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Looking at last year's roster after the cut to 53 is shocking:

 

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/football/nfl/bills/2018/09/01/buffalo-bills-roster-cuts-tracker-2018-53-man-roster-mccarron-trade/1177060002/

 

What a terrible roster this was. The Bills seem to have made significant improvements at every position except backup linebacker.

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We shall see, preseason doesn't show you anything sadly as we all know. Preseason is all illusion for now.

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2 minutes ago, Boca BIlls said:

We shall see, preseason doesn't show you anything sadly as we all know. Preseason is all illusion for now.

preseason is a "no-biggie" for confirmed starters.  But for fringe starters, backups and  players on the bubble, it is pretty big.  Let us applaud their effort to make the 53 man roster.

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Just now, ganesh said:

preseason is a "no-biggie" for confirmed starters.  But for fringe starters, backups and  players on the bubble, it is pretty big.  Let us applaud their effort to make the 53 man roster.

It really means nothing. 50 of the 53 players are already locked in 

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5 minutes ago, Boca BIlls said:

It really means nothing. 50 of the 53 players are already locked in 

 

Agreed, plus 1 Practice squad player..

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7 minutes ago, Boca BIlls said:

It really means nothing. 50 of the 53 players are already locked in 

So let us root for the 20 players who are giving their blood and sweat for the three remaining slots + the practice squad.  It is their livelihood,

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Weak roster in 2018..

 

You would think that they had $70 M in dead cap or something..

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40 minutes ago, The Bills Blog said:

Looking at last year's roster after the cut to 53 is shocking:

 

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/football/nfl/bills/2018/09/01/buffalo-bills-roster-cuts-tracker-2018-53-man-roster-mccarron-trade/1177060002/

 

What a terrible roster this was. The Bills seem to have made significant improvements at every position except backup linebacker.

QB league,  QB has to be the best player to win big

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5 minutes ago, Niagara Dude said:

QB league,  QB has to be the best player to win big

Rex Grossman went to a super bowl, Trent Dilfer won one.  Its rare but D can carry lousy QB's to the big game.

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While watching the game last night the one thought that kept popping into my head..."We're getting there"

We are still at least a year away but you can see the progress and the depth continue to grow.

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The Colts aren't a good team in the trenches but the Bills dominated them without their 2 best players Morse and Hughes. Good to see the depth there.

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Amazing what desperately signing injured players can do. 

 

(Yes. Snark)

4 minutes ago, Buffalo_Stampede said:

The Colts aren't a good team in the trenches but the Bills dominated them without their 2 best players Morse and Hughes. Good to see the depth there.

 

Again it's preseason but seeing them play yesterday and knowing they are being picked as a Super Bowl contender, I'm asking why?

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1 hour ago, Aussie Joe said:

Weak roster in 2018..

 

You would think that they had $70 M in dead cap or something..

Hopefully one year we will move past having good excuses to be bad and just be good instead 👍

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7 minutes ago, Buffalo_Stampede said:

The Colts aren't a good team in the trenches but the Bills dominated them without their 2 best players Morse and Hughes. Good to see the depth there.

I beg to differ.  They have a very good O line.  They didn't use their starting LT last night, but the Bills D dominated their interior line.

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I've always felt the one thing I could take away from watching a preseason game was insight into our depth. It seems to me we have better depth in a number of areas than we've had in any recent years.

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2 hours ago, The Bills Blog said:

Looking at last year's roster after the cut to 53 is shocking:

 

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/football/nfl/bills/2018/09/01/buffalo-bills-roster-cuts-tracker-2018-53-man-roster-mccarron-trade/1177060002/

 

What a terrible roster this was. The Bills seem to have made significant improvements at every position except backup linebacker.

 

I refuse to look at last years roster

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1 hour ago, Boca BIlls said:

It really means nothing. 50 of the 53 players are already locked in 

True, even when certain guys (Reilly) shine in preseason it doesn't mean they'll make the 53

1 hour ago, Azucho98 said:

Rex Grossman went to a super bowl, Trent Dilfer won one.  Its rare but D can carry lousy QB's to the big game.

 

Bortles was carried to the AFC championship

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When you have Robert Foster and Eddie Yarborough playing in the third quarter, you know your football team is trending up.

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...will be some football talent in those final 37 cuts IMO............

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2 hours ago, Boca BIlls said:

We shall see, preseason doesn't show you anything sadly as we all know. Preseason is all illusion for now.

In terms of game planning and schemes I couldn’t agree more; it’s just not revealing at all in that regard. 

 

But the preseason shows you one thing definitively:  who is beating the man lined up across from him. And there is value in that.

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Just the body language looks a lot different to me. The offense looks so much more composed and confident when lining up at for the plays. Last year, it seemed like everyone was always awaiting further instructions, then just hoping for the best when the ball was snapped. Allen looks like he knows what he's doing at the line, with intent. Not that his throws look a whole lot better yet...

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We looked more organized. Year 3 with this management is showing. We don't get to this point very often.

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26 minutes ago, klos63 said:

We looked more organized. Year 3 with this management is showing. We don't get to this point very often.

 

A lot of people have a hard time understanding this concept.

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I am actually not unhappy this morning!

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1 hour ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

...will be some football talent in those final 37 cuts IMO............

Absolutely.  Several Bills cuts are going to end up on other teams.

34 minutes ago, klos63 said:

We looked more organized. Year 3 with this management is showing. We don't get to this point very often.

Continuity has been my mantra for years now.  Of course it starts with getting the right people at the top.

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