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Conservative play calling will get you beat

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1 hour ago, billsfan1959 said:

 

Actually, Watson has a 66% completion percentage, 8 TDs to 2 INTs, and a 100.6 passer rating when blitzed. Watson did not play that well over the last 5 - 6 weeks of the season. They don't need to be blitz heavy. Stop the run, apply good pressure with 4, take away the big pass plays, and they will be fine.

 

Fans think blitzing is the cure of all ills. The highest blitz % teams are only about 30%. 

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Ultimately, conservative can be great for winning most of your games but to win 4 straight on the road against top teams- gotta beat the odds. Means some risk is absolutely required and a few things have to break your way.

 

toss up some 50/50 balls and see if you get them.

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When the Bills get a lead, can't go to prevent defense.  On offense, have to keep doing what got you the lead, not reverting to run, run, run, punt.

So yeah, being overly conservative will cost you the game.

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Nows not the time to fix what isnt broken when your playing the 6th seed texans, maybe the can go all out vs ravens or kc

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3 hours ago, klos63 said:

Playing not to lose it such a tired, overused cliche.  We made it to the playoffs with a somewhat conservative attack. We can't do things that we don't have the skill set to achieve.

 

Exactly. Play to your strengths. I would actually say McD is slightly less conservative than his rep. The team is not built to score a ton of points offensively, so play "smart" football(another tired cliche). 

 

They have maximized the talent on this roster, so just keep doing exactly what you did to get here in the first place and let the chips fall where they may.

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4 hours ago, \GoBillsInDallas/ said:

 

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What she does gets you beat too.

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Wow.  Complete collapse

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Just now, mannc said:

Wow.  Complete collapse

 

need to play for TDs and not FGs. Watson can turn it on in a second and burn you, you can't teams hang around - especially with Watson at QB

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You hate to see it, but down the stretch, the moment got too big for Coach Mc and Josh.  It's a learning experience and we'll bounce back but we got really bad in the critical moments.  But luckily O'Brien couldn't handle the moment either and we had a chance, we just couldn't execute.  I like how far we went this season, now we just have to build and continue to mature.

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Play not to lose always loses. Still can’t put up 20 points. End of first half is exactly McDermott.  

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7 hours ago, klos63 said:

Playing not to lose it such a tired, overused cliche.  We made it to the playoffs with a somewhat conservative attack. We can't do things that we don't have the skill set to achieve.

 

You cook them for 16 points in first half with 20 passes, you respond in the second half by throwing it 6 times until the lead is gone.... that's playing scared and not to lose, which lead to a loss 

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5 minutes ago, CoudyBills said:

Always remember.  Frank Gore up the middle on second and long.  

 

His hero worship was always weird. Frank Gore was NEVER considered one of the greats. He was a solid player who lasted a long time. Seeing him up there with Payton and Smith is an oddity. 

 

I get treating veterans well to encourage them to come here, but not at the expense of losing. 

 

McDermott needs to look in the mirror in the offseason. And Beane needs to stop being a pansy and spend some of his salary cap on better offensive players. 

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Miserable situational football, horrific personal foul call against the Bills, and a fluke non sack....

 

that was about as bad a 20 minutes of football as I’ve ever seen... 

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This game will always bother me. Always. Because we should have won. 

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Everyone needs to be fired. Daboll will be here next year, no way Cleveland signs him. We need to do a total purge, this way of playing football will never win a championship. Just a bunch of losers.

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Today we scored 19 pts

All year we averaged 19

We play conservative halfway past the 3rd qtr with that 16-0 lead. Daboll and Clappy deserve this. Get a lead and roll up in fetal position. 

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Just now, ToGoGo said:

 

His hero worship was always weird. Frank Gore was NEVER considered one of the greats. He was a solid player who lasted a long time. Seeing him up there with Payton and Smith is an oddity. 

 

I get treating veterans well to encourage them to come here, but not at the expense of losing. 

 

McDermott needs to look in the mirror in the offseason. And Beane needs to stop being a pansy and spend some of his salary cap on better offensive players. 

Absolutely.  In OT they had Dimarco and Smith on the field.  Wth is that?  You need playmakers out there.

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Just now, B-Large said:

Miserable situational football, horrific personal foul call against the Bills, and a fluke non sack


That non sack happened repeatedly in the 2nd half... so many times he escaped 

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