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12 hours ago, HOUSE said:

Personally, I am glad Jerry set me straight. I can now look at the season realistically with no hyped up plans. Should the Bills whiff and miss the playoffs I can be happy I was warned rather then feel soooooo foolish.

A parade down Main st would have been cold in February anyway...

Hold it in LA?  Probably more Bills fans than Rams fans. 🤔

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23 hours ago, HOUSE said:

He is now in Niagara Falls for a reason......

 

 

The reason being that the News were wusses. 

 

This column is totally reasonable, particularly as he points out that he picked 'em for the SB last year. That could make you a little gunshy the year after.

 

21 hours ago, chris heff said:

Sullivan has made a career out of being a pessimist. He calls himself skeptical, but I don’t think he ever believed in the Bills. It wasn’t exactly going out on a limb being pessimistic about the Bills and Sabres over the last few decades. I prefer to be optimistic probably to a faulty. I find it too exhausting to be pessimistic. Being skeptical is at times prudent and not as exhausting. In this article Sullivan has six points only two have some validity, “Is the defense as good as its record?” and “Is Sean McDermott a Super Bowl head coach?”. The defense was good when playing with a lead, the run defense was at times terrible. The interior of that line needs to be better, hopefully the new additions will help that. McDermott has to own that “13 seconds”, that was bad coaching. We can try and place blame elsewhere, but that’s obfuscation. I like McDermott, but he has to win the big one. 

 

Jerry's never believed in the Bills? Despite picking them to make the Super Bowl last year? Despite having Cam as the leader for Coach of the Year seven games into the Trent season? 

 

Nonsense. 

 

He has covered them through a truly awful period. He is indeed skeptical and a pessimist. Call him a curmudgeon as well. But when they have looked good, he has had no problem acknowledging it. 

 

 

13 hours ago, HOUSE said:

Personally, I am glad Jerry set me straight. I can now look at the season realistically with no hyped up plans. Should the Bills whiff and miss the playoffs I can be happy I was warned rather then feel soooooo foolish.

A parade down Main st would have been cold in February anyway...

 

 

Oh, so Jerry predicted missing the playoffs?

 

Oh, wait, he didn't. Yet another of the constant stream of straw man arguments we see on here so often.

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All I've ever wanted is a team that realistically COULD win it.  We had too many years of teams that would have no chance whatsoever, even if they snuck into the playoffs somehow.

 

This team has an excellent chance.  We happen to be peaking at a time when there are a lot of good QB's and teams, but the opportunity is still there.  Of course it's no "lock."  If it wasn't a lock for the '07 Pats or '01 Rams, it's not a lock for anyone.

 

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Want to hear a funny joke?

 

This guy was so terrible that he went from writing at a major newspaper to doing articles for the Niagara Gazette that parody his own negativity.

 

Bills are Super Bowl favorites, Josh Allen is the MVP favorite, and he still finds a way to be miserable. What a wonderful life!

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20 hours ago, ScottLaw said:

Their offense needs to be more consistent… They lost just about all of those games because their offense struggled to put up points and score TDs…. I’d put that way above their struggles to stop the run as a reason for their losses.

While true for some games during the season. Steelers 16-23, Jaguars 6-9, Colts 15-41, Patriots 10-14. They also lost to Tennessee 31-34 and Tampa Bay 27-33 in OT. 

 

In particular that Jags game in scoring only 6 points against the worst team in the league over the last few years was inexplicable in my view. Four sacks, three turnovers. 12 penalties on Buffalo for 118 yards. Not to mention that it showed that Josh Allen can still be bullied by a strong pass rush. A great defensive effort by Jacksonville, a poor offensive effort by Buffalo. 9 rushes for 22 yards by Bills RBs...

 

That Colts game though, 46 rushes for 264 yards, 4 TDs on the ground by Indy with 37:47 ToP vs 22:13 for Buffalo showed that they can play keep away from Allen. It also helped that Buffalo had 4 turnovers with 3 INTs, 1 fumble by Allen. 

 

The Patriots vs Buffalo in their first game, 46 rushes for 222 yards, 1 TD for NE. Granted this was in a windstorm in Buffalo. 

 

My concern here is based on the Bills will face many teams that will attempt to run the ball more often rather then face that top Buffalo defense against the pass that they had in 2021. Now with Von Miller in the fold it should be even more difficult for opponents to throw against Buffalo.

 

Besides that, Miami with a new HC that is from the 49ers who was their run game coordinator in San Fran. The NY Jets with new RB Breece Hall and considering what Buffalo did to their rookie QB last season. They also face noted running teams in the Titans, Ravens, Steelers early on. We also know that NE has some good RBs.

 

I don't ever want to see another game like that Colts game loss 15-41 with Carson Wentz at QB who only threw for 106 yards!

 

Its my hope that Buffalo did enough in the off season to shore up that run defense. We should know early because the Bills face the Colts in the preseason, week one. 

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On 7/23/2022 at 5:44 AM, YoloinOhio said:

First of all I had no idea that he was with the Niagara gazette now and I’m not giving his article a click. But his headline isn’t wrong. I’m not a professional skeptic but I do think they will be challenged, not sure anyone has said they won’t be. Lining up for the parade is a bit dramatic, has he met bills fans?? Excited, yes, we deserve to be. But the fans are realistic imo. 

I agree.  Yes we're excited and extremely optimistic,  but we're hardly lining up for a parade or pretending to polish our imaginary Lombardi.  This team will have to execute,  especially the defense. 

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15 minutes ago, LABILLBACKER said:

I agree.  Yes we're excited and extremely optimistic,  but we're hardly lining up for a parade or pretending to polish our imaginary Lombardi.  This team will have to execute,  especially the defense. 

 

We aren't doing anything the national media isn't doing.  We are the favorites.  You still have to win it. 

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5 hours ago, Thurman#1 said:

 

 

The reason being that the News were wusses. 

 

This column is totally reasonable, particularly as he points out that he picked 'em for the SB last year. That could make you a little gunshy the year after.

 

 

 

Or maybe they realized they didn't need him because they are the Buffalo News. Looks like they haven't skipped a beat since he left either, so the "wusses" comment is just salt in the wounds. He said Josh's skills regressed and that's just dumb. Honestly it reads like he spent 10 minutes writing it. 

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On 7/23/2022 at 8:26 AM, HOUSE said:

Sullivan: Super Bowl no lock for Bills, who will be challenged this season

I’m back to my default position as a professional skeptic. Someone has to do it. Judging by the gleeful mood among Buffalo fans, you’d think they were already lining up for the parade.

 

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https://www.niagara-gazette.com/sports/sullivan-super-bowl-no-lock-for-bills-who-will-be-challenged-this-season/article_742f8dfa-09fe-11ed-9a97-832f47fc0ee1.html

 

 

Meh … he makes som valid points.  (I like McDermott - so take this next comment in that context).  I agree that McDermott was out-coached in the KC game.  The last 13 seconds was an abomination and stain on his otherwise solid record.  Now way does a Bellicheat team fold like that.

 

OK that’s off my chest and it is a new season.  I am looking forward to it.

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The only thing columnists like Sully are good for is giving my cockatiel a good laugh...and a place to take a dump.   

 

He's got no access, no sources and the equivalent of drunk-on-a-barstool insights.    The only thing that's ever kept him in the game is his mastery of 20-20 hindsight and the fact a sizeable percentage of Buffalo area sports fans have no ability to remember / retain anything he's ever written or said.

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On 7/23/2022 at 12:20 PM, EasternOHBillsFan said:

 

He is when it comes to Buffalo Bills journalism and has been for years and years now. If you don't know that then you need to get out and talk to Bills Mafia members more.

If the Bills Mafia Facebook page is any indication, there aren't too many MENSA candidates, in that particular Forum...

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I didn’t realize Jerry Sullivan was still working in the Western New York market? I thought he was fired along with Bucky Gleason for being too negative and costing the Buffalo Newspaper subscription sales? Either way who cares they are both irrelevant I didn’t even know Jerry Sullivan was still working in WNY market anymore in my opinion. Go Bills! Let’s Go Buffalo 

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7 hours ago, Nihilarian said:

While true for some games during the season. Steelers 16-23, Jaguars 6-9, Colts 15-41, Patriots 10-14. They also lost to Tennessee 31-34 and Tampa Bay 27-33 in OT. 

 

In particular that Jags game in scoring only 6 points against the worst team in the league over the last few years was inexplicable in my view. Four sacks, three turnovers. 12 penalties on Buffalo for 118 yards. Not to mention that it showed that Josh Allen can still be bullied by a strong pass rush. A great defensive effort by Jacksonville, a poor offensive effort by Buffalo. 9 rushes for 22 yards by Bills RBs...

 

That Colts game though, 46 rushes for 264 yards, 4 TDs on the ground by Indy with 37:47 ToP vs 22:13 for Buffalo showed that they can play keep away from Allen. It also helped that Buffalo had 4 turnovers with 3 INTs, 1 fumble by Allen. 

 

The Patriots vs Buffalo in their first game, 46 rushes for 222 yards, 1 TD for NE. Granted this was in a windstorm in Buffalo. 

 

My concern here is based on the Bills will face many teams that will attempt to run the ball more often rather then face that top Buffalo defense against the pass that they had in 2021. Now with Von Miller in the fold it should be even more difficult for opponents to throw against Buffalo.

 

Besides that, Miami with a new HC that is from the 49ers who was their run game coordinator in San Fran. The NY Jets with new RB Breece Hall and considering what Buffalo did to their rookie QB last season. They also face noted running teams in the Titans, Ravens, Steelers early on. We also know that NE has some good RBs.

 

I don't ever want to see another game like that Colts game loss 15-41 with Carson Wentz at QB who only threw for 106 yards!

 

Its my hope that Buffalo did enough in the off season to shore up that run defense. We should know early because the Bills face the Colts in the preseason, week one. 

The defense as a whole sucked against the Colts…. A lot of those rushing yards were from Wentz scrambles, but the Bills were very much in that game until McKenzie fumbled the kick off for a Colts TD. 
 

The Patriots ran all over the Bills….and managed a measly 14 points with all those rushing yards. The Bills offense shot itself in the foot and couldn’t get into the end zone, they were to blame for that loss.

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9 hours ago, Rigotz said:

Want to hear a funny joke?

 

This guy was so terrible that he went from writing at a major newspaper to doing articles for the Niagara Gazette that parody his own negativity.

 

Bills are Super Bowl favorites, Josh Allen is the MVP favorite, and he still finds a way to be miserable. What a wonderful life!

The Buffalo News was cutting costs, by getting rid of older, and highly paid employees.

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I didn't even read the article, so I have no clue what it says, but Imo the defense has alot to prove this season. While the bills were part of one of the greatest NFL games ever (kc divisional round last year), they blew a lead and lost a very important game with 13 seconds left. This bills defense needs to be absolutely nasty this season. On top of that, the offense needs to be better in areas and also not hit a stumbling block having a new oc. The bills have every oppertunity to get to the superbowl this season, but it took Peyton Manning (6?) years to finally get there. This season is not the end all be all

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On 7/23/2022 at 7:44 AM, YoloinOhio said:

First of all I had no idea that he was with the Niagara gazette now and I’m not giving his article a click. But his headline isn’t wrong. I’m not a professional skeptic but I do think they will be challenged, not sure anyone has said they won’t be. Lining up for the parade is a bit dramatic, has he met bills fans?? Excited, yes, we deserve to be. But the fans are realistic imo. 

 

The hype train has definitely left the station after last years last game & although with good reason Bills Mafia has every reason to be stoked for this season to get started with the talent & the new coaches that they have brought in but i hate it when all eyes are on the Bills .

 

That being said how can they not be this team has it going on but it is the NFL & there are a bunch of other teams that look really good to then thee are those that don't that can have 1 game like the Jags game last year or if the Bills come out flat like they seemed to in that game .

 

So although i am as stoked as the next guy i'm going to temper my SB expectations if the 90's taught me anything it was until the fat lady sings anything can happen .

 

But Jerry has never as long as i've known about him really said anything good about the Bills he's always been Debby Downer . In some cases he has had good reason but i'm going to stay away from his bad ju ju & stay positive .

 

GO BILLS !! 

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I just don't understand people like Jerry. It's like he consistently aims to be "that guy" who wants to be the party pooper. Wants to be the one to say, "Derp, well. ACKSHUALLY..." and it seems very apparent that he relishes being in that role. Good lord, man. Go outside or something. 

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