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#1 BuffaloBillsForever

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

Kudos to you Mike Pettine! Thank you for coming to Buffalo  and fixing this defense. You are a brilliant defensive mind. What your scheme has done to improve our pressure and most suprisingly our secondary is mind blowing to what was occuring the last 3 years with pretty much the same personnel.

There is no doubt you won't be here long. You will be the "hottest" cooridnator in football after the 2013 season for head coaching positions.

Edited by BuffaloBillsForever, 15 September 2013 - 03:34 PM.


#2 Fixxxer

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

Is nice to have a smart defense. Still would like to see us being better against TEs but when they're good they are a big mismatch for any defense.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

It's a nice change from the last season on defense.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

Agree 100%. The D saved that game.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:39 PM

Amen brilliant game....

The D really won this one for us.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

The other thing about having a D that can cover up mistakes is it allows a rookie QB to grow into the game. EJ fudged up and he will fudge up again like any rookie. Having a D that can bail you out and then give you a chance to win is awesome.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

I think Mario just got another sack

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

Back to back weeks the defense looked like a legit NFL defense. Some issues against the run here and there but overall the defense has looked good not great but good. But the coaching has made this defense aggressive, smart, and better in coverage. Also Cudos to Mario for leading the way on the pass rush, last week he didn't do too bad but this week he showed how good he can be.

Kyle Williams put in another good effort, I will have to watch again to see how good Dareus did.

Edited by billsfan89, 15 September 2013 - 03:44 PM.


#9 rochester rob

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Think of what he could accomplish with his two best defensive backs on the field :w00t:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

No 100 yard rusher against Buffalo today. Last occurred in 1960.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Gilmore+Byrd. Can't even imagine the improvement after that.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Enjoy it while you can. Teams are going to be standing in line to try and get Pettine as their head coach. If it comes down to it, I'd rather Pettine be the HC and get rid of Marrone rather than have Pettine leave

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:45 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 15 September 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:

I think Mario just got another sack

+11 :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:48 PM

View PostProbablyWrong, on 15 September 2013 - 03:44 PM, said:

Gilmore+Byrd. Can't even imagine the improvement after that.
don't hold your breath regarding Byrd

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

View Postjeremy2020, on 15 September 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:

The other thing about having a D that can cover up mistakes is it allows a rookie QB to grow into the game. EJ fudged up and he will fudge up again like any rookie. Having a D that can bail you out and then give you a chance to win is awesome.

The D played well most of the game but let's not forget that the O bailed out the D at the end of the game. That's the way it should be. Each side picks the other up when they falter. Nice to see for a change.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

I like everything about our defense, up until the last 2-4 minutes of each half. For whatever reason, everything falls apart there. But outside of those handful of minutes, we've been killing it. :)

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:52 PM

Yeah...pettine is as good as gone next year....hopefully there is the next of kin waiting and learning on the staff

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:53 PM

View PostMDH, on 15 September 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

The D played well most of the game but let's not forget that the O bailed out the D at the end of the game. That's the way it should be. Each side picks the other up when they falter. Nice to see for a change.
Lost in all the joy, is the job McKelvin did on Steve Smith, I think he has finally arrived

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:54 PM

I really hope he is teaching someone else how to run this defense. I do not want to lose this guy.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

View Postbuffalover4life, on 15 September 2013 - 03:54 PM, said:

I really hope he is teaching someone else how to run this defense. I do not want to lose this guy.

Make him headcoach ;)