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Chris Trapasso says the Bills Will Make the Playoffs This Season

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17 hours ago, teef said:

where have you been?!

Im usually quiet until there is something to watch and really judge. That and behind this username is a human being with a busy life. I look forward to respectfully sparring this hear my friend. 

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Unpopular Opinions: 49ers overhyped; Bills deserve more love

 

ONE TEAM I AM DIGGING: THE BUFFALO BILLS

 

I know, I'm a weirdo. Josh Allen is more unproven than Garoppolo at this point, even though they've started just about the same amount of NFL games. Allen ranked last in completion percentage (52.8) among qualifying quarterbacks last season.

 

And only Josh Rosen was worse in passing yards per game, touchdown-to-interception ratio and passer rating. Seriously, Allen's passer rating was 67.9 last year. Although I will point out that he completed 17 of 26 passes for 224 yards and three passing touchdowns to go along with 95 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns against the Dolphins in Week 17.

 

But he's a risk, I know.


And his receiving corps doesn't have a George Kittle, but I do like what they have in John Brown. Allen likes to heave the ball deep, and, per Next Gen Stats, Brown averaged more than 16.3 air yards per target last season, the fifth-highest among qualifying wide receivers.

 

So I like that. The Bills also committed to protecting Allen by adding seven offensive linemen between free agency and the draft.

 

But the reason I'm leaning toward the Bills is the defense. Thanks to the Giants and Raiders making surprise picks in the draft (I didn't say bad picks, but they were sort of surprise picks), the Bills landed DT Ed Oliver to fill in for the retired Kyle Williams.

 

Oliver had 54 tackles for loss from 2016 to '18 at Houston, the second-most among FBS players.

 

Oliver joins a unit that ranked second in total defense in 2018 (294.1 total yards allowed per game). They led the NFL with 179.2 passing yards per game allowed. They were great on third down.

 

Tre'Davious White was one of just two players in the league with a defensive passer rating below 75.0 (71.8) and two or fewer touchdowns allowed in coverage on at least 70 targets, per NGS.

 

And the Bills were good without getting much pressure on the quarterback up the middle, which Oliver should help with.

 

I'm not saying the Bills are going to unseat the Patriots. The offense isn't ready for that. But, if you're looking for a dark horse this season, I'd lean Buffalo over San Francisco.

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Lots of grounds for optimism

 

Now let’s watch it proven on the field

 

 

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On 8/5/2019 at 6:15 PM, YoloinOhio said:

I’m just here for the inevitable post from @MrEpsYtown about Trapasso and Mason Rudolph :lol:

 

 

100%. Watch Rudolph go to the hall of fame at this point lol

 

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:30 PM, MJS said:

I could see Shaq getting traded.

Agreed.  It's not that I don't like him, but the Bills have money invested in Trent Murphy, and the price of Lawson's new contract is going up rapidly as he plays well.  If he doesn't play well, why would the Bills want him?

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1 hour ago, MrEpsYtown said:

 

 

100%. Watch Rudolph go to the hall of fame at this point lol

 

I saw one Rudolph drive yesterday and he looked good.

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On 8/6/2019 at 11:51 AM, Chris from Rochester said:

 

It's insane to be confident they'll make the playoffs?

 

Yeah, Pats take the division and it’s a lot harder when your only hope is a WC.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

If he said something we don't want to hear, the responses would've been "Who?" and "Why should I care what ____ has to say?"

Throw in some jokes about his looks & the company he works for, and that about sums up the usual reactions. 

 

Edit: I do like this bit of info though - "The Bills are one of nine teams that do not face an opponent that's coming off a bye week." 

THANK YOOOUUUU! 

Edited by BigDingus

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Do teams coming off a bye week tend to have an overwhelming advantage their next game?

 

 

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TV announcers like to play it both ways and talk about anticipated momentum from the rest, or will it be a letdown from time off?

 

They always prove right because after a few series they can pronounce which of the two alternatives, which they claim, was “correct”

 

still more honourable than Barry Melrose predicting a Rangers win in the pregame and then in the postgame telling us he knew the Sabres were going to win the whole time

 

 

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:41 PM, jeremy2020 said:

Well, if Chris Trapasso says it...then my opinion hasn't changed at all

Better than some idiot I heard on WGR last week.  Aaron Schatz says the "analytics" predict the Bills will win 6.9 games this year.  He says they have more talent and an easier schedule but only .9 more wins. 

 

Hiding behind analytics does not make an analysis good or valid.  Bias go into algorithms and it takes hard work to remove that bias.

 

On another rant, why not round when you can not win .9.  When people add precision like this it is often meant to make it look like a great analysis was done because they got it to the decimal point.

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35 minutes ago, Just Joshin' said:

Better than some idiot I heard on WGR last week.  Aaron Schatz says the "analytics" predict the Bills will win 6.9 games this year.  He says they have more talent and an easier schedule but only .9 more wins. 

 

Hiding behind analytics does not make an analysis good or valid.  Bias go into algorithms and it takes hard work to remove that bias.

 

On another rant, why not round when you can not win .9.  When people add precision like this it is often meant to make it look like a great analysis was done because they got it to the decimal point.

 

Analytics are great for sifting thru the sawdust of past games, not much use going forward though

 

it keeps that kind of relative busy, which is a good thing 

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On 8/6/2019 at 11:51 AM, Chris from Rochester said:

 

It's insane to be confident they'll make the playoffs?

 

While not insane, I think it’s your fandom that makes you confident.

 

The team should definitely compete for a Wild Card spot and I think they have a decent chance but confidence is reserved for teams that are supposed to compete for division titles and unless Brady gets injured, that’s likely not happening.

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10 minutes ago, MDH said:

 

While not insane, I think it’s your fandom that makes you confident.

 

The team should definitely compete for a Wild Card spot and I think they have a decent chance but confidence is reserved for teams that are supposed to compete for division titles and unless Brady gets injured, that’s likely not happening.

 

Pats will approach the regular season with winning the division with minimal effort, the last few years they’ve tankes games that were winnable, just to save it for the next game

 

again, good grounds for optimism but you have to earn wins in the NFL and it takes time to build a legit team. The Kelly Bills sucked for two years before it jelled.

 

 

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8 hours ago, row_33 said:

Do teams coming off a bye week tend to have an overwhelming advantage their next game?

 

 

 

overwhelming?   

No

 

but their is an advantage of rest and game planning.  

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Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

 

overwhelming?   

No

 

but their is an advantage of rest and game planning.  

 

I have no doubt at all that the week off helps teams lick their wounds and get stronger 

 

whether it tangibly helps an obvious underdog in the first game back is another question 

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55 minutes ago, row_33 said:

 

I have no doubt at all that the week off helps teams lick their wounds and get stronger 

 

whether it tangibly helps an obvious underdog in the first game back is another question 

 

If your team sucks ... nothing will help. 

See 1-31 Browns 

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20 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

 

If your team sucks ... nothing will help. 

See 1-31 Browns 

 

Like the Bills, Browns fans are crowing about a gimme playoff spot because a young QB has great potential

 

 

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:30 PM, MJS said:

I could see Shaq getting traded.

 

If he plays well and they trade him, IMO that is dumb, unless they suck as a team the first quarter of the season.

 

At some point it needs to be about winning now.

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:34 PM, Chris from Rochester said:

I would actually be really surprised if the Bills did not make the playoffs

I wish I was that confident...I predict 8-8.

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