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Zay really does have reason to have a much better year. I mean it might not be the case that this is why he struggled but there were definitely several things that could of been factors in holding him back. First year injuries keep him from having a full preseason run up to the season and even ends up playing injured during the season in his rookie year. Last year doesn't have a full preseason run up again due injury and throughout the season has 4 different QBs 5 if you include preseason and he still manages to get the most receptions. So if he has a good offseason and preseason with the same QB he had for a decent portion of last year with other legit weapons out there with him besides a rookie UDFA he might make a good sized jump this year. I mean maybe those factors weren't why he struggled but if you're looking for reasons for him to be better this year an improved situation going into the season could definitely be on of them.

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2 hours ago, njbuff said:

Bills may keep 7 WR's with Kroft having health issues at TE.

 

Josh Allen needs someone who can bail him out on a regular basis. All QB's do.

 

Will Zay be that guy? We shall see?

I’ll be surprised if Kroft ever sees the field as a Bill. He’ll be on IR or PUP to start the year and if Knox performs like I think he will, there’ll be an injury settlement and Kroft will disappear. He was one of our 1st FA signings, necessitated by Clay’s departure. Since then, he’s been shoved way down the depth chart on merit, BEFORE once again breaking his ankle. 

 

Tip: Don’t buy a Kroft jersey.

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1 hour ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

If Beasely isn't in their top 3 then something very wrong has happened.

Ya for sure , I think alot of ppl will be pleasantly surprised at how good he is. 

 

Zay can play in or out , if he can be a little more consistent , he'd be a helluva weapon and would allow for some great matchups with Beas down low and Foster/Brown up top.  This could be a really good WR corps.

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4 hours ago, HOUSE said:
Image result for zay jones

 

 

Over the past two seasons, it’s been a difficult time to be a Buffalo Bills wide receiver. For parts of the 2017 season, the unit was mentioned among the least-productive units in league history. The team was 31st in passing yards per game, averaging 176.6 yards per game. They were 27th in passing touchdowns, averaging exactly one per game.

The 2018 season didn’t pan out much better. General manager Brandon Beane jettisoned Tyrod Taylor for a preseason battle of Nathan Peterman, AJ McCarron, and Josh Allen. Peterman won the three-way battle, and ultimately took control of the offense.

Unfortunately, the team, along with Peterman, imploded during the first week of the season, and the position was passed along to the inexperienced Allen. The growing pains were apparent, especially through the first half of the season. While it did get better down the stretch, the view of the entire season still left quite a bit to be desired.

The Bills held down the 31st spot in yards once again, this time averaging 174.6 per game. The myriad of Bills quarterbacks could only muster 13 passing touchdowns, worst in the league. The group ended up throwing the second-most interceptions in the NFL, 23 (mostly) ill-advised balls.

Yet, there is a reason for the team to hold their head’s high.

Josh Allen’s improvement as the rookie season continued gives hope for an offensively-starved franchise.  Yes, he hopped linebackers and ran wild at times. However, the decision-making, while still a work in process, was ripe with better choices down the stretch. He didn’t take as many wild risks while throwing the football. Allen was less jittery behind the line and more confident.

All of this adds up to benefit…Zay Jones.

Yes, the third-year receiver should be the most likely player to emerge on the Bills’ offense.

Buffalo added John Brown and Cole Beasley to their receiving corps. It may cut down on his targets. Still, Jones can still thrive.

Entering his third season with Buffalo, Jones has the seventh-most catches amount receivers drafted in the 2017 draft. He has gained 968 receiving yards during his two years in the NFL, also good for seventh among the draft class. He is fourth among the group with nine touchdown receptions.

 

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/06/07/zay-jones-buffalo-bills-most-likely-emerge-offense-josh-allen/

Zay Jones? I hardly recognized him with his clothes on.

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2 minutes ago, ChevyVanMiller said:

Zay Jones? I hardly recognized him with his clothes on.

He practically doubled his stats from the year before. 

 

Maybe he should try it again???

 

  

I keed I keed 

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Having Brown and Beasley should open up things for Jones....I love the Beasley pickup....it's one of those sneaky good pick up...

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2 hours ago, auburnbillsbacker said:

Beasely is our slot receiver but I wouldn't be shock if Jones, Foster, and Brown all have more yards than him.  

 

 

You don't pay a slot receiver #3 in the NFL-money for his position to be the 4th in catches and yards.

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3 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

If Beasely isn't in their top 3 then something very wrong has happened.

I'm hoping for something very right: Foster, Brown, and Zay turning out to be 3 stud WRs, then you play the 3 best & leave the gimmick player for a change of pace.

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2 hours ago, Royale with Cheese said:

@Alphadawg7

 

If Zay does emerge in our offense,  you have to get this tattoo.

 

Image result for Buffalo Bills tattoo

Jeebus!!!  You get that done when you were in the ‘big house’?!?

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7 hours ago, NewCastleFanBills said:

Between Zay, Foster and Sills we may have to many good WRs and not enough spots.

Sills ?

: )

5 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

If Beasely isn't in their top 3 then something very wrong has happened.

core muscle surgery ?

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4 hours ago, Warcodered said:

Zay really does have reason to have a much better year. I mean it might not be the case that this is why he struggled but there were definitely several things that could of been factors in holding him back. First year injuries keep him from having a full preseason run up to the season and even ends up playing injured during the season in his rookie year. Last year doesn't have a full preseason run up again due injury and throughout the season has 4 different QBs 5 if you include preseason and he still manages to get the most receptions. So if he has a good offseason and preseason with the same QB he had for a decent portion of last year with other legit weapons out there with him besides a rookie UDFA he might make a good sized jump this year. I mean maybe those factors weren't why he struggled but if you're looking for reasons for him to be better this year an improved situation going into the season could definitely be on of them.

He was trending up last season.
he is no Bob Woods though..

3 hours ago, ChevyVanMiller said:

Zay Jones? I hardly recognized him with his clothes on.

see , now that is just cheap humor.
 

 but

begets the question ? how would you know  :  )

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Do or die season for Zay. We will see. Hope he arrives at long last. Hope conditions at least give him a chance. 

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9 minutes ago, 3rdand12 said:

He was trending up last season.
he is no Bob Woods though..

see , now that is just cheap humor.
 

 but

begets the question ? how would you know  :  )

TMZ video, just like everyone else. :)

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7 hours ago, NewCastleFanBills said:

Between Zay, Foster and Sills we may have to many good WRs and not enough spots.

 

 

Sills is a completely unproven UDFA -hard to believe that there is so much love for the guy here.

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3 minutes ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

Sills is a completely unproven UDFA -hard to believe that there is so much love for the guy here.

It's just a reflection of the lack of recievers this team has. 

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13 minutes ago, ChevyVanMiller said:

TMZ video, just like everyone else. :)

okay.
if you say so.

4 minutes ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

Sills is a completely unproven UDFA -hard to believe that there is so much love for the guy here.

Bills fans are always about the Underdog winning the fight.
why we liked Ray Ray and Foster

 why we root for Sweeney etc

 Go Bills

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5 hours ago, MJS said:

I'd prefer investing more in Foster than in Zay Jones, but I think those two will be sharing snaps all season. Brown is the #1 and Beasley is the slot receiver. That leaves Jones and Foster sharing time opposite Brown.

 

Or I suppose they will rotate all three of Brown, Foster, and Jones and all three will get close to an equal share. Guess we'll see. I just think Foster and Brown provide more upside because they at least have elite speed and Foster has decent size too. Jones is just average in everything. He'll always have a job in the NFL, I think, but I don't see any upside.

You're probably right.  The Bills need four guys that can play.  I can't remember a season where at least one of the top receivers didn't get hurt and miss games.  Having receivers that can play both outside and in the slot helps that too.  I think a rotation early in the season will give the best guys the chance to emerge and prepare the others to replace injuries.

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I think he is the most likely offensive player to break out. I also think that means virtually nothing.

 

Who else is gonna break out? Gore and McCoy are going to the Hall of Fame. They could have solid seasons, but not "break out."

 

At tight end, Kroft is never healthy and unlikely to be much of a receiver even when he's on the field. Knox is a candidate, but it's not likely a raw rookie will make a huge impact.

 

At receiver, Brown and Beasley have already established themselves. Robert Foster kind of broke out last season. He could emerge and solidify his role, but break out? McKenzie is a guy I like, but he's a limited gadget type. Zay obviously has some talent. He was a 2nd round pick and has put up numbers, albeit on a team that pretty much had to get him the ball. It would be an extremely pleasant surprise if Jones made a huge leap, but this "award" doesn't mean much. 

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8 hours ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

Not it isnt, not at all.  100% correct.  

 

I dont have a great amount of hope in Zay's "emergence".

 

And what about this brilliant line from that blog, "Buffalo added John Brown and Cole Beasley to their receiving corps. It may cut down on his targets."

 

Seriously, it MAY cut down on targets to Zay?

 

Zay could still end up our number 1, honestly.

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47 minutes ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

Sills is a completely unproven UDFA -hard to believe that there is so much love for the guy here.

 

Guy scored 33 touchdowns in his last two seasons.   

 

Ive got nothing but love for him and hope he sticks around for a long time 

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8 minutes ago, Teddy KGB said:

 

Guy scored 33 touchdowns in his last two seasons.   

 

Ive got nothing but love for him and hope he sticks around for a long time 

ain't nuthin wrong with that

 Go Sills !

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