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#1 PromoTheRobot

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Sam Adams, Takeo Spikes, London Fletcher, Nate Clements...what a D we had then.  You could see the tears welling up in Marsha's eyes.  My first year as a Bills season ticket holder.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 11 January 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

Ted Washington, Takeo Spikes, London Fletcher, Nate Clements...what a D we had then.  You could see the tears welling up in Marsha's eyes.  My first year as a Bills season ticket holder.

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I remember crying during the season finale :cry:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Sigh...what a game. I can hardly believe how fast Sam Adams was, given how incredibly large he was.

It certainly seemed like we knew exactly what the Pats* offense was going to do that day on every snap. Milloy had to play a big part in that.

Also, watching Bledsoe reminded me what a cannon he had for an arm. Looks like he barely flicks his wrist and the ball travels half the field. Wish we could find an arm like that again.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

View PostThe Senator, on 11 January 2013 - 02:17 PM, said:

I remember crying during the season finale :cry:
Yeah.  Started 31-0 with Bledsoe...ended 0-31 with Travis Brown.  I recall the last play Tedi Bruschi intercepted a pass to the end zone.  It looked like he knew the play was coming.  Turns out the Pats did.  F**kin' cheaters.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

After watching that i can now better understand why Brady and bellichek hate the Bills so much.
I can not remember another one handed loss like the butt kicking the Bills put on them in that game.
I mean the Bills out played them in every area. You could see that the Bills took the fight straight at NE.
Now 3 months later in December was  a different story. But that September day Buffalo owned NE. How many teams can say that over the past 10 years?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

We throttled NE and JAX in weeks 1 and 2 and then, I believe, only won 3 more games that year.  Still though, that 31-0 smackdown of NE is still one of my favorite Bills memories

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

How deceiving that day was.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

<===== Appropriate! Don't forget about Sam Adams!

Man that game was awesome..

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the memories.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

a former Bill gave me a signed copy of SI of Sam Adams, Posey and Denney on the cover from this game for my birthday in 2012.  

I will always remember this game...it was my last home game living in WNY before I moved to Utah.

Edit: I really had high hopes that 2003 team would do damage that year...and not to themselves :0/

Edited by KollegeStudnet, 11 January 2013 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

View PostRubes, on 11 January 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

Sigh...what a game. I can hardly believe how fast Sam Adams was, given how incredibly large he was.

It certainly seemed like we knew exactly what the Pats* offense was going to do that day on every snap. Milloy had to play a big part in that.

Also, watching Bledsoe reminded me what a cannon he had for an arm. Looks like he barely flicks his wrist and the ball travels half the field. Wish we could find an arm like that again.

we could, but unless its attached to legs that run a 4.4 people will just yell "STATUE"

and its rare to have one of the strongest arms out there AND the fastest legs AND a quick enough brain.

i wouldnt be opposed at all to having a cannon for an arm, and just good pocket presence. people forget just how much a cannon for an arm opens up the entire field. when you have to defend 50 yards wide and 60 yards deep thats huge chunk of real estate.

View Postatlbillsfan1975, on 11 January 2013 - 02:26 PM, said:

After watching that i can now better understand why Brady and bellichek hate the Bills so much.
I can not remember another one handed loss like the butt kicking the Bills put on them in that game.
I mean the Bills out played them in every area. You could see that the Bills took the fight straight at NE.
Now 3 months later in December was  a different story. But that September day Buffalo owned NE. How many teams can say that over the past 10 years?

really, nobody.

the only that comes to mind was getting to enjoy the saints beat them by 3-4 scores and brady getting pulled with 5 minutes or more to go in the game in 2009.

funny that Bill B will pull guys in a loss, but not in a win.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

View PostBillsrhody, on 11 January 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

<===== Appropriate! Don't forget about Sam Adams!

Man that game was awesome..

I also predicted Sam Adams would get the 1st interception that season.

Pure genius.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postsaundena, on 11 January 2013 - 02:26 PM, said:

We throttled NE and JAX in weeks 1 and 2 and then, I believe, only won 3 more games that year.  Still though, that 31-0 smackdown of NE is still one of my favorite Bills memories

I was fortunate enough be be at BOTH of those games (flew back home to Buffalo from ATL for the opener, then drove to JAX the next weekend). On the car ride back to ATL I was on the phone the entire time, talking to anyone who would listen about how this team had a great shot to win the Super Bowl. And then the rest of the season happened.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

That was awesome! I hope we crush that Patriots like that again. Marsha was getting bitch slapped in that game.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

The Sam Adams play was right in our end of the field. I just remember yelling "he can't turn the corner, can he?" and of course he did, and the place was just absolutely rocking. I think about as loud as its been since the reconfiguration, save maybe the Dallas monday nighter. My other favorite play from that day was the Bills stuffing Antoine Smith on the 1 on the last play to preserve the shutout. Great memories.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 11 January 2013 - 02:58 PM, said:

a cannon for an arm, and just good pocket presence

= Jim Kelly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

We had moved into a new apartment, and had about 15 people over for an opening day party.  One of my friends was from CT and a Pats fan, and he was talking smack the whole morning.  The rest was history, what a day!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Thank goodness those uniforms are dead and buried.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

View PostRubes, on 11 January 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

Sigh...what a game. I can hardly believe how fast Sam Adams was, given how incredibly large he was.

It certainly seemed like we knew exactly what the Pats* offense was going to do that day on every snap. Milloy had to play a big part in that.

Also, watching Bledsoe reminded me what a cannon he had for an arm. Looks like he barely flicks his wrist and the ball travels half the field. Wish we could find an arm like that again.

Tyler Bray, but he needs a lot of work.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 11 January 2013 - 02:58 PM, said:

we could, but unless its attached to legs that run a 4.4 people will just yell "STATUE"

and its rare to have one of the strongest arms out there AND the fastest legs AND a quick enough brain.

i wouldnt be opposed at all to having a cannon for an arm, and just good pocket presence. people forget just how much a cannon for an arm opens up the entire field. when you have to defend 50 yards wide and 60 yards deep thats huge chunk of real estate.



really, nobody.

the only that comes to mind was getting to enjoy the saints beat them by 3-4 scores and brady getting pulled with 5 minutes or more to go in the game in 2009.

funny that Bill B will pull guys in a loss, but not in a win.
Yeah.
I think he has a great memory Belichik, and he will never forget the way the Bills handled them that day. He was out smarted and his team looked confused and lost. You know that burned Belichik.
I forgot about the Saints game, the only other one i can think of is the Ravens play off game a few years back in Foxboro.

I also think it is why we saw him so angry last year when Buffalo won at home. I bet off the record he would say Buffalo is the one team he hates losing to or enjoys beating more than any other.