Archive for the ‘Bills’ Category

New Stadium

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Governor Cuomo has empaneled a committee to come up with a plan for building a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. Interestingly, the committee includes Mayor Brown (Buffalo), Mayor Dyster (Niagara Falls), and former Mayor Duffy (Rochester). I guess Rob Ford wasn’t invited to attend.

I wonder how many hundreds of millions of additional taxpayer dollars will be thrown at this project. Meanwhile, most of the roads around here look like they’ve been subjected to extended mortar fire. Good priorities, people.

Bills Fever

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Our starting quarterback threw three picks, our hundred million dollar pash rusher got stonewalled by a practice squad rookie, and even our punter sucked.

Bills Fever – Catch It!

Thoughts on Bills/Jets

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Because I hate myself, I watched the Bills drop a fourth in the row to the Jets, 28-24.

  • Spiller looked a lot better than I expected. He’s still averaging under three yards a rush, and he’s never going to be a between-the-tackles runner like Fred, but he’s stopped with the “dance until you lose five yards” routine. It’s a start.
  • We finally found an ideal spot for McKelvin – apparently returning kickoffs and gunning for the punt team is his calling. Great place for a first round pick.
  • Not that it matters, looks like he’s crippled anyway.
  • I loved the Maybin-Spiller pushing and shoving. “I was a bigger waste of a Bills first round pick!” “No, I was!”
  • Nice tip and catch by Brad Smith.
  • That was the game winner, Stevie. Are you going to blame God for this one, too?
  • Urbik did pretty well at center. He managed to snap the ball to Fitz and everything.

Thoughts on Bills/Dolphins

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

A few thoughts on the epic 35-8 beatdown the Bills just suffered at the hands of the “Andrew Luck Sweepstakes” participant Dolphins.

  • So, we’ve got our third-string quarterback and our second-string running back split out as wide receivers? Uh, might be time to sign some more wideouts.
  • Was McKelvin benched? I don’t think I saw him all game, but rookie cornerback Aaron Williams was out there. Good thing, too; he was giving up plenty of yards, picking up where Leodis left off.
  • “Buffalo Bills Football, brought to you by Acme Air Cast! Acme, because Terrence McGee’s legs are made of glass.”
  • Putting JP Losman in at the end was about the best F-U I’ve seen from a coach in a LONG time.
  • This was the first time in a few weeks I was home on Sunday afternoon to watch the game. I wish I hadn’t been.

The wheels have officially come off of the Bills bandwagon. Everybody off.

Thoughts on Redskins/Bills

Monday, October 31st, 2011

A few observations on yesterday’s “home” game, a 23-0 blanking of the badly stumbling Washington Redskins.

  • Well, it was more like a blanking of the Redskins practice squad. They’re missing their opening day starters at quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, and offensive tackle. The Bills have some injuries too, of course, but they’re not putting their “Preseason Game 2” roster on the field like these poor guys.
  • The nice thing about playing a game in Toronto is that the crowd is so polite and quiet you can actually hear the quarterbacks adjusting protection at the line. Oh, and the microphones pick up a lot more cursing.
  • Shanahan looks like a pink, angry Dennis Kucinich.
  • Rodney Harrison, on Football Night in America, suggested that George Wilson is a serious contender for Defensive Player of the Year. I can’t disagree. The Senator is having a hell of a season, including his fourth pick of the season yesterday.
  • Rian Lindell probably looks forward to kicking in this dome all season long.
  • Nice mouthguard, Corey McIntyre.
  • Nice hands on the warmups, Tyler Thigpen.
  • Oh, and the Pats lost. Guess who’s back in first place in the East?

After the Bills wins this season, which have pretty much been all shootouts, it’s great to see the defense put the clamps to someone. And if you’ll excuse me, I have to go torment the Redskins fan on the second floor of my building.

Thoughts on Bills/Giants

Monday, October 17th, 2011

A few thoughts on yesterday’s 27-24 loss to the New Jersey Giants:

  • THREE pass interference calls in one game? Jeebus, Drayton, if you can’t cover the guy, try to get some safety help. Don’t just mug him in front of the officials like that. I didn’t think I’d ever say this, but maybe they would have been better off starting McKelvin against Hicks; he’s not as good of a cover corner, but he’s a bit faster and I think Florence was just getting frustrated.
  • Speaking of interference, nice no-call on that total beatdown Fred got. Dear officials – if he’s catching the ball out of the backfield, he’s a receiver.
  • Go Naaman!
  • It’s tough to tell who has fans in the stands when both teams have a red-white-and-blue color scheme.
  • It’s easy to tell who has fans in the booth, though. The announcing team was on the verge of breaking out the 1990 vintage Giants Starter jackets and felt pennants by the end of the game.
  • I hope Hairston recovers quickly, or Bell comes back. The phrase “third-string left tackle” is terrifying. It’s probably more terrifying to Fitz.
  • Eric Wood is a monster. A clear and definite upgrade at center. I liked Hangartner, but it’s just night and day.
  • No wonder McGee is always getting hurt. Did you see him tackling the Giants tight end? It looked like a pomeranian overpowering a pitbull. Fearless little guy.
  • Jairus Byrd hits like a truck.

Thoughts on Eagles/Bills

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Sorry I’m posting this so late – I actually exported the “Football Night In America” DVR file to my computer so I could capture this image:

This is apparently what it looks like when a coach’s veteran defensive lineman bites on an obvious hard count and loses the game for you. I hope Juqua Parker got cut in the locker room, and they wouldn’t let him back on the bus.

Other thoughts:

  • Three games in a row with pick-6 interceptions. Two home games in a row with four picks each. Yeah, we really miss Whitner in the secondary.
  • George Wilson is a monster. Another excellent game for the unsung hero at safety.
  • Parrish goes down, Naaman steps up. Jones goes down, Martin steps up. Our receiving corps is like the island of misfit toys, but they just don’t stop.
  • Hope Vick likes the taste of our turf. He sure ate enough of it.

Thoughts on Bills/Bengals

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

I was at a family party, so I didn’t really get to watch the game. So I only have two thoughts:

1. Stevie caught that ball.

2. Same guy?

Thoughts on Pats/Bills

Monday, September 26th, 2011

First of all, I’d just like to say, SUCK IT, LEGIONS OF ANNOYING BOSTON-AREA SPORTS FANS! From what I hear, the Red Sox are in the midst of an epic collapse, and Tom Brady just threw four interceptions to the Bills. Now if only Chara could develop bonitis, we’d be all set.

  • Like Dan said last week, the most encouraging thing about this season is that the Bills just don’t give up. They were down by fourteen, and quickly. The Jauron Bills would have packed it in and said “well, there’s always next week”. I don’t know how Chan has changed the culture in that locker room, but he sure has.
  • Our quarterback, top four receivers, starting running back, and tight end: free agent, 7th round, undrafted, undrafted, undrafted, undrafted, free agent. It’s a good thing the Bills personnel people are so good at finding free agents and late picks, but it’s unfortunate that they can’t seem to hit in the first three rounds.
  • We’ve got two first round picks left on our offense, right? Wood and Spiller?
  • And speaking of Spiller, I’m really not terribly impressed so far. I know, I know, they’re “not using him right”. Maybe “using him right” means giving him a set of Aaron Maybin Inactivewear and having him fetch Gatorade for Fred Jackson and Johnny White.
  • Ha ha, four interceptions.

Looks like my predictions for this year aren’t even close. On the up side, they’re 3-0 when I expected 1-2.

Thoughts on Raiders/Bills

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Holy hell. What a game.