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st pete gogolak

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  1. I was surprised going back and looking at play by play of Dolphins game that Bills were perhaps already in Bass' field goal range at end of game. Situation was second and ten on Miami 43 with 22 seconds left, no timeouts. Next play was holding penalty. Was 60 yards within Bass' range? How about a draw, pick up a few yards, spike, FG attempt from 55 - 56 yards. I know that every possible scenario from the game has been beat to death but I'm wondering if 38 yard miss influenced decisions near end of game.
  2. 100% guarantee. Zero chance of this being overturned. He hadn't completed catch and ball was knocked out of his hands. Good play by Dolphins' DB, less than great play by Davis. Reminiscent of drop by Lee Evans in Pats - Ravens playoff game a few years ago. Catch would have given Ravens win but DB knocked ball out of his hands after catch. More Brady magic.
  3. To me, this is a layup. I'm convinced that a relatively healthy Bills team is the best team in the league. Of course, having a #1 seed is nice but as long as this team is relatively healthy (Hyde already gone, maybe another starter at a position of depth, etc.), we'll do serious damage in the playoffs no matter what our seeding. I guess it's another way of quoting Aaron Rogers - R - E - L - A - X.
  4. If the Miami punter (who had an absolutely outstanding game by the way) had gotten the punt off from his end zone, I'm guessing that the Bills would have had the ball around the Miami 40 - 45 yard line with a little over a minute left, no timeouts and still needing a touchdown. Would that have been better or worse than the safety? I think it's probably a coin flip. If a safety was the smarter play, Miami should have taken a safety on purpose. Anyone have the analytics?
  5. Morse for sure but with Hyde out, I really thought we missed Poyer. The D payed well, but I thought with Poyer out there it would have helped, especially on 3rd and 22 play.
  6. A pretty hidden significant play was there punter hitting a 70+ yard freed kick. Crowder didn't anticipate that long a kick and was backing up when he caught it. We barely made it past the 20. Typically, offense usually gets the ball out to around the 40. If that's the case, we end up kicking a winning FG. Reminding me of Super Bowl XXV after the Bruce Smith safety. Giant's punter hit a tremendous free kick and we started at the 20.
  7. It's a travesty that this game was played under these conditions. You want to play in Miami in September? Play the game at night. And how the hell does Miami get their bench in the shade for the entire game while the visiting team is in full sun? Short week. Ridiculous number of injuries. Unbelievable amount of missing opportunities (missed FG attempt at end of half; dropped pick 6 by Milano; blown defensive call on 3rd and 22; missed FG; dumb call on 2nd and goal from the one; Allen missing McKenzie on fourth down when he hits that throw 9 out of 10 times; blown FG attempt at end of game). Any question that Buffalo is a far superior team to Miami? Looking forward to seeing them in December in Buffalo. It is disturbing to continue to lose close games that are eminently winnable.
  8. Didn't the 49'ers start two rookie cornerbacks the year that they won their first Super Bowl? Just sayin'.
  9. You clearly don't know what this team is. You think the Bills are in danger. They are the danger. They are the team that knocks. don't know what this team is. They are the team that knocks.
  10. I agree 100% with all the posters who say "wait for the facts to come out". So I preface this with an admission I don't know the facts and this is hypothetical. One, legal drinking age in California is 21. If he served alcohol to a minor, that's a crime (don't know if it is a felony or misdemeanor). Second, age of consent in California is 18. Doesn't matter if she lied about her age, doesn't matter if sex was consensual. If he had sex with her, that's statutory rape. Would a prosecutor zealously go after a 21 year old who had consensual sex with a 17 about to be 18 year old? Probably not. Probably why there isn't a statutory rape case against Azaria pending. Those two points alone, however, are pretty serious stuff. Really can't see him remaining on the team. Whether it's "fair" or "unfair" is besides the point. Going back to football, the Bills were 13 seconds away from hosting the AFC Championship with probably the worst punter in the entire league. Maybe they released Haack because they knew that they could upgrade over him even if Azaria was released. Not sure that's the right call, going into the season opener with a new punter/holder but it sure looks that way.
  11. If McGee had scored a touchdown on the kick return against the Saints it would be in the running for the greatest touchdown in NFL history. What's really frustrating is that if you look at the field when McGee is around the 15 yard line, statistically he probably has better than a 90% chance of scoring. Total fluke that he went down. Oh well, that was the Bills until Beane and McDermott got here.
  12. I couldn't find it online. Does anyone know if the punt would have been a Bills' record if it was a regular season game?
  13. I believe that the majority of Bills' fans were very enthusiastic about Allen after his rookie preseason. I know I was. Not only the TD pass against Carolina but also an amazing TD against the Browns (and Mayfield) showed enormous potential. Remember that most folks thought Allen would sit his first season a la Mahones. Yes, he looked raw and ragged for much of the first season but again, by the end of season one, I believe the vast majority of Bills' fans were very optimistic about next season and see what Allen could do.
  14. Just beat me to it. No where near as dramatic as Karlos Williams but I thought Holmes was going to be solid 2nd back to Thurman with a little more punishing running style. Solid rookie season, great playoff game against Miami, slipped second year and was gone after three.
  15. You stopped right before getting to the really good stuff. In 1942, Hutson, in 11 games, had 74 receptions over 1200 yards and 17 TD's. Respectable numbers in 2021. In 1942, they were ridiculous numbers, dwarfing everyone else in the league, DOUBLING every else's numbers.
  16. I know the rule is post - 1980 but I always go to Fred Swendson in these types of polls. Fred was Walt Patulski's running mate at DE at Norte Dame and was our #3 round pick in 1972 draft. We had first pick in each round and with less teams, first pick in third round back then was pick #53. Today that would basically be mid second round pick. Fred barely made it out of his first training camp and was cut before opening day. To my knowledge, never played a down in the NFL. Top that!
  17. Would you still hate Brady if he had led the Bills to six SB Championships? Kind of a silly question, no?
  18. Keeping Lamonica and trading Kemp certainly would have been controversial. Kemp was coming off two AFL titles and three straight AFL East crowns. Belichick certainly trades Kemp and keeps Lamonica but it's a different age. Plus the Wilson loan to the Raiders and Lamonica causing "locker room" issues, who knows exactly what was behind the trade. Both Powell and Flores were done by the time they got to Buffalo. In hindsight, it's the worst trade in Bills history.
  19. I wholeheartedly agree this could be a great, under the radar signing. His YPC his first couple of years were wide receiver territory, not tight end numbers. Obviously, is he healthy? Can he stay healthy? If he is healthy and can stay healthy, this will turn out very well for us.
  20. The Bills didn't trade Jefferson for Diggs. They traded, among other things, #22 for Diggs. There was no guarantee Jefferson would be there at #22 if that was the guy you were targeting. In fact, he shouldn't have been there. Eagles picked Jalen Reagor - pretty sizable bust so far - at #21.
  21. Really, really hate the idea of trading next year's #1, not just for the Bills but anyone (thought Saints giving up next year's #1 to Eagles was just flat out stupid when there is a good chance it will be a top ten pick). Of course it worked out ok for KC giving up a next year #! to get Mahones. I've seen Gardner mocked anywhere from #4 to #12. If he is there at #10, I'd consider trading #25 and next year's #1 for Gardner. I certainly wouldn't hate it. That would be top offer, however. Wouldn't give up anything else.
  22. If I recall correctly, the thought was that Josh would sit the first year, similar to Mahones. It was pretty universal thinking that he was "raw" and would need time to develop. Despite the numbers I think every single Bills fan was very excited about him after the first year and couldn't wait until opening day the next season. That trend continues. Can't wait for opening day 2022.
  23. I keep going back to his first two years in TB. Sixty total receptions averaging 16.6 yards per reception and 11 touchdowns. I realize it's an achilles but even if he is 90% back, he can present a nightmare downfield matchup plus an end zone target. It's a gamble but it's a great risk-reward gamble.
  24. If Zay Jones was making more money than me, I'd be PO'ed too. (Just kidding.)
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