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What is your level of patience on not advancing to the Super Bowl?  

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  1. 1. What is your level of patience on not advancing to the Super Bowl without making an HC change?

    • I have no more patience, I would already have made a change
    • 1 more season
    • 2 more seasons
    • 3 more seasons
    • Never make a change as long as the team is competive and makes or almost makes the playoffs every year.


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The whole thing is just disappointing.  We had it in '21 before Allen & Davis' historic effort was undermined and with Allen outplaying Mahomes in regulation.  Then this season's disappointment.  

 

Disappointing is the word I'd use.  We can't do anything as fans, but it definitely dampens the outlook on our prospects going into each season.  Everyone's different, but speaking for myself, it's a little difficult going into the season realizing that we may win the regular season but then choke in the playoffs as has been the trend.  Regular season wins & record are nice, as are divisional titles, but much as in the early '90s, simply winning divisional round playoff games wasn't enough.  I'd rather miss the playoffs once or twice then win it all than do what we've done.  This team, with any coach, would be underachieving if we did not even make the playoffs, particularly in our division, with Allen as our QB.  

 

Pegula makes about the same amount of money either way, so there's little reason for him to care.  

 

We're left to bicker about it.  LOL  

 

 

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17 minutes ago, GoBills808 said:

'divisional losses w Josh Allen>Super Bowl losses w Purdy/JimmyG'

 

McDermott Beane 2024

lol

 

i certainly never said he was a 'nothing', he's just not very good.

Completed 69% of his passes. Over 4200 yards. 31TDs to 11INTs.

 

Yeah...that's "not very good"🙄

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1 hour ago, Westside said:

I don’t personally care for answering questions with a limited amount of answers to choose from. 
If not winning championships all the time  ruins your ability to enjoy the game, maybe, just maybe you shouldn’t watch anymore?

 

It’s impossible to answer without context. Are we losing in OT in the Championship game every year? Or are we going winless? As long as I continue to be entertained, I’ll be focused on the Bills. If they revert back to a garbage team, I’ll still watch (I always have) but they will have less of my attention. 

 

I don’t need a Super Bowl trophy to make my life complete. 

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14 minutes ago, GoBills808 said:

they got to a Super Bowl with Garoppolo

 

i think they would have been ok

 

Another game manager who wasn't really getting paid.  I'm not saying it's not impressive and he doesn't deserve credit for making it to the SB, I'm just saying they allocate their resources very differently

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1 minute ago, Virgil said:

 

Another game manager who wasn't really getting paid.  I'm not saying it's not impressive and he doesn't deserve credit for making it to the SB, I'm just saying they allocate their resources very differently

I think it's more out of necessity than by design tbh

 

like all things being equal I'm sure the Niners would like to have a great QB, they've just been making do w out like 90% of the rest of the league...the difference is they're still contending for championships. That's why I give them so much credit

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24 minutes ago, Westside said:

I don’t personally care for answering questions with a limited amount of answers to choose from. 
If not winning championships all the time  ruins your ability to enjoy the game, maybe, just maybe you shouldn’t watch anymore?

 

I totally agree, which is why I didn't participate in the poll.

 

Having the Bills always being a serious contender for the Super Bowl is infinitely preferable to having them struggling to win even half their games.  Losing in the playoffs hurts terribly for a little while, but it's not the soul-crushing misery that came from watching the Bills regularly miss the playoffs season after season because the ownership and front office didn't make winning football games their highest priority.  Been there, done that too much in my 60+ years as a Bills fan, so I will continue to enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts, even if it each season eventually ends in disappointment.

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This isn’t high school or college. Getting to the SB is hard. Winning it even harder.  Being in contention for the SB every year is a position a lot of team would love to be in. Shoot we went 17 straight seasons not even making the playoffs. I never want to be in that position again. 

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35 minutes ago, strive_for_five_guy said:


The, importance of placing commas in the correct spot.

 

Q: What is your level of patience on not advancing to the Super Bowl?  

A: No patience, I would already have made a change.

And yet, even moving the comma, (it should actually be a period) it still doesn't make sense in the context of the question. The first part and second part seem to contradict each other. 

Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall.

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Level of patience? Either you’re a fan or you’re looking for an excuse to bounce. The team is right there every year and they give fans a fun, exciting ride. It’s entertainment with the chance of having a feeling of incredible joy and fulfillment. If the frustration is too much not getting there, perhaps you might consider an antidepressant.

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22 minutes ago, GoBills808 said:

I think it's more out of necessity than by design tbh

 

like all things being equal I'm sure the Niners would like to have a great QB, they've just been making do w out like 90% of the rest of the league...the difference is they're still contending for championships. That's why I give them so much credit

 

It's true that Shanahan deserves a lot of credit for that, I certainly can't imagine many coaches (ours included) taking Brock Purdy or Jimmy G anywhere near a super bowl. Of course when it came down to it, he seemed to put a bit too much confidence in those QB's, so you probably have to deduct a few points for that.

 

But I also think it should go without saying the 9'ers are benefiting from not having a truly elite QB in the NFC right now.

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4 minutes ago, GoBills808 said:

I would have made a change already

 

McDermott is already the 4th longest tenured HC in the league and out of the top 10 (certainly the top5) has the least to show for it


Continuity is great. But there comes a time when it’s not enough. 
 

I chose “one more season” but I would not have been heartbroken if a move was made after this past season. 

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12 minutes ago, Gugny said:


Continuity is great. But there comes a time when it’s not enough. 
 

I chose “one more season” but I would not have been heartbroken if a move was made after this past season. 

 

Also, isn't it a bit of a reach that this team wouldn't make the playoffs with Allen at QB, in the division that we're in.  The Pats and Jets suck for the foreseeable future and have been mediocre at best otherwise after Brady left the division four seasons ago.  Miami has no D and chokes in the playoffs.  

 

This isn't a difficult division, 5-1 should be the standard every season, not 4-2 each of the past two seasons with 3 losses to teams led by Zach Wilson and Mac Jones.  

 

 

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3 hours ago, GunnerBill said:

I think there does come a point when even if you don't think Sean McDermott is problem (and I don't with the exception of 13 seconds) you have to try something different just for the sake of a new voice. 

 

That's kind of like saying he only made one mistake, unfortunately it was driving head long into a brick wall as if not using cruise-control or turn-signals was a problem.  

 

"13 Seconds" isn't simply a "wide right" thing.  It was a fundamental systemic failure.  

 

Just sayin'.  

 

 

2 hours ago, LABILLBACKER said:

All the time? We haven't even had 1 in 60 years. If we're setting the bar low to lessen our pain that's one argument. I see so many recent fans drifting toward "let's just enjoy our regular season success". And there's nothing wrong with that. But not everyone is wired the same. The goal in any sport is a championship,  not just it's participation.

 

I voted 1 more year even though I wanted a change after 13 sec.  I know McDermott has his diehard fans who are hanging on in the hope that he breaks through like Reid finally did 20 years later.  I just can't wait anymore.  I see more Schottenheimer or Lewis in Sean than I do the others that at least got to a SB.  But the greater problem with this team is the lack of playoff energy, focus and motivation around Josh. When will his players step up and execute like he does?

 

Agree, and it's not as if it's cheap tickets and free beer at games.  

 

It's a business.  The only time that it isn't is when fans tell other fans to simply enjoy the season.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, SoMAn said:

this makes no sense.

 

No, patience I would already have made a change    What does that even mean?

 

1, 2, or 3 more seasons.....

or what? Take up Pickleball on Sunday afternoons?

 

 

 

 

It means that more than 50% of this board would have gotten rid of McDermott and gone with the new coach for 2024.

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27 minutes ago, PBF81 said:

 

Also, isn't it a bit of a reach that this team wouldn't make the playoffs with Allen at QB, in the division that we're in.  The Pats and Jets suck for the foreseeable future and have been mediocre at best otherwise after Brady left the division four seasons ago.  Miami has no D and chokes in the playoffs.  

 

This isn't a difficult division, 5-1 should be the standard every season, not 4-2 each of the past two seasons with 3 losses to teams led by Zach Wilson and Mac Jones.  

 

 

 

Jets are a bit of a wild card here. We have to see how the off-season plays out but if they can improve their OL then they could be tough if they keep Rodgers healthy. Their D is pretty good. They just got worn out at the end of the year being on the field too much and getting no help from the offense. Rodgers would change that.

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The results will not reflect the reality of Bills fans, just the reality of TBD.

 

The "fire everyone" or "everyone either sucks or is great" crowd is far and away most vocal and present on message boards, twitter and other social media venues.

 

I know probably 50 Bills fans outside of TBD, and who don't bother to post about football on social media platforms, and I'd say about 5 of them think the coach should be fired.

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