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  1. simpleman

    Why Is eball Such a Peterman Apologist?

    Moderators, this is exactly the type of thread that should be locked and the op should be given a time out ban for. even the title is a personal attack on another poster. This is not about football, or the Bills, it is purely an undisguised personal attack on another poster. SDS, is this what you want this board to be?
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    Is this sarcasm? Turnaround? From a rock bottom low the Pegula's set. Last year I discussed the Pegula's failures. I compared the Sabres record before they acquired the team and then after. Utter failure. And this year we are only 16 games in and about 50/50 on wins. In the bottom half of the Division. This year it is way too early to see how the team will finish, or call it a turnaround. Getting better from a bar you yourself so low it is set located underground is not a turnaround. The Pegula's have made horrible coaching / GM choices for both the Sabres and the Bills. And Pegula made his fortune by a lucky break in land / resource speculation. If it had not been for a new technology called fraking being advanced after he bought the speculation contracts, he would not be considered a successful businessman today. He did not gain success from managing a business or manufacturing a product. The Pegula's have definitely not shown an aptitude in their hiring decisions. Although in the Rich Mans owner's club called the NFL, once you are in, it is hard to not be successful. No matter your business savvy or ineptitude.
  3. I have said this for a long time. I remember when SDS changed to the newer BB software. He mentioned sub boards. I always wished there could be 3 sub boards. One that was Kool-Aid Drinkers & Rose Colored Glasses, One that was Critics & Doubters and one that was for fans of the game of football where people could discuss football facts, offer solutions, ideas and civil opinions without any bias and where personal attacks on other posters was verboten. You could go to either of the extremes to commiserate and vent with your kindred spirits, or reinforce and recharge your positivity . Or go to the 3rd board and learn legitimate facts, discuss concepts and ideas and explore about football, the Bills, the NFL without personal attacks.
  4. Really, Dak was a 4th round pick. Passer rating of 94. Completion percentage: 64.7 Passing yards: 8,408 TD–INT: 53–21 Passer rating: 94.0 Rushing yards: 875 Rushing touchdowns: 14 This is his contract: Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap Number Cap % 2016 23 $450,000 $95,848 $0 $0 $0 $545,848 0.4% 2017 24 $540,000 $95,848 $0 $0 $0 $635,848 0.4% 2018 25 $630,000 $95,848 $0 $0 $0 $725,848 0.4% 2019 26 $720,000 $95,848 $0 $0 $0 $815,848 0.4% Total $2,340,000 $383,392 $0 $0 $0 $2,723,392 A majority of NFL teams would be ecstatic to have drafted a starting QB with those stats and that contract from a 1st round pick, not a 4th rounder QB where you are lucky to have drafted a career backup or depth player. Maybe not a Brady, but Brady was a once in a lifetime GOAT.
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    Why do new coaches overhaul rosters?

    The owners are the ones that hire the HC and GM. Instead of hiring individuals that have the knowledge, the skills and the temperament to use the business's existing best assets and maximize them to build a successful team, they hire egomaniacs with their own grand plan to tear down everything and rebuild it over according to their own grand vision. In their hubris they cripple the team for years in their effort. In the real world of business where there is true competition and without all the special exemptions and their freedom from oversight and control of anti competitive behaviors those business would be long ago bankrupt. Ownership of an NFL team is all about ego and personal gratification. It is an exclusive club and not a business. In order to join and be a member of the club, you are expected to have to have exclusive control and not have a board or others to answer to. Is it any wonder the owners hire people just like them? Individuals who are infected with oversized egos and hubris who want to do it their way, not the efficient or correct way. Luckily they only have to answer to fans who don't ask tough questions or hold them to standards like a business's investors or customers would.
  6. Wrong answer. KC rated him not only 1st round, but worth 2 1st rounds, and a third. Just shows what competent scouting and drafting for QBs and offensive players looks like . Wish the Bills had that level of competence.
  7. As no saint said, how selective do you have to be to include Brady in your figures.? Mr. Irrelevant, Chad Kelly, was the 256 pick last year. Going back to 2000 is 17 years. 256 * 17 = 4352 selections + the yearly supplemental draft allocations. If we “arbitrarily” went back 17 years to make sure we included Brady, that would be .02 %. Even then we would have to “arbitrarily” decide to round all our figures to the 100th of a percent to account for Brady, rather than deal with whole percentages.
  8. Exactly why would you trade one of your best players for a mid to late round pick? The odds of drafting a starter are less than 50/50 even in the best possible scenario. And given the historic incompetence of our current front office on evaluating offensive talent, it is downright suicide to have to fill the hole you would create. Historic Success Chart The numbers show us the following outline for finding consistent starters: 1st Round - OL (83%) LB (70%) TE (67%) DB (64%) QB (63%) WR (58%) RB (58%) DL (58%) 2nd Round - OL (70%) LB (55%) TE (50%) WR (49%) DB (46%) QB (27%) DL (26%) RB (25%) 3rd Round - OL (40%) TE (39%) LB (34%) DL (27%) WR (25%) DB (24%) QB (17%) RB (16%) 4th Round - DL (37%) TE (33%) OL (29%) LB (16%) WR(12%) DB (11%) RB (11%) QB (8%) 5th Round - TE (32%) DB (17%) WR (16%) OL (16%) DL (13%) RB (9%) LB (4%) QB (0%) 6th Round - TE (26%) OL (16%) DL (13%) WR (9%) DB (8%) RB (6%) LB (5%) QB (0%) 7th Round - DB (11%) OL (9%) QB (6%) WR (5%) DL (3%) LB (2%) RB (0%) TE (0%) https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2015/2/20/8072877/what-the-statistics-tell-us-about-the-draft-by-round
  9. Again look at the figures. don't use excuses. All the rookies have excuses. None of their teams are that great. Look at the QBR. It is designed to rate the QB himself and take into account the affect the quality the rest of the team around him has on his rating. From Wikipedia Total quarterback rating (abbreviated as total QBR or simply QBR) is a proprietary statistic created by ESPN in 2011 to measure the performance of quarterbacks in American football. It incorporates all of a quarterback’s contributions to winning, including how he impacts the game on passes, rushes, turnovers, and penalties. Since QBR is built from the play level, it accounts for a team’s level of success or failure on every play to provide the proper context, then allocates credit to the quarterback and his teammate to produce a clearer measure of quarterback efficiency.
  10. Enough of the fanboy bias. Enough with the excuses. None of the teams are great surrounding any of the 4 Rookies. Look at the statistics. Look at the QBR. Just the facts. Allen is well below the other rookies. Potential is not reality. It is hope and dreams. Statistics are the reality. At this point Allen is not comparing well at all. (From PFF)
  11. simpleman

    The Answer is Sitting in Tampa Bay

    The logical answer is Kaep. But the majority of the posters here are not logical. They are too wrapped up in their personal politics to put winning football first.
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    How often do "project" quarterbacks work out?

    Exactly. It was his height that caused teams to hesitate to take a chance on him. It was the lack of that ideal measurable that caused him to drop in the draft. He was not a project, but a gamble due to his height. He quickly proved he could overcome the lack of height and compete in the NFL at a high level.
  13. You are such an expert. Everyone who knows anything about football (that I agree with) talks ... McD is a bottom 3rd rated coach by most everyone. http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/78295/57/nfls-best-coaches-2018?pg=2 https://fansided.com/2018/05/30/nfl-power-rankings-head-coaches-bill-belichick/13/ http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/0ap3000000938541/2018-nfl-coach-rankings:-bill-belichick-and-then-... http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/list/nfl-head-coach-rankings-2018-belichick-tomlin-garrett-mccarthy-gruden-shanahan/xp7hr1sq7b3j1xwyh9543denc/slide/18