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11 hours ago, TwistofFate said:

Im not sure why everyone thinks our offense is so complex, its really not.  Its actually the opposite.

 

Ah, no.    Joe B of The Athlectic had a story this week about Gabriel Davis' ability to contribute to the Bills as a rookie.   After running just 3-4 routes in college at UCF, this is what he's going to have to learn as a Bill:

 

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14 hours ago, ScottLaw said:

Yes.... I’m sure it’s played a part in why our offense has been average at best his first two years here... and every year for him as an OC.

 

Never understood the complex offensive playbook strategy and never really trusted McDermott hiring an OC. Keep it simple stupid. 

 

 

If an offense is too simple, the defense will be to read & react correctly.  Not only does this slow down the offense, it frustrates the players.

 

An offense that's too complicated makes execution (and success) difficult and also frustrates the players.

 

Somewhere in the middle is a sweet spot.   

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27 minutes ago, Thurman#1 said:

 

 

OK, I guess there's nothing forcing you to count the interview the Giants asked for but were denied by the Bills. It still exists in reality, though. I'll try to remember to use "be offered interviews" rather than "get" them. As far as indicating what the league-wide opinion on you is, though, it's pretty much the same thing. And that he was offered those interviews when he's coaching a team so early in their life cycle, and an offense that's far more coming together or finding it's feet than already producing at a high level again shows the way that the league sees Daboll.

 

That's who. The consensus on him around the league is he's doing a good job, given what he's had.

 

The offense has to improve? Well, you're right, of course it does, but if they don't ... it is at this point far too early to know what the reason for that will be or whether Daboll will be considered to be a major part of the problem. It certainly could happen that way. Or - especially if Allen improves significantly - they could easily improve a ton and Daboll could be considered one of the main reasons.

Giants interview makes sense.... Judge coached with a Daboll in NE.... basically the same thing as Flores hiring O’Shea.... interestingly enough the Dolphins offense wasn’t much worse than the Bills offense. 


You do understand this is a results oriented business? You don’t get 4 years to install an offense if your first 3 years demonstrate lackluster results. Daboll is absolutely on the hot seat. This is a make or break year for him here more so than it is Allen, IMO. 

 

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12 minutes ago, Thurman#1 said:

 

 

OK, I guess there's nothing forcing you to count the interview the Giants asked for but were denied by the Bills. It still exists in reality, though. I'll try to remember to use "be offered interviews" rather than "get" them. As far as indicating what the league-wide opinion on you is, though, it's pretty much the same thing. And that he was offered those interviews when he's coaching a team so early in their life cycle, and an offense that's far more coming together or finding it's feet than already producing at a high level again shows the way that the league sees Daboll.

 

His buddy from NE wanted to interview him for OC. We can count that as an interview since I admittedly forgot about the request. Then again, we’ve seen legitimately terrible coordinators and position coaches constantly get chances because the NFL is all about who you know. 

 

12 minutes ago, Thurman#1 said:

 

That's who. The consensus on him around the league is he's doing a good job, given what he's had.

 

Did you poll all the players, coaches or front office personnel? All of them? 
 

12 minutes ago, Thurman#1 said:

 

The offense has to improve? Well, you're right, of course it does, but if they don't ... it is at this point far too early to know what the reason for that will be or whether Daboll will be considered to be a major part of the problem. It certainly could happen that way. Or - especially if Allen improves significantly - they could easily improve a ton and Daboll could be considered one of the main reasons.


If they don’t improve after 3 years then it’s not far too early to know the reason.
 

McD fired Dennison after 1 year as OC. Did he need more time to know he was a poor OC and part of the problem?

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1 hour ago, Bangarang said:


Dennison and Daboll aren’t looking good for McD’s credibility for picking OCs.  
 

I don’t think anyone would question McD’s ability to have a good defense. It’s the offense that gives a lot of people cause for concern. 

What McD needs to learn is hiring sub par assistants at the coordinator position have killed so many Buffalo Bills head coaches over the last two decades.

 

We know that Chan Gailey kept hiring the wrong DC's in George Edwards, Dave Wannstedt.

 

Dick Jauron did the same thing starting with OC Steve Fairchild, who left to be a HC in college. To promoting QB coach Turk Schonert to OC, to firing him two weeks before a season started and again hiring a QB coach in Alex Van Pelt to OC. 

 

Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett. :sick: 

 

Rex Ryan actually hired two really, really good offensive coaches in OC Greg Roman and Anthony Lynn. He fired the first and promoted the latter to OC to replace him. Both those offensive coordinators have done better than any previous or since, 2015 12th in points, 13th in yards total, alas 31st in passing attempts, 28th in passing yards. #2 in rushing attempts, #1 in rushing yards, #1 in rushing TD's, #1 in yards per attempt. 

 

Stating that, the Bills did have Cordy Glenn at LT, pro bowler Richie Incognito at LG, pro bowler Eric Wood at C in 2015. AND Tyrod Taylor as a running QB along with LeSean McCoy at RB. 

 

Under Anthony Lynn the Buffalo offense did improve on the field somewhat but were held back by QB difficulties. Still, #2 in rushing attempts, #1 in rushing yards, #1 in rushing TD's, #1 in yards per attempt. 

 

What did Rex Ryan in... was his own stupidity in running a defense that wasn't supported by the players on the roster. The man inherited the best defensive line and pass rush in the league and turned it into 31st. Ryan went on to cripple that great pass rush by changing that attack scheme to his scheme in being overly complex (where have I heard that before) Asking his pass rushing D linemen to drop into pass coverage or take on blockers ...so the the not so good linebackers could make a play. Play calls coming in late (where have I heard that before). 

 

Anthony Lynn is still the HC of the Chargers and Greg Roman is the OC of the 2019 14-2 Baltimore Ravens with the #1 offense in points, #2 in yards. 

 

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1 hour ago, ScottLaw said:

Giants interview makes sense.... Judge coached with a Daboll in NE.... basically the same thing as Flores hiring O’Shea.... interestingly enough the Dolphins offense wasn’t much worse than the Bills offense. 


You do understand this is a results oriented business? You don’t get 4 years to install an offense if your first 3 years demonstrate lackluster results. Daboll is absolutely on the hot seat. This is a make or break year for him here more so than it is Allen, IMO. 

 

I agree! 

 

Lets face it, Brian Daboll drew a ton of interest as a possible head coaching candidate after that Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving game. The entire NFL world was watching the only game on TV at that time. 

 

 The Buffalo Bills offense and QB Josh Allen looked amazing during that game 356 yards of offense, 34 rushes for 124 yards, 1 TD. Allen 20 of 25 for 259 yards, 2 TDs passing, one TD running and a rating of 120.7. 

 

The play calls were great and the Bills had the better ToP 33:18 to 26:42. Dak Prescott threw 49 times for 355 yards, 2 TDs, one INT. 

 

Carolina had made it known that they were interested in Brian Daboll as their next HC after that Dallas game.

 

 

Then came the Baltimore Ravens game the very next week with the Ravens blitzing 65% of their defensive plays and the Bills offense having literally no answer.. all.. game.. long! Josh Allen sacked 6 times and really nowhere to go with the ball as the Baltimore DB's covered Beasley and Brown very well. Allen went 17 of 49 for 146 yards, 1 TD and a rate of 62.6. That game Daboll calling 39 pass plays into a ferocious Ravens blitz with only 23 run plays. 

 

Needless to say that after this game Carolina lost interest in hiring Daboll as HC as they didn't even interview him. The only team that did interview Daboll for a HCing job were the Cleveland Browns. 

 

The 2020 season schedule looks to be much more difficult at #5 whereas the 2019 schedule was the 6th easiest and looking at the bums at QB they faced it was far easier than that. Darnold with Mono, an aging Eli, Dalton without his best receiver, Brady 2x both losses. Mariota 2-4 who was benched for Tannehill 7-3. Fitz 2x both wins. Wentz loss. Rookie Dwayne Haskins who clearly wasn't ready. Brandon Allen 1-2 who was replaced by Drew Lock 4-1. Baker Mayfield loss. Dak Prescott win. Lamar Jackson loss. Duck Hodges!

Deshaun Watson playoffs, loss. No gimps this season. 

 

Yea, now with Diggs and Zack Moss Bills on the roster, Bills OC will have no excuses about a lack of talent this season. 

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6 hours ago, Lurker said:

 

Ah, no.    Joe B of The Athlectic had a story this week about Gabriel Davis' ability to contribute to the Bills as a rookie.   After running just 3-4 routes in college at UCF, this is what he's going to have to learn as a Bill:

 

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And compare that to the  West Coast tree...

 

 

As well as the Air Coryell tree

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8 hours ago, Bangarang said:


Dennison and Daboll aren’t looking good for McD’s credibility for picking OCs.  
 

I don’t think anyone would question McD’s ability to have a good defense. It’s the offense that gives a lot of people cause for concern. 

 

Dennison was fired after one season (and he wasn't McD's first choice to begin with ).  Daboll got raw Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman to work with, along with no WRs, in his first season.  Did you notice any improvement last year?

 

I really don't understand what is going on in some of your minds.

 

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There is a HUGE difference between basic and simple. The Bills offense is basic, but not simple, which imo is what you want. You make things complex by combining basic pieces together is creative ways.

 

People who are hoping for a monolithic offensive system where there is no artistry or improve within a structure are confusing me. JA is going to thrive when he can be creative within a framework that he truly understands and can combine basic pieces quickly into super unique creative things on the fly at the line.

 

I'm not sure why people are so hoping we have a simple elementary offense that puts artificial ceilings on players. 

 

You can be overly complex too though where people have to think instead of react, but usually that happens more on defense (see Rex Ryan or Al Golden at University of Miami)

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1 hour ago, SlimShady'sSpaceForce said:

Where’s FireChan when you need him. 
 

not impressed with what he did here. 

His main problem in Buffalo was the inability to hire a decent defensive coordinator.  His offensive coordinator was nothing to write home about either, but Chan could at least help out with that.  The defense was a train wreck.

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21 minutes ago, TigerJ said:

His main problem in Buffalo was the inability to hire a decent defensive coordinator.  His offensive coordinator was nothing to write home about either, but Chan could at least help out with that.  The defense was a train wreck.

and if i understood the FO back in the day they were reluctant to spend money.  period. If they had found  . pursued, and likely overpaid for a actual D coordinator during Chan's  regime we might have had something to reckon with. But honestly ?

Ralph , and or his Boys were cheap. painfully so

 

Dave Wannstache 

 

 really ?

 I mean REALLY

 fit em up boys and win yur matchup

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1 hour ago, eball said:

 

Dennison was fired after one season (and he wasn't McD's first choice to begin with ). 


By all accounts his first choice was Mike McCoy...not impressed.

 

1 hour ago, eball said:

 

Daboll got raw Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman to work with, along with no WRs, in his first season.  Did you notice any improvement last year?

 

There was improvement. Kinda like going from a 2.1 to a 2.7 GPA in school. It’s improvement but still not good. I’ve said countless times that the excuses for Daboll are all but gone and either he produces a good offense this year or it’s time to move on. 

 

1 hour ago, eball said:

 

I really don't understand what is going on in some of your minds.

 

 

Not wanting a poor offense must make us clinically insane. What’s going on with McD’s and BB’s minds who have repeatedly said the offense needs to be better and score more points. That dot McD even fired his 1st OC after 1 year ignoring how important continuity and stability is. I think he might be one of us after all.

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1 hour ago, eball said:

 

Dennison was fired after one season (and he wasn't McD's first choice to begin with ).  Daboll got raw Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman to work with, along with no WRs, in his first season.  Did you notice any improvement last year?

 

I really don't understand what is going on in some of your minds.

 

You’ve watched the Bills struggle offensively most Sunday's for the past 3 years right eball?

 

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We ran Greg Roman out of town & look at him now - we just didn’t give him enough time.  Daboll will be fine.

Lets Go Buffalo!!!!!

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9 hours ago, ScottLaw said:

Giants interview makes sense.... Judge coached with a Daboll in NE.... basically the same thing as Flores hiring O’Shea.... interestingly enough the Dolphins offense wasn’t much worse than the Bills offense. 


You do understand this is a results oriented business? You don’t get 4 years to install an offense if your first 3 years demonstrate lackluster results. Daboll is absolutely on the hot seat. This is a make or break year for him here more so than it is Allen, IMO. 

 

 

Yes, I do understand this is a results based business, Scott.

 

Scott, you do understand that absolutely nobody with a brain looks at those results without context? Or do you not? Because I've just said so about three times in a row and you have ignored it each time. And yet it is without the slightest doubt absolutely true. If they did look at results without context, the Niners would have fired Bill Walsh  after his first two years when his results were very poor. They didn't because they looked at the context, which in that case was that Walsh had rebuilt and was working with a quarterback who was young and developing. Sound familiar?

 

And again, "you don't get 4 years to install an offense if your first 3 years demonstrate lackluster results" is wrong for exactly the same reason. It ... depends ... on ... the ... context. You will get that 4th year sometimes. Other times you will not. A management group with a clue will look at both results and context and will come to a nuanced conclusion depending on what they think. What they will not do is exactly what you say they will. "Let's see, three years, bad stats ... well, we don't have to look any further or think any harder, this guy's out." Any management that makes decisions that poorly is a group that no coach should want to work under anyway. And Beane and McDermott are very clearly not thinkers who work that simplistically.

 

And, no, Daboll is not on the hot seat because a guy named Scott on the internet thinks so. Believe that if you will, but outside Oz that won't make it true. I mean, in a sense pretty much every coach in the league is, and in that sense, sure, you're right. They clearly have confidence in him and think he's doing a good job. We know that because he's still here and still has the job after two years of working with him and watching every day. He's not on the hot seat. But will he like all of them have his performance evaluated carefully at the end of the year as they go over everything? Yeah, of course. And if they don't like his performance, will he be gone? Without a doubt. Will they check the internet to see what that guy named Scott thinks? I'm sure both of us know that's highly highly unlikely, and I'm quite sure they don't check my opinions either, or any of ours.

 

And as things stand, does the context he's operating in appear quite a bit better than it has been so far, and will that be taken into account? Yeah, of course.

 

The difference is that you don't like the job he's doing, which again is fine. Nothing wrong with having an opinion. But they do like the job he's doing. They do.

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9 hours ago, Lurker said:

 

Ah, no.    Joe B of The Athlectic had a story this week about Gabriel Davis' ability to contribute to the Bills as a rookie.   After running just 3-4 routes in college at UCF, this is what he's going to have to learn as a Bill:

 

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That classic route tree is known by most high school receivers and I’m sure Davis is more than familiar with it. 
 

The challenge lies in understanding route concepts in conjunction with various coverage schemes and combinations. Fortunately, we have three veteran receivers who have a good understanding of that and a QB entering his third year in the scheme. If Davis has a high aptitude, he should be ok in that surrounding. 

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2 hours ago, eball said:

 

Dennison was fired after one season (and he wasn't McD's first choice to begin with ).  Daboll got raw Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman to work with, along with no WRs, in his first season.  Did you notice any improvement last year?

 

I really don't understand what is going on in some of your minds.

 

 

Nobody twisted McDermott's arm in choosing Dennison as the HC; that was still his choice.  McD could have picked someone else, but he didn't most likely because no current or former Carolina Panther offensive assistants or coordinators were available.  McD is on his second OC and SpT coordinator in four years.  Not a good record, which screams McDermott is a DC, not HC.

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15 hours ago, eball said:

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, SOMEBODY couldn’t wait to get in here and trash our OC!

 

The mediocre offense couldn’t POSSIBLY be a by-product of developing a raw QB for two seasons, could it?  Nah...Daboll sucks and McD doesn’t know offense!

 

You’re consistent, I’ll give you that.


I’m not going to get too down on Daboll, but I think the criticism he gets (which I wasn’t doing directly) is that he’s yet to have consistent success anywhere as an OC. I’ll certainly work with him to see, but to blame his lack of success on having a young QB isn’t looking at his whole body of work.
 

Chan is Chan. We know what he is and what he isn’t. He’s been in the league for decades and he certainly deserves respect for this. He brings respectability to the Phins in the least. As for Daboll, I guess we’ll see. He’s either going to do do well enough to deserve HC interviews or he’ll flame out and be back coaching TEs or in the NCAA again. Either scenario wouldn’t surprise me. 

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