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31 minutes ago, Fadingpain said:

I find it astonishing that a starting QB was not named at this PC.

 

Regardless of who that is going to be, it is a clear cut mistake not to announce the decision, which I am sure they have already made.

 

 

The fact they didn't name one makes me think they are sticking with Peterman and they didn't want to listen to/answer all the "uhhhhhhh why?" Questions.

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3 minutes ago, sven233 said:

I listened to McDermott after the game, today at his presser, and then on WGR and I come away with the same thoughts......  He wishes there was a way that he could avoid playing Allen because he's not ready and needs more time, but he knows that he can't very well roll Peterman out there and have it go terribly wrong....AGAIN.

 

McDermott always says he thinks of ever possible angle when making a decision, but I can guarantee you there is no way he thought Peterman would be as terrible as he was yesterday.  And now, he is in a very tough spot.

 

I was one of Allen's detractors at draft time, not because of his talent, but because he was going to require time and had the furthest to go to be ready.  Now, I have seen Allen make great strides with his lower half mechanics from where he was in college which is encouraging, but there are other concerning things that are still very noticeable that shows he may not be ready.  The biggest of those is his tendency to run from phantom pressure.  Now, it really isn't all his fault.  I mean, who can blame him playing behind Wyoming's O-Line and now ours.  Both are absolutely atrocious and he has become use to having to run for his life.  So, even when he has a clean pocket, he is way to quick to get out at times because he doesen't believe he actually has time to throw.  Like I said, hard to blame him, but it is an issue that will lead to missed plays, bad plays, and poor decisions at time.  So yeah, I am not sure Allen is ready either.

 

But this is the situation the team put themselves in by not getting anyone in the off season with any experience.  Bridgewater, or even Fitz, would have made a lot more sense as a placeholder, but it is what it is and now they have to pay the price.

 

It's not an easy decision.  Do you roll Peterman out there again, this time at home, against the team that destroyed him last year, coming off that performance yesterday and risk the stadium imploding with every incomplete pass?  Or, do you roll out the rookie, Josh Allen, who probably isn't completely ready, and risk developing bad habits, and perhaps stunting his growth because of the inferior talent around him?

 

I've been going back and forth like many here have.  Look, I want to win as much as the next guy, but I also don't want to risk hurting Allen's chance of being good.  As tough as it may be, I could honestly see McDermott throwing Perteman out there this week PRAYING that he looks somewhat competent.  It's a risk for sure as you will get eaten alive by fans and media all week and, if it goes sideways again on Sunday, becoming the laughingstock of the league.

 

That said, whether it happens this week, next week, or the week after that, Allen is going to be playing sooner than they hoped.  And with this being the only home game in September, and with the way Peterman burst into flames yesterday, there may not be a better time to put Allen out there early this season.

 

I think fans are smart enough to know we are not going to win many games this year.  I just hope that if they do put Allen out there, that the fans don't get on him about every little mistake because there will be plenty with the lack of talent around him. 

I don't know if they were really planning on Allen sitting too long with Nathan Peterman as his only obstacle.

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1 minute ago, Warcodered said:

I don't know if they were really planning on Allen sitting too long with Nathan Peterman as his only obstacle.

 

You could argue looking at it this way as a fan, but from all accounts, they LOVE them some Peterman in that building.  I truly think they thought he would be good enough to hold him for a while until Allen was definitely ready to go.

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1 minute ago, sven233 said:

 

You could argue looking at it this way as a fan, but from all accounts, they LOVE them some Peterman in that building.  I truly think they thought he would be good enough to hold him for a while until Allen was definitely ready to go.

I guess but I mean even if they really liked Peterman he was still essentially a rookie QB with what 2 starts.

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Is it possible McD didn't announce a starter today because he'd like the Chargers to spend more time reviewing film and game planning for two different QBs instead of focusing all their attention on just one?

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1 minute ago, scribo said:

Is it possible McD didn't announce a starter today because he'd like the Chargers to spend more time reviewing film and game planning for two different QBs instead of focusing all their attention on just one?

I don’t think Peterman will keep them up at night.

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1 minute ago, Kirby Jackson said:

I don’t think Peterman will keep them up at night.

I don't know if that's true I'm pretty sure that defense has been dreaming about Peterman since last year.

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1 minute ago, Warcodered said:

I don't know if that's true I'm pretty sure that defense has been dreaming about Peterman since last year.

A live shot of Gus Bradley watching Peterman’s game tape:

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9 minutes ago, scribo said:

Is it possible McD didn't announce a starter today because he'd like the Chargers to spend more time reviewing film and game planning for two different QBs instead of focusing all their attention on just one?

 

At this point, not being definitive is over thinking the situation and muddying the water for your own team. 

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10 minutes ago, scribo said:

Is it possible McD didn't announce a starter today because he'd like the Chargers to spend more time reviewing film and game planning for two different QBs instead of focusing all their attention on just one?

Lmao.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

A live shot of Gus Bradley watching Peterman’s game tape:

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Bradley to his defensive players: “Hey guys, take the week off.  Just be at the stadium no later than 12:30.  I’ll be in a Hawaiian shirt drinking a Mai Tai in the booth”.

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1 hour ago, NoSaint said:

 

At this point, not being definitive is over thinking the situation and muddying the water for your own team. 

 

This I agree with if a decision has really not been made.  He didn't tell us anything today, but that doesn't mean that behind closed doors the team hasn't already found out. 

 

But I think McDermott should have gone out there today with his decision and showed some conviction.  Right now he just looks scared to make a decision, which I guess you can't blame him for.  Not an ideal situation at all.

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Quick Hits: QB decision to Be Determined

 

Bills head coach Sean McDermott knew the question was coming after saying Sunday night that he wanted to review the game tape before deciding on who would start at quarterback for him this week against Los Angeles.
 
“I know that question is coming, and it’ll probably be the first question,” said McDermott. “I’m still going through it. I’m going to continue to evaluate where we are, dotting the ‘I’s, crossing the ‘T’s and taking it one step at a time.”
 
So, McDermott will decide on his starting quarterback later in the week, presumably before the team begins installation of their game plan in practice on Wednesday.
 
Injury update Buffalo came out of the game with a pair of injuries. Nickel corner Taron Johnson sustained a shoulder injury in the first half while making a tackle and did not return.
 
Meanwhile DE Shaq Lawson suffered a hamstring injury.
 
Vontae fit to play The Bills chose to sit veteran CB Vontae Davis on Sunday as an inactive player. When asked about the decision to make Davis inactive last Sunday, McDermott stated it was a decision based on flexibility.

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16 hours ago, billsredneck1 said:

i hope they give nate one more chance...in front of a home crowd on an 80 degree day. if he sucks then, there is no argument whatsoever and josh will be the man come hell or high water.......of course ya need receivers to get open and make catches.

 

 

Yeah, maybe if it's sunny and nice out in Buffalo NP won't be the worst starting QB in the NFL anymore. 

 

I love this stuff. 

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This coaching staff is in a terrible position. If they start Allen, the know he is not ready AND also concede that they made a terrible choice in Peterman (while letting AJ go). If they start Nate, they probably lose the lockeroom and will be well on their way to the top pick in the draft. 

 

Good luck because whatever decision is made will be the wrong one due to not supplying this offense with what each QB needed. The whole thing is a mess and unfortunately, there is no fixing it until next year. I would start Nate, take the heat and just wait until the gauntlet of death is over (Chargers, Vikings, Packers).

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2 minutes ago, ndirish1978 said:

Philip Rivers looks like a substitute chemistry teacher. 

I wish he  was our substitute quarterback.

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21 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

 

Don’t drop the flag, Steve. We know how you are when the pressure is on!

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Just now, 4_kidd_4 said:

 

Don’t drop the flag, Steve. We know how you are when the pressure is on!

 

You know whose fault it will be if he does. 0:)

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2 minutes ago, BuffaloBaumer said:

This coaching staff is in a terrible position. If they start Allen, the know he is not ready AND also concede that they made a terrible choice in Peterman (while letting AJ go). If they start Nate, they probably lose the lockeroom and will be well on their way to the top pick in the draft. 

 

Good luck because whatever decision is made will be the wrong one due to not supplying this offense with what each QB needed. The whole thing is a mess and unfortunately, there is no fixing it until next year. I would start Nate, take the heat and just wait until the gauntlet of death is over (Chargers, Vikings, Packers).

I think what the problem is here is that the gauntlet of death is actually the entire season for a team that looks this bad 

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3 minutes ago, MiltonWaddams said:

I wish he  was our substitute quarterback.

 

Don't worry, Peterman actually throws like a substitute chemistry teacher. 

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11 hours ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

 

Weeeeeell, maybe pro coaches have slow eyes, but TBD doesn't need to watch film - our gut sees what our eyes can't! 😂

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