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Fred Slacks

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  1. Who was saying Allen was off?  Need to take into account his receivers dropped at least 5 or more catchable passes. Diggs has 2-3 himself. Knox 1 that I remember. Roberts the tipped one for INT. Gabriel Davis u think had 2. 

    When Allen is starting to force throws that get tipped later in the game you have to wonder how much lack of faith he has with his receivers at that point in the game.  He knows he needs to string a drive together and put some points on the board to stay in the game. 

    I think people need to take the game in context. The defense had a bad night but I would t say it was worse than the Raiders or Rams effort. We just gave bad field position to the Titans too often. Things spiraled from there. If we were to play them again I feel confident this game would have been closer. Heck if Roberts doesn’t tip the ball up for an INT on the first drive most likely we score on the opening drive and are up 7-0. That alone could have changed the direction of the game. I think we have just as good of shot at the Chiefs this week as we did the week before against the Titans. 

    we aren’t amazing at defense but we definitely aren’t as bad as the final score would indicate. Offense and special teams contributed heavily to that. 

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  2. There’s the old saying if it touches your hands you should catch it. I’d one up that and say if it got to your pads you should have caught it. That pass was 100% accurate. It’s a throw into a window of a zone. It wasn’t a crossing route vs man coverage. That was a great throw. 

    His second INT however was a completely different story. Bad throw. I’m guessing he got fooled by the coverage. 

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  3. I may be in the minority but I definitely don’t want a forfeit. Isn’t point differential a playoff tie breaker (albeit one of the lower tier tie breakers)?  If we win a forfeit the score is like 2-0 or something. Numbers on all levels will be effected including any bid for Josh Allen as an MVP candidate, players bonus incentives, etc. This game gets played in my opinion no matter how they pretend it’s going to go. My guess is Monday or Tuesday. 

  4. 7 minutes ago, eball said:


    This is b.s.  The league has to step in, right?  These guys could totally have been infected.

    If they are infected wouldn’t they test positive and in which case have to quarantine?  That wa YL eliminating them from playing this week or next?


    im not trying to stoke a fire but at some point people will be doing these types of things. They didn’t sign up to play in a bubble like the NBA. So there will be repercussions from this format. I just don’t agree they need to be punished based on what they do outside the facilities. Like if Vegas is allowing such events then have they broken the law?  

    that being said I think they did lol. 

    im just trying to get everyone to think out all scenarios. 

  5. 11 minutes ago, loedward22 said:


    I understand that being the case live, but once something has been called an interception and they have to review it, then it seems to me like the standard has changed (as it now needs to be conclusive)....  Is there any precedence for this situation and if so how was it handled?  

    More than enough evidence to overturn the call. It was a clean catch. 

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  6. 10 minutes ago, DabillsDaBillsDaBills said:


    50/50 actually is conclusive per the NFL rulebook. In the event of a simultaneous catch the tie goes to the offense. 


    1. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.

    I would like to chime in. 50/50 should be out of the question. Kroft catches the ball outside his frame and brings the ball in. Then the defender reaches in and grabs at the ball as they go to the ground. This call should never happen. Then the replay  To review turnovers is there specifically for this reason. So referees can overturn bad calls on the field in critical situations. This call was wrong on like 3 different levels. That being said they wouldn’t have been able to overturn the offensive pass interference call which most likely ends in a punt. But at least we make them have to work more field on offense. 

    still this was just a horrible call. I’d argue just as blatantly obvious as the Nickel Roby Colman pasa interfere against the Saints a couple years back. 

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  7. I watched the game twice.  For some reason I saw a lot different.  The right side of the O-line I thought was really impressive.  In totality the run blocking was not that great except on the pulling.  But even then not as sharp as usual.  Ford looked just fine.  Not sure about all the overreactions.  Honestly I am more worried about Spain.  Morse is great at pass blocking.  He gets blown up in the run game though.  Feliciano I think moves to the left side.  If Williams plays like this for a few games the Bills might look to extend him.  Also if heaven forbid an accident happened to Morse and Feliciano went in at Center I wouldn't be surprised to see our run game improve.


    Just my observations.  I do not claim to be a pro.  


    Side note I think McDermott will want to "establish the line of scrimmage" and we may be over aggressive at running the ball this week.  


    All in all I am not the least bit concerned.  I think we will run the ball well this season.

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  8. 56 minutes ago, Ed_Formerly_of_Roch said:


    That 70% number was based on 15 years of data, but do agree  this year could be different as likely lower chances of teams grabbing players cut by others unless it's someone that another team wanted to draft or sign.  If they feel they can slip Hodkins to the PS without getting grabbed then that may happen or as I said in another thread they are really hoping he gets a hang nail so they can move him to IR.


    But even then, you still have Diggs, Brown, Beasley, Roberts, Davis, and likely McKenzie ahead of him.  Think he'll need to show a marked improvement in training camp from last season to stick over one of these other guys.

    I don’t know McKenzie is a sure fire. Especially adding Diggs to the top 3. I think it devalues McKenzie. Also I don’t think McKenzie is there for the WR component as much as stretching the field sideways from a running component cause Singletary and Gore didn’t have the outside speed necessary. I’m curious to see how it plays out this year. Like if Wade somehow shows he can handle the offense better and we’re to get rostered I think that would spell the end for McKenzie. Or if Foster shows he can handle the end around a then that could be it for McKenzie. I do think McKenzie is a different style runner than Foster. Again I think this comes down to the WR coach and Daboll negotiating at cuts who they want more. 


    I think the locks are:




    Davis (not necessarily 4th WR but definitely not getting cut)


    Most likely in:



    Completely up in the air and dependent on how other positions play out as well as in no particular order (keeping 1-2):






    What I take from this is out of the last 4 speed is not the necessary component of why players were hanging around last season. With Diggs and Davis now I think that pushes Foster and McKenzie further down as a need to hang around. Which opens up the possibility for Duke or Hodgkins to be number 6 or 7. 

    Also if for some reason a young DB or RB shows they have return ability that could shift the priority of keeping Roberts too. I prefer they keep him. But that sort of thing opens up an opportunity for younger WR’s



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  9. Just now, Ed_Formerly_of_Roch said:


    70% of 6th rounders stick with the team

    I bet in years past it’s been higher than that on the Bills teams. But I don’t think it’s a percentage game this year. There’s numbers there. Think about it. Duke got more targets in the playoff game than Beasley. He’s established himself with the coaches. I’m not saying he makes the roster for sure. I think he makes it over Hodgkins though. 

    I think Diggs changes the dynamics of who they keep. Foster was a dud last year. But they kept him cause of special teams. With Diggs his speed isn’t as important for our WR core as much. Plus now we have that RB from the Texans who I’m drawing a blank on at the moment. He’s a stud gunner. Which makes Foster more expendable. Personally I’d rather Foster take more of the McKenzie end around role. Who knows though. A lot of roster cuts is talent no doubt. But the coaches also have favorites for whatever reason and they will fight door certain kids to be their last slot at their position. All I’m saying is I’d put money down that Duke makes this roster over Hodgkins. Hodgkins can easily slide onto practice squad. Especially this year with Covid. I think less practice squad players get pillaged. 

  10. 1 hour ago, Ed_Formerly_of_Roch said:



    More like #6 spot!  There's no way he's making the team over a 4th round draft pick who has the #4 WR spot locked up and even a 6th rounder likely has a leg up on him particularly since both guys drafted are as big as Williams is.  So they both bring to the table the same thing Williams brings other than some experience.  McKenzie brings are rather uniquely different skill set that is lacking elsewhere so likely he also has a leg up on Williams to be kept as will come down to Williams or 2 draft picks all with very similar skill sets.  Beane likes his draft picks!


    The top 4 spots are taken, I think #5 goes to McKenzie, so the only way I see Williams making the team is if they feel they can sneak Hodkins to the PS.  Likely the more experienced Williams would outplay Hodkins in training camp, but the long term upside may be higher with Hodkins so they would be more reluctant to lose him.  Maybe the team gets lucky and Hodkins breaks a nail so they can move him to the  PS for a year, then Williams chances could change.  Likely whomever is the #6 WR will be inactive most weeks anyway barring injuries ahead of him.

    Hodgkins is a 6th round flyer. There is no guarantee he’s getting a roster spot. This team is too talented for all late round picks to make the roster. Duke has just a fair shot at making it as Hodgkins. Maybe a better shot. Not to mention Duke sighs close to 230 lbs. That’s a thick man. 

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  11. Well my first reaction before the video was “oh no gangster life”. After watching the video I was like “oh no redneck life”. 

    Looks like he just spent the day playing in the dirt on his ATV. Drinking and maybe shooting stuff. A regular weekend activity for me and my family. 

    Obviously one should use more caution when driving. But the headline sounds like it would be accompanied by worse follow up incriminating circumstances. I’m this case it really looks like he was just playing too hard. Hopefully the gun is registered to him. But even if not I imagine it was more of a shooting and blowing stuff up out in the woods type of vibe. 


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  12. 40 minutes ago, Buffalo Junction said:

    He also had over 7 concussions. The last of which caused his retirement. He’s done interviews on it saying that after a few of those concussions he couldn’t remember his sisters name.... It was a different league then, but the risk is still there. 

    Yea I wasn’t validating Lamar’s running. Just putting out there someone of similar stature. Personally I think Lamar will be fun to watch...until he gets drilled a few times. I also believe that drilling is inevitable. The refs have been favoring him for a scrambling QB. If you watch the Steelers game Pitt had the Ravens tied and they were driving. Steelers got called for a debatable roughing the passer call which extended the drive and allowed Baltimore to take the lead. Defenders will get fed up with that stuff and take as many shots on him as they can because they don’t like getting embarrassed by him in the open field. 

    I don’t know when that is going to happen and I hope for Lamar’s sake it’s longer than RQ3 (which I believe it will be). He does seem to avoid big hits. I think he looks quicker than Vick. Time will tel

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