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Making the playoffs a couple years ago was cool, but I don't think anyone would argue that it really lifted the dark cloud over this franchise. Our journey back to respectability/true competitiveness continues.

 

But I think this might be the year that a page is turned, emphatically.

 

I've watched an unhealthy amount of preseason football this year. And it seems like the Bills might be really good. Top to bottom. And they've got star players to make impact plays at every level of the field on offense and defense.

 

Something feels different now.

 

Other than the Patriots, I can't think of an opponent I fear. And the only reason I fear them is not because of talent; it's because they're smarter than everyone else.

 

I think we're going 12-4 this year. We'll be good out of the gate. The future will arrive suddenly, as it often does when teams turn the corner. Within a month or two of the season starting, the Bills being a top team will just be accepted. I don't think there'll be any sweating out a playoff spot.

 

Go Bills!

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5 minutes ago, The Bills Blog said:

Making the playoffs a couple years ago was cool, but I don't think anyone would argue that it really lifted the dark cloud over this franchise. Our journey back to respectability/true competitiveness continues.

 

But I think this might be the year that a page is turned, emphatically.

 

I've watched an unhealthy amount of preseason football this year. And it seems like the Bills might be really good. Top to bottom. And they've got star players to make impact plays at every level of the field on offense and defense.

 

Something feels different now.

 

Other than the Patriots, I can't think of an opponent I fear. And the only reason I fear them is not because of talent; it's because they're smarter than everyone else.

 

I think we're going 12-4 this year. We'll be good out of the gate. The future will arrive suddenly, as it often does when teams turn the corner. Within a month or two of the season starting, the Bills being a top team will just be accepted. I don't think there'll be any sweating out a playoff spot.

 

Go Bills!

Welcome to the party. I've been here for a couple of months.

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Week 1 is a good test because many say that we are even with the Jets or many national TV types think the Jets are better. If we go in their house on opening day and beat them. Good way to start the season. 

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I’m expecting what a lot of beat reporters and analysts have been predicting.  The Bills could be anywhere from a 7 to 9 win team.  With a little luck maybe more.  

 

But I think what’s most important is that we see improvement from Josh Allen

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I’m leaning towards thinking we have a legit franchise QB. 

 

Top 10 Defense.  

 

Middle of the pack OL, with a mix of solid vets and young guys with potential. 

 

Same goes for the WRs.  No #1, but plenty of 2/3 type guys.  

 

RB by committee, all able to catch out of the backfield.. very Patriot-like.  

 

Lots of depth with a strong culture and front office.  

 

Just need to see it on the field, but I’m ready to be all in on these guys.  

 

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Not ready to declare that after week 2 in the preseason. This is an intriguing team though.

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A lot of good vibes going on here, The team is coming together.

 

Go Bills!!!

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And oh, what a wait it was.  Much more than I ever signed up for when I decided to irrationally devote myself to sports in general and this team.

 

But, it will make the success infinitely sweeter, and I agree we’re on the cusp.  Something any Pats fan under 40 will never experience or understand.

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I can't say for sure how the season unfolds what our record will be. I will say I haven't seen a Bills team with this many playmakers or this much depth in decades. One thing is for sure. they won't be boring nor do I believe this is the "same old bills".

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28 minutes ago, BarleyNY said:

Do not read much into preseason games.

I agree that you shouldn't in a vacuum, but it's about more than just these two preseason games... It's everything about this team and its trajectory.

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6 minutes ago, The Bills Blog said:

I agree that you shouldn't in a vacuum, but it's about more than just these two preseason games... It's everything about this team and its trajectory.

Right again.  It's about the coach and the process and the GM and the competitive fire and the QB and the work ethic and the talent and the owners.  It just all seems to be falling together 

 

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Sadly I've heard this all before. I have to wait now, and only except it as it happens. 

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47 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

Welcome to the party. I've been here for a couple of months.


After watching the team this camp and preseason, I'm there, too.

11 wins. ("What did you say, Logic? 11 wins?! That's ridiculous!").

I think the Bills are going to be good this year, and are going to be very good for the next decade. About damn time.

And let the record show that @Shaw66 was the first brave soul to say so on TBD!

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57 minutes ago, The Bills Blog said:

Making the playoffs a couple years ago was cool, but I don't think anyone would argue that it really lifted the dark cloud over this franchise. Our journey back to respectability/true competitiveness continues.

 

But I think this might be the year that a page is turned, emphatically.

 

I've watched an unhealthy amount of preseason football this year. And it seems like the Bills might be really good. Top to bottom. And they've got star players to make impact plays at every level of the field on offense and defense.

 

Something feels different now.

 

Other than the Patriots, I can't think of an opponent I fear. And the only reason I fear them is not because of talent; it's because they're smarter than everyone else.

 

I think we're going 12-4 this year. We'll be good out of the gate. The future will arrive suddenly, as it often does when teams turn the corner. Within a month or two of the season starting, the Bills being a top team will just be accepted. I don't think there'll be any sweating out a playoff spot.

 

Go Bills!

 

When the Bills win the Super Bowl this year, you’re the first person I’m going to hug.

 

I will tell you up front that it is in fact a roll of quarters in my pocket.  Oh hell, who am I trying to fool.  I’m Asian, it’ll be a roll of dimes.

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23 minutes ago, The Bills Blog said:

I agree that you shouldn't in a vacuum, but it's about more than just these two preseason games... It's everything about this team and its trajectory.

 

I really don’t mean to pee in your Cheerios.  I do like the direction of the team, but I don’t think they’re there yet.  It’s a process.

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19 minutes ago, MikeSpeed said:

Sadly I've heard this all before. I have to wait now, and only except it as it happens. 

Think about it though.  Outside of the Superbowl team, when have the Bill's ever had a solid GM and coaching staff?  This team is different. 

 

When I think about some of the others, in their initial press conferences they talked about Superbowls.  These guys (Beane and McD) talked about building a team.  If you build it right...the wins will follow.

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1 hour ago, Phil The Thrill said:

I’m expecting what a lot of beat reporters and analysts have been predicting.  The Bills could be anywhere from a 7 to 9 win team.  With a little luck maybe more.  

 

But I think what’s most important is that we see improvement from Josh Allen

Maybe we can wait 20 years like Eichel and the Sabres.  Or maybe screw that and win now.

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We should be better. I doubt we are 12-4 better. 

 

Time will tell. 

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