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An Open Thread to Communicate with Russ Brandon


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#61 JOE IN HAMPTON ROADS

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

View PostGraybeard, on 04 January 2013 - 10:24 PM, said:

My pet peeve is the blackout rule.  Why is it extended all the way to Syracuse (and thus Utica because of a lack of CBS stations in central NY)?  Whether I go to a game or not has NOTHING to do with the blackout rule.  All the blackout does is make me think that the people running the franchise are out of touch and greedy.
I've never understood how cutting people off from the franchise helps sell tickets.  It probably makes people in places like Utica turn to the Giants or the Jets.

View PostFranz Kafka, on 05 January 2013 - 12:28 AM, said:

Listen up Russ!  This is important!

I need you to stop surfing this message board, and get back to doing your job.
:lol:

#62 Graybeard

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

View PostJOE IN HAMPTON ROADS, on 05 January 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

I've never understood how cutting people off from the franchise helps sell tickets.  It probably makes people in places like Utica turn to the Giants or the Jets.

100% correct analysis! :wallbash:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 January 2013 - 10:14 PM, said:

"Don't listen to the fans...or you'll wind up sitting with them."

- Marv Levy

And we all know Marv was infallible in his actions and words. If Russ cares for marketing in the very least (and we all know he does, more so than fielding a winning team), he better be open to fan feedback.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

View PostThe Tomcat, on 05 January 2013 - 07:23 AM, said:

Here's my suggestion ...Put the radio feed in the bathrooms.

View Postjkrules, on 05 January 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

Seperate gates for Season Ticket Holders.

Club seat holders already got both of those.


View PostChandemonium, on 05 January 2013 - 08:13 AM, said:

Instead of renewing the Toronto series, alternate years between toronto and the carrier dome each getting 1 preseason game, while the othe rremains kids day at the Ralph.

View PostPearlHowardman, on 05 January 2013 - 08:45 AM, said:

:thumbsup:

Russ Brandon being from Syracuse would probably go for this idea!

No. It's already been stated by the Bills front office, the Carrier Dome is not up to NFL standards. Plus in August, it's like an oven since there is no air conditioning.

View PostNitro, on 05 January 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:

Since the Bills want to be regional I want to float this old school idea.  Bills can set up bus caravans from out lying areas.  It would encourage folks to go to games who otherwise did not want to deal with the traffic.  Places like Jamestown, Erie or Syracuse just to name a few. Charge a few bucks and let the driving to us (Bills).

Last year with my season ticket package was an ad for a bus company that would give rides from Rochester to the Stadium on game days. I can't remember the exact cost, I want to say it was $40/game.

View PostMarauder24, on 05 January 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

Yep. After about week 4 he claimed they'd make the playoffs and would bet anyone, so I took him up for $50.

I couldn't find Johnny's but I did find that Mead owes you $1 also...

View Postmead107, on 19 August 2012 - 09:10 AM, said:

$ 1 dollar says we make the playoffs.

View PostMarauder24, on 19 August 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

I'll take that bet and be glad to pay if I lose.  I just don't think Fitz is good enough to get us there.


#65 John from Hemet

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

How about I dont care who the name of the coach is......but make sure he is hiring forward thinking Quality ASSISTANT COACHes.......no need to "peak" into their meetings....know that they are the best at doing their jobs at OC, DC, and STs?

That is how you biuld a winning team

#66 ChanOverChin

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

JohnnyGold, great thread.  Too bad too many on this board prefer to look to mock just about every new thread that is started rather than provide a well thought out reply.   It's predictable.

I could care less about the uniforms , the turf, etc.  All I really care about is that the Bills finally find a way to win again.........in some sustainable fashion.  It's painful to watch them flail around aimlessly while they completely waste a shittttttton of Wilson's money.

If you haven't seen Brandon's presser with the Buffalo media I highly suggest that you check it out on www.buffalobills.com.  In that discussion the media guys are pretty tough on Brandon, as they should be.  He is pressed several times to explain WHY Bills fans can expect the team to be any better under his rule.  His only real answer is that the admin. staff will work harder and "leave no stone unturned."  That the football side of things is in Nix's capable hands.

My thoughts on this are that Nix is NOT the man to be making the football decisions/recommendations.  Things are not going to turn around anytime soon with Nix as the GM.  He has no creativity and is willing to take zero chances.   His philosophy is the long tried "build through the draft method".  The problem with that method is simply that is you don't draft well, then you pretty much stink up the joint, don't ever make the playoffs, are forced to turn to a "never was" QB and pay him $60M, waste tens of millions of dollars, and become the laughingstock of the NFL.  .I wish I could say differently.  I really do.

What I suggest Brandon do is to not rely on one of Wilson's cronies to make the football decisions.  Instead, he ought to be interviewing prospective NFL personnel throughout the league who are much more qualified to be making the football decisions that either he or Nix.  These are the people that he should be interviewing first to try to find the best possible, most knowledgeable person.  This is even more important than finding a new HC.  Once you have a top notch GM then and only then will you be able to deliver on the omni-important decisions that need to be made to put the Bills back on top.

Brandon doesn't need to know all that much about the football side of things, but he does need to be wise enough to hire someone who is a proven expert.  Use Nix and others to help find that person if you have to.  Then and only then will the Bills be headed in the right direction.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

View PostChanOverChin, on 06 January 2013 - 12:19 AM, said:

JohnnyGold, great thread.  Too bad too many on this board prefer to look to mock just about every new thread that is started rather than provide a well thought out reply.   It's predictable.

New threads are typically mocked when one poster begins multiple copies of the same thread, ad nauseam. If you truly think this is a great thread then please read JohnnyGold's follow-up post on page 1:

View PostJohnnyGold, on 04 January 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:

Mods, please delete this post ASAP. This is a perfect example of exactly what this thread SHOULDN'T be.

To the poster: I'm sure Russ is more than aware that we need a new coach (Gailey has been fired,) and a better QB. Russ himself said the Bills brand has been tarnished.

Stop living in the past, and stop ripping on the Bills. Leave that for the national media--they are plenty good at it.

Use this thread as a platform to suggest meaningful ideas that could actually gain traction within the organization.

WIFI in the stadium perhaps?

If you can't think of something to contribute, then concede that there are smarter people than you in charge of the organization, and find another thread to post in.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

Dear Russ

Are you serious? Please step down if you are gonna make terrible decisions just like RW.

Doug Marrone is your answer? What a terrible pick. How could you pass up Lovie Smith?

I will not follow the Bills or buy season tickets now.

Very unhappy fan (former bills fan )
Todd

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

Dear Todd,

You mad bro? We can't afford anyone else. You didn't really think we were going to end up with any of those credible coaches, did you? Mediocrity is our goal, not championships. Plus this completes my regionalization plan. We now have fans from Toronto all the way to the Finger Lakes! Next up, we will be changing our name from the Buffalo Bills to the Western NY'ers. Go team!

Signed,
Russ Brandon, emperor of WNY

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

View Posttoddgurley, on 06 January 2013 - 07:57 AM, said:

Dear Russ

Are you serious? Please step down if you are gonna make terrible decisions just like RW.

Doug Marrone is your answer? What a terrible pick. How could you pass up Lovie Smith?

I will not follow the Bills or buy season tickets now.

Very unhappy fan (former bills fan )
Todd

Ditto. Fire yourself Russ!