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  1. BadLandsMeanie

    THE ROCKPILE REVIEW - Don't Look to Me for Answers

    Thanks. I had a thought. What do I know? But I had a thought. McDermott is very system and process oriented as we know. In line with that, the Bills have built more and more of a cocoon around the players. Less interaction with the fans and more focus and control being the object. If you view it as a process it makes perfect sense. More time focused on learning and practicing and efficiency. Camp is an easy example. It is a hindrance to go to and from Fisher. The facilities are less state of the art for quick viewing and analysis of film etc. They have to go because Kim Pegula makes them go. But they cut the time span in half. They cut back on autograph time etc because they have work to do. They move to fields out of fans' in the grandstands view as needed, which was needed quite a bit And they do little to none of the "show - off" kind of practicing that was done in the past. Pre-McD, they would have some showy simulated game-ish types of practices under the lights at night. With fan packed grandstands with plenty of "oohs" and "ahhs" So they cut out all that. And again it makes very good sense from an industrial productivity kind of process viewpoint. But they also lose part of the player experience. Players would look over at the packed granstands full of cheering or sometimes jeering fans, and think "These people are crazy. This is a practice. We are practicing out here" They don't meet the fans. They don't get to know us. Not really. Not like when you see that the 80 year old lady with her oxygen tank is in the stands again today. To watch you practice. Who knows? I'm just guessing. But when I see the team playing listlessly, I wonder if it's because they haven't connected with the fans. And when Vontae Davis asks himself, "Why am I doing this?" and he doesn't know, and then gets in his car leaves, I wonder if it's because he hasn't connected with the fans.
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    THE ROCKPILE REVIEW - Don't Look to Me for Answers

    Thanks Shaw. Good write up as I am accustomed to. I learn about what happened from your posts. I'm barely watching the games because I don't want to spend 3 hours watching that. But when I have been looking at the TV I am not seeing much enthusiasm from the players some or even most of the time.
  3. Well my remark was more about his business sense. I am not yet sure what kind of football mind he has. However if you read up on him, he has a football focused background. To the degree he used to have players as roommates. So who kniows how good he is at that part but he has had ample opportunity to learn plus he really likes it. And this is unfair but without checking I think it is safe to say that bowl head haircut looking doofus has been outdoing whatever crop of geniuses we bring in since he got control of the team.
  4. I think Mark Davis just made the best relocation move in the history of the league. The Las Vegas location is a gigantic opportunity for corporate sponsorship. Every hotel has to have a suite and every hotel's suite will have to be better than the other ones. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. He will make a vast fortune from that new stadium and he got Vegas to pretty much pay him to do it. That haircut is camouflage. Mark Davis is smart. You heard it here first!
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    THE ROCKPILE REVIEW - Limited Excitement

    Jesus loves me this I know, Vontae Davis told me so ☺️ He quit in the middle of the game. I never heard of that before. Best thing that happened to me in a month. God I enjoyed that. We dem boyz Hol up, hol up
  6. This would be more convincing if it was written 20 years ago I mean we are getting into loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong term here by now!
  7. Who tanks the year AFTER they select a QB? And, did the openness with the Pegulas include that the players aren't coached well enough to understand what they are doing? Low talent is one thing. But they look a bit lost.
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    Your phone rings, it's Terry Pegula....

    Find Levi Brown and get him the heck up here! Actually now I think about it, my first move would be to take OJ Simpson down off the wall. Before I even got my parking space, my employee ID, found out where the bathroom is, anything. I would get the crew going on taking that down.
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    Maybe it is Castillo. It would be unusual though for a position coach to downplay his own needs. Could happen. My trouble is that this issue is the one I hate the most. Teams are lucky to get a decent draft QB every 10 years. In our case Josh Allen is the best prospect we have had since Jim Kelly was drafted 35 years ago. 35 years ago And it cost us the #12 1st round pick and two seconds. So lets skimp on the line. Because ooh look at the linebacker we can get. Oh yeah there's a defensive lineman! And ooh a cornerback! It's ok to do things that look extremely stupid *if* it turns out not to have been stupid. But if they do something that looks moronic going in, and it turns out to be moronic, there is no excuse. If this line is as bad as they look, and Josh Allen doesn't turn out, we will never know if he could have been a winner. I am hoping they don't keep looking like the worst line in football. Because if they do, I will have to stop watching so I don't develop a mental issue of my own!
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    This will be a developmental year. Josh Allen will develop mental issues from being hit so much. Josh Allen will develop orthopedic skeletal injuries. Scientists will still be able to see them they look at his skeleton 200 years from now Remember Jim Kelly in the Superbowl years? Remember how he couldn't run? He hobbled. That made him less effective and that might have made the difference in at least one Superbowl. If he had been able to be even a little bit mobile. I am upset. 2018 was a draft with lots of good offensive linemen and we didn't get anyone til the 5th. McDermott didn't have the discipline to skip his defensive sugar candy and eat the offensive linemen broccoli instead. The Oline comes first because it carries over into everything about quarterback development in a way no other position does They really screwed up. And it is even worse of a screw up if this turns out to be nothing more than a developmental year.
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    I see the defensive draft as having been McDermott's doing
  12. We won the off season again!
  13. CNN)NFL fans will see history made this season, and it has nothing to do with what goes on between the goalposts. The Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will have male cheerleaders dancing on their squads for the first time. Dancers Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies have been preparing for the NFL season since they made the Rams cheerleading squad in March. Well, Bills fans here don't care for the Jills. Maybe you will enjoy the Phils more? 🤨 https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/06/us/nfl-male-dancers-trnd/index.html?utm_content=2018-08-06T18%3A23%3A01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=image