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Interesting blurb from La Canfora re. Bills regular season offense


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#1 bills44

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

http://www.cbssports...ves-will-remain  Several scouts watching the Bills in the preseason believed the offense they were going to run with rookie quarterback EJ Manuel would look very little like what the team was displaying in the exhibition games. Divisional opponents were bracing for plenty of pistol formations and Manuel out in space, but given all the time he missed in the preseason after what the team called minor surgery -– I heard it was a meniscus repair -– it's still iffy as to when exactly he will be back and even then, if the Bills will curtail some of the read option stuff as he works back into full game shape and health.

#2 bobblehead

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:11 PM

This does not sound like a fully informed piece, IMO.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

View Postbobblehead, on 01 September 2013 - 12:11 PM, said:

This does not sound like a fully informed piece, IMO.
Shocking that Jason LaCanfora has an uniformed piece.  Only joker on CBSSports.com with less sense is Prisco.

That being said, Clark Judge and Will Brinson are much better.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

What else should a reporter write about this team. This teams starters are either other teams cast offs or inexperienced. Our depth is paper thin. In my over forty years of being a Bills fan, I have never seen a bigger mess to start the season.
  Sure, we have Spiller, Stevie Johnson. Then we have a huge drop off of under performing players. We might have some decent prospects from this years draft, but we probably won't know for a couple of years. I will root for this team until they stick me in the ground. I have to say this coaching staff has me scratching my head
  Please I hope I'm wrong.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

View Postwestside, on 01 September 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:

What else should a reporter write about this team. This teams starters are either other teams cast offs or inexperienced. Our depth is paper thin. In my over forty years of being a Bills fan, I have never seen a bigger mess to start the season.
  Sure, we have Spiller, Stevie Johnson. Then we have a huge drop off of under performing players. We might have some decent prospects from this years draft, but we probably won't know for a couple of years. I will root for this team until they stick me in the ground. I have to say this coaching staff has me scratching my head
  Please I hope I'm wrong.

Well, yes there's that.  The way Buffalo completely collapsed against Washington, they  just beat us up in a way usually reserved for week 8 or so.  It's hard to believe this team is going anywhere when they can't even survive a preseason game, depressing.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:39 PM

View Postwestside, on 01 September 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:

What else should a reporter write about this team. This teams starters are either other teams cast offs or inexperienced. Our depth is paper thin. In my over forty years of being a Bills fan, I have never seen a bigger mess to start the season.
  Sure, we have Spiller, Stevie Johnson. Then we have a huge drop off of under performing players. We might have some decent prospects from this years draft, but we probably won't know for a couple of years. I will root for this team until they stick me in the ground. I have to say this coaching staff has me scratching my head
  Please I hope I'm wrong.
'68, '71, 84', '85..........

#7 Wayne Cubed

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

View Postwestside, on 01 September 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:

What else should a reporter write about this team. This teams starters are either other teams cast offs or inexperienced. Our depth is paper thin. In my over forty years of being a Bills fan, I have never seen a bigger mess to start the season.
  Sure, we have Spiller, Stevie Johnson. Then we have a huge drop off of under performing players. We might have some decent prospects from this years draft, but we probably won't know for a couple of years. I will root for this team until they stick me in the ground. I have to say this coaching staff has me scratching my head
  Please I hope I'm wrong.

Hmm, the bolded doesn't make sense.

Add to the Byrd, Williams, Williams, Jackson, Glenn, Wood.... etc. You get the idea, but please carry on.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

View PostWayne Cubed, on 01 September 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

Hmm, the bolded doesn't make sense.

Add to the Byrd, Williams, Williams, Jackson, Glenn, Wood.... etc. You get the idea, but please carry on.

Jackson isn't that good at this stage in his career. He's a solid backup.

Dareus, though an underachiever, has been a very good defensive tackle. Urbik is a solid right guard.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

View Postny33, on 01 September 2013 - 01:55 PM, said:



Jackson isn't that good at this stage in his career. He's a solid backup.

Dareus, though an underachiever, has been a very good defensive tackle. Urbik is a solid right guard.

But he isn't another teams cast off or inexperienced... Which is what was said.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

View Postnucci, on 01 September 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

'68, '71, 84', '85..........

'01, '10 ...

#11 Whites Bay

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

View Postwestside, on 01 September 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:


In my over forty years of being a Bills fan, I have never seen a bigger mess to start the season.


Spare me.

2001.

'Nuff said.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

View PostOberyn, on 01 September 2013 - 12:27 PM, said:


Shocking that Jason LaCanfora has an uniformed piece.  Only joker on CBSSports.com with less sense is Prisco.

That being said, Clark Judge and Will Brinson are much better.
prisco is a total gomer.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:42 PM

A meniscus "repair" is not a minor surgery. A meniscus "trim" (meniscectomy) is more minor. (Look it up... protocols post-surgery are quite different). Not a good sign for the accuracy of this piece.