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John Brown is playing like a #1 WR

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John Brown is on pace to do something that hasn't been done in Buffalo in more than a dozen years.

After making five catches for 83 yards during Sunday's 31-21 win over the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field, Brown has 473 receiving yards in the Bills' 5-1 start. That puts him on pace for 1,261 yards this season. If he gets there, he'd be the first Bills receiver to top 1,200 yards in a season since Lee Evans had 1,292 yards in 2006.

"He's looking like a No. 1 receiver, because he is a No. 1," defensive end Jerry Hughes said. "He's making all the big plays. Any time we need a big catch, he's doing it."

Brown ranks 16th in the NFL in total receiving yards, with 13 of the 15 players ahead of him on the list having played seven games. Among receivers, he's 12th in receiving yards. He also is one of only two players in the league with at least 50 yards receiving in all of his team's games, joining Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints.

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I know the popular theme right now is us getting that true #1 WR in the offseason.  I of course wouldn't say no but I think he we got a true complimentary #2....I think that could also solve our offensive woes.  It was supposed to by Zay but he's now the new Antonio Brown with the Raidahs.

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5 minutes ago, I'm Spartacus said:

He has an awesome TD celebration dance too!

Yeah it is pretty sharp, wonder if Tre would do the same on a pick 6?

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2 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Just need that deep ball connection 

he's already had a couple big ones that josh just couldn't get there.... missed him on a huge play in week one down the middle and then again this week on could have been a very large game or a house call with a broken tackle. that's just off the top of my head. 

 

hopefully those start dropping in. i'm confident they will. 

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The guy catches everything thrown to him. Works his way open when Josh scrambles. All you can ask.

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Just now, H2o said:

John Brown is on pace right now for 120 catches, 1, 261 yards, and 6 TD's. I'd expect him to end up with closer to 10 TD's as Allen gets better throughout the season. 

88 catches. I think you may have been looking at targets. lol. 

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Just imagine how good John Brown would be if there was a big fast can separate AND Catch guy across from him?  

 

To me these there the things needed to get this O into the top 10

 

OL Cohesion

One more legit pass threat

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I was happy when the Bills signed him, but he has exceeded my expectations.

 

I wasn't aware how good of a route runner he is....always finds a way to get separation and get open.

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1 minute ago, Stank_Nasty said:

88 catches. I think you may have been looking at targets. lol. 

:lol::doh:

 

You caught it before I could delete lol

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4 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Just need that deep ball connection 

 

I just wonder how Schwarz plays Allen this week.  He's not much of a cover 1 guy, I don't think, but I could see it this week.

Go after Allen and let him try to beat you over the top.  Do it until Allen can show he can connect on these deep balls....

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1 minute ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

I just wonder how Schwarz plays Allen this week.  He's not much of a cover 1 guy, I don't think, but I could see it this week.

Go after Allen and let him try to beat you over the top.  Do it until Allen can show he can connect on these deep balls....

I’d imagine he’s going to blitz quite heavily.  Allen has shown he can’t handle it 

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1 minute ago, CaptnCoke11 said:

I’d imagine he’s going to blitz quite heavily.  Allen has shown he can’t handle it 

 

He's not much of a blitzer either but I think you're right....it's what's beating Josh.

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Isn't that why he was brought in?  to BE the #1??? 

 

he's breaking records if I heard correctly 

 

Most targets /catches in his first 6 games 

 

hell he did it in week 1 too  v

John Brown breaks team record in Buffalo Bills debut - Bills Wire

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5 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

This is part of why I'd rather see us trade for a pass rusher than a WR.

 

DE/edge, as well as OLB depth, are the biggest needs right now.  

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The day of a big dominant play making number one WR being a necessity is over. There’s a variety of ways to put points on the board these days, and having a guy like Brown as the number one is more than good enough. With that said, the most important element in a modern offense is having more than one guy who can step up. Moving forward it’s going to be crucial for guys behind Brown and Beasley to make plays. 

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5 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

I just wonder how Schwarz plays Allen this week.  He's not much of a cover 1 guy, I don't think, but I could see it this week.

Go after Allen and let him try to beat you over the top.  Do it until Allen can show he can connect on these deep balls....

He doesn’t seem to have the personnel in the secondary to run cover 1 effectively but need to look at it more 

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1 minute ago, Happy Gilmore said:

DE/edge, as well as OLB depth, are the biggest needs right now.  

I admit, part of that is me wanting to see Duke Williams continue to develop - as he seems to have the complimentary traits - paired with the WRs seemingly available. If Browns were making moves I'd take OBJ over an edge player. But as it stands I think pass rush could increase our turnover rate and help the offense with some short fields.

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I always liked Brown. I was thrilled when we signed him and he has played great. The problem with any discussion about a "#1 WR" is that ten people have ten different definitions of exactly what "#1 WR" exactly means.

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6 minutes ago, Kelly the Dog said:

I always liked Brown. I was thrilled when we signed him and he has played great. The problem with any discussion about a "#1 WR" is that ten people have ten different definitions of exactly what "#1 WR" exactly means.

I think the consistency and clutch factors come into play 

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1 minute ago, YoloinOhio said:

I think the consistency and clutch factors come into play 

Absolutely. I love Brown, probably more than most, and yet "my" personal definition of a #1 WR he probably does not fit. There are only about 12-15 of them in the entire league. To me, Brown is clearly the best of a committee approach, even though he can do the entire route tree.

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He’s on pace for over 1,200 yards receiving. Not bad. 

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