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  1. The preservation efforts were not good until relatively recently. While you are correct about the Larkin Building, there is a one acre campus with 3 Wright buildings in the middle of the beautiful Parkside neighborhood (main Darwin Martin House, Barton House, Gardner's cottage). There are very few cities in the country that can offer that. Strongly recommend the full tour of all 3 houses. In addition, the HH Richardson tower and complex(the old Buffalo Psych Center), Louis Sullivan's The Guaranty building (he was Wright's original boss), Eero's Saarinen's Kleinhans Music Hall, Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of Central Park in NY did Delaware Park in Buffalo including Forest Lawn Cemetery (a beautiful place to walk and noted for quite a few famous people being buried there, including but not limited to these: https://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/7-famous-residents-of-forest-lawn-cemetery/), blocks and blocks of Victorian Houses in Elmwood Village (it's like walking through a different era in history), The Albright Knox Art gallery (on the National Registry of Historic Places), the Theodore Roosevelt Mansion on Delaware Ave. where Roosevelt was sworn in after McKinley was assassinated and many many beautiful mansions that line Delaware Ave. The industrialists of old that lived there at one point owned all the land from Delaware Avenue to the Niagara River and there are more architectural attractions as well. Buffalo may be old and small but it's architecture is outstanding. Architectural tourism in this town has become a major tourist draw. It literally is one of the major component's of the future of this area. They don't build them like this any more and very few of the newer American cities have anything like it.
  2. Sheer number of tough games in a brutal conference. What is their focus going to be like from game to game? Cannot half ass games as they did a few times last season with this schedule this year
  3. Shrill is absolutely the right word. Talk like a human and stop shrieking like a gibbon overdosing on coffee. Jeesh it’s annoying.
  4. If he doesn’t hold he isn’t going to be a Bills punter
  5. No thanks on Berrios for me either. Not a sharp route runner. People see the splash plays but he’s not a great receiver and is not an adequate replacement for Beasley. Ogbah will be very expensive. Bills not likely to go big ticket.
  6. It won’t be even close to an overpay as the cap goes skyrocketing. Better get used to seeing much bigger annualized numbers on every position including ST.
  7. Fan since 1963 (was 9 years old). First Bills memory: Going to the Rockpile with my friend and his dad and sitting in what was then the 1st base reserve seats for baseball. Remember just the whole scene: green grass, blue Bills uniform tops and the craziness of extra points going into the 1st base box seats. Total chaos as fans fought for the balls. Fans yelling “yo, ho” in unison before Mack Yoho kicked off. Favorite memory: being at the 51-3 game and the pure joy of knowing we were going to the Super Bowl. LA couldn’t stop them in the first half and called timeout like a beleaguered basketball team. Favorite of all time: Thurman (honorable mentions: Fred Jackson, George Saimes, Tom Sestak, Bobby Chandler). Favorite now: Josh and Tre Bubba was my late cat’s name
  8. He was great at everything. Line calls, pass blocking, run blocking. People think of those teams as pass happy but they ran the ball great too. That was a helluva an offensive line
  9. To me it was Bruce and Thurman. But those teams had a LOT of really really good players besides the Hall of Famers. I’d take Kent Hull and Will Wolford and Jim Richter on our current team.
  10. After watching that Super Bowl it is painfully obvious that the Bills D line needs immediate help. The Bengals and Rams both had much better D lines than the Bills. An established edge rusher and someone to absorb space and anchor and push next to Oliver would really really help. I'd like to see them free up cap space to make that happen.
  11. I'm hoping they can keep him. The Bills need speed. I don't want to see them lose a speed player that they would also have to replace just to get even. That said, money is going to be tight and there may well be other, more significant, uses for it.
  12. I think this is a big upgrade. Hoping they decide once and for all if they are going to run gap or zone blocking schemes. Previously they gave lip service to maulers but their biggest success in the run game and pass game was with more agile players that could move. I get the sense Kromer will use the players to their best advantage. He’s been very successful as an O line coach and should help a 1st time O coordinator with his knowledge and planning in the run game.
  13. He’s also their backup right tackle. He fills 2 roles. I think I’d trust him more than Tommy Doyle if there is an injury to Brown
  14. Thurman was tremendous. His situational awareness was fantastic. Pass blocking, pass catching, what was needed for a first down. Everything. He was a team guy and a stud. Yes he had good teammates around him on those offenses but he made everybody look better too. One of my all time favorite Bills
  15. Need a better quality, twitchier, bendier D end. At least one. The guys they have are good solid players and in his prime Hughes and likely Addison too (though I am not as familiar with him from his Panthers days) fit the bill. They don't grow on trees. Hendrickson was a great pickup by the Bengals in free agency and the Rams added Miller. Those kinds of investments paid dividends. Did the Bengals not rush just 3 a lot and play 8 in coverage in the 2nd half? Mahomes looked more confused than pressured. His guys were not really open and the Chiefs, much like the Bills in the Super Bowl against the Giants, did not stay patient with a running game that was gashing the Bengals for 6-7 yards pretty much every time. Added: per Chris Trapasso: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/what-in-the-world-happened-to-patrick-mahomes-after-halftime-examining-chiefs-qbs-play-in-afc-title-game/
  16. Jordan Palmer is a very bright guy and a fun listen. I've heard him do deep dives on the bio mechanics he is working to improve and it is really interesting. His predictions for Josh have been spot on. I think he's helped Josh and other QB's immeasurably.
  17. I agree with most of yours but would like to see them sign a FA or trade for a DE w/ some burst. Their pass rush was ploddy against Mahomes, though it's fine against the statue type QB's, who may well be mystified by what they are seeing in coverage and hold the ball a tick long. Anything to make it harder for QB's to break the pocket and buy time. They were so close to Mahomes a number of times, any one of which could have changed the game. Hughes literally was a step away on the quick pass to Kelce for the fateful gain at the end of regulation. If someone had slowed Kelce even a trifle or if Hughes was a touch faster he may not have gotten it off. I also see a veteran wide receiver to replace Sanders being in the mix. I'm not sure they want to wait on a drafted wideout given the window of opportunity they have now. Doesn't mean I'd mind them drafting one but think they might do both especially if Beasley's time is up here. It'll be interesting to see what the cap casualties are here and around the league. I expect the Bills to release players and free up cap room. Even if it is not a ton, any bit might help. Buffalo should be a preferred destination for some productive vets released elsewhere due to cap problems. Even if the Bills aren't in play for the Davonte Adams of the world (and damn wouldn't that be a dream) there should be guys that can help them that aren't outrageously expensive.
  18. Looking at the film on the Cover 1 podcast, you can see several Bills players on the kick coverage team look at the sidelines after the kick goes through the end zone with their palms up clearly confused by what just happened. I get the sense the kicker did not get the message. A massive screwup then compounded by the worst, softest looking defense I've ever seen given the yards KC needed.
  19. Thank you for posting this! Appreciated!
  20. Thanks for your help. Unfortunately don’t have Direct tv and Spectrum, my cable company, all it says is “NFL Football”. That could be anything but I’ll check in to see.
  21. I keep hoping it’ll be rerun somewhere (NFL Network maybe) as I failed to record it. If anyone sees it being replayed on tv it would be much appreciated if you’d let us know on the site. Thanks.
  22. Per Andrew Siciliano: If you’re wondering about next week’s officials…. CIN - TEN: Clete Blakeman SF - GB: Ron Torbert AZ/LAR - TB: Shawn Hochuli BUF - KC: John Hussey Hussey did Bills/Steelers and Bills/Jets (couldn't flip the coin right). Anybody have any thoughts on Hussey?
  23. Beyond a forfeit for some obscure reason or another: NO!
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