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Christ was he good!! Imagine Bruce with this D...

 

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During his playing time and awhile after, no doubt he was near the best pass rusher so far.....

 

 .....though the original "Crazed Dog" LT, "Preacher" Reggie White and Deacon "Head Slappin'" Jones make it a debatable point.

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17 minutes ago, Don Otreply said:

Christ was he good!! Imagine Bruce with this D...

 

Go Bills!!!

I would argue he's the second greatest Buffalo Bill of all time, behind OJ Simpson.

 

 

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Damn.  Crazy burst

 

First two sacks, he goes right for the ball. 

 

He lined up all over the place in a variety of techniques

 

Should have been 17. He was Offside for one and the other was tripped up by someone else.  Please call the NFL and have the correct it. 

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I still think of the play where Bruce almost had Hostetler near the end zone in the SB! What could have been!

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5 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

I still think of the play where Bruce almost had Hostetler near the end zone in the SB! What could have been!

Bruce did safety him

 

What could've been if he fumbled and we recovered

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Just now, Buffalo716 said:

Bruce did safety him

 

What could've been if he fumbled and we recovered

Yes! Thank you. I forgot...probably too obsessed with the what could of been part!

 

 

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1 minute ago, Rocket94 said:

Yes! Thank you. I forgot...probably too obsessed with the what could of been part!

 

 

Yea hostetler tripped and almost fell into the endzone himself..  Bruce got a great jump and cleaned it up

 

Crazy how he held onto the ball when Brice was a strip Master

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9 minutes ago, Buffalo716 said:

Yea hostetler tripped and almost fell into the endzone himself..  Bruce got a great jump and cleaned it up

 

Crazy how he held onto the ball when Brice was a strip Master

Yeah...extremely close! I thought that Bruce had the strip. It would have changed everything.

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2 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

Best player in Bills history. Sorry OJ.

...2nd best...OJ was best in the game for years. Bruce was 2nd to Reggie White

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5 minutes ago, Tcali said:

...2nd best...OJ was best in the game for years. Bruce was 2nd to Reggie White

We can call him what we want now, but OJ was the greatest Bill. For 10 years he played on some bad teams. OJ was the Bills.

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2 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

We can call him what we want now, but OJ was the greatest Bill. For 10 years he played on some bad teams. OJ was the Bills.

Is that you Mr Simpson?

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Buffalo716 said:

Is that you Mr Simpson?

 

 

 

It might be! Whatever you do, don't get me mad! ha!

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2 minutes ago, Buffalo716 said:

Juice is loose!

Had that t-shirt! Juice is loose 2003 yards!

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2 hours ago, Don Otreply said:

Christ was he good!! Imagine Bruce with this D...

 

Go Bills!!!

Agreed...I can imagine it!

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2 hours ago, Don Otreply said:

Christ was he good!! Imagine Bruce with this D...

 

Go Bills!!!

Bad things man...bad things...

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5 hours ago, Tcali said:

...2nd best...OJ was best in the game for years. Bruce was 2nd to Reggie White

Just my 2 cents but given that Reggie primarily played in 4-3 defenses and we know very well that Bruce played almost entirely in 3-4, that gives Bruce the edge, by far, in my book.  Reggie had a huge advantage always having the 4 linemen front.  Yes, the 3-4 becomes, essentially, 4-3, with a blitzing linebacker.  But that's not always the case and there were a huge number of plays with only a 3-man front.  You can't argue with hard numbers so Reggie gets the official nod of course.  But considering the way they were actually asked to play, Bruce gets 1st any day of the week in my book.  I know I'll get hammered by some of you for this but I know others feel the same way (we are Bills fans after all, eh? 😉)

 

Aside from that though I think Bruce was a once-in-a-generation, if not lifetime, combination physically and talent-wise.  He seemed to play with smaller pads back then so you could really see how imposing he was physically.  He's the main reason I even started watching the Bills (the other was seeing that Buffalo crowd welcome home Norwood after the missed kick.  I still get watery eyes today after all these years.  That's all I needed to see about that city and their fans.  I mean you would've never known they actually lost that game the way the crowd was.  I've been die-hard myself ever since and I grew up in Northern Virginia.)

 

Lastly, one thing that always intrigued me about Bruce was that he was a giant physically and a monster on the football field but you'd never know it if you just heard him talk.  His voice was so soft (for lack of a better word)  and silky smooth.  He could've been the overnight DJ for a classical music or soft-rock radio station.  I loved that juxtaposition.

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All time sack leader at 200 or so, but can we also remember please that he was damn good against the run.

 

i love you Reggie White, but you played in a 4-3 your entire career, but Bruce played in a 3-4 which I believe is tougher from a sack stand point, and no one can tell me otherwise...until...you know...someone tells me otherwise.

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1 hour ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

All time sack leader at 200 or so, but can we also remember please that he was damn good against the run.

 

i love you Reggie White, but you played in a 4-3 your entire career, but Bruce played in a 3-4 which I believe is tougher from a sack stand point, and no one can tell me otherwise...until...you know...someone tells me otherwise.

 

Amen there!  He doesn't get enough attention for that aspect of his game and he was a force against the run.   I remember so well how they'd double-team him and run the ball.  But from somewhere inside that mass of opposing players this big arm would pop out, as if from another dimension, and grab the unsuspecting RB for the tackle.  Bruce was amazingly stout against runs in the 3-4 front.  Yet another example of how he dominated even having one less lineman a  good portion of the time. 

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