccinated and unvaccinated people. It's pretty clear that adverse events, while they occur, are much lower in frequency than complications of Covid infection. Lymphadenopathy means temporarily swollen lymph nodes, usually near the vaccine site, and is a common vaccine side effect because, Working. As far as VAERS, people misunderstand what VAERS is intended to do. Doctors are encouraged to report ALL serious adverse events occurring within a couple weeks of vaccination, so that they can be investigated and patterns detected. It's intended to detect rare adverse events by casting a wide net then investigating. That's how the very rare blood clot events and cardiomyopathy events were detected, by using VAERS to find patterns of excess events. VAERS works. But somehow the same system that detects and investigates and reports rare but serious side effects occurring at low rate of 4 per 100,000 is supposed to be "concealing" thousands of vaccine-related deaths? (I'm not saying this is what you're saying, but it's kind of implied) People raise concerns that deaths are attributed to Covid where it wasn't a primary cause (example: an elder with end-stage congestive heart failure is admitted to hospital for heart problems, tests positive for Covid without symptoms, and dies.) This has happened, almost certainly. But then people insist that every death reported in VAERS must be due to the vaccine - even though the EXACT SAME THING HAPPENS (someone with a history of coronary artery blockage has a heart attack and dies 2 weeks after being vaccinated and it's reported as a death in VAERS.) Sometimes it's the same people arguing both things. I'm not saying it's you, but I've talked to literally dozens of people who have that inconsistent approach. Again, I'm not saying that's what you are doing here, just making a general point of what I've heard when I talk to folks. And NO, we are not going to post the videos here. PPP or elsewhere for that. People make Youtube videos about everything these days, they prove nothing.
  24. Gaiters useless, but I don't agree at all that it's "roundly accepted" cloth masks or surgical masks are useless. Here is a link to a google doc assembled by Missouri's Facebook "data guy" as part of the ongoing debate here about requiring masks in schools: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19PY5mBcUYFcK5OKCJDOhKP2K1uhxjrp-VgEkzNDq8Hs/edit?fbclid=IwAR18juqWtEjV-Gm_us7vSkpUcR0yrWFCxt8H_lD_bgN5-cFzvv2wUZwmH_s#gid=0 It contains links to 21 studies including comparisons of the efficacy of different mask types. There is much more data than that....for example, Cornell University required cloth or surgical masks to be worn in classrooms and "congested areas" last year, with high compliance (students faced strong discipline for failing to comply with their rules, and no tuition refund if suspended). I wish they'd publish their data, because there are a lot of learnings there about transmission (sneak peak: no in-classroom transmission with masks, 2x/week testing of all and assigned seats) As far as "India has it under control with low vaccination" from another post, there are more clues than you imply. In short, epidemiologists pretty much acknowledge that a whole population-based SIR model is just plain wrong, even in the age of jet travel. People have their social networks of families and friends, connected by school and public events they attend (usually in a close geographic area). When infection takes hold in one of those networks, it will spread within that network pretty much on a SIR model, then subside - until the next network is entered or a new variant takes hold. Modi was publicly gloating about how India had it all under control without vaccines back in Jan/Feb. then "hey y'all watch this!"
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