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Buffalo Bills fan morale: After a rough offseason stuffed with criticism for Buffalo's lackluster moves on offense, the preseason opener had to be soothing. Allen wasn't the only Bills draft pick to catch my eye, with third-round defensive tackle Harrison Phillips building on a big camp with a sack. He looks headed for starter snaps. 2016 first-round pick Shaq Lawson looks like a different player with 20 pounds off.

Last year's solid defense looks deeper at every level, especially with rookie middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds running the show. Most importantly, the Bills' offense already looks more diverse schematically under new coordinator Brian Daboll than it was a year ago. Nathan Peterman and AJ McCarron both moved the ball well and found open receivers. Contract-year receiver Kelvin Benjamin might be ready to roll, making a few terrific plays in the opener. None of this changes the uphill battle the offense faces, but it's worth remembering that this coaching staff did a nice job maximizing its players' strengths on defense a year ago. Perhaps the offense won't have to do that much.

 

Well my morale has definitely gone up after the first preseason game.  This hands down looks like a team we haven't seen in a very long time.  Our offense looks like they will be exceeding many expectations.  I'm getting very antsy for the regular season to start.  GO BILLS!!!

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Overall, I liked what I saw from the Bills and many players individually as well. I don't think any questions have been answered, but the picture is becoming clearer in several aspects, with more positive answers than negative. With that said, its just one preseason game, but I'm slightly more optimistic that the Bills will end up being a little bit better than I expected.

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Pardon the crassness of this post

 

The only losers are the ones who actually think that there are winners and losers after 1 preseason game. 

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Just now, ShadyBillsFan said:

Pardon the crassness of this post

 

The only losers are the ones who actually think that there are winners and losers after 1 preseason game. 

Well said Shady!!

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Just now, Kirby Jackson said:

Well said Shady!!

thanks Kirby.    Hell the ink didn't even dry on the post before you responded 

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9 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

thanks Kirby.    Hell the ink didn't even dry on the post before you responded 

It really is ridiculous how much people overreact to a preseason game. At least with our Bills overreactions we have paid attention throughout camp. I saw something like “should the Broncos be worried about a Keenum after that performance?” Now I’m not a huge Keenum fan but he threw 4 passes!! I’m not sure we should be formulating any meaningful opinion based on that.

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14 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

Pardon the crassness of this post

 

The only losers are the ones who actually think that there are winners and losers after 1 preseason game. 

 

Tell that to Derrius Guice, the Redskins, and their fans.

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All of the rookies looked good in their time on the field for who they all were.  Everyone looked improved.  I hope all the rookie wbs become great. The nfl needs new qb legends to begin.

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3 hours ago, SoTier said:

 

Tell that to Derrius Guice, the Redskins, and their fans.

Performance and injury are not the same. 

And Guice did have some good runs. 

 

The issue is defining success or failure based on 1 game of vanilla playbooks. 

 

You wouldn’t say Nate Outperformed Cam now right?

 

 

Edited by ShadyBillsFan

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