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#41 BuffaloBillsForever

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

View PostMarkinSanDiego, on 31 December 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

Lovie has been a better head coach than anyone we've had on our sidelines the last 9 years.. but most of the people responding aren't interested? LOL.. ok

By your logic we should hire Norv Turner then.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsForever, on 31 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

By your logic we should hire Norv Turner then.

Okay, we know what you're against. What's your idea for the next Bills HC and why?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

View PostChasBB, on 31 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

From what I've read, seems the complaint in Chicago is that things just seemed stale or "old".  No thanks.  If that's the feeling he left everyone with in Chicago, I'm sure he'd bring that to Buffalo with him.  No thank you.

thats any coach after long enough

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

View PostChasBB, on 31 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

From what I've read, seems the complaint in Chicago is that things just seemed stale or "old".  No thanks.  If that's the feeling he left everyone with in Chicago, I'm sure he'd bring that to Buffalo with him.  No thank you.

But the "stale and old complaint" wouldn't have anything to do with him coaching there for 9 years?

You have to be sarcastic, right?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

After last year's off season, I think anything is possible in regards to attracting high profile coaching candidates and players. I wouldn't be surprised to see Lovie Smith or Gruden sign on.

Lovie and Rod Marinelli would have a blast with our defense while Gruden would automatically give credibility to the Bills and would send a major statement to the league that the Bills are serious once again about winning.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 31 December 2012 - 12:51 PM, said:

I believe a lot of you are undervaluing Lovie Smith.

The guy is an excellent coach and leader who generally has his teams over-achieving IMO.

They consistently play hard.

The guy took a team to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman as the QB for God's sake.

Smith would be a good hire.   Defense would be aggressive and effective.
Would need to hire a good OC though.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

View PostIt, on 31 December 2012 - 03:24 PM, said:

After last year's off season, I think anything is possible in regards to attracting high profile coaching candidates and players. I wouldn't be surprised to see Lovie Smith or Gruden sign on.

Lovie and Rod Marinelli would have a blast with our defense while Gruden would automatically give credibility to the Bills and would send a major statement to the league that the Bills are serious once again about winning.

I'd be thrilled to have either one of them as Bills HC.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 31 December 2012 - 12:50 PM, said:

His fortune has dwindled since being stranded on the island for all those years.
Those bamboo cars using The Flintstones design are not cheap to build!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

I'll take Rusty Jones back if he and the rest of the staff were also fired.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsForever, on 31 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

By your logic we should hire Norv Turner then.

I don't know how you arrived at that conclusion from what he said.  Norv Turner is nowhere near as accomplished
a head coach as Lovie Smith.  Not even close.  

9 years with one organization

81-63. Average of 9 wins per season.

Playoff appearances.  Two NFC championship games.  One Super Bowl.

Teams were consistently competitive.

Defenses amongst the best in the league year in and year out.

I'm not saying he should be hired.  But he wouldn't be a bad one by far.

Edited by purple haze, 31 December 2012 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 31 December 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:

Okay, we know what you're against. What's your idea for the next Bills HC and why?

Progressive offensive mind that can adapt to roster (whether it's a college coach or young assitant)
Agressive in game coaching mentality, attention to detail in game
Somebody with a strong personality that can install a culture change and add a swagger.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsForever, on 31 December 2012 - 03:29 PM, said:

Progressive offensive mind that can adapt to roster (whether it's a college coach or young assitant)
Agressive in game coaching mentality, attention to detail in game
Somebody with a strong personality that can install a culture change and add a swagger.

All excellent traits/philosophies. So who fits the bill?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsForever, on 31 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

By your logic we should hire Norv Turner then.

Uh.. no.. Norv Turner ruined the Chargers..

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 31 December 2012 - 03:22 PM, said:

But the "stale and old complaint" wouldn't have anything to do with him coaching there for 9 years?

You have to be sarcastic, right?
Well, I wasn't actually being sarcastic, but point taken -- there is certainly an excuse for that feeling in Chicago.  I just think a good head coach kind of had to re-invent himself periodically to stay fresh.  How one does that, I don't know.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

View PostChasBB, on 31 December 2012 - 03:41 PM, said:

Well, I wasn't actually being sarcastic, but point taken -- there is certainly an excuse for that feeling in Chicago.  I just think a good head coach kind of had to re-invent himself periodically to stay fresh.  How one does that, I don't know.

Maybe they could ask Lindy Ruff (and do the opposite)?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

View PostBest Player Available, on 31 December 2012 - 12:21 PM, said:

Can the fans try and break out of retread losers as coaches? Maybe as a defensive line coach though.
Those players look like some coaching is needed.
How is Lovie Smith a reject loser? And what realistic option would you prefer?

View PostMarkinSanDiego, on 31 December 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:



Uh.. no.. Norv Turner ruined the Chargers..
I don't want him here, but Norv didn't destroy the Chargers. They don't have the talent they did when he got there. That's on the GM.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 31 December 2012 - 03:49 PM, said:

Maybe they could ask Lindy Ruff (and do the opposite)?
Good one!

I also thought using Belichick as an example, but then realized that Belichick gets to re-invent himself every time that spy/eavesdropping equipment undergoes technological improvement, so unfair to compare Lovie to Belichick.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

View PostChasBB, on 31 December 2012 - 03:41 PM, said:


Well, I wasn't actually being sarcastic, but point taken -- there is certainly an excuse for that feeling in Chicago.  I just think a good head coach kind of had to re-invent himself periodically to stay fresh.  How one does that, I don't know.

honest answer - you win a superbowl. after 3 years you have to get to the playoffs, at a decade you either win a super bowl, or as soon as you miss the playoffs things can go bad quickly (see lovie, andy reid, etc...)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

Why not Lovie? Barbarian and Bills Forever seem to think its a terrible idea. I suspect they would prefer Jon Gruden who's record in the league is comparable to Lovie. I like the idea of Lovie Smith as the Bills next head coach and just the thought of Rusty Jones possibly being part of his staff really intrigue me.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

We would be very fortunate to acquire Lovie Smith as a our new coach, provided that he brings a solid offensive coordiantor with him. He would definitely get the most out of our under-achieving defense.