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Don't bother reading the rookie grades report on Buffalo in this series. He doesn't even mention Wallace, who graded out higher than any rookie on our roster. Clearly the author (Nick Shook) didn't do his homework.

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8 minutes ago, Aussie Joe said:

Appears you are all Shook up..

Me and Elvis.

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On Darnold: 

 

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The Jets are thrilled by the potential of Darnold, who looks like he might be able to develop into the franchise quarterback the team has sorely needed.

 

On Allen: 

 

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Allen's evaluation depends on who you talk to: He's better than anyone else Buffalo had at the position after trading away Tyrod Taylor, but his passing at multiple depths of the field needs work. His big arm created some highlight completions, and his running ability was the talk of the town, but he's yet to prove he'll be "the guy" in Buffalo. He has the tools to improve, though.

 

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001017446/article/afc-east-rookie-grades-sam-darnold-gives-jets-reason-to-hope

 

 

complete bs. 

 

Also, as per the OP's point, he references Jackson, the Pats UDFA CB, but not Wallace. 

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Absolutely absurd write-up.  Correct, no mention of Levi Wallace.  Where 3 Bills rookies (Allen, Foster, Wallace) would have been 1st round selection in the "redraft" article they published just last week. And I'm so sick of the accuracy topic on Allen.  The same redraft had him picked at #3 instead of #7, so that's higher, right? Has to be an 'A', lazy journalism.

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I don't get too worked up over this stuff.  Its hard to track every player in the league, much less a below 500 team's undrafted rookies, even if they provided significant contributions.  

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14 minutes ago, cage said:

Absolutely absurd write-up.  Correct, no mention of Levi Wallace.  Where 3 Bills rookies (Allen, Foster, Wallace) would have been 1st round selection in the "redraft" article they published just last week. And I'm so sick of the accuracy topic on Allen.  The same redraft had him picked at #3 instead of #7, so that's higher, right? Has to be an 'A', lazy journalism.

I mean sort of he was still the 3rd QB picked with the Giants taking Darnold.

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It's lazy journalism and there really isn't an excuse for it. There are 32 teams in this league, if you're going to cover the NFL, you should have a working knowledge of all 32 teams beyond talking points and retweets. Bottom line is that was passes for journalism works in circles these days: 1- Uninformed person #1 writes a poor story; 2- "Insiders" retweet person #1's story; 3- A narrative is established.

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1 minute ago, Comebackkid said:

Or... Meth 🤔

you holding?

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55 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

On Darnold: 

 

 

On Allen: 

 

 

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001017446/article/afc-east-rookie-grades-sam-darnold-gives-jets-reason-to-hope

 

 

complete bs. 

 

Also, as per the OP's point, he references Jackson, the Pats UDFA CB, but not Wallace. 

When I read stuff like this....I feel like I am watching Foxnews or something and someone trying to explain away what I am seeing with my own two eyes.......

 

Well yes......he showed he can do this but

meanwhile

Isnt this other guy just awesome just cuz we said so?

 

:)

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36 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

When I read stuff like this....I feel like I am watching CNN/MSNBC/CBS or something and someone trying to explain away what I am seeing with my own two eyes.......

 

Well yes......he showed he can do this but

meanwhile

Isnt this other guy just awesome just cuz we said so?

 

:)

 

Fixed it for ya. ;)

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21 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

 

Fixed it for ya. ;)

No I think I had it right the first time......the Trump Network is much more fun to watch for misinformation

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3 hours ago, whatdrought said:

On Darnold: 

 

 

On Allen: 

 

 

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001017446/article/afc-east-rookie-grades-sam-darnold-gives-jets-reason-to-hope

 

 

complete bs. 

 

Also, as per the OP's point, he references Jackson, the Pats UDFA CB, but not Wallace. 

the Jets should be thrilled with Darnold, he looks great and I have no doubt he'll be a star.    I think Allen will turn out to be a very good QB as well, but right now , Darnold is ahead, but not by much.

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4 hours ago, JoshAllenHasBigHands said:

I don't get too worked up over this stuff.  Its hard to track every player in the league, much less a below 500 team's undrafted rookies, even if they provided significant contributions.  

 

I mean, it's not like it's this guy's job to do so...

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The main focus of the article seems to be the draft picks of AFC East teams, but the omission of Levi Wallace is still pretty glaring.  As far as Josh Allen is concerned, I can't really disagree with what he said.  From the skeptic's perspective, he has much to prove and needs a lot of work in his passing.  As a fan, what I see is a QB who was not even expected to start, who came in and was on an accelerated learning curve.  He was a far better QB in December than he was in September, and he possessed essential traits that suggest the learning curve is likely to continue through next season and beyond.  It is not unreasonable to hope that eventually he's going to be really good.  In particular, in comparison with Sam Darnold, Josh Allen seems to be far more of a natural leader, to go with his superior athletic ability.

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I will say that Bills fan's opinion of Josh Allen seems to have been steadily growing since the regular season ended. He went from a promising rookie with great running ability but a lot to work on in the passing game, to practically a sure-fire franchise QB.

 

I think fans might be a little disappointed to see a Josh Allen that still needs development, still makes mistakes, still misses some throws, etc. when next season starts. And I foresee a lot of fans scratching their heads and wondering if they were wrong about him.

 

I think the truth is he is a promising QB with a lot of upside but a lot to work on. He won't be anywhere near a finished product by next season.

 

That said, yes it was a lazy article that didn't do justice to the promising rookie class of the Bills 

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2 hours ago, klos63 said:

the Jets should be thrilled with Darnold, he looks great and I have no doubt he'll be a star.    I think Allen will turn out to be a very good QB as well, but right now , Darnold is ahead, but not by much.

 

At this point I would agree. Darnold turned it on late but had struggled alot up to that point. For Allen to be in the same ballpark is more impressive as he was expected to be behind the other QBs and was extremely raw coming out of college.

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19 hours ago, JoshAllenHasBigHands said:

I don't get too worked up over this stuff.  Its hard to track every player in the league, much less a below 500 team's undrafted rookies, even if they provided significant contributions.  

 

yeah - it's hard to do one's job I guess 🙄

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15 hours ago, klos63 said:

the Jets should be thrilled with Darnold, he looks great and I have no doubt he'll be a star.    I think Allen will turn out to be a very good QB as well, but right now , Darnold is ahead, but not by much.

 

I'd also have Darnold ranked above but only by a pinch - I just give him the edge as a passer and that is why he shades it for #2 rookie QB behind Mayfield for me. But to be honest if you are going to say the Jets are thrilled with Darnold you should probably have a similar view of how the Bills feel about Allen. I think the Bills are legitimately thrilled with him.

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