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High praise from Gil Brandt for the Bills’ offseason moves

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#3 on his list of best offseason teams:

 

 http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001030895/article/best-nfl-offseasons-of-2019-browns-raiders-head-list?asdfd

 

The 2018 Bills carried more than $50 million in dead money in anticipation of retooling the roster this offseason, and the team followed through on its plans. Signees Mitch MorseSpencer Long and Ty Nsekhe and rookie Cody Ford (drafted No. 38 overall) will upgrade the offensive line, while veterans Cole BeasleyJohn Brown and Andre Roberts will do the same for the pass-catching corps. The ageless Frank Gore and rookie Devin Singletary (No. 74), meanwhile, were brought in to help bolster the LeSean McCoy-led ground attack. Those additions were all designed to give quarterback Josh Allen a better chance of growing in his second NFL season.

 

On defense, the first-round selection of Ed Oliver (No. 9) should help make up for the retirement of six-time Pro Bowler Kyle Williams. Yes, the Bills just recorded their 11th losing season in the last 15, but this team was surprisingly feisty at times in '18, upsetting the Vikings in Week 3 and finishing with the second-stingiest defense in terms of yards allowed. All of Buffalo's moves, combined with rebuilding projects going on with the Dolphins and Jets, mean anything less than a playoff appearance will count as a disappointment.

 

Playoffs? Would be nice!

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Bills chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Josh Allen remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  I will be disappointed but it will not be "a disappointment". 

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I’m always happy to read accolades for the Bills’ moves,  but I am truly tired of the rhetoric. Let’s just get to September and let our play do the talking. Winning makes everything else secondary in nature.

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3 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Bills chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Josh Allen remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  I will be disappointed but it will not be "a disappointment". 

 

I think a lot of fans will be disappointed but regardless you know Beane and McDermott will get their full 5 years

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Patriots chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Tom Brady remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  KC's chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Mahomes remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good. Jets chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Darnold remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good. Packers chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Rogers remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good. Just sayin', it's the same for all teams. It's a QB league.

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4 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Bills chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Josh Allen remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  I will be disappointed but it will not be "a disappointment". 

I actually feel comfortable with the backup.  I think he has a Frank Reich feel to him where he can step in and make things happen.

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4 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Bills chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Josh Allen remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  I will be disappointed but it will not be "a disappointment". 

 

Tell me which teams can rise above losing their starting QB?

 

I will answer for you..................

 

Not ONE team can afford to lose their starting QB and have a successful season.

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10 minutes ago, njbuff said:

 

Tell me which teams can rise above losing their starting QB?

 

I will answer for you..................

 

Not ONE team can afford to lose their starting QB and have a successful season.

Miami, same record with Rosen or Fitzpatrick.  It really doesn't matter which one is the starter & which one is the backup.  

 

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16 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Bills chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Josh Allen remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  I will be disappointed but it will not be "a disappointment". 


Literally every team in the NFL can say this about their starting quarterback.

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12 minutes ago, njbuff said:

 

Tell me which teams can rise above losing their starting QB?

 

I will answer for you..................

 

Not ONE team can afford to lose their starting QB and have a successful season.

Well, the Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl led by backup Nick Foles so it IS possible. Just very, very rare. 

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15 minutes ago, BillyWhiteShows said:

 

I think a lot of fans will be disappointed but regardless you know Beane and McDermott will get their full five years

 

Gare own teed

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31 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Bills chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Josh Allen remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  I will be disappointed but it will not be "a disappointment". 

Injury... No just him improving or not. Injury is the last thing to think about.

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32 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Bills chances of a playoff are too dependent upon Josh Allen remaining healthy.  If he is injured early in season or even worse takes a cheap shot in preseason our chances are not too good.  I will be disappointed but it will not be "a disappointment". 

 

Why in the world would your head jump to “if he takes a cheap shot in the preseason”

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27 minutes ago, njbuff said:

 

Tell me which teams can rise above losing their starting QB?

 

I will answer for you..................

 

Not ONE team can afford to lose their starting QB and have a successful season.

 

Nick Foles ......blahblahblahblahblah

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28 minutes ago, BillyWhiteShows said:

 

I think a lot of fans will be disappointed but regardless you know Beane and McDermott will get their full 5 years

Is that a good thing? It's a good thing if their plan leads to success starting now. The excuses, valid or not, are gone. This is a crucial year for them. I think Pegula has full confidence in Beane and McDermott, but billionaires tend to want to see results. 

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Posted (edited)

So we like Gil, right? 

 

 

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34 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

Is that a good thing? It's a good thing if their plan leads to success starting now. The excuses, valid or not, are gone. This is a crucial year for them. I think Pegula has full confidence in Beane and McDermott, but billionaires tend to want to see results. 

 

This is exactly the reason why I qualified the answer.  Some are so wishing for Bills to fail so anything, even injury to starting QB, will make it a disappointment and anything else is an excuse and reason for starting the flush, restart process again.

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38 minutes ago, Augie said:

So we like Gil, right? 

 

 

 

Idk, “Offseason Third Place” doesn’t have quite the same ring as “Offseason Champs”.

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4 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

 

This is exactly the reason why I qualified the answer.  Some are so wishing for Bills to fail so anything, even injury to starting QB, will make it a disappointment and anything else is an excuse and reason for starting the flush, restart process again.

Holding the FO/coaching staff accountable is not remotely synonymous with "wishing for the Bills to fail." 

 

I'd rather not even get into a scenario where Allen goes down for the season, but yes, that would give them another mulligan. Just seems like an odd place to venture.

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43 minutes ago, Augie said:

So we like Gil, right? 

 

 

yep, he’s one of the good ones

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1 hour ago, Albany,n.y. said:

Miami, same record with Rosen or Fitzpatrick.  It really doesn't matter which one is the starter & which one is the backup.  

 

I want to face Rosen !!!! 

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1 hour ago, ChevyVanMiller said:

I’m always happy to read accolades for the Bills’ moves,  but I am truly tired of the rhetoric. Let’s just get to DECEMBER and let our play do the talking. Winning makes everything else secondary in nature.

 

Had to change this............

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Never been much of a Gil Brandt fan, but I do agree year 3 and with your QB in year two and all the money they spent, it really should be playoffs or bust. Anything above 8-8 and they both keep their jobs even without a playoff game. Losing record and they should both be fired. 

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2 hours ago, njbuff said:

 

Tell me which teams can rise above losing their starting QB?

 

I will answer for you..................

 

Not ONE team can afford to lose their starting QB and have a successful season.

Your pointed is noted and I agree.

 

But, tell that to the Greatest Show on Turf or the Eagles two years ago.

 

I agree it is rare, but, not impossible. 

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I think this is a 10 win team.  I really do.  Out of 11 offensive position , I feel like we upgraded all 11. Cause returning starters will all benefit from the upgrades around them. Just can't envision this offense not improved, by how much depends on Allen of course.

Then you got an elite defense with 10/11 returning starters and a potential elite addition at DT. We added solid depth in the secondary and have a legit 9 man DL rotation and a vastly improved Edmunds, they could definitely be the # 1 defense.

And added two ST demons. Roberts and Periose (butchered his name) from Mia.

Yeah 10 wins. 

 

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