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I rejoiced when meathead quit on the Bills, but then there was Jauron.........................................................:oops:

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32 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

I rejoiced when meathead quit on the Bills, but then there was Jauron.........................................................:oops:


too soon

 

like Maybin

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5 hours ago, Rico said:

Shane Matthews would’ve won the Steelers game.

People can scoff all they like, but I believe this is true.

 

Bledsoe was absolutely toast, especially down the stretch as his body wore down and his "mobility" suffered. Did real well in Dallas, right?

 

It's well established and discussed that JP Losman was a terrible draft pick, but the Bills also "drafted" Drew Bledsoe in the first round. BB had to be stunned a team was willing to give up a first for that guy AT THAT POINT.

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9 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

People can scoff all they like, but I believe this is true.

 

Bledsoe was absolutely toast, especially down the stretch as his body wore down and his "mobility" suffered. Did real well in Dallas, right?

 

It's well established and discussed that JP Losman was a terrible draft pick, but the Bills also "drafted" Drew Bledsoe in the first round. BB had to be stunned a team was willing to give up a first for that guy AT THAT POINT.

Make no mistake, Brain Dead Drew was by far the biggest reason they lost that game.:thumbdown:

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I have nothing to contribute to this thread save this: every time I scroll through the main page and this thread title catches my eye, my brain reads “Mike” and “retires from coaching” and completely skips the last name and auto fills random coaches. Mike Vrabel, Mike McCarthty, Mike Holmgren. Etc. etc. So for that really weird reason, this has been the most interesting thread of the week for me... I wonder whose going to retire next...

 

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3 hours ago, Charles Romes said:

According to Football Outsiders, who has tracked every play in the NFL since the early 1990s, the 2004 Bills are statistically the best NFL team (in their record-keeping history) to have failed to qualify for the playoffs.[2]

 

That's gotta count for somethin' right? That was a hell of a year though. Blew it in the season opener though against the jags. Of course there was the Piggsburgh fiasco, but man they had every chance to win that opener too.

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17 hours ago, Tisker A Tasker said:

I'm surprised by all of the negativity towards him on this board. 

Really? They guy quit on his team! The guy is a bum when it comes to coaching. I got the chance to meet him at a Bills preseason camp dinner and I can say as a person; he is a super nice guy. Very easy going, easy to talk to and very engaging when he talks football, but when you quit on your team that speak VOLUMES as to what kjind of man you really are.

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He was a 2000s coach using 1990s run-heavy football schemes and he really never evolved.  His offense was predictable.  Our "Frank Gore up the middle" plays would have put a smile on his face.

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every opening drive would be a run heavy score, followed by garbage on O

 

i think dabol is similar, except we didn't do that opening drive until the playoff game, where we do weird and wacky stuff that surprises the d, but stink otherwise due to lack of talent and also the o doesn't run any plays well because we have no identity.

 

 

i need to stop, i'm on a dabol crusade! 

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37 minutes ago, BigPappy said:

Really? They guy quit on his team! The guy is a bum when it comes to coaching. I got the chance to meet him at a Bills preseason camp dinner and I can say as a person; he is a super nice guy. Very easy going, easy to talk to and very engaging when he talks football, but when you quit on your team that speak VOLUMES as to what kjind of man you really are.

 

maybe to Tisker this was the Golden Era of Bills football, might be too young to remember Kelly's Dynasty

 

 

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He was such a forgettable coach and it was such a time of hopelessness even though the drought was just starting.  The situation with Ralph was also well into the senile stage and some of the decision making had become perplexing at the best of times.  Mularkey's failure to get us into the playoffs vs a team of 3rd stringers was one of the biggest failures I've ever seen in coaching in any sport. The team just did not seem prepared in that game or motivated at all.  In retrospect, Mularkey's era is like a childhood trauma or humiliation that your mind has buried for you to avoid further issues.

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41 minutes ago, row_33 said:

 

maybe to Tisker this was the Golden Era of Bills football, might be too young to remember Kelly's Dynasty

 

 

 

No no.  I remember the 90s well. Re-read my post.  I don't look at 2004-05 as the "good ol days".  I look at it as a time when this team was being failed by its owner.  They were not paying their coaches well.  They were not keeping up with other teams in terms of facilities or modern training methods.  I don't look at Mularkey as a quitter.  I look at him as a guy who realized he could make just as much money in more stable organizations elsewhere with fewer headaches.   He jumped off an erratic sinking ship - the last vestiges of were finally jettisoned once Russ Brandon was fired. Our two--decade-long nightmare is finally over.  Mike Mularkey was another victim of it, just like us.

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3 minutes ago, Tisker A Tasker said:

 

No no.  I remember the 90s well. Re-read my post.  I don't look at 2004-05 as the "good ol days".  I look at it as a time when this team was being failed by its owner.  They were not paying their coaches well.  They were not keeping up with other teams in terms of facilities or modern training methods.  I don't look at Mularkey as a quitter.  I look at him as a guy who realized he could make just as much money in more stable organizations elsewhere with fewer headaches.   He jumped off an erratic sinking ship - the last vestiges of were finally jettisoned once Russ Brandon was fired. Our two--decade-long nightmare is finally over.  Mike Mularkey was another victim of it, just like us.

 

it was just a quip, glad you saw the Good Years, hopefully it's getting to be more Good Years

 

 

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2 minutes ago, row_33 said:

 

it was just a quip, glad you saw the Good Years, hopefully it's getting to be more Good Years

 

 

Its all good man

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12 hours ago, row_33 said:


too soon

 

like Maybin

Marv/Maybin = PAIN

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16 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Marv/Maybin = PAIN

 

 

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21 hours ago, Rico said:

In his defense, Bledsoe should’ve been gone after 2003. If they beat the Steelers in 2004, everything might’ve turned out different.

 

1. 2004-win and we're in against Steelers 3rd string; you know the result........but we're tagged as "up and coming for 2005".

2. 2005- "up and coming" record of 5-11. "Up and coming" becomes "down the drain". So he quits January 2006.

3. I believe Moo's 2004 club set a club record for scores on the opening drives. At the same time, he was woeful in 2nd half adjustments to counter the opposition.

 

...then his travels began..............

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5 minutes ago, djp14150 said:

Who......

 

A former Buffalo Bills head coach who quit the team. No, not Doug Marrone. No, not Lou Saban. No, not Chuck Knox. No, not John Rauch. No, not Lou Saban again.

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10 minutes ago, KayAdams said:

 

A former Buffalo Bills head coach who quit the team. No, not Doug Marrone. No, not Lou Saban. No, not Chuck Knox. No, not John Rauch. No, not Lou Saban again.

No. The Meathead.

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On 1/9/2020 at 7:28 PM, WhoTom said:

 

Corporate executive.

 

 

Or NFL Commissioner.   

 

Or for that matter Director of Schools.  Our school district paid a large commission to find candidate and brought in one who retired (with full pension) from California.  Evidently he had a large set of bonuses for he immediately started making changes which made no sense until you realize most of the costs will impact after he leaves and the cost savings which affected bonus were now (sounds like deficit spending to me).  One of the last changes he made was direction to school cafeterias that being poor was not supposed to mentally impact students in schools so if you did not have money cafeteria was supposed to give meal to student without student having to prove they were needy. They were supposed to pay back but rarely ever did and the letters asking for it were considered shaming parents. Older students caught on this quickly and would save their money and ask for free meals on regular basis spending lunch money on snacks that were not covered going to another cashier to try to not be noticed.  When the bills started to come in director went on medical leave and would not be back before end of contract. He also qualified in 5 years for another full pension.

 

It seems the worse you are the more they are willing to pay for you to leave quietly and not write a tell-all book which means someone in P*ts organization is going to get a big payout.

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