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  1. It's not going to be a blow out for either side, both are well coached teams, disciplined, and hungry. I think unlike in previous few weeks, McD doesn't allow the vanilla defense on the first Baltimore drive, and instead goes all in on stopping their inside run game, staying aggressive on early downs forcing LJ into passing on 2nd, 3rd down. That I think is the plan or hope going in. We actually match up pretty well with them on defense, and on offense I think we have the edge in running the ball off tackle with motor. The key is getting up early, and getting inside LJ head with run blitzes and blitzes from the outside corner position. Key, outside corner, NOT slot corner or safety. If we blitz with any inside guys LJ and or Ingram will eat our lunch. Why from the outside you ask? Because, from what I've seen, and only on rare occasions where LJ has time, he almost never looks outside on his reads and his instinct is to look downfield ahead of his eyes. This is his kryptonite, IMO. Teams thus far, AKA the 9ers, didn't blitz much, but when they did it was double A-Gap or safeties all coming up the middle, which, I can understand as the Ravens strength is running inside, so the thought process would be to blitz on your way to the QB or RB. I don't think this is the correct approach. I think the safety we keep back takes on the role of cover for the blitzing DB in a well disguised scheme. The whole idea is to make LJ act fast, but make his options limited to on side of the field by clogging up the center in some zone, and man on the opposite side of the blitzing DB. I think if their WR line up anywhere near the LOS, this should be taught as automatics to blitz from that side closest to the OT. Have a hand signal to the deeper safety that this is your cue to go, and make sure he's on the same page. You can blitz the Ravens, but NOT on 1st down, and if you want some modicum of success, the Blitzer has to be coming from the outside. If the Bills can accomplish this, we win 28 - 16. oh, and one other thing, I'd try some DLine combinations in practice this week that have a focus on clogging up the middle allowing our LB's free to spot the rusher, or QB. Maybe 5 linemen at times, maybe 3, keep them guessing. Having plan A, and a Plan B, should include a Plan C and Plan D or maybe even E, F G. Go Bills! Tim-
  2. Wow, that was a show, but I think I got it figured out. Teams are going to have to sacrifice 5 down lineman no LB's, and the two safeties are going to have to fill the gap where the LB's should be. That leaves you 5 D linemen with a true NT, 2 safeties up at the LOS, and 4 DB's in man.. To me, this is the way to at least try and slow the Ravens down. But, man-o-man, Jackson is fun to watch isn't he? Tim-
  3. Yeah I have come out saying I was wrong as well, however, he still doesn't see the whole field, whereas Josh has made a huge gain in that regard. I'd still take Josh coming out, but I am pulling for the kid, Jackson, good story, good kid, but we need to beat them a few weeks. Tim-
  4. Great analysis, but I would add with regard to Baker, that he tends to roll right when he feels pressure, which limits his field vision. I think McD knows this as well, and will force Baker out of the pocket to his right, and then shorten the defense to compensate. I've watched all the Browns game this year, and if I'm the DC, I work this into my plan on passing downs with fake pressure to Bakers left, added with real pressure early to force that uneasy feeling, and then shorten the coverage over the top. What you'll get is a bunch of throw aways, or depending on score, ill-advised throws down the sidelines. Baker doesn't see the field, I would argue as well as Josh Allen does at this point in their careers, but both of them are gunslingers and risk takers, albeit, Josh is getting better at this, Baker, not so much. I agree that Landry should be the one to waste less time on. Put White on OBJ (Another note is the media has been reporting all week that OBJ is NOT happy with his touches) and have one of the safeties roll that way each snap, keep the other in the box on running downs. Baker, with his immaturity at this point in his career is keenly aware that his star receivers are getting twitchy, and will want to force the ball to them. I think McD exploits this on Sunday and our D comes to play, and Josh will keep being Josh, which, for the most part has be adequate. That said, if the Bills are up big late, I'd like to see Daboll let Josh explore his inner Farve.. Go Bills! Tim-
  5. Oh, haha, well, what can I say. I suppose all threads started by someone are a LAMP then.. Look at me talking about my team.. Oh the horror.. LOL Tim- Yeah but at least he hit some last year.. This year, nothing and that worries me.. Tim-
  6. I like to think of myself as a reasonable Bills fan when it comes to expectations about this team, so here goes. 1. The defense is good, but not great, certainly not against the run, but the good news is that it can be fixed, and our coaching staff has shown that they are at least capable of making adjustments. 2. The offense is okay, but the play calling is just plain mind boggling at times. Again, I'm not sure who is to blame, but my gut tells me Dabol is protecting Josh in a way that feels unnatural, but at the same time, it's hard to argue with it because we're still winning, albeit against bad teams. Watching Lamar (By the way I was so wrong about him, and glad he's having success, I never would have picked him in the draft) and what good coaching does, and commitment to your signal caller, I hope the brain trust at OBD is paying attention. 3. Coaching has been adequate, but very conservative, and again, I'm not sure if this is all by-design. I suspect that it is, but watching Josh for the last 2 years, he's got that gun-slinger mentality, but not clutch enough to put the team on his back right now to make up for the inevitable mistakes gun-slingers tend to endure. So, I think the coaching staff is being conservative on purpose, bringing Josh along very slowly, and to some of us fans, it seems almost too slow. 4. Schedule - We have the imploding Browns up next and I almost feel as though the personalities on that team would have gone off by now, but, not quite yet, so I expect the Browns to give us a game on their home turf Sunday, plus the opening line gives the Browns a -2.5 slight edge?? Explain that one.. I think we can be 8 - 2 heading into the Thanksgiving game at Dallas, and I like that. 5. Playoffs - I think we make the playoffs this year, especially if we beat Dallas. Winning the division? Not likely, although we hold our own fate in our hands. Can we win a playoff game? I don't see why not, and this seems more likely than unlikely. 6. The "Process" - Well, it's working, isn't it? Maybe not as fast as some of us would like, but McD asked us to trust him, I did, and we're 6 - 2 with a chance to go to 7 - 2 into the final stretch. I'll take that. 7. Paper Tiger? - Well, as a proud Bills fan my whole life, I don't like the media shitting on us either, but they have a point. Conversely, this is the NFL, and you have to show up and win the games. We have, and the signature win is meaningless. Your goal is to get better each game, and I think that objectively, we are doing that. We're finding out who we are, but we're not there yet. Are we a run first team, like the Ravens? Well, no, not even close I think, but we have some parts that can get us there, assuming this is the goal of the staff? 8. Josh Allen - Welp, he has not been able to throw the deep ball at all this year, and that was a strength of his last year. His accuracy, IMO is better, especially if you look at true accuracy rankings adjusting for throw aways and dropped passes. Decision making has been ok, IMO. He's still young and raw, but he is improving and that makes me feel as though our pick at 7 was the right one. Comparing him to Jackson isn't fair at this point. I think with Jackson it's highly possible that he will get injured at some point. It's just a matter of time before some NFL defender gets pissed off that he's gashing them some badly that they go for the knees or something along those lines. Football is an emotional sport, and emotions cause people to act on their frustrations, and I hope this does not happen, but as a team you need to keep this very real possibility in mind when you're calling those designed run plays for your QB. I like that our coaching staff has some plays for Josh, but it's not our identity like it seems the Raven have with Lamar. 9. Our Fans - We have the best fans in the world, I truly believe that, but, one has to wonder about some of the roller coaster, up one minute down the next type of fans? I don't get how some on this board are down on the team? Every year (Barring the 90's) every game was a journey, I never felt like we should beat anyone, but this year feels different, we ARE beating the teams we should, and I expect the Bills to be ready to give any NFL a game on Sunday's. We're not going to win them all, and sometimes the other team has a better plan, and they execute better. This is football. You learn from it, and move on. I think a fair assessment of the Bills this year is that all of the above is true, and for the first time in what seems like an eternity, we have the right parts, and the right plan, and I'm happy to be thinking legitimately like we're almost there. Go Bills! Tim-
  7. It was the correct play. I know a lot of us wanted to see a deal get done, but not at the cost of the future. I'm ok with this, Tim-
  8. Our D is better when you factor in the secondary. The front 7 is a push for me, and that Dallas D held them to 7 points.. All this I am hearing about Eagles are in desperation mode is nonsense. Every NFL team should be ready to play come Sunday's, period. I expect McD to have this team ready and able to protect our dirt! Go Bills! Tim-
  9. Huh? What does this have to do with her being a women? I love women, and love the fact that the Bills have the most women in the league working for them. I have the same criticisms about men, MOST of them are morons as well, but something about her draws my attention, not sure what it is. Tim-
  10. It wasn't just that, did you watch the clip? Tim- Theories are derived from material evidence. What evidence did you see from Week one that had Cam being the 4th best QB in fantasy this week? Tim-
  11. Some of you know that I can't stand the fact this women has a job when her prediction rate of success is abysmal, I mean downright awful, but she's still at it, and I warn ANYONE who plays fantasy (especially DFF) to avoid her "predictions" like the plague. I watched her prediction of last night's game, and went back and thought you all enjoy just how bad her "prediction" was. http://www.nfl.com/videos/game-theory/0ap3000001053711/Game-Theory-How-Panthers-can-capitalize-vs-Bucs-at-home There wasn't ONE SINGLE aspect of her prediction that came true, not a one. Discuss! Tim-
  12. the burden on the plaintiff is much lower than criminal, so this is why the NFL probably leaves him alone at this point, even if he loses the suit, it won't matter. Tim-
  13. Just heard on the radio, sorry no link, but in the Giants presser Shurmur said when asked about Allen, that when they looked at him in 2018 they thought that one day he "might" be a starter? When pressed later on in the press conference, he repeated the statement? What does that even mean? Meanwhile McD had high praise for Eli. I find it odd that usually we hear from coaches nothing but good things to say about the team they're about to face, but Shurmur's comments caught reporters off guard? Tim-
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