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1. Quarterback, does not have to be a Drew Brees type, just someone who can convert %60 of 3rd downs and score 24 points a game. Alex Smith, Kurt Cousins, Sam Bradford or Rookie.

2. Maintain a tight secondary, either resign Gaines or draft an acceptable replacement. I would resign Gaines at a reasonable rate if they can.

3. At least one dominant DT who can push the pocket. Hughes still has life on the edge but no interior pocket pressure last year. Maurice Hurst, Derrick Nnadi or Da'Ron Payne.

4. Franchise ILB, Preston Brown had a lot of tackles but made few impact plays.Take your pick of Rashaan Evans, Micah Kiser or  Roquan Smith.  a 100 + tackle, 4 sack, 4 INT player. 

 

If these are all filled the Bills will make the playoffs again and compete for the division. 

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Carson Wentz led the league in 3rd down conversion % with 49.2%. Drew Brees converted 39% of his 3rd downs, good for 15th in the NFL (3 spots lower than Tyrod).

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I think your thread that was created just before the Stephon Digg's TD will go down in infamy, and now I can't take you seriously.  HAHAHA!!!

 

Tell me again about the "moral of the Saints win"....HAHAHA

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11 minutes ago, Tatonka68 said:

1. Quarterback, does not have to be a Drew Brees type, just someone who can convert %60 of 3rd downs and score 24 points a game. Alex Smith, Kurt Cousins, Sam Bradford or Rookie.

2. Maintain a tight secondary, either resign Gaines or draft an acceptable replacement. I would resign Gaines at a reasonable rate if they can.

3. At least one dominant DT who can push the pocket. Hughes still has life on the edge but no interior pocket pressure last year. Maurice Hurst, Derrick Nnadi or Da'Ron Payne.

4. Franchise ILB, Preston Brown had a lot of tackles but made few impact plays.Take your pick of Rashaan Evans, Micah Kiser or  Roquan Smith.  a 100 + tackle, 4 sack, 4 INT player. 

 

If these are all filled the Bills will make the playoffs again and compete for the division. 

(WHAT DO YOU THINK??)

 

 

 

Like a previous poster said,  its going to be hard to take you seriously for a while after your Moral of the Saints Victory post

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 I think we should all let that mistake of the Saints game pass for the OP. In terms of the needs you have addressed, I think you are pretty much bang on. If a free agent  is acquired at QB, or a trade is made, then the top two picks spend on a D tackle and a inside linebacker, would be well spent. I like Preston , But we can assuredly do better and we need better to properly implement McDermott's scheme

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3 minutes ago, MiltonWaddams said:

 I think we should all let that mistake of the Saints game pass for the OP. In terms of the needs you have addressed, I think you are pretty much bang on. If a free agent  is acquired at QB, or a trade is made, then the top two picks spend on a D tackle and a inside linebacker, would be well spent. I like Preston , But we can assuredly do better and we need better to properly implement McDermott's scheme

I disagree, he should man up and own up and then we can get past it. Cmon man! Man up! 

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17 minutes ago, Tatonka68 said:

1. Quarterback, does not have to be a Drew Brees type, just someone who can convert %60 of 3rd downs and score 24 points a game. Alex Smith, Kurt Cousins, Sam Bradford or Rookie.

2. Maintain a tight secondary, either resign Gaines or draft an acceptable replacement. I would resign Gaines at a reasonable rate if they can.

3. At least one dominant DT who can push the pocket. Hughes still has life on the edge but no interior pocket pressure last year. Maurice Hurst, Derrick Nnadi or Da'Ron Payne.

4. Franchise ILB, Preston Brown had a lot of tackles but made few impact plays.Take your pick of Rashaan Evans, Micah Kiser or  Roquan Smith.  a 100 + tackle, 4 sack, 4 INT player. 

 

If these are all filled the Bills will make the playoffs again and compete for the division. 

(WHAT DO YOU THINK??)

 

 

 

Really?
 1 - 24 points per game would make them a top ten offense in the NFL.  Are you sure that's "ALL" we need?  Why not ask for a top five offense?

Let's start with a little chunk of reality.  The Bills offense was 22nd in the NFL last year at 18.9 PPG.  Asking for a 5 point improvement out of the gates is a LOT to ask for.  Would we be as happy with an offense as good as Atlanta, Dallas, or Washington?  I think so and they scored only 22.1, 22.1 and 21.4 respectively.  

1 - 3rd down completion percentage of 60%.  That's only asking for 20% better than the best team in the NFL last year.

While you're at it, we just need the best defense in NFL history.  Something along the line of the Chicago Bears in 85 or the Steel Curtain of way back when.  If you're going to ask for ridiculousness, might was well go all in.

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9 minutes ago, kdiggz said:

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So your saying we should consider a quarterback?

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26 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

Carson Wentz led the league in 3rd down conversion % with 49.2%. Drew Brees converted 39% of his 3rd downs, good for 15th in the NFL (3 spots lower than Tyrod).

How many points did Wentz & Brees score per game compared to Tyrod????

25 minutes ago, HamSandwhich said:

I think your thread that was created just before the Stephon Digg's TD will go down in infamy, and now I can't take you seriously.  HAHAHA!!!

 

Tell me again about the "moral of the Saints win"....HAHAHA

Dont post until the last play, you got me. LOL

13 minutes ago, MiltonWaddams said:

 I think we should all let that mistake of the Saints game pass for the OP. In terms of the needs you have addressed, I think you are pretty much bang on. If a free agent  is acquired at QB, or a trade is made, then the top two picks spend on a D tackle and a inside linebacker, would be well spent. I like Preston , But we can assuredly do better and we need better to properly implement McDermott's scheme

How many people saw that coming? As soon as i pushed post the pass was completed.

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First thing we need is Brady/Belichick to be gone. They went 13-3 this year. Even if we split with them we'd need to go 12-4 to even have a chance with tiebreakers.

 

You can improve all you want but you will need to get over them to take the division.

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26 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

Carson Wentz led the league in 3rd down conversion % with 49.2%. Drew Brees converted 39% of his 3rd downs, good for 15th in the NFL (3 spots lower than Tyrod).

Asking for an excellent third down conversion  rate is misguided anyway. I want an offense so good they never even get to third down.

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3 minutes ago, Tatonka68 said:

How many points did Wentz & Brees score per game compared to Tyrod????

How many QBs convert 60% of 3rd downs?

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18 minutes ago, kdiggz said:

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4 minutes ago, theAteam said:

First thing we need is Brady/Belichick to be gone. They went 13-3 this year. Even if we split with them we'd need to go 12-4 to even have a chance with tiebreakers.

 

You can improve all you want but you will need to get over them to take the division.

Brady will be 41.

 

The time is now.

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With Brady gone 6-10 might take the division

 

so it’s all smooth sailing with Tyrod at the helm the next 4 years

 

 

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1 minute ago, Success said:

Brady will be 41.

 

The time is now.

 

Yet he still made a run for MVP

 

I'll believe he's done when I see it but I didn't see it this year. Maybe next year but we've been saying that for how long now

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8 minutes ago, Tatonka68 said:

Dont post until the last play, you got me. LOL

Meh it happens. However, it is a great lesson for all to be mindful of hot takes without putting thought behind it or just crappy timing lol

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Just now, theAteam said:

 

Yet he still made a run for MVP

 

I'll believe he's done when I see it but I didn't see it this year. Maybe next year but we've been saying that for how long now

 

Apparently it’s been real easy to stop Brady for his whole career, just ask the geniuses in here.

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Tatonka68 said:

1. Quarterback, does not have to be a Drew Brees type, just someone who can convert %60 of 3rd downs and score 24 points a game. Alex Smith, Kurt Cousins, Sam Bradford or Rookie.

2. Maintain a tight secondary, either resign Gaines or draft an acceptable replacement. I would resign Gaines at a reasonable rate if they can.

3. At least one dominant DT who can push the pocket. Hughes still has life on the edge but no interior pocket pressure last year. Maurice Hurst, Derrick Nnadi or Da'Ron Payne.

4. Franchise ILB, Preston Brown had a lot of tackles but made few impact plays.Take your pick of Rashaan Evans, Micah Kiser or  Roquan Smith.  a 100 + tackle, 4 sack, 4 INT player. 

 

If these are all filled the Bills will make the playoffs again and compete for the division. 

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I don't think any team converted more than 45% of their 3rd downs and only 10 teams averaged at least 24 points per game.  I think item 1 on your list is a fairly big ask.

 

Agree with 2 and 3, but I don't think Hurst is going to push the pocket - he is very small for a DT and would rely on quickness rather than power.  He is also likely to be a liability in run defense.

 

I agree that LB is a big need, but I don't think you'll see Roquan Smith available and I would be surprised if they pick a LB before round 3 (not that I am saying they shouldn't)

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I think a dominate line on both sides, and an NFL "average" QB wins the division.  Andrew Luck has proven that a franchise QB without a line isn't enough to contend.

 

Also someone to hold Gronkowski to a mere 75 yards and 0.5 TDs per game vs. us would be nice.

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1 minute ago, DasNootz said:

I think a dominate line on both sides, and an NFL "average" QB wins the division.  Andrew Luck has proven that a franchise QB without a line isn't enough to contend.

 

Also someone to hold Gronkowski to a mere 75 yards and 0.5 TDs per game vs. us would be nice.

 

They only go to Gronk if they have to, see the Steelers game. So just quoting stats isn’t half the real picture for the reality that anyone who watched knows.

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