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  1. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    I agree Allen needs to improve. I suspect if you asked Allen, he would say he needs to improve. But he has played less than half an NFL season. The last rookie QB I can remember that walked in and actually played great was Dan Marino.
  2. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    I will rewatch tonight and post specifics.
  3. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    I would be too. You know that some people here would focus on the pick. Give the kid time. I see evidence the game is starting to slow down for him.
  4. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    Some names for you: Dan Darraugh Vince Ferregamo Just for starters. You can probably fill in a lot more if you give it some thought.
  5. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    I am being realistic. Mahomes looks really good to be sure. Coming out he had a lot of doubters because of his footwork, playing in a single read spread offense and such but the kid is a stud so far. But the realism is truly this: if things were changed around and the Bills had lost the same way to the Patriots as the Chiefs did last night, Allen would be getting roasted for throwing that pick vs. all the good things. It is what Bills fans do. They all think the next guy is going to be Kelly, and if the guy they bring in does not immediately ring forth images of Jimbo, they guy is a bum who will never make it. Can you imagine what some Bills fans would have said if w e had gotten Darnold and he threw a pick 6 his first pass, like he did with the Jets? He would have been immediately declared a bust by some, and that would have been it.
  6. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    Good idea. I will be intrigued to see what effect Anderson has. Sometimes the real star guys have a harder time teaching because it came so natural whereas the guys that had to work really hard to survive in the league wind up better at coaching.
  7. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    I wanted Rosen myself, but of course now want Allen to succeed. Mayfield had a really tough day yesterday. Teams are figuring out that that if they keep him in the pocket he'll have a tougher time. He like every other young QB will need to continue to figure things out and develop. I'll tell you another thing. If the Bills had been the Chiefs last night, and Allen had been Mahomes last night, I can't begin to count how many folks here would be blaming Allen for throwing a dumb pick in the end zone at the end of the half and how that cost them the game, instead of focusing on what he did in the second half.
  8. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    Same old nonsense. I did not say anywhere he would be a Hall of Famer. Nor did anyone else on this board. I did say guys like Aikman had similar growing pains the first few games of their rookie year. That does not mean Allen will be a HOFer.
  9. Allen shoulders his share of the blame. He still needs work on pre-snap recognition, and needs to hang in the pocket longer. All things that can improve with time. I'm interested to see what Anderson does for his development. And puzzled to say the least as to why that wasn't done earlier, unless Anderson and guys like Moore just didn't want to sign earlier.
  10. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    Would you stop with the hyperbolic nonsense? After the Pack game I said he stunk. And based on yesterday what have I said? That he still has a long way to go. and you sit here and say I am not open to any criticism of him? Give me a break. Again, I knew the outcome of the game before I watched it yesterday. So I was watching Allen specifically to see how he did. First pass, terrible to Clay. After that, I don't recall a pass that was way off the mark. I think the one to Benjamin when double covered deep was more of a throwaway. He went through progressions a bit faster. he was accurate with a number of throws when he was set in the pocket and delivered. Does he still need to develop? Hell yes. A lot? Hell yes. But, again. if you watch the Pack game and then watch yesterday's game it is clear to anyone who wants to actually take an objective view that he is doing better. Not great by any means. Not even good yet. But better. And hopefully with time he continues that trend. News flash: I wanted Watson last year. He did not look good at all yesterday either. Wanted Rosen this year. And he is having his ups and downs. Mayfield had a really tough day yesterday. Young QBs go through this. Why can people not get it through their heads?
  11. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    Stop with the dumb overreactions. Everybody pulls this nonsense. i did not say yesterday was great. I have said he has a ways to go, as do all rookie QBs. What I did say is that if you watch the Packers game vs. yesterday he has shown improvement, and that if you watch them objectively there is no way to argue otherwise.
  12. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    As I pointed out yesterday you are not the guru of QBs you think you are. We don't know what Allen will be yet. Watch the Pack game. Watch yesterday. Then tell me he's not learning. If you do then I will know you didn't actually watch the games.
  13. oldmanfan

    Draft another qb next year

    Rosen yesterday: 21/31 for 240 (11.4 yards/completion). No TD's 1 pick. Mayfield yesterday: 22/46 for 238 yards (10.8 per completion). 1 TD and 2 picks. Allen: 10/17, 84 yards (8.4 per completion; 0 TDs and 0 picks Darnold: 24/30 for 288 (11.7 per completion) Average yardage per completion lower for Allen, Darnold played well and the other three struggled. This is what happens with rookie QBs.
  14. oldmanfan

    Draft another qb next year

    All the rookie QBs are learning. Mayfield had a tough day yesterday. Darnold has ups and downs. Rosen the same. Allen may have a longer learning time given he came from a smaller program. But they all have a lot to learn.
  15. oldmanfan

    Allen looked very good today

    Comparing their rookie years. Please try to actually read before your snark.
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