Thoughts on Pats/Bills

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.

11 Responses to “Thoughts on Pats/Bills”

  1. Dan says:

    – Dick Jauron or Mike Mularkey would’ve punched it in for the TD at the end, given Brady the ball back with over a minute to go, and we might be tearing our hair out today. Chan Gailey is aggressive at the right times and really, really smart at the right times.

    – Fitz’s 2 INTs were the epitome of “not really his fault.” Donald Jones popped one into the stratosphere, and the other was a throw into the end zone on 4th & 14 in NE’s zone, basically like a punt.

    – Down 21 – 0. You’re not supposed to come back from that against *bad* teams. I figured maybe they would shape up and score a bunch, but never catch up…maybe lose 48 – 24. No way the Bills were supposed to outscore them 31 – 3 into the 4th.

    – One negative: does Brad Smith do anything for this team? He doesn’t hurt the team, so I’m not gonna get stuck on it. But when Fitz goes off the field and Smith comes on, I go get something to eat.

  2. matt says:

    Did someone replace Ochocinco’s hands with hooks or something during the lockout? He can’t catch _anything_ this season. Which worked out fine yesterday, but it’s still surprising.

  3. Pitt says:

    After watching the O’s play the socks at Camden a few years back and being surrounded by swarms of Bawston fans and their gawd-awful nasally vocal chords, I wish to second the “SUCK IT, BEANTOWN!” motion.

    I am sad that Spiller hasn’t worked out for da Bills as well as I’d hoped…have a bit of a personal connection with him vis-a-vis his college of origination. Still, I’m more happy the team is doing well. Really wish we could pick up the games here on TV. Who cares about the bloody Panthers?

  4. Dan says:

    I think Spiller could be good if he learns from a work-a-holic, every down running back that’s currently leading the league and runs around the field waving a Bills flag like he’s Hulk Hogan after yesterday’s win. Oddly enough, I’d say sitting and watching Fred Jackson might be the best thing for Spiller’s career.

  5. matt says:

    The Bills are the only undefeated team in the AFC.


  6. Adam says:


  7. Chris says:

    You know who else is undefeated?

    The Detroit Lions!

    Next thing you know we’ll be hearing about faster than light travel, democratic revolutions in the Middle East and a black president in the US.

    “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.” So long, REM.

    Bring on 2012!

  8. matt says:

    Bills and Lions undefeated, Browns 2-1. The Rust Belt is at least tied for the lead in their divisions.

  9. Adam says:

    They seem to have taken Dick Jauron’s game plan and ran it in reverse. Instead of being up by 14 at the half to then loose the game while in possesion of the ball and all your timeouts and challenges, they suck the first half and come out guns blazing in the second. And I will just go ahead and jinx us now and say we haven’t been riddled with major injuries this year. So there is a lot of luck on our side, but its better to be lucky than good.

  10. Pitt says:

    Orioles stomp the Sox, Boston out of the Race.


  11. matt says:

    Dammit, this thing needs a “like” button.

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