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Is Singletary Daboll’s secret weapon?

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I was wondering going into the second half yesterday why Daboll wasn’t putting the ball into Singletary’s hands.  Obviously he is electric when he touches it and it got me to thinking.

 

We didn’t see Singletary let loose until the second half versus the Jets when the game was on the line and the Bills were staring a week one loss in the face.  We barely saw Singletary yesterday but the game was in hand for the most part.

 

I’m starting to suspect that Daboll is deliberately keeping Singletary under wraps so he can unleash him on an unprepared Patriots week four.  He might see Singletary as his ace in the hole that will give the Bills a shot to beat a Patriot team that looks dominant.

 

Surely Daboll has a hundred Singletary plays drawn up.  Is there any possible reason we haven’t seen a single screen pass to Singletary this season especially when we have lineman who can pull so effectively?  I think Daboll is going to keep Singletary under wraps as much as possible until he faces the Pat’s defense.  It’s like playing a vanilla scheme in the preseason so you don’t tip your hand on the regular season’s playbook.

 

I just can’t think of another reason why Daboll is sitting on the most electric player on our offense.

 

I hope Singletary’s tweaked hammy doesn’t render all of this a moot point.

 

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I think they rest him next week to be safe. 

 

Now Im also thankful for having an early bye week as well

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Given the Pats last 2 opponents, I’m not convinced they’re dominant. Not saying they’re not a good team, but dominant in terms of unbeatable I don’t see yet. They already made the mistake of signing a tumor that could fester that whole franchise 

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3 minutes ago, buffalo2218 said:

Given the Pats last 2 opponents, I’m not convinced they’re dominant. Not saying they’re not a good team, but dominant in terms of unbeatable I don’t see yet. They already made the mistake of signing a tumor that could fester that whole franchise 

 

They've won, collectively, 76-3 in two games.  That defines dominant.

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4 minutes ago, buffalo2218 said:

Given the Pats last 2 opponents, I’m not convinced they’re dominant. Not saying they’re not a good team, but dominant in terms of unbeatable I don’t see yet. They already made the mistake of signing a tumor that could fester that whole franchise 

 

The Patriots are always hard to beat.  No news flash there.  I thought the schedulers helped us out by scheduling them at New Era week 4 because the Pats usually start the season slow, but not this season. The Pats look mid season form already.  The Steelers and Dolphins might not be great teams, but the Pats dominated both in all three phases of the game.  It is going to take a great game from the Bills and some luck to beat the Patriots in week four.  Having two dozen Singletary plays to spring on the Pats would help even out those odds a little bit.

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I was thinking they might have a plan to run Gore 1st half the year, then Singletary last half for 'fresh legs', but you might be on the better track.

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3 minutes ago, hemma said:

I was thinking they might have a plan to run Gore 1st half the year, then Singletary last half for 'fresh legs', but you might be on the better track.

That is backwards though. You would want Singletary early to score and Gore late to seal the game

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12 minutes ago, bmur66 said:

I'd run him until he pukes

 

Only when its his turn though.

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I think he is a rookie from a small school. He is being brought along slowly with purpose.  He has never been hit by guys with the size and speed of the NFL. So far his pass blocking seems fine, but that could be a worry too.  Lastly there is the rookie wall so a few less touches now may mean more in Dec and Jan. Stay the course and get him more touches as the season progresses.

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2 minutes ago, Ethan in Portland said:

That is backwards though. You would want Singletary early to score and Gore late to seal the game

 

I mean split the season:

1st 8 games heavy Gore, light Singletary

Last 8 games heavy Singletary, light Gore

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The book on him out of college was a lot of mileage too, maybe trying to keep it down to begin this year.

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13 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

They've won, collectively, 76-3 in two games.  That defines dominant.

    Against a dysfunctional looking Steelers team and the worst team in at NFL.

    Let them play us( I am not expecting a win) and the Chiefs and we’ll see who they are.

 

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Just now, boco357 said:

The book on him out of college was a lot of mileage too, maybe trying to keep it down to begin this year.

 

My thing? Daboll has watched NE the last few years... Michel and Burkhead kind of form a solid 1-2 pairing.  

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I think he is saving Yeldon too for game vs Pats to exploit matchup vs LBs

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It’s not a bad theory, but I hope it’s false... the jets game was close throughout... it turned out okay, but this idea demands that he had a sure thing sitting on the sideline and waited to take advantage of it. That’s not a good gamble. 

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2 minutes ago, Ethan in Portland said:

I think he is a rookie from a small school. He is being brought along slowly with purpose.  He has never been hit by guys with the size and speed of the NFL. So far his pass blocking seems fine, but that could be a worry too.  Lastly there is the rookie wall so a few less touches now may mean more in Dec and Jan. Stay the course and get him more touches as the season progresses.

    McD seems to come from the make “Rookies earn it” school. This is important for his view of team chemistry. 

    I would love to see Singletary get more touches as well as a few for Yeldon. 

    I think there is also a desire to get the O line into the swing of power running which suits Gore. If we have a top third of the league ability, in that area,  later in the season these games will have paid their dividends.

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23 minutes ago, buffalo2218 said:

Given the Pats last 2 opponents, I’m not convinced they’re dominant. Not saying they’re not a good team, but dominant in terms of unbeatable I don’t see yet. They already made the mistake of signing a tumor that could fester that whole franchise 

You can't question the Pats' competition without at the same time questioning the Bills' competition in their two wins

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He's had excellent blocking on most of his runs.  He hasn't had to do much juking or making guys miss, its been his vision that's been outstanding to me.

Thankfully he ran a lousy 4.6 at the combine or this kid would've been gone well before we drafted him.   

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Thanks for publicizing the secret OP! There goes Week 4 advantage. ;) In all seriousness, Singletary may go down as one of the real steals of this last draft--was really surprised when Shady was cut that close to the opener, but it looks like the running game is set after all. Also hope he is 100% healthy going into Cincy. 

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1 minute ago, Buffalo Boy said:

    McD seems to come from the make “Rookies earn it” school. This is important for his view of team chemistry. 

    I would love to see Singletary get more touches as well as a few for Yeldon. 

    I think there is also a desire to get the O line into the swing of power running which suits Gore. If we have a top third of the league ability, in that area,  later in the season these games will have paid their dividends.

I think we'll see Yeldon more against the Pats as a receiver from the backfield. I'd use Yeldon in Dimarco's role.

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I feel that they looked at the schedule and figured they could go 3-0 without showcasing Motor......waiting til the pats in week 4 to unleash the beast as the lead back. 

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1 hour ago, dneveu said:

 

My thing? Daboll has watched NE the last few years... Michel and Burkhead kind of form a solid 1-2 pairing.  

I had the same reaction, James White, Burkhead, Michel whoever fits that weeks plan. 

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