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Thoughts on Bills/Chiefs

Monday, September 12th, 2011

A few thoughts on the Bills’ season opener,a beautiful 41-7 beatdown of the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs.

  • I love autumn. The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and Terrence McGee’s spun-glass hamstring is injured three plays into the new season. Ah, tradition.
  • Beautiful catch at the edge of the end zone by Stevie Johnson. He’s got some serious leaping ability.
  • The run defense looked spectacular, though I’m more than a little worried about Merriman’s apparent shoulder injury.
  • I’m impressed that Matt Cassel lasted the whole game. I thought Dareus would finish cracking that rib for him some time in the first quarter.
  • I don’t know why I thought the Chiefs would be tougher at home. Apparently part of my brain still thinks it’s 1995, and that Arrowhead is a tough place for opposing teams. On the note, loved the NBC camera shot of cars streaming out of the parking lot at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
  • What the hell is a tight end, and why haven’t we been using one in our passing game for the last ten years?
  • Fitz is the man, at least for the next few seasons. No, he doesn’t have a cannon for an arm like Losman or Vick. But it doesn’t matter. The Pats have the most boring dink-and-dunk offense in the league, and it’s effective. You can win games with a smart quarterback and a short to intermediate passing attack, and that’s what the Bills did yesterday.
  • Brad Smith needs to be a more credible passing threat, or opposing defenses are just going to keep crowding the line when he’s taking snaps.

2011 Predictions

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Now that the Bills have closed out their preseason 1-3 (including last night’s beating by the Lions), it’s time for the most optimistic time of the year: posting my prediction for the season schedule!

Wk Date Opponent Prediction
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Chiefs L
2 Sun, Sep 18 Raiders W
3 Sun, Sep 25 Patriots L
4 Sun, Oct 2 @ Bengals W
5 Sun, Oct 9 Eagles L
6 Sun, Oct 16 @ Giants W
7
BYE
8 Sun, Oct 30 Redskins L
9 Sun, Nov 6 Jets W
10 Sun, Nov 13 @ Cowboys W
11 Sun, Nov 20 @ Dolphins W
12 Sun, Nov 27 @ Jets L
13 Sun, Dec 4 Titans W
14 Sun, Dec 11 @ Chargers L
15 Sun, Dec 18 Dolphins W
16 Sat, Dec 24 Broncos W
17 Sun, Jan 1 @ Patriots L

Total record: 9-7, out of the playoffs. Again.

Sports

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

I’m not really sure how I ended up at this page.  I guess you can chalk it up to the mysteries of surfing the world wide web.  I’m not a raging conspiracy theorist, but the author makes some interesting points.

A little slice:

What the entire Sports conspiracy boils down to is diversion. What bread and circuses were to the Romans, the World Series is to Americans.”

Discuss.

Scouting

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Ralph Wilson has full faith in Tom Modrak, the man who has overseen the draft for the eleven years we’ve been out of the playoffs.

John McCargo, Mike Williams, Aaron Maybin – with a track record like that, I can see why he would continue to bet the franchise on this guy’s ability to evaluate talent.

David Nelson

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Good article in the News this morning about David Nelson, the Bills’ undrafted rookie receiver. How someone integral to the Gators dominance didn’t get drafted is beyond me, but I’m glad we picked him up.

We need to just start trading all of our first and second round picks away for larger numbers of picks in the later rounds. We always just waste them anyway. Have we had a decent first-round pick since Lee Evans?

Thoughts on Bills/Jets

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I didn’t watch much of the game – I was at a birthday party at my sister-in-law’s house yesterday afternoon – but what I did see was a complete debacle.

When a journeyman quarterback from the Ivy League is your team’s leading rusher, it seems that there are some… adjustments to be made.

The Bills are 0-4, and I’ve already lost hope for the season.

Thoughts on Bills/Packers

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Yesterday, it was humiliating just to be a Bills fan and watch that debacle in Wisconsin. But you know what’s worse? Being the only Bills fan in an entire section of Lambeau Field, watching as your team is trounced 34-7. The Packers fans weren’t even gloating. They were sympathetic, trying to comfort us, like we were the parents of the enthusiastic kid with a club foot that the coach puts into the basketball game for the last two minutes.

Sue and I had a wonderful weekend, but that game was soul-crushingly awful.

Yup, humiliating is a great word.

  • Passing on Clay Matthews to draft Aaron Maybin? That’s a Buffalo Bills move, right there.
  • None of the other Bills fans that we met live here. In fact, we were often asked “Oh, you’re from Buffalo? Where do you live now?”
  • Lee Evans – shut out for the third time in his career. Awesome.
  • Both our offensive tackles are turnstiles, and our starting guard was out. That’s not great.
  • At least Moorman had a good day. Lots of opportunity.

I’m seriously thinking this could be a 2-14 season. Bills Fever – Catch It!

Thoughts on Bills/Dolphins

Monday, September 13th, 2010

I forgot to post season predictions this year. Whoops. And I don’t want to do it now, because after that egg they laid against the Fins yesterday I’d vote for 0-16.

If I’d paid to watch that game, I would have gotten drunk too.

Spiller Time

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

You can thank Clemson for your running game, Buffalo. Now I might actually get to watch some Bills games in the bars down here.

QBs

Monday, May 10th, 2010

From this article on Bleacher Report on the Bills quarterback situation:

This has got to be the ugliest crop of passers on one team that we have ever laid our eyes on.

In terms of confidence, leadership, arm strength, and moxie, the Bills would come dead-last in a quarterback power rankings list if one was written today.

Yeah, that sounds about right.