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Bob in STL

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  1. It might be better that he surrendered. He might be part of a bigger group, and if not he might associate with more people of this type. There is much to learn. The legal system will put him away forever.
  2. The same was said about Lou Saban, even worse because of his relationship with Ralph. Lou is up there now.
  3. Byrd is more deserving than some already on there IMO
  4. Sweeney did not do much to impress when Knox was hurt. I don’t see that he brings much as a blocker or receiver. Wydermeyer has a shot at the 53 man roster.
  5. Yes, I think this is true. The film shows Levi was playing it completely wrong on both plays. He also admitted to not knowing what his teammates were doing, and didn't bother to turn his head and look, which is even worse. The fact that they took time outs to get it right makes it hard to fathom. In crunch time some players step up and some wilt. Levi basically choked, but so did a lot of others out there. No one beat their man and made a play. They need to move on and they need to improve. Adding Miller, the new DTs, and Elam will help.
  6. I think we got a very good player. Love the size and the coverage skill. Love the dedication. Tackling technique can be worked on and improved upon. Anyone keeping a notebook in college is willing to work on his game.
  7. I would add Nate Odomes and who-ever else we played with at the time (Kirby Jackson or Thomas Smith), to the list of top pairs. Odomes was good enough to be in the conversation. I think the best tandem, when normalized for the time period, was Byrd and Edgerson. Why? Byrd is on the Second team All Time AFL team. Edgerson was also an all star and he shut down HOF receiver Lance Allworth, twice in Championship game victories for Buffalo. That said the game has changed a lot. The old time CBs could play bump and run, this allowed contact until the ball was thrown. Robert James buried many receivers at or near the line of scrimmage, forcing the QB to look elsewhere. Today CB is really hard to play well. WRs are the elite athletes of game and the rules favor their success.
  8. “Can’t tackle” is becoming an overboard reaction. I would love teams to game plan us by running at our corners because their receivers are covered. I think we could adjust to that and that would make the game plan easier. The kid has covered some very good SEC receivers in college. Coverage is hard, and a far more critical skill than tackling on run plays. Like most rookies, our coaches will have to work with him to bring his game to full potential. .
  9. His RAS puts him the top 11% over the past 35 years. His only drawback is size. Like a super sized safety & OLB hybrid.
  10. Elam was a necessary pick, especially if he was the only first round grade left on the Bills chart. Either you trade up and get him, or you trade down and stockpile. The Bills have a lot of talent, not many rookies will make the team, and good talent will be exposed on the PS. That is why Beane traded a 4th to get Elam. Normally trading #130 to move from 25 to 23 is not ideal - but looking at the situation it was the right move. Elam and Tre will be a very good tandem.
  11. The AFL stories are amazing and they succeeded in matching, if not surpassing, the NFL in 10 years. Similar but less successful - Both the ABA and WHA did a partial merge with the NBA and NHL, respectively, but this was part of the bigger leagues expansion to shut out competition and bring in some additional talent.
  12. I was thinking of red zone failures and I think it was the Titans game, could have been the Bucs. Moss had an easy TD which would have won the game for us. He ran past the seam and straight into were the blockers were moving the defense. I cannot think of any plays he made in the red zone. As a runner he lacks vision and football smarts. Blocking is average at best and he did nothing as a receiver out of the backfield. The Bills will draft a RB and Moss will have to really improve to make the team.
  13. Yes sure, lots of teams want players at the end of their careers that are making too much money.
  14. No they won’t be forgotten if the current win an SB. Time is the most likely factor to fade memories of the 90’s teams. Most of the posters on this board don’t know and appreciate how good the mid 60’s Bills were because they were not around for it. They were pre-merger, pre-super bowl era AFL champions, so they get a caveat. The reality is they were a fantastic team and filled with great players, many of whom invested much of their post career lives in WNY.
  15. 1. You've been a fan since 2. Your first Bills memory 3. One of your favorite Bills memories 4. Your favorite player of all time and your favorite player currently 5. Some of you guys have some awesome forum names. What does your forum name say about you? answers: 1. 1963-64 2. Early memories are watching Bills win AFL championships with Dad and Uncles, collecting AFL football cards, building a Bills scrap book mostly from Courier Express and Buffalo Evening News photos. 3. Watching OJ get 1000 yards in game 7 at MNF game in the brand new Rich Stadium. Watching the Bills destroy the Raiders 51-3 in AFCCG. The Comeback. 4. Tom Sestak, Billy Shaw, Jim Kelly, Bruce, Thurman, and Josh Allen 5. I loved the AFL teams and players/coaches and that entire era.
  16. I started losing interest in the NFL in 2000’s. Why? 1. I have an uneasy feeling that Vegas oddsmakers influence the games 2. Inconsistent officiating and the leagues inability or unwillingness to fix it 3. Over-Hype and poor quality of TV broadcasts - so many games, 3 nights per week, leads to low quality play by play and color commentary on average. Add in all the talk shows, podcasts, etc. I tune most of it out. 4. My age - There really is more to life than watching football. I cut way back from my younger days.
  17. I saw another video with a much larger crowd, this video must have been taken very early. LA is not an NFL hot bed despite the population. If you have been ever there you can imagine the traffic and parking problems that most people want to avoid.
  18. Clearly he is not a paramedic but apparently not very caring either. The facial expression, the sip of water, and the turn about face and leave - all indicate he didn’t want to be bothered. He left it to his wife. Not a good look IMO.
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