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MarlinTheMagician

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  1. Though I admit the post is somewhat difficult to hack through, I had the same thought as the OP. Neal really seemed to be more stout when tackling, and equal in coverage. Same with Johnson vs. Wallace, but Wallace is one of my faves and I would hate to see him take a step back. Unless needed for the good of our Bills!
  2. He hasn't seemed the same since last year's injury. Hope he can get squared away, because when he is he is one of the best.
  3. We would be 10-6, but we are going to rise up, be mad about the Buffalo game and beat NE at Gillette -- so 11-5 and on a roll. Offense slowly gels and will grow a good amount, and D figures out how to stop the run and reverts to stellar-unit form. We win one playoff game this year, and look out next. Book it!
  4. Duke will be up soon enough - a receiver will get dinged at some point, unfortunately. I like the ones we have though. Ray-Ray with nice return for Panthers - but I'll take Isiah.
  5. A+ for Allen from me. I know the shortcomings, but I want that guy Allen on my team.
  6. Kind of seems like it, no? I like Zay - but I think he is going to end up splitting a lot of time with Roberts, Foster, and McKenzie. Maybe even our PS preseason wonder! Lots of receiving weapons.
  7. I don't really see him as a starter - more of a rotation. But count him as three if you like, but deduct half an Allen. He was not a starter last year for nearly half our games. You get my point though - it is a whole new offense. There are no disqualifications with a road W vs. division opponent. A-all-the-way baby!
  8. One more on Milano and Edmunds. Bell caught six passes all day, for 32 yards and a 5.3 average per catch. That is a shutdown. I can't believe a single one of us would not have said "okay, great" if that stat line was offered before the game. And rushing: 17 for 61, 3.5 per carry. Didn't he go for like 250 yards last time he played us? Nuff said for me! Looked it up. Compare Bell vs. Rex's defense in 2016 - 298 freaking yards! Bell turned in a historic performance against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, carrying the Steelers to a 27-20 victory. He rushed for 236 yards, which is the most in franchise history. The previous high was 223 by Willie Parker. Additionally, that’s the highest total ever allowed by the Bills. Ricky Williams rushed for 228 against Buffalo in 2002. The shifty back also added 62 yards receiving, giving him 298 from scrimmage for the game. Bell scored all three of Pittsburgh's touchdowns.
  9. Really should have given us an A. Easy to forget that offensively we only have TWO starters from last year (Dawkins and Allen, if you don't count Zay). The defense is or can be elite, and the offense will only get better. A gutsy, tough road win against a quality division opponent. Give 'em the A!
  10. Josh Allen has ice in his veins. Did you see the quote from Zo? Said something like "were still in this" to Allen. Allen told the vet "I've got this." And he did!
  11. Huuuuughes! Maybe headed for the Wall someday! Lots of football left though. Love how his penalties have largely stopped under McD. Grown to be a fine leader. Long way since drag racing Dareus!
  12. Agree, and it was a big deal. Getting rid of dumb, selfish players helps. The team showed great character today, hung together and stayed smart when chips were down.
  13. Can't agree on Milano at all - but the rest, as one poster said, reflected the rollercoaster ride. I thought Milano had a great game, would have had a pick except their tight end caught the ball he batted. He was all over the place. Watch the replay of Bell's touchdown, looked like Milano expected help to the outside from Hyde. He is too classy to ever say it, and we will never know for sure. But we can't assume that was his fault, he played inside leverage. Shaq - what a game. And this is a game where I think all of McD's "character" and "family" work really showed its value. When down, they hung tough, stayed disciplined and continued to believe. That can be worth more than a blowout. Our team has character and is not bone-headed. How refreshing after 50 years of watching the Bills blow it at the end through dumb penalties, turnovers and stupid play calls. By Bell's standards, they shut him down. 17 for 61 - ain't much. The speed of Tre Edmunds (who played great), Milano (who I thought played great too), and the grit of Poyer up in the box had a lot to do with that! This defense could be really special - Jets have a lot of weapons and Darnold is pretty good. I don't think this is the same old Jets, they just spent $100 million on talent, after all.
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