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Hopefully McD and Daboll coach many virtual two minute drills so they can learn how to attack for six instead of settling for three. 

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I remember hearing about Tyrod doing this while here if I am not mistaken. 

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2 minutes ago, H2o said:

I remember hearing about Tyrod doing this while here if I am not mistaken. 

 

Yes, but that was entirely different coaching staff and FO...

 

I think the systems may have improved as well

 

 

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Well I’ve not read anything, but if McD thought it would help, I’m sure he would use it.  The issue is he can’t really tell Allen or anyone what tool to us  The only way any are using this tool is if was given during the season, or they looked for it on their own.

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2 minutes ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:


Why does every scenario tell me the best option is to take the check down pass? 

Damn that hit in Arizona turned him into his alter-ego, Trentative. Had somewhat high-ish hopes for that guy. 

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3 minutes ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:


Why does every scenario tell me the best option is to take the check down pass? 

 

I'm sure he's a much better QB when the threat of being hit isn't real. I have no doubt he suffered a head injury when he got hit against the Cardinals and he was never the same on the field. 

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Just now, Motorin' said:

 

I'm sure he's a much better QB when the threat of being hit isn't real. I have no doubt he suffered a head injury when he got hit against the Cardinals and he was never the same on the field. 


We know the first bit. He was a training camp legend. 

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Black magic.

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4 hours ago, machine gun kelly said:

Well I’ve not read anything, but if McD thought it would help, I’m sure he would use it.  The issue is he can’t really tell Allen or anyone what tool to us  The only way any are using this tool is if was given during the season, or they looked for it on their own.

 

I'm asking specifically if anyone knows if the Bills use this technology.  Yes, that would be during the times when Bills are allowed contact with players (OTA, mini camp, training camp, season)

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13 minutes ago, aristocrat said:

shady used to

 

Not me ... who said that??  ;)  ;)   :)

 

 

Does the vest make you feel impacts? 

 

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3 minutes ago, SlimShady'sGhost said:

 

Not me ... who said that??  ;)  ;)   :)

 

 

you just use it for porn...sinner

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18 minutes ago, Motorin' said:

 

I'm sure he's a much better QB when the threat of being hit isn't real. I have no doubt he suffered a head injury when he got hit against the Cardinals and he was never the same on the field. 

 

Well, if we're talking Trentative...he DID have a good game vs. San Diego the following week - 25 of 30 for 261 yds, 8.7 ypa so it wasn't all checkdowns

He had several more good games that season, actually.

 

So I don't think the facts fit the "poor Trent Edwards got nailed against the Cardinals and was never the same" narrative for 2008.

 

I think it had more to do with the fact that 2009 was the famous "Can Anyone Play Left Tackle?" season after Peters held out and we traded him to Philly and that in desperation, we cut our OC just before the season.  That's never a good marker for pending offensive success.  Take a not very athletic QB with slow processing and a meh arm, put him behind a crap OL, and give him game plans that don't successfully make the most of what you've got and there you go.  I think that 7 game pounding completely destroyed Edwards desire for the game.

 

6 hours ago, mattynh said:

Tyrod used to.   

 

I remember that, there was a piece on it from training camp.  But that was a different FO.

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They have. 

 

Josh is still having trouble with his footwork. 

 

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I remember Shady saying they used it in the RB room.

 

Haven't heard anything about in in a few years tho.

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In Josh Allen's case, I can't imagine that they wouldn't at least give it a try. I think a lot of his issues could be addressed, including his accuracy. His arm accuracy would be better addressed throwing at stationary targets, but when it comes to the mental calculation of determining where the receiver will be when the ball arrives, VR training could help a lot, IMO. I could also see where it could be used very well to address things like reading defenses and the time it takes to find the open receiver, etc. I certainly hope they are using it. Josh needs to find his receivers and get the ball off more quickly in the future.

 

Also, you can repeat certain exercises more quickly than on the practice field, so you get higher rates of repetition. Sounds like a great idea to me.

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10 hours ago, Heavy Kevi said:

I remember Shady saying they used it in the RB room.

Haven't heard anything about in in a few years tho.

 

Good question as to whether the Bills are just more close-mouthed about what they do or don't do now-a-days or whether it's something McD just doesn't believe in.

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