The second team OL impressed me more last night, even with the injuries, than the #1OL last year. Barkley had a clean pocket, Yeldon had holes...it was nice to see. The Bills have more talent but Bobby Johnson is just a better damn coach than Juan Castillo.
The Original Post was comparing how Bills fans are normally trying to create optimism from ***** preseason performances at this time for most of the last 20 years and now, this season we are trying to create a pessimistic view from some pretty good performances.
We were row 4 about the 20 yard line last night on the Bills side. On both offense and defense I counted about 6 plays of about 120 run where a player was out of position or made a key mental error.
Two of these were Tyree Jackson - the awful INT and the fade to Sills after the Wade catch and run
Abraham Wallace was very slow to react to an easy read on the Panthers 4th Quarter TD Pass
Murphy lost edge contain on a QB run in the First Quarter but made up for it later with a sack
Lawson knew he would get flagged for roughing the passer -- ran through it anyway....
This team, from top to bottom, has been well schooled on technique and is playing with instinct rather than thought. I agree with the negatives -- in game coaching decisions; its the preseason, Bills have faced teams that held out their stars, etc. But I really, really liked what I saw last night.
We were listening to the Panthers post-game on the way home last night -- ex Panther S Eugene Robinson is one of the panelists--Eugene's comments reflected that it was a total domination. The positives they came up with were the Jackson INT and the 4th quarter TD drive; both fairly meaningless plays-- in every other way they were dominated by a team (yes the Bills) that was executing very well.