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Buffalo Bills will win AFC East in 2020; contend for Wild Card this season, says Pete Prisco

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If Allen is the guy there is no reason to think the division can’t be won this year or at least contend for it.  But it all hinges on him. 

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47 minutes ago, Phil The Thrill said:

 

It is funny how old man Prisco has turned in the directions of the Bills.  For years he criticized the team and always ripped their draft classes.  He loves Josh Allen and once the Bills made the pick, he suddenly was high on the team

Just maybe he finally see's us building a team that can compete for awhile. Things done the right way. Its a new concept we are gonna try out for little bit

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We need to get used to it...lots of media folks who've been crapping on the Bills will change their tune in the next couple of years....

 

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I really don't care what Prisco says (he's not any smarter than we are) but anyone watching how Beane has been managing the cap would conclude:

 

*  2018 was a Cleanse-the-Cap year.

 

*  2019 is Rebuild Year 1

 

*  2020 is Rebuild Year 2

 

Beane set himself up to have lots of picks and money this year, and lots of cap money again next year.  It looks like he's betting big on 2020.  

 

The open question is how wisely he spends his draft and cap capital.   So far, I like what I'm seeing but it's all speculation at this point.  

 

 

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I never liked the way Prisco criticized our team, but unfortunately, he was usually right about our team being uncompetitive. (He didn’t say it as nicely as that) Like most of us here, he sees capable GM building a winning roster with a franchise QB and a capable coach. 

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6 hours ago, formerlyofCtown said:

I thought our fans were homers.  Im gonna bath in your tears for the next 10 -15 years.

 

My hunch is Tom Brady is probably the second or 3rd best QB in the AFCE this season.

Very possible. 

Forget the wr and te upgrades , that OL alone is going to allow Allen to show off his talent and make a big jump this year,

 

he was a rookie standing behind a ragtag ol , running for his life every other play.. He'll be so much more comfortable with this group

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Prisco has seen the light? He points out everything that we already know. I mean, I agree. One more good draft...just a matter of time.

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1 hour ago, Iron Maiden said:

We need to get used to it...lots of media folks who've been crapping on the Bills will change their tune in the next couple of years....

 

 

...good call IM...."steady as she goes Admiral Nelson".......and I think McBeane, McDermott, McDaboll & company have us on the right track, FAR MORE SO than 17 years of "F Troop"....at the same time, heed Greenspan "irrational exuberance" speak.....STILL stinging rebuke for me is Moo's 2004 club needing to beat the 3rd string Steelers....."win and we're in" ending the schneid......you know the rest.............

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14 hours ago, Success said:

You guys are in for a surprise. 

 

Not sure if you’ve paid attention to sports history - but both players and coaches often stay in the game past their expiration date.

I would much rather win the East with the Pats intact. That would make it extra sweet.

TB is older than dirt. When it falls apart for him it will be ugly/ beautiful to watch...... Come on Father Time!!!!!

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13 hours ago, ricko1112 said:

I correct lies and misconceptions. I don't troll. My "role" is to tell the truth as I see it.

 

14 hours ago, ricko1112 said:

Hoyer is the 2nd best QB in the AFCE

 

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13 hours ago, ricko1112 said:

I'm not going to lie or stroke egos. I respond to posts. I correct lies and misconceptions. I don't troll. I have very few posts, but several "plus."  My "role" is to tell the truth as I see it. Sure, this is a Bills' forum... I get it. But I would think your members would like some info backed up with facts. Call me crazy...

ok. bat ***** crazy then.

 

No Bills fans want to hear from Cheats fans. Sorry to bust your bubble.

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2 hours ago, Buffalo Boy said:

I would much rather win the East with the Pats intact. That would make it extra sweet.

TB is older than dirt. When it falls apart for him it will be ugly/ beautiful to watch...... Come on Father Time!!!!!

 

...I'd take a solid 2nd in the AFCE and a clear cut wildcard as the first step....just my opinion, but that would be a helluva accomplishment with the multitude of changes in personnel as well as coaches heading into 2019.....I do worry about three particular posters here who would be crushed if this happened.....:thumbsup:

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3 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...I'd take a solid 2nd in the AFCE and a clear cut wildcard as the first step....just my opinion, but that would be a helluva accomplishment with the multitude of changes in personnel as well as coaches heading into 2019.....

My expectation is a Wild Card this year but it can be surpassed....... I was there in ‘88

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2 minutes ago, Buffalo Boy said:

My expectation is a Wild Card this year but it can be surpassed....... I was there in ‘88

 

...and I agree....just trying to set a reasonable bar with all of the changes, which of course are untested "on paper".....sure as hell beats seventeen years of ..."this is THE year...we're goin'....playoffs baby...the schneid is over....13-3, 12-4, 11-5, 10-6, "etc only to be jilted at the altar EVERY year......

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I'm not writing off the Cheatriots just yet but when the wheels come off an old QB, bad things happen quickly.  They have been the masters of creating mismatches with opposing defenses.  Gronk was a big part of that.  I expect them to use a strong run game to keep teams in their base defense to create their mismatches that way.  Brady doesn't seem to have the big play ability that he used to have but he is still very accurate in the short to medium range passing game.

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1 hour ago, hondo in seattle said:

I really don't care what Prisco says (he's not any smarter than we are) but anyone watching how Beane has been managing the cap would conclude:

 

*  2018 was a Cleanse-the-Cap year.

 

*  2019 is Rebuild Year 1

 

*  2020 is Rebuild Year 2

 

Beane set himself up to have lots of picks and money this year, and lots of cap money again next year.  It looks like he's betting big on 2020.  

 

The open question is how wisely he spends his draft and cap capital.   So far, I like what I'm seeing but it's all speculation at this point.  

 

 

....better put on your kevlar vest with this "voice of reason" stuff............I hear footsteps......:thumbsup:

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28 minutes ago, Florida Bills Fanatic said:

I'm not writing off the Cheatriots just yet but when the wheels come off an old QB, bad things happen quickly.  They have been the masters of creating mismatches with opposing defenses.  Gronk was a big part of that.  I expect them to use a strong run game to keep teams in their base defense to create their mismatches that way.  Brady doesn't seem to have the big play ability that he used to have but he is still very accurate in the short to medium range passing game.

One good shot by an over- exuberant rookie named Oliver could do wonders for Brady’s inability to stay comfortable 😈

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To the people saying that Pete Prisco has always been a Bills hater: I don't see it that way.

He HAS openly criticized the Bills a lot over the past 20 years, but they've almost always deserved it! Think of the amount of bad GMs, coaches, draft picks, and players that came through Orchard Park the past couple decades. Prisco was mostly RIGHT to criticize that stuff. It tells me that he actually probably knows what he's looking at a little bit!

The fact that the Beane/McDermott regime and their decisions since taking over represent the first time Prisco has spoken highly of the Bills in years means he's just seeing what WE'RE all seeing as fans: The team is finally in the hands of competent people and is making smart decisions.

Prisco a hater? Hardly. He just has working eyeballs.

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1 hour ago, Buffalo Boy said:

My expectation is a Wild Card this year but it can be surpassed....... I was there in ‘88

 

This feels like 86-87 to me, which bodes well if the Bills stay the course.

 

With Prisco even seeing it I think the Devil just bought a snow blower.

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36 minutes ago, Logic said:

To the people saying that Pete Prisco has always been a Bills hater: I don't see it that way.

He HAS openly criticized the Bills a lot over the past 20 years, but they've almost always deserved it! Think of the amount of bad GMs, coaches, draft picks, and players that came through Orchard Park the past couple decades. Prisco was mostly RIGHT to criticize that stuff. It tells me that he actually probably knows what he's looking at a little bit!

The fact that the Beane/McDermott regime and their decisions since taking over represent the first time Prisco has spoken highly of the Bills in years means he's just seeing what WE'RE all seeing as fans: The team is finally in the hands of competent people and is making smart decisions.

Prisco a hater? Hardly. He just has working eyeballs.

 

..exactly bud...let's be realistic about seventeen+ years of "F Troop" running the show.....Sgt O'Rourke  and the "woeful gang of misfits" gave new meaning to "bubble gum and band aids".....Jesus, a painful chapter in OBD lore....but I certainly feel confident that McBeane, McDermott and company FINALLY have us on the right track....stay tuned.....

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16 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

 

BEFORE halftime!

Ok, ‘Crazy’, GTHO!

 

This turned into a really good thread!

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2 hours ago, Buffalo Boy said:

My expectation is a Wild Card this year but it can be surpassed....... I was there in ‘88

What a great year 1988; and the team was still rebuilding adding key players!

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1 hour ago, RocCityRoller said:

 

This feels like 86-87 to me, which bodes well if the Bills stay the course.

 

With Prisco even seeing it I think the Devil just bought a snow blower.

     

     Teams seem capable of turning things around quicker in the modern era. 

     JA has that IT factor and did so much last year alone. He has better talent all around him and the D should hold serve.

     Last season was ‘86 and ‘87 was a strike year so ‘ 88 it is😍

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48 minutes ago, Buffalo Boy said:

     

     Teams seem capable of turning things around quicker in the modern era. 

     JA has that IT factor and did so much last year alone. He has better talent all around him and the D should hold serve.

     Last season was ‘86 and ‘87 was a strike year so ‘ 88 it is😍

 

True, but keep in mind other teams are improving too, and can improve quickly.

 

Cleveland added some top talent, the Jets added some top talent.

Buffalo has good stability at the top and with the coaching staff, that is an edge that has to be made good on.

 

I'd love a 1988 style run, I think it's a year off yet.

 

But you have a valid opinion.

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