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  1. Every good defense sets the edge. Containing the edge does not mean that they don't rush the passer but it does mean that the edge guys won't be driving inside and letting the QB escape the pocket to the outside. The idea is to use the outside rush to get the passer or to force the QB to step up into the pocket and collapse it on him. It's the disciplined approach that McD used in Carolina and I expect to see him use it when he is running the defense this year. Freelance pass rushers can give up big plays if they gamble and don't get the QB. Miller is one of the best at controlling the edge while generating pressure on the QB (thus the big contract).
  2. Go back and watch Carolina games during their winning seasons (including super bowl season) and we'll have a good idea of what to expect. Collapsing the pocket from the d-tackles, containing the edge, few free releases for WR's, wide variety in the blitz game, continued rotation on the d-line, more third and long specific personnel grouping substitutions, playing more of the game in the offensive backfield, and corners on an island more often are the things that have been seen from McD in the past.
  3. Some news outlets have it ranked at 15th or 16th highest with the 8th most guaranteed money. With the way that the cap and salaries are escalating, this contract will look like a bargain in a couple of years. Frazier frequently had the guy playing two gap which was a complete misuse of his skill set (probably one of several reasons that Frazier is gone). I'll be interested to see if McD actually uses his speed and quickness to disrupt the offense.
  4. Drops, bad route runner, and had trouble identifying man vs zone coverage. At times, it looked like he didn't know what he was doing on the play. When two receivers ended up being too close together on their routes, McKenzie was usually one of them. Had Crowder not been injured, McKenzie would have been a regular inactive on game day or even cut.
  5. SI has not really been relevant for a number of years. Putting out controversial opinions is the only way they can hope to draw back readers. They are a joke and so are most of their contributors.
  6. How was Beane supposed to know that Jefferson would be this good and that he was even going to be available at pick 27? All of this retrospection of past drafts is a bunch of crap. It's easy to look back on every team's moves and throw rocks. When I look at the roster and cap that Beane inherited and compare it to the roster today, I have to say that he has done an excellent job. Wins and losses tell the story, not results of any one individual draft pick or one free agent signing. Every GM has some hits and misses with some good and bad breaks along the way. We all tend to let players off the hook and blame coaches and GM's, when the reality is that some players choose not to put in the effort to be good at their job.
  7. A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time with a friend of mine that works in the NFL (not the Bills). He had some interesting takes on some of the Bills recent personnel moves. He believes McGovern was a steal and will prove to be a solid player for the Bills. He also could not believe that Torrence fell to the Bills in round two. He compared him to Ruben Brown. He also liked the addition of Sherfield, Harty, and Shorter. Overall, he thought Beane had done an excellent job and that the team was better than the 2022 version. He believes that Hyde and a healthy White are the real difference makers that allow the Bills to do much of what makes their defense very good. He talked a little bit about the AFC East. According to him, the JESTS are much over rated by a New York driven sports media that is desperate for some degree of relevance. He believes that Rodgers is pretty much at the end and they gave up way too much for him for what may turn out to be a one year shot. He thinks Miami will be decent but will continue to struggle with road games. He's not convinced that Tua can remain healthy enough to carry the team for multiple seasons. All he said about NE was that they are a joke. He also said that Frazier was shown the door and that some in the Bills front office wanted him gone after the 13 seconds in KC. After our talk, I felt better about some of the things that Beane had done.
  8. No, because the ball is bounced to the receiving team.
  9. Embassy Suites downtown Buffalo is close to a lot of things and is a nice hotel. It costs a few bucks but is well worth it.
  10. I believe the third QB doesn't count against the game day roster limit. This is about maintaining the quality of the game, having competitive contests, keeping TV sponsors viewership numbers up, and not disappointing fans. Whether we disagree with it or not, the owners have seen the situation as a major problem and have taken this step to fix it. It will be invisible to us unless a team loses two QB's during a game.
  11. When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to see him play in a game in Cleveland against the Giants. I still remember that he looked like the fastest and strongest guy on the field. I've never seen another back play like him. It's sad that most people really don't know that much about him.
  12. Terry's a smart guy. He probably looks at this forum for all the advice he needs. All he has to do is read the posts here and he will know everything about football that an owner should know.
  13. I hope he holds out and gets big money to further destroy their cap structure............have I ever indicated how much I detest the JESTS
  14. Ray was an outstanding college player and was good for a couple of years in Denver. Some bad coaching, nagging injuries, and some bad luck pushed his career into the ditch. If he can reclaim any significant portion of his past ability, he could become a valuable rotational player at a very cheap price. I think it is very wise of Beane to give this player a shot. If it doesn't work out, there's no big loss but if it does, it could be a significant benefit to the team.
  15. I agree and I also think AZ Cards are too high.
  16. Beane will draft one S/LB hybrid on day three. It will be someone that profiles like Milano (size, speed, etc.).
  17. I have one small disagreement with the original post. Having attended both away games against the Cheatriots and the Jests, the trash fans of the Jests are the worst by a long shot. The Cheatriots are a distant second. The Cheatriot fans can't even be a__holes successfully. They are a pathetic bunch and deserve their present state. Maybe the owner can treat them all to a massage for a happier ending this season.
  18. This is just a very average wr draft group. Desperate GM's will over draft these guys. The smart teams will draft receivers at draft positions of appropriate value. After the top four guys, the next 20 have very similar draft value. None of them have a complete game or have limited speed or inconsistent hands. Additionally, there seems to be a couple of receivers that show up in later rounds from smaller schools that go on to have nice careers. Bills have always done a good job of scouting smaller school players.
  19. It seems to me that the JESTS overpaid for a guy that is on the downward side of his career. NYC sports media will over hype the value. I'll also be interested in the contract restructure that is done to fit him into the cap. I'm guessing that a fair amount of money will be kicked down the road and have the potential for a bunch of dead money when he retires. This is the kind of move that a team has to make when they blow two consecutive top five QB draft selections.
  20. I'm not big on Addison but I also wasn't big on T Y Hilton. Addison has been compared to Hilton by some people. If Addison can have a career like Hilton, I'd sign up for that at pick #27. I was wrong on Hilton and I may be wrong on Addison too.
  21. This sounds like an agent trying to get his guy off a bad team and onto a real contender. I'll believe it when I see it.
  22. Darius was a major disappointment for me. The guy was a beast at Alabama and did crap in Buffalo and was even worse after he got paid.
  23. Just another indication that the Cheatriots are continuing to unravel. A bad roster and a head coach that may be past his "use by date". I am really enjoying their struggles but what I enjoy more is how their obnoxious fans have crawled back in their hole. It's awesome.
  24. These kinds of comparisons are difficult at best. Drafting position plays a huge part (drafting first vs 32nd). Drafting to a very good roster vs drafting to a train wreck can make the player's contribution look worse than it really was. I look at longevity in the league as a fair indicator of a player's overall value. Players move around the league for a variety of reasons but the good contributors seem to be able to catch on with other teams and have long careers. For me, I only need to look at the win/loss record to know who has done the better job.
  25. Looks like most of the activity that was identified was on day two or three guys. It is still good information that may tell us which position groups that interest them for the middle and late rounds. I still believe that MLB, WR, and DE/DL will be picked in the first three rounds (order will depend on the value at the time of the pick). If a really good OT falls to 27, they probably won't pass on him.
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