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Back in the Bills Superbowl era, playing in the snow used to be an advantage for the Bills.  During the playoff drought, I noticed whenever it came to snow games, the Bills looked terrible as they slipped and fell down throughout the games. Last year comes to mind when the Bills played the Steelers at home, the Bills were slipping and falling all over the field while Steelers had on the right equipment to play in the inclement weather. Yesterday, it was nice to see the Bills better equipped to play in the snow than in years past. Hopefully this continues with McDermott and the WNY weather gives the Bills the advantage.

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10 minutes ago, Jerry Jabber said:

Back in the Bills Superbowl era, playing in the snow used to be an advantage for the Bills.  During the playoff drought, I noticed whenever it came to snow games, the Bills looked terrible as they slipped and fell down throughout the games. Last year comes to mind when the Bills played the Steelers at home, the Bills were slipping and falling all over the field while Steelers had on the right equipment to play in the inclement weather. Yesterday, it was nice to see the Bills better equipped to play in the snow than in years past. Hopefully this continues with McDermott and the WNY weather gives the Bills the advantage.

 

Better equipped really is that what we are going with?  A DOME team took your to OT. 

 

So are they better equipped and an advantage if Colts 2-pointer isnt called back????

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The Bills have been built like this (or tried to be for a few years). The plan has been (back to Marrone) to run the ball and stop the run. It hasn’t always worked out that way but that’s been the plan.

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6 minutes ago, MAJBobby said:

 

Better equipped really is that what we are going with?  A DOME team took your to OT. 

 

So are they better equipped and an advantage if Colts 2-pointer isnt called back????

That's not the point he was making.

 

He was talking about the actual equipment and that in his observations that players weren't slipping all around like in past years.   

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8 minutes ago, MAJBobby said:

 

Better equipped really is that what we are going with?  A DOME team took your to OT. 

 

So are they better equipped and an advantage if Colts 2-pointer isnt called back????

 

I didn't say the game was great, play calling and game decisions are a different story. Peterman's decision to slide (and no penalty on the helmet-to-helmet hit),  no screen passes, punting on 4th and 1 with four minutes left in OT and wasting a time out. 

4 minutes ago, Magox said:

That's not the point he was making.

 

He was talking about the actual equipment and that in his observations that players weren't slipping all around like in past years.   

 

Thank you! 

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25 minutes ago, Jerry Jabber said:

Back in the Bills Superbowl era, playing in the snow used to be an advantage for the Bills.  During the playoff drought, I noticed whenever it came to snow games, the Bills looked terrible as they slipped and fell down throughout the games. Last year comes to mind when the Bills played the Steelers at home, the Bills were slipping and falling all over the field while Steelers had on the right equipment to play in the inclement weather. Yesterday, it was nice to see the Bills better equipped to play in the snow than in years past. Hopefully this continues with McDermott and the WNY weather gives the Bills the advantage.

 

At the game, we noticed that the Bills had several guys running around with cleat-cleaning pads along the sideline, while the Colts didn't really seem to be doing much equipment upkeep.

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I've said it before and I will say it again. The Bills should be sleeping on their porches, snowmobiling, shoveling in shorts, practicing in it etc....... They need to embrace this stuff. Then they can laugh at the other team when it's snowing and blowing in December and they just want to get back on the plane and go home. That's how it used to be in the early 90's. Advantage Buffalo! Anyone remember 51-3?

 

On another note: It's too bad they can no longer use a tractor with a brush to remove the snow because now you end up with a pile of rubber pellets? Whose dumb idea was that?

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5 minutes ago, thebandit27 said:

 

At the game, we noticed that the Bills had several guys running around with cleat-cleaning pads along the sideline, while the Colts didn't really seem to be doing much equipment upkeep.

 

That's good to hear. One thing I remember hearing McDermott wanting control of was equipment, so I'm glad to see him have that attention to detail.

 

Have you thawed out from the game yet?

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3 minutes ago, Jerry Jabber said:

 

That's good to hear. One thing I remember hearing McDermott wanting control of was equipment, so I'm glad to see him have that attention to detail.

 

Have you thawed out from the game yet?

What shocked me was how totally unprepared the maintenance staff was for the game. Leaf blowers to clear the yardage markers every five yards? What happened to those huge sweepers on the front of tractors?

Thawed out yet? Just finished pushing cars out of the lot! (kidding)

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21 minutes ago, Magox said:

That's not the point he was making.

 

He was talking about the actual equipment and that in his observations that players weren't slipping all around like in past years.   

There was a lot of slipping, from everyone though,

 

Trey White even said how he hated playing because he was sliding all over the place

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What shocked me was how totally unprepared the maintenance staff was for the game. Leaf blowers to clear the yardage markers every five yards? What happened to those huge sweepers on the front of tractors?

Thawed out yet? Just finished pushing cars out of the lot! (kidding)

 

Cant use them don't you remember the Rubber Pellet game.  Those sweepers bring the pellets up

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11 minutes ago, bmur66 said:

On another note: It's too bad they can no longer use a tractor with a brush to remove the snow because now you end up with a pile of rubber pellets? Whose dumb idea was that?

 

Exactly what I was thinking. That field was a mess!

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46 minutes ago, Jerry Jabber said:

Back in the Bills Superbowl era, playing in the snow used to be an advantage for the Bills.  During the playoff drought, I noticed whenever it came to snow games, the Bills looked terrible as they slipped and fell down throughout the games. Last year comes to mind when the Bills played the Steelers at home, the Bills were slipping and falling all over the field while Steelers had on the right equipment to play in the inclement weather. Yesterday, it was nice to see the Bills better equipped to play in the snow than in years past. Hopefully this continues with McDermott and the WNY weather gives the Bills the advantage.

 

I agree. They looked a lot better and more control.  I think if Peterman doesn't get injured too, the O would have looked a lot better down the stretch.  He was throwing a good ball in the snow.

 

Yeah, they gave up that last TD, but the Colts also had to convert 3 hard third and longs, and 2 long 4th downs.  D was positioned well to get the shut-out, if they could have made a play--but that's not really weather related.  

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33 minutes ago, Jerry Jabber said:

 

That's good to hear. One thing I remember hearing McDermott wanting control of was equipment, so I'm glad to see him have that attention to detail.

 

Have you thawed out from the game yet?

 

My left hand froze about halfway through the 2nd quarter, but I was mostly okay through halftime.

 

Once my jersey froze solid, it actually acted as an insulator :lol:

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1 hour ago, Jerry Jabber said:

Back in the Bills Superbowl era, playing in the snow used to be an advantage for the Bills.  During the playoff drought, I noticed whenever it came to snow games, the Bills looked terrible as they slipped and fell down throughout the games. Last year comes to mind when the Bills played the Steelers at home, the Bills were slipping and falling all over the field while Steelers had on the right equipment to play in the inclement weather. Yesterday, it was nice to see the Bills better equipped to play in the snow than in years past. Hopefully this continues with McDermott and the WNY weather gives the Bills the advantage.

 

They were sliding all over the place because the Steelers OL dominated them as the better unit.   The Colts as the inferior team played just about to the same level as the Bills and they were lucky to emerge as the winning team.   There is nothing to your point IMO. 

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8 minutes ago, Call_Of_Ktulu said:

There should be some kind of heating system under the field that melts the snow. 

There is radiant heating ability, but even that doesn't help yesterday to be honest

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53 minutes ago, MAJBobby said:

You know the last time Bills where good they had a dynamic passing offense right

Exactly,  we could pass in the snow because we had a competent qb. I did love Peterman's pass to KB. This team is a work in progress, but if the equipment staff did suggest longer cleats than good for them. And yes yesterday was an ugly and fortunate win....

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8 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

They were sliding all over the place because the Steelers OL dominated them as the better unit.   The Colts as the inferior team played just about to the same level as the Bills and they were lucky to emerge as the winning team.   There is nothing to your point IMO. 

 

Disagree. Last year, Bills players on both offense and defense were slipping all over the field, not just on the lines. 

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1 hour ago, MAJBobby said:

 

Better equipped really is that what we are going with?  A DOME team took your to OT. 

 

So are they better equipped and an advantage if Colts 2-pointer isnt called back????

3rd string QB might have played a part..

Shady single handedly won that game, not sure how he moved that way in those conditions, Amazing

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3 minutes ago, JerseyBills said:

3rd string QB might have played a part..

Shady single handedly won that game, not sure how he moved that way in those conditions, Amazing

Probably the same way Gore did

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I was at the game, I did not think they were well equipped. IMO they did what they had to do because of the pellets. Taking care of the players shoes is a standard practice in the snow here. In snow games in the SB years players used to wear long johns under their uniforms, I remember Talleys very well. The key to playing in the weather is to stay dry and warm to be confortable, hit up a ski shop for undergarments but with the players we have this year they all seamed like light weights that run from Buffalo instead of enbrassing it and are used to it. I wanted to suit up and play and show them how to do it.

 

IMO it is a sad day when a domed team can come here and force a OT and showed how light weight the current team is when it comes to weather. Glad they came out in the end with our 3rd string QB but this team needs to get tougher in the weather here but does a multi million dollar player really need to get better in it, IMO they just do not want anything to do with it because it is a lot more risky to get really injured in it.

 

IMO the old days of playing in this weather are getting even closer to a end of it, high priced players do not want to risk injury so they will not go all out in it. IMO it just adds to why a dome is the way of the NFL wants all teams to go. The NFL wants everyone at games including the handicaps and elderly something you won't see at December Bills games. They also want richer people at the games and IMO richer people do not want to go out in a wet snowing stadium. IMO if this team wants to be considered a higher end team they need a domed stadium to keep high priced players safe while making a very confortable stadium for fans that do not want to get wet and cold. I enjoy the snow games because I love the snow but IMO this team needs a new stadium and it needs to be a dome.

 

The NFL is not equipped well enough for the snow because IMO they do not want those games anymore. IMO the new NFL wants every team in a dome.

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