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Any mentions in media or by the coaching staff why Duke Williams isn’t on the 53 msn roster? 

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Someone at my club actually believes that if Duke Williams had played today, the Bills would have won.

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It was mentioned on the broadcast how the Bills are not well equipped with WRs for the situation at the end--where you need a big strong guy to wrestle some balls away. I was just thinking that before he said it, this is where we need Duke Williams. They really could have used him today.

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1 minute ago, Mark Vader said:

Someone at my club actually believes that if Duke Williams had played today, the Bills would have won.

And you think you’re smarter because you believe the opposite? Ok pal cool story. Duke Williams is the only wr on the roster that has shown he can go up and get the ball and be a threat over the middle. McKenzie is a waste of a roster spot. Foster should be doing what they want from McKenzie. The last play of the game is the exact play you want to run for a player like duke not small John brown. The same thing happened in the eagles game on a fourth and long. So yes the bills had a great chance to win today if duke Williams plays. 

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I don’t think he should be inactive but he’s not going to be this monster game changer some are making him out to be. If our tight ends can’t body a defender and catch a ball I can’t see duke being much more effective. 
Duke doesn’t change much in this game today but of course that’s just my 2 cents. 

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10 minutes ago, tannins said:

Any mentions in media or by the coaching staff why Duke Williams isn’t on the 53 msn roster? 

He is

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If nothing else, Duke would be like another TE in the run game.   I just don't get why they don't think of that, given the struggles of our TEs in blocking...

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4 minutes ago, Rocbillsfan1 said:

And you think you’re smarter because you believe the opposite? Ok pal cool story. Duke Williams is the only wr on the roster that has shown he can go up and get the ball and be a threat over the middle. McKenzie is a waste of a roster spot. Foster should be doing what they want from McKenzie. The last play of the game is the exact play you want to run for a player like duke not small John brown. The same thing happened in the eagles game on a fourth and long. So yes the bills had a great chance to win today if duke Williams plays. 

The Duke Williams experiment will be over at the end of this season.

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Daboll really loves him some surfs. If Duke is no good so be it, but I hope the Bills don't opt for another diminutive receiver in the upcoming draft out of deference to Daboll's scheme. Like if Shenault is there in the second and we pass I think I'll wring my own neck.

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7 minutes ago, Rocbillsfan1 said:

And you think you’re smarter because you believe the opposite? Ok pal cool story. Duke Williams is the only wr on the roster that has shown he can go up and get the ball and be a threat over the middle. McKenzie is a waste of a roster spot. Foster should be doing what they want from McKenzie. The last play of the game is the exact play you want to run for a player like duke not small John brown. The same thing happened in the eagles game on a fourth and long. So yes the bills had a great chance to win today if duke Williams plays. 

I don't think we lost today because of our wide receivers.

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2 minutes ago, Mark Vader said:

I don't think we lost today because of our wide receivers.


Dropson Knox 

 

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I would of liked to see him active today. I’m not a Duke guy, but felt like having a sure handed guy who could block on the edge would of been nice against Baltimore. 

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9 minutes ago, Lurker said:

If nothing else, Duke would be like another TE in the run game.   I just don't get why they don't think of that, given the struggles of our TEs in blocking...

He's not that good of a wr, yet he's gonna convert into a good blocking te without an offseason to learn the nuances?!

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7 minutes ago, Mark Vader said:

I don't think we lost today because of our wide receivers.

 

A couple of hot read slant patterns in the face of all the blitzing would have helped though...

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13 minutes ago, Mark Vader said:

I don't think we lost today because of our wide receivers.

Well it sure was a team loss on offense. As good as brown and Beasley are there are things they just aren’t able to do because of their size. So yea duke Williams would have helped I’m not saying he’s an amazing talent they aren’t playing but he has a skill set for certain plays on the field and the bills are obviously lacking that. It would be great if they could rely on Knox more over the middle but he has butter hands for some reason when he is in the center of the field. 

8 minutes ago, Lurker said:

 

A couple of hot read slant patterns in the face of all the blitzing would have helped though...

This. it helps josh out a lot being able to do this when teams blitz him. 

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I know people are joking about this as ridiculous, but if Daboll isn't utilizing McKenzie or Foster with those motion sweep plays consistently the way he has all season, Duke needs to be active.

 

Allen needs a big bodied receiver who can actually catch. Knox could be that guy in the future, but he's unreliable now.

 

Just activate him already so we have a WR who can make contested catches.

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Duke Williams and Yeldon should both be active. But instead we are dressing guys like Senorise Perry that you couldn’t even find on the telecast. Then you have Frank Gore who is taking touches away from Singletary and looks like he’s running with an air conditioner tied to his cleats. This team is desperate for play makers and we are sitting guys that are capable of making big plays on offense. Very frustrating. 

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6 minutes ago, Brianmoorman4jesus said:

Duke Williams and Yeldon should both be active. But instead we are dressing guys like Senorise Perry that you couldn’t even find on the telecast. Then you have Frank Gore who is taking touches away from Singletary and looks like he’s running with an air conditioner tied to his cleats. This team is desperate for play makers and we are sitting guys that are capable of making big plays on offense. Very frustrating. 

Offense is not this team's primary concern.  It is very evident.

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Duke Williams, I see him catching that forth down pass, keeping the game alive. 

 

Remember, the Ravens likely don't put their best CB on Duke either, so you have big Duke over there 1 on 1 with likely a nickel DB or something.  

 

When he played he produced.  I've been complaing about Knoxs drops for weeks. 

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After foster had a few catches the last few games, I thought maybe keep Duke inactive. However, it's very evident we need a large reciever that can make those contested catches. I'd really like to see Duke active again for one of these games. I thought for sure they'd use mckenzie on alot of jet sweeps today, but I dont think they ran a single one 

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