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Inigo Montoya

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  1. The Chiefs entered the off season after getting man handled in the Super Bowl because their O-line had fallen apart. They blew up their O-line and decided to rebuild. On paper at least, they look to have improved the line. They signed Joe Thuney to a 5 year $80 million contract and he will slide into the left guard position. They then signed Kyle Long to a one year deal to step into the right guard position. They resigned Mike Remmers to play right tackle and then traded with the Ravens for Orlando Brown to step in as their left tackle. They signed Austin Blythe from the Rams to play cen
  2. The Bills currently have eight defensive ends on the roster; Hughes, Addison, Mike Love, Brian Cox Jr., AJ Epenesa, Darryl Johnson, Efe Obada, and now Greg Rousseau. We parted way with Trent Murphy and Quinton Jefferson. I think we can break these eight down into three groups; Hughes and Addison -- Veteran Production Love and Cox Jr -- Cheap Depth Epenesa, Obada, Johnson, Rousseau -- Lottery Tickets The interesting group here is the Lottery tickets. Efe Obada really intrigues me. He had some great production with limited reps last
  3. We honestly don’t know what we have at guard in Ford. He played mostly tackle his rookie year and finally moved to guard year two, which seems like his natural position, and got hurt. I’m not ready to say he’s a weak link on the line yet. There’s no guarantee anyone we draft will be better as a rookie. Rookie RBs can have monster seasons. Less likely for a lineman to do that.
  4. The only position where a rookie can be expected to make a significant contribution their rookie campaign, and the only position that we could upgrade immediately with a rookie is the RB position. If we are trying to win now, we grab Harris or Etienne. If Beane was being truthful about taking a long term, not short term outlook on the draft, we won't use our 1st on a RB.
  5. Thanks for all your work on this stuff, I'm not a college football fan so I appreciate all the info. Are you going to stay up tonight to watch live, or just catch up in the morning?
  6. Beane's 2018 draft was all about dealing for a QB. In 2019 there were just three or four players (Oliver, TJ Hockenson, Josh Allen, Devin Bush) who were real options for the Bills at #9. In 2020 we didn't even have a 1st round pick. This draft is going to be a wild ride with so many possibilities. This is going to be Beane's toughest draft so far. It's an unusual position to be in for the Bills' front office and fans. We're drafting at #30 this year and there are typically less than 30 players with a "1st round grade" on them in any given NFL draft. Practically speaking, thi
  7. Another solid off season move by Beane that is without the bells and whistles the national media will notice or comment upon, but is the kind of move that makes a franchise successful over time.
  8. Draft Night Confessions by Inigo Montoya 1. I liked Josh Allen, but just because he looked like a QB from central casting, not because of any in-depth film study or football reason. 2. I was happy we didn't draft the other Josh because I though he seemed like a jerk and would be hard to cheer for, not because of any in-depth film study or football reason. 3. I had no earthly idea that Josh Allen was a running QB. 4. I had no idea who Tremaine Edmunds was when we drafted him. 5. There is a reason I'm not an NFL general mana
  9. I'm surprised to hear anything about the Bills' plans or movements. Beane runs a pretty tight ship on information. Must be the other side of the equation whispering in ears.
  10. The Patriots draft Mac Jones, QB, Alabama. Sports commentators commence a ball washing of epic, even Biblical proportions, of Bill Belichick who has "outsmarted the entire NFL again!" Patriots now favored to win the AFCE by the talking heads on ESPN.
  11. Unfortunately I'm not. I live in Kentucky and try to go to at least one Bills game a year with my family if they are playing somewhere close. We've been lucky that the Bills have been in Nashville three seasons in a row counting this upcoming season. Nashville is such a great city and the people in Nashville are friendly and its a great away game destination. If I'm going to pony up for a Vegas trip I'd rather go there for a game. I think it will be another 7 years until the Bills play there again though...
  12. Hey Scuba guy, Tell your friend that, yes in fact, it is the same Indianapolis O-line that was bad for years but turned it around in 2018. The Colts finally began to invest in the O-Line in 2018 after Luck got pounded for years and lost all of 2017 to a lingering shoulder injury. In fact, when Luck came back and played in 2018, the Colts O-line gave up an NFL fewest sacks that season (18). The Colts finished 10-6, made it to the Divisional round of the playoffs, and Luck threw for over 4,500 yards with 39 tds and only 15 INTs. Luck and the O-line had a great year in 2018, hen
  13. All fair points BillsVet. I agree that Beane identified the O-line as a big problem on this team and devoted a fair amount of resources to it, but I think it was a smart move to do so. Look at Darnold and look at Allen. I'm not going to state that O-line play is the main reason they went in opposite directions over the first three years of their careers, but I think O-line play certainly played a significant part. I think Beane would prefer to build this team through the draft, but in this instance, he really had no choice but to build the line in free agency. He d
  14. I agree BADOLBILZ, I thought Antonio Williams really provided a spark and was running angry, something that we hadn't seen out of the backfield all season. I was hoping he'd get some playing time in the playoffs but I don't remember him carrying the ball at all after the Miami game.
  15. I'm certain McDermott and Johnson will be all over run blocking this off season / pre season trying to shore it up. Having someone like Brieda who is a threat to get around the edge should help. I like Singletary and Moss but neither has the speed to really threaten the edge. That lack of speed allows defenses to stack the box a bit more. If the defense needs to worry about outside containment more because of the speed of the RB, that should help spread the LBs out and create more space for the RBs to do their thing.
  16. I was looking at some stats from last season and saw that PFF had the Bills O-line a top 10 unit in 2020. I went back and looked at the previous two seasons to see where the Bills' O-line had ranked. I knew that first season would be bad. One of my main recollections of the 2018 season was how terrible the O-line play was. Beane, McDermott, and Bobby Johnson have made one hell of a turn around in three years going from the 26th ranked O-line to the 10th. From Beane going out and bringing in capable lineman, to luring Bobby Johnson here from the Colts after the 2018 season, it
  17. My son and I went to the Nashville draft two years ago and had a great time. Would love to go to another one sometime. This year I’ll be in my living room watching it on the tele. Safe travels to all my TBD brothers and sisters who are Cleveland bound. Hope you have a great time.
  18. This year I will likely watch the Draft from my living room and wait and wait for the Bills to select. (This drafting at #30 is a new phenomenon) After pick #10 I think anything can happen. I don't see Beane selling the farm to move up into the top ten, but I could see him go after a "difference maker" in the teens and early twenties if he can swing a deal. The thing I dread the most is finally getting to pick #30 after waiting three hours only to hear that Beane has traded out of the 1st round. I hate to think about sitting there all night watching awkward man hugs with the Commish, lis
  19. I would prefer to see Trubiski getting the reps during the preseason so he can try and develop at least a little bit of chemistry with the rest of the offense if Allen misses time and Trubiski has to play. Fromm can start the last half of the last preseason game, otherwise McDermott should have Trubiski out there soaking up preseason reps.
  20. Agree Bear, especially considering this will be a 17 game season.
  21. https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/31268324/kansas-city-chiefs-tampa-bay-buccaneers-open-highest-wins-totals-ahead-17-game-regular-season AFC EAST Bills (10.5), Dolphins (9) Patriots (9), Jets (6) AFC NORTH Ravens (11), Browns (10) Steelers (9), Bengals (6.5) AFC SOUTH Colts (10), Titans (9.5) Jaguars (6), Texans (5) AFC WEST Chiefs (12), Chargers (9) Raiders (8), Broncos (7.5) NFC EAST Cowboys (9.5), Washington (8) Giants (7), Eagles (7) NFC NORTH Packers (11), Vikings (8.5) Bears (7.5), Lions (5) NFC
  22. It's always equal parts electrifying and terrifying when he takes off with the ball.
  23. The CDC just halted administering the J&J vax because of concerns in woman of child bearing age developing blood clots. For a woman of child bearing age, Rachel Bush, who has already had COVID-19 and now possesses natural immunity, is it not at least reasonable for her to have a concern about receiving the vaccine? Why does everyone have to rush straight to the barricades on this topic?
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