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  1. 2 hours ago, VADC Bills said:

    I would like to see the play calling get better for example down in the red zone all attempts were passes no run attempts, I believe we just needed 2 yards. Not on the Brady level yet where we can forget about run-pass balance in those situations.

    We ended up getting a field goal.

    Again on our last possession we should playing for game ending first downs instead we get conservative, 3 handoffs and then punt giving Miami a breath of life. Belichick knows how to go for the kill.

    Josh has to work on seeing the field better going through his progressions quicker. Missing open receivers.


    Very well stated...I couldn't agree more on all points.  I am so excited about our 5-1 record, but even more excited by the fact that we are 5-1 and we haven't played a full game yet where we were running on all cylinders, offense, defense and special teams.  Combine that with the fact that Josh is nowhere near reaching his full potential, and is only going to get better...

  2. 1 hour ago, freddyjj said:

    Yesterday showed Bills need help at:

    1. SAM position behind Milano.  History shows he can't be counted on for 16 games as hurt each of first 3 years.

    2. Edge Rusher.  Bills struggled to get pressure from outside despite Miami OTs being below average.  This is top trade target at deadline. 

    3. WR continues to be a need on this team. Another outside target with separation skills would help. 


    Phone lines are open at OBD 


    I agree with you on all points, with the exception being the need for another WR.  I truly believe we are in good shape at the WR position.  Brown is proving to be an every down, sure-handed, AND speed receiver for us.  Beasley has yet to be fully utilized.  Duke Williams, if he can stay healthy, has a chance to be a solid WR, and we have great depth with Foster and McKenzie.  And Andre Roberts has tremendous speed as we saw yesterday how he torched both the CB and the safety...


    I think Josh just needs to get settled in and find his groove, and start connecting on those long balls. Once he does I think our offense can be SCARY good.

  3. 2 hours ago, Gugny said:

    First - James Lofton is a terrible announcer; like Rex Ryan terrible.  Holy cow.  He almost made me hit the Booger (mute) Button.


    But I write this thread to point out how, after dropping a well-thrown pass, Knox was accused of thinking about what he was going to do next after he caught it.


    That was fine.  But then Lofton elaborated.  He accused Knox of, instead of securing the ball and taking it into the end zone, thinking about the dance/TD celebration he'd been practicing all week.


    He seemed to have poured it on a little heavy and it got my attention.


    Was he just using attempted humor to cover up how badly he sucks at his job?  Or is he really this much of a dick?


    I agree completely.  He was rough to listen to yesterday, as that was my first time hearing him(unless I'd heard him before and just didn't know it was him).  I too thought he was really overdoing it with that Knox drop especially about the touchdown celebration comment.  There were a few times I felt he was either overdoing it or just flat out inaccurate.  I don't remember if it was him or the other guy, but I didn't agree with them on that Allen miss to Brown.  He felt like the miss was on Brown turning his head too soon, but IMO I thought it was clearly an Allen overthrow, by a mile.

  4. 24 minutes ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

    I think the Browns will be competing with the lesser of Colts/Texans for that 6th seed. The Bills will be either #1 or #5, depending on how things go with the Patriots.


    The two teams with a shot at the #1 seed appear to be the Patriots and Bills...


    Kansas City is going to take more lumps with Mahomes out

    Houston and Indianapolis will continue to grind in that division with the winner being 9-7 or 10-6

    Baltimore will win the division but probably finish 10-6 or so


    The #2 seed could really be 10-6 this year. It's crazy. The Bills could be 12-4 and be stuck with the 5 seed despite a better record than the 4, 3, and 2 seeds.


    But here's the interesting thing... We are one New England injury away from being the favorite for the #1 seed, folks, and we have a fighting chance for it even without that. Beane needs to go all in to put the pieces in place to secure that #1 seed! It's ALL about New England. Jets beat them tonight and the race for #1 is officially ON...

    As much as I'd love for us to get that number 1 seed, that's a tall order my friend.   Yes, anything can happen, and there is alot of football left to be played, but New England technically has a two game lead on us, since they own the head to head tiebreaker.  


    I'm truly excited to see how this season plays out, and I haven't been this hopeful for the Bills in well over a decade.  A 5-1 start, no matter how you look at it, is a 5-1 start, and I absolutely do not see the Bills having any kind of collapse or meltdown.  McDermott is too good of a coach to let that happen.  At this point in the season, I'm predicting us to go 11-5.  


    I will be watching the game tonight and screaming for a Jets victory, which I think is very possible after seeing what they did to Dallas...

  5. 2 hours ago, r00tabaga said:

    I would love for Oakland to win that division and host one final playoff game.


    Buff 51

    Oak 3

    What a game that was, I remember it like it was yesterday.  Remember on the very first drive, the Bills marched down the field so fast(No huddle), the Raiders had to call a timeout...and then when we were down to the Raiders 12 yard line, Kelly dropped the ball on the snap, had time to pick it up, dust it off, and then threw a touchdown....😂

  6. 12 hours ago, BigDingus said:

    I really hope this isn't a letdown game. 

    Instead of taking it easy & coming in thinking this is a "gimmie" win, I hope the team sees this as an opportunity to pad their stats & put on a show.

    The defense especially should be excited. They should be frothing at the mouth to pile on the sacks & get some turnovers.

    On the offensive front, I really hope they use this game as a way to establish the run game and limit Allen's need to make plays himself. At this point, I'd just be happy if he could turn into a competent game manager over what we've gotten so far.

    My sentiments exactly.....I get nervous seeing all these predictions of a Bills blowout.   I know we are by far the superior team in this matchup, and I'm EXPECTING a victory, I guess I just have that battered wife syndrome.  


    WE already know it, but this game is a great, great opportunity for the Bills to show the nation they are for real.


    Let's do this Buffalo! 

  7. 3 hours ago, DrDawkinstein said:


    I agree as well, but we are a little biased. And even if we are better, we arent over the hump to being a proven winner.

    For most players out there, picking between Houston, Miami, and Buffalo is like having to pick your hottest cousin.


    I'm guessing he knows that the team he goes to and the next long term deal he signs will probably be his last.

    Having to pick your hottest cousin.....hilarious!!

  8. 1 minute ago, Alphadawg7 said:


    I posted the above earlier this week.  It’s just like I said, people way over exaggerated last week to be more than what it was.  


    Zay needs to prove he can get open on his route and gain separation, not improvising when Allen is running for his life where it’s hard for a DB to hold coverage that long. And he needs to prove he can make catches consistently.


    Today showed his flaws are still rampant and he isn’t close to being a quality starting WR yet.  Foster is better than Zay right now and has the speed to stretch the field.  


    Zay right now is projecting as a #3 WR at best next year here.


    You made a very valid point earlier this week when you posted that Zay was really going to have his work cut out for him now that he would be facing the opposing team's top corner week in, week out.  


    Today was definitely not a good day for Zay at all..

  9. 7 hours ago, Alphadawg7 said:

    Let’s all keep in mind Zay still had some drops and only put up less than 70 yards last week.  People talking about him like he put up 10 catches and 180 yards last week.  


    It was an ecouraging game, and I’m happy Zay showed signs, but I want to see less drops and him get open on his actual route, not come open because Josh ran for his life scrambling and Zay got free cuz it’s so hard for a DB to hold coverage on a WR for a long time in those situations.  


    Zay needs to PROVE he can get open consistently by running good routes and gaining separation.  We can’t bank on Allen scrambling and buying a ton of time for the DB to lose track of Zay.  If our WRs get open more then Allen can get ball out quicker and not have to run for his life as much

    Excellent post.  Definitely encouraged by what I saw from #11, but no corner can cover a receiver forever.  Hoping Zay works on his route running more and he and Allen build on Sunday's game.  And you make a very valid point in him now facing the top corner from here on out...


    Would be thrilled to see him rise to the occasion and finish Sunday with 8 catches for 113 yards and a TD.

  10. Love your posts man, they always give me a good chuckle!  I'm thinking the only skulls that get kicked in Sunday are your poor lame duck coach havin Jests, to the tune of a 37-3 beating.  Allen throws his first 300 yarder, and Darnold does throw a touchdown pass....to TreDavious White.


    Happy Holidays Spags! 

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  11. 2 minutes ago, Bills2ref said:

    I don’t get the TD celebration? 

    Joe Horn, former WR for the Saints, scored a touchdown, pulled up the goalpost and pulled out a cell phone and acted like he was making a call....was a stupid celebration penalty back then, but actually idiotic today, IMO....the game was WAYY too close to be giving up 15 yards of field position to a team that has given you all you can handle....

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  12. 23 hours ago, jahnyc said:

    I would feel better about the future of this rebuild if we had more draft picks in next year's draft.  I understand that we have more than our usual allotment, but the additional picks we have next year are after the third round.  We may hit on one or more of those picks, but chances of finding quality players are higher in the early rounds.  I suppose we can trade down if there are opportunities to do so, but this team also needs pro bowl caliber players, and if we have a top five pick, we may have a shot at that kind of a player.  That would be hard to pass up.

    Solid post.  For all the talk about us having ten draft picks next year, I didn't realize until about a week or two ago that the first 3 rounds all we have are our own picks.  I dont know why I thought we had an additional second or third rounder to start things off.  

    Sitting at 2-6, and in possession of one of the worst offenses in NFL history,  we all know this season is over.  The chances of the Bills reeling off 8 straight wins are less than zero.  I've never been a supporter of the tanking logic, but I have no interest in W's this season.  All I want the rest of the year is to 1)see Josh Allen get the opportunity to start the last 6 or 7 games and see how he develops, and if he is in fact the QB of our future, 2)see the development of Edmunds as he continues to learn this defense, trust his instincts more, and use his freakish physical abilities, because unlike Allen, I've seen enough from Edmunds already to believe he will be a star in this league and our MLB for the next decade, 3)see our defense as a whole continue to gel, because this unit is really, really a good group, and with a core group like Hyde, Poyer, Milano, White, Edmunds,  Hughes, Phillips, this defense could easily be top 5 next year.  

    I have zero problems with us not winning a single game the rest of the year if I can see the things I listed above.  And if we have the number one pick, awesome.  Like you mentioned, we can use it to trade down and gain more picks, or if there's a one in a generation type talent there for the taking, pull the trigger...

  13. 4 hours ago, 26CornerBlitz said:


    Things will be rocking in the dome and that will cause some problems for the Rams offense.  Eli Apple better be on his game because Goff and the Rams will be coming after him.  Can't wait to watch this tilt!



    Indeed!   I cant wait to watch this one.  

    Regarding Apple, I agree with you that he's gonna have to step his game up a notch.  I thought he really struggled Sunday vs Minnesota, but I just attributed it to him still adjusting to his new team.  


    Aaron Donald is a force of nature.  The guy brings the pain on every single down.  Oh what I would give to have him in a Bills uni...

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  14. That Davenport injury hurts the Saints bigtime.  Kid was playing very well and was a great addition on that d-line.  


    Regardless, I fully expect the Saints to hand the Rams their first L of the season.  The Superdome is gonna be rockin and the Saints rarely lose bigtime games at home.  I'll be as bold as to say I dont think its gonna be close.  Saints win this one comfortably....31-17



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