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Dear Devin Singletary: PLEASE don't become fumble prone!

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Now that first fumble forced by Watt, I can't even blame the guy. Watt punched that ball so hard with such pin point accuracy, I'm not sure how many players in the league dont fumble it.

 

But overall the numbers arent good. In college there were no red flags. He had 5 fumbles over his 3 year career which included 778 touches (1 fumble per about 156 touches). THIS YEAR?

4 fumbles with just 164 touches for an alarming rate of 1 fumble per 41 touches. This guy has AMAZING potential to be a top 5 back in this league for years to come but MUST get that together and quickly. I'm sure the coaches are on top of this. Just something to keep an eye on moving forward. I want the guy to get 25-30 touches per game but at this rate he would fumble 2 times every 3 games.

 

 

 

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All his fumbles are the same too— he’s juking a guy out and gets nailed from behind by the pursuit. It’s a concern— he probably was good enough in college that no one was chasing him down from behind.

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I don't know too many players that could avoid a couple of those that were punched out from behind. hell of a defensive play I'd say. as for concern going forward, I'm not, he'll be fine.

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I think as he gets more experience and more field awareness they will decrease. Has to realize by now that NFL defenders are worlds better than what he faced in college.

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I have to say I have never seen a team attack the ball like Pittsburgh did last night, it was amazing to watch, but frightening at the same time. He needs to get better as we can see Gore has nothing left in the tank. I hope he figures it out....

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1 minute ago, Meatloaf63 said:

I have to say I have never seen a team attack the ball like Pittsburgh did last night, it was amazing to watch, but frightening at the same time. He needs to get better as we can see Gore has nothing left in the tank. I hope he figures it out....

I agree, they are awesome at taking the ball away, it’s like an art. Something we can take from that game on our offense and defense. Protect the ball more and go after the ball more.

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10 minutes ago, Meatloaf63 said:

I have to say I have never seen a team attack the ball like Pittsburgh did last night, it was amazing to watch, but frightening at the same time. He needs to get better as we can see Gore has nothing left in the tank. I hope he figures it out....

 

I think the one Watt attempted on Josh that just barely missed was even more "vicious."  A direct hit on the ball with that punch move is going to dislodge it the majority of the time.

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Ball security will be a focus this week I'm sure. And fortunately it is something that can be improved. Not sure what it was, but the ball just seemed a little extra slippery last night, for both teams. 

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The more touches he gets, the more chances for a fumble. Hopefully his fumbles will be limited but they will happen. I am more concerned about Allen fumbling the ball when he runs than Singletary. 

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5 minutes ago, JESSEFEFFER said:

 

I think the one Watt attempted on Josh that just barely missed was even more "vicious."  A direct hit on the ball with that punch move is going to dislodge it the majority of the time.

That was crazy and luckily he missed huh?

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It was a good thing he lost the ball last night. Gets to see himself on film and the mistakes and make adjustments. They were after the ball all night everyone knew they were going to get to it at some point. Watt is playing at a mvp level I expected him to make some huge plays. And as much as we dog on Ford he help up quite nice I thought against Watt. 
Singletary will be alright. I’m sure in film study they will be preaching ball security and sometimes just go forward you can’t juke everyone every play. 

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For sure needs to tighten that part of his game up. That will be the only thing standing between him and a top back for years to come. I think he can get better at it. I wonder if this was something that was happening in Training camp and practice early in the year. Might of been another contributing factor for why Gore was getting more touches to begin with.

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6 minutes ago, JESSEFEFFER said:

 

I think the one Watt attempted on Josh that just barely missed was even more "vicious."  A direct hit on the ball with that punch move is going to dislodge it the majority of the time.

That was so close to a solid punch to man land. 

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7 minutes ago, JESSEFEFFER said:

 

I think the one Watt attempted on Josh that just barely missed was even more "vicious."  A direct hit on the ball with that punch move is going to dislodge it the majority of the time.

That was so scary.  If he hits that ball direct, it's coming out.

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21 minutes ago, DaBillsFanSince1973 said:

I don't know too many players that could avoid a couple of those that were punched out from behind. hell of a defensive play I'd say. as for concern going forward, I'm not, he'll be fine.


Agreed.

 

Be nice if people would not over react from one game.  Every week there is some over reaction to something that happened in one game as if it’s chronic, been happening all year, etc.  

 

Let’s not panic over some big defensive plays by a great defense as if it’s now a chronic issue for Singletary.  

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Thank God Brown recovered that 2nd fumble or we probably lose that game. This is a serious issue that will have to be addressed. 

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Don't become?  That ship has sailed bro'.  Motor has a problem hanging on to the rock.  Since practically the entire offense revolves around him, this is a major issue going forward.  In the old days, your teammates would put a football with a handle in your locker.  Whatever the Bills need to do to get Motor to stop fumbling, they need to do it yesterday.

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35 minutes ago, BillsfanAZ said:

The more touches he gets, the more chances for a fumble. Hopefully his fumbles will be limited but they will happen. I am more concerned about Allen fumbling the ball when he runs than Singletary. 

This ^^^. Every time Josh runs I’m worried about him fumbling , 

I love Singletary but I don’t think he’s a 25-30 carries a game kind of a RB , 

i think Gore is done and will need to be replaced next year , I would love to see the Bills probably  draft a big bruising RB , 

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58 minutes ago, JESSEFEFFER said:

 

I think the one Watt attempted on Josh that just barely missed was even more "vicious."  A direct hit on the ball with that punch move is going to dislodge it the majority of the time.

I'm actually curious what the boundary is between a good play and a penalty. Can a player attempt to punch a ball out, miss, and strike that player in the chest, or arm, or head? How is punching someone under the guise of going for the ball still legal? I want to know the actual difference or the cut off boundary that it would be called a penalty. If Jerry Hughes did that exact same thing to Tom Brady and missed the ball and struck Brady in the chest would he be flagged? 

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it musta been wet or misty or some such last night.

 

our WRs had some butter fingers, our RB fumbles twice, and after he was down the ball got popped out of allen's hands too.

 

we also had pittz fumble 3 times right in front of white shirts, but they were lucky to get two of them.

 

I think a part of it is both d's are salty and just disgusting, and there mighta been some kind of condition out there.

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