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Zerovoltz

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  1. I’m not blind. The bills are hot! seeiously. The Bills look like the best team in football. The metrics say they are the best team in football. It’s week 3 now. There isn’t any debate to be had about who is no.1. It’s the Bills
  2. All offseason and on into this season 2 weeks in, nothing to say this isn't the Bills year. The roster is stacked, the signings and attitude...all of it is ALL IN. The NFC is weak. I'd say it's the Bills to lose at this point.
  3. would you care to elaborate further about how what I posted is "nonsense"?
  4. ...you guys get the Jets twice. They don't have any key players.
  5. This is coaching. Joe Lombardi is in over his head as OC there. He clearly only is capable of making a gameplan, at the direction of Sean Peyton, for old Drew Brees. They throw a bunch of short dink, dunk passes. WASTING Justin Herberts big arm and mobility.
  6. I would agree that the INT overturned by replay, was the wrong call. That was an INT. the PI....that penalty is tough. Sometimes that one is flagged, sometimes it's not. Did the reciever initiate it? Possibly....but the point is...part of the NFL unfortunately, is that you can expect some bad calls. Sometimes they go your way, and sometimes they don't. And....sometimes, you just need to be lucky and catch a break to win a game.
  7. I do. That doesn't mean the Chargers aren't capable of excellent football. they are, and they looked excellent, especially in the first quarter. I would say, it's not hard to find articles etc out there that document how they are very often less than optimal in their decision making and game planning, play calling etc. But....just as you observe some of what they do....their coaches too often make the wrong choice or opt for a suboptimal call. Herbert is now 16-18 as a starter. I think he's better than that record indicates and I think part of why it isn't better is coaching.
  8. Good teams win ugly games sometimes. ....to put that in perspective.... The Jags beat the Bills last year. It happens. But perhaps a better way to put it... When is the last time ANYONE ever said "the Chargers won that game and they had no business winning it" ...you never hear that about them...it's often the other way around though. And...I'll reiterate this one more time.... when the interception happened, it was 17-17 in the fourth quarter. There were about 10 minutes left. The Chargers had to punt. The Chiefs got the ball back and punted...the Chargers had the ball back again with just under 6 minutes left, trailing 24-17. They ended up punting again. The interception return was the key play obviously, but the Chargers had TWO chances to drive and tie, and possibly win the game after that happend. The Chargers had 400 or so total yards. KC had 320 or so total yards. That stat was Even when the Chargers had their final drive...but by then KC was up 10 and KC was letting them have yards in exchange for running clock. The Chargers were only 5-16 on third down, but 4-4 on 4th Down.... The Chargers only rushed for 75 yards on 25 carries. That's 3.3 YPC. I'm not telling you the Chiefs are some juggarnaut, or that they don't get enough credit, but I am telling you the Chargers A) couldn't get it done in the 4th quarter and B) The Chiefs defense was a part of why they couldn't get it done. C) The Chargers are held back by crappy coaching. That's a strong roster.
  9. It's too early to say you are wrong, but KC has a 1 game lead already with a division win in hand. For the Chargers to win the division winning only 10, that would mean KC is going to have a disaster in the last 15 games. KC would need to go 8-7 or worse in the remaining games, with one of those being a loss the the Chargers AND also finishing with a worse division record or other tiebreaker if they finish tied at 10. That doesn't seem likely. 1. one of the worst attributes of Andy Ried is he just doesn't like committing to the run, even when it's working...and you can couple that with wanting to be cute on short yardage plays where he calls very ill advised, low pct run plays when he either should just pass, or commit to a conventional straight line run. Either way...last nights game was NOT one of Andy's better performances as a play caller. 2. Kansas City has a good line, but the OT are both beatable with a good speed rush. Von Miller will be a problem. 3. The Chargers roster is stacked. They suffer from horrible, sub optimal play calling. Joe Lombardi doesn't know how to coordinate an offense without Sean Payton telling him what to do with Drew Brees at QB. Lombardi fails to utilize Herbert to his full potential. The Chargers are held back by bad coaching. 4. All 17 games aren't always going to be masterpieces. KC got steamrolled by the Titans last year, The Bills lost to the Jags. Both teams played at a high level (offensively at least) in a huge playoff game. Sometimes you need some breaks, and sometimes you need a defesnsive or special teams score to be the difference. 5. I've seen some saying that if the Chargers had scored the TD instead of KC getting the 99 yard pic 6, that would have been the ball game. .....It would of course been WAY better for the Chargers, but that happened when the game was tied at 17. KC would have been down 7, with the ball with like 8 minutes left in the game or whatever. You can't say that was game over. The Chargers as it were, got the ball back down 24-17 and didn't do anything with it.
  10. Those teams aren't that good. The Chargers are. KC will be 5-0 unless Mahomes doesn't play in any or all of those.
  11. I see the bat signal. I'm here. I haven't read over this entire thread...just getting to the internet since the game ended.... I'll say...not a good game by Andy playcalling. Mahomes frustrated by shell coverage and Joey Bosa getting there. Andy has a HARD time committing to the run even when it's going pretty well. The Chargers always give KC all we can handle. Herbert had been 2-0 IN KC prior to this loss. I was glad they missed the playoffs last year. I will say also, that this pretty much clears the way for KC to be 5-0 when the Bills come to town in week 6. I suspect you all will also be 5-0. Should be interesting.
  12. Worth noting Kelce was injured his entire rookie year and didn't play. His next 4 seasons were all with Alex Smith at QB. He put up 852, 857, and then a couple of 1000+ yard season all with Smith to start his career. In 2014 (Kelce's first season playing) he led the team in catches and TD catches. In that season KC had ZERO TD catches by a WR. It's not like there were any other scary targets to take the pressue off Kecle....with noodle arm Alex Smith throwing to him. Ini 2015, Kelce was second on the team in receptoins and TD catches behind end of career Jeremy Maclin. KC's WR only totalled 11 TD catches. Again, not exactly a bunch of talent around him for other teams to have to worry with. In 2016, Kelce once again led the team in receptions and TD catches...it was his first of his continuing streek of 1000 yard seasons. This was Hills rookie seaosn, but Hill only started 1 game. Smith still at QB. In 2017, once again with Smith at QB Kelce led the team in recections and TD catches once again, and had his 2nd consecutive 1000+ yard recieving season. 2018 Mahomes came along. Sometimes guys are really good at football and it's hard to stop them.
  13. I'll get to the above in a moment but first - Misleading losers - Green Bay. They don't play preseason games and it takes them a minute to get going....with so many new targets, it will take even longer than normal for them to warm up. - Rams. The Bills won that game more than the Rams lost it....the Rams still have most of the parts from a SB winner and should still be good enough in a weak NFC to contend. Misleading winners - Chicago. They suck. They got helped by bad weather, and Trey Lance not being ready, plus an injury to Eli Mitchell. The football Gods gifted the Bears an opening day W on a bad track VS a shaky rookie qB. Don't expect to see that W next to the Bears much more this season. - Washington. I could be wrong, but I am not buying Carson Wentz and the WFT. Legit Losers/Ties - Colts. They should have won the game, but they are NOT the preseason darling many had them as. Ryans arm is used up and he can't run. They lack dynmaic pass rushers. They are going to be fatiqued from grinding out yet another VET QB at the end...demoralizing for the rest of the young roster. - Titans. Henry has regressed EVERY YEAR in YPC, and hes way up there in mileage. The Titans traded their best weapon, got worse at O line and are operating with a game manager QB who is a proven playoff dud. ...and they lost harold landry before the season started. Mike Vrabel is a good coach that can keep a rag tag group together and playing hard, but they just don't have the horses to compete like they've had the last few seasons. - Cardinals. I'd love to heap praise on KC for destroying these guys...but there are serious problems in Arizona. Just htink of what's been made public about the team and QB already...and then think about what's going on behind the scenes....Kingsbury responded to a questions after the game about what the problems were and he specifically said they needed better practices. That was a shot at Murray, either for not having a good grasp of the playbook OR not leading his teammates to get the most out of practice reps. Either way...that team has an older roster that lost talent in FA this offseason, and the QB/Coach/GM/Ownership are not happy with each other at all. It's a recipe for complete disaster even as the team has good pieces..they will be less as a whole than they are individually. Legit Winners - Vikings. They had some unusually wierd bad luck at ends of halves last year that shouldn't repeat, and if you account for that and some other odd stats, the Vikings should be a playoff team that competes for a division title. - Chiefs. See write up below. I think the narrative that the national media put out there about KC losing Hill is lazy. KC also has made serious improvements throught the draft and FA and even having lost Hill, who is unique and very talented game changer....it's a mistake to think that Mahomes, with a line and improved defense, and running game, won't be every bit as dynamic if not more, than he's ever been. You can make a case this is the best and deepest roster KC has had since Mahomes has been QB....even minus Hill. I think the Thursday night game VS the Chargers will serve to validate what KC did in week 1 @Arizona.
  14. it's water under the bridge at this point...but Chiefs fans (like myself) and Bills fans watching the Bengals go the SB last year and lose.....BARF.
  15. Congratulations to the Bills and Bills fans. Very very impressive win tonight. Only the 4 turnovers kept this from being a perfect beginning, but otherwise, what a masterpiece. Everything looked great! All the offseason acclaim absolutely validated in this game.
  16. NFL Wide: ....I like @Big Blitzline of thining until I saw his AFC playoff team list.......ugh. BOLD! Jacksonville wins the AFC south going 8-9, winning tiebreakers with an 8-9 Titans and 8-9 Colts team. I also like Carolina to surprise and win the NFC South. Patrick Mahomes goes for 4800 and 44+ TDs. George Karlaftis wins DROY KC has a top 10 Defense in Yards allowed and points allowed. Drew Lock replaces Geno Smith in Seattle and leads the Seahawks to a 9-8 finish, but they miss the playoffs. The Jets go 1-16. Everyone is fired. Jimmy G ends up in Tampa after the season is over if not sooner. McDuffie ends up with more INTS than Elam. Top 3 NFL draft picking teams. 1. Jets 2. Bears 3. Falcons Playoff teams in order AFC 1. Baltimore 2. Kansas City 3. Buffalo 4. Jax 5. Chargers 6. Cincy 7. Cleveland WC Round KC over Cleveland Buffalo over Cincy Chagers over Jax Divisional Chargers over Baltimore KC over Buffalo AFC Title Game KC over Chargers. NFC 1. Packers 2. Rams 3. Eagles 4. Panthers 5. 49ers 6. Vikings 7. Buccs WC Round Rams over Buccs Vikings over Eagles 49ers over Panthers Divisional round Packers over Vikings 49ers over Rams NFC title game Packers over 49ers this time. SB KC over GB.
  17. This is as good a spot as any............. As a long time Chiefs fan....in a market that isn't all that big, and home to one of the original AFL franchises....and admirer of Buffalo wings and crazy fans jumping on talbles....I wish you all the best of luck! I will be rooting for my Chiefs...but will be following the Bills closely and rooting for you all to have a great season. I will of course want my team to beat yours...especially if we should meet in the playoffs yet again, BUT.....if it can't be my Chiefs winning it all, I'll be rooting for the Bills and all their great fans to win it. No is also as good a time as any to thank your community here once again for allowing me to hang out here and participate. Many of you know I joined up after the Mahomes trade to kind of follow along and troll....and when Allen got drafted, I was rooting for it to work, but I was on the side of thinking it would never work out. It's been really fun to see Allen and your team turn into the great squad it's become today....and I've become something of a fan over that time watching it happen. Thanks again, and GOOD LUCK!
  18. I haven't read through all this....have been reading about this though. I do understand the guy is a talented punter....he's a PUNTER...on a team that I believe...punted the least in the NFL (right?) .....we're talking abou the punter. you can get another punter. I am sure it's been suggested in this way...so sorry to repeat that if it has. but..yeah...he's the punter. Go get anohter one.
  19. That photo is actually from halftime of SB IV. (or 1...not sure, but it's one of them) I grew up watching him on inside the NFL....I could NOT miss that show. Notable, that in Todays NFL...it would be hard to produce another Len Dawson...great athlete, but got stuck behind at the back end of the depth chart in Pittsburg and Clevleland before getting a shot in KC. Todays CAP and rookie scale make it so much less likely. Makes me wonder a bit how many guys might be out there...maybe stuck on a bench or discarded too early because the scenario is just not the same now. Anyhow. RIP to Kansas City's first football hero. He'll be missed.
  20. Ugh. Lol. Place them at 15, just above the Jets. I don’t think Pickett is going to play this year and if he does he’ll struggle behind that awful line.
  21. I went through every team game by game.....it helps sort out some stuff you might not think about when you just think of teams in general as Tier 1, 2, 3 etc. 1. (I am BIASED, but this could easily, and in fact SHOULD be the Bills this year....but) Chiefs. The schedule is the hardest in football. As I intamately know this team, I would say that the defense is going to be better. It's faster and deeper, and they will BENEFIT by not having Anthony Hitchens on the field. Honey Badger...love him...but he was making a ton of business decisions last season. Andy Ried was an offensive guru before Kelce and Hill and he'll be one until he dies. He's gotten production his entire coaching career out of whoever he's had, and this group of WR, while missing Hill, who is great....is deeper. The O line is really good. This is the most balanced team KC has had in the Mahomes era. 2. Baltimore. They remained very competive despite all the inuries. Lamar isn't a great passer, but he's not as bad as some claim. If they stay healthy, they should be a tough team to beat again. 3. Buffalo (OR PUT KC HERE...whatever) I think the Bills will also have some trouble with a bit harder of a schedule this season. I think the division isn't as tough as the AFC west, but Miami is better, New England isn't trash....just the Jets as pushovers. The Bills are all in for this year and there is every reason to think they should be the 1 seed and AFC champion. 4. Titans. *****THIS IS PLAYOFF SEEDING ONLY***** I don't think the Titans are the 4th best team in the AFC...they will just win their garbage division. Henry is getting old. Tannehill is getting older and his target group isn't better than last years. Their O line isn't great. They will rely on a decent defense, good coaching and an easy shedule to get into the playoffs with a very underwhelming record. 5. Chargers. (or this could be KC too) I think the Chargers and the Chiefs are the 2 real contenders in the AFC west...whoever doesn't win the division, ends up with the 5 seed. I would say that even last year, the Chargers have a ton of talent and BAD coaching. Staley is supposed to be a defensive guru...they were horrible on D. And Joe Lombardi clearly isn't the kind of O Coordinater who has any business running his own show on offense. He clearly just did what Sean Payton told him to do in new orleans...calling a TON of short passing plays designed for Drew Brees when he has a stallion at QB. They should be big time contenders, but their coaches aren't equal to it. 6. Cincinatti. Super Bowl hangover, plus some regression to the mean on some stuff....too much talent not to make it, but last year was something of a mix of fluke and luck, AND talent all coming together at the right time. 7. Cleveland. ...So here is the thing. as I said, I went over everyone game by game....and the roster is talented enough to put some W's on the board until Watson is around...whenever that is. I think there is enough favorable schedule wise that they can grind out enough W's to eek into the final playoff spot. 8. Miami. The picture of average, with good parts and pieces all over the field, but some tough games, and a QB that isn't quite big time enough to pull a few out on his own, leaves Miami on the cusp. 9. New England. Good coaching, and I think Mac Jones is pretty good...but they just don't have enough around him and the OC crap show they got going on isn't good. 10. Denver. You might think this is low. Denver isn't a horrible team..and Russ is a big upgrade at QB. But Chargers and Chiefs in division, along with coaches all accross the board who are all new to their roles....plus some of Denvers skill positoin players being kind of overrated....I don't see them making it in....Vegas only has them at over/under 9.5 I'm not sure 10 is enough to get in, and I am not sure Denver gets to 10 this year. 11. Indy. Count me among hte few who aren't buying Matt Ryan...and who think the Colts offense is a bit overrated even without him. They are in a winnable division, which will keep them in contention all year, but they are a pretender. 12. Raiders. I am really low on these guys. Their line sucks. They don't have a good RB. They have good pass rushing ends...but if they don't muck things up, the secondary and LB's aren't good either. They had a TON of items that should regress to the mean...and this is probably a 6 win or so team at most. 13. Jacksonville. I think they also, like the Colts, COULD maybe stay in contention for a division title by being in a bad division for a while....but they are at least another year and more roster turnover away from making any noise. 14. Houston. ....clearly in the early stages of a complete rebuild. IT's all about seeing of Mills is a worthwhile QB or not. That's all. 15. Jets. Even after what some say was a great draft, this roster isn't good or deep at any spot and Wilson is hurt....and he's NOT IT anyhow. I saw enough last year to believe he's just not an NFL QB. The Jets are destined to bringing in yet another coach and GM next year becasue the QB the current guys bet on, sucks.
  22. I've said before whenever this topic comes up....Mahomes and Allen are ELITE tier QB's. That is to say, THEY can elevate a roster, carry a bad defense, make up for injuiries, a bad line etc, and still win at a high level. They are the type of QB that CARRY teams to super bowls. If you have this type of QB, then you have it...and if you don't you don't. Trying to compare who throws it farther, and so on and on....is fun for fans, but ultimately it doesn't matter. What is fun is that since KC and Buffalo have Mahomes and Allen...it's likely, as it's already happend now a couple times...that these two are going to collide in playoff games. Sure these things matter, but I think we can already see that we are talking about 2 great QB's without having account for super bowls or playoff wins. ....it won't surprise me at all if KC and the Bills, once again, run into each other in this upcoming post season again. I'm going to enjoy the show, and hope my team comes out on top, but regardless, I already know the 2 QB's are elite and worthy of victory.
  23. I went with Dallas ONLY because I am not sold on Hurts...and I do kind of like Hurts. Philly has good O and D lines, and they are going to pound the run, run playaction and boots and be a pretty tough out if you are a team that can't get out to a lead. They are outclassed by teams with high powered offenses, but they aren't bad. Dallas is going to benefit greatly from the easy schedule once again. Daniel Jones sucks. Carson Wentz sucks. That's all you need to know about the other 2 teams. It's kind of sad because I think the WFT has some really nice parts, but Wentz is terrible.
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