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#1 thecoz77

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

This team clearly has some good traits. When you look at the 4 losses we have, 2 could have easily gone our way, and the Cleveland game is going to be a question mark due to the injury to EJ and the horrid play of Tuel. With all of that being said, it seems we are missing one or two pieces that make this team 4-2 right now. What are those pieces? I cannot pinpoint it myself.

#2 Bangarang

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

EJ is the missing piece.

QB is the difference maker and a EJ needs the experience.

Edited by Bangarang, 13 October 2013 - 05:52 PM.


#3 DanInUticaTampa

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:53 PM

Needs a lot of depth, younger guys need more experience, need a guard, better gameplan on offense, and some good luck and good health.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:54 PM

From Brandon on down, the team is still corrupted by significant cronyism. Nothing changes until Brandon and the financial guys like Littman are gone, who will continue to rely on a network of people they know for hires instead of getting the best available candidates, and who will continue to mismanage the cap (see the wasted Fitz savings).

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

Experience

Edited by skibum, 13 October 2013 - 05:56 PM.


#6 TheBrownBear

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

Health.  If we have just a normal amount of injuries we are 4-2.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:57 PM

They need some more elite guys. I don't think it's just a specific position anymore, it's depth, and a few more standout guys at any position. People are down n the WR's, but I think they have good talent there, it can take a few years for them to get consistent. A standout TE would be nice.

Best Player Available is surely the right draft approach for this team.

They aren't gonna make the playoffs.

Edited by Marauder'sMicro, 13 October 2013 - 06:01 PM.


#8 artmalibu

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:05 PM

A coach that is smart enough to kick the field goal instead of coming away with a bag of air.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:05 PM

A number 1 receiving target. While it might be Wood with some experience and a healthy QB, we need one of those great talents to compliment or outperform him.
Stevie Johnson gets nicked a lot and does not dominate games.  

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:07 PM

Experience

Edited by roush, 13 October 2013 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:12 PM

View Postthecoz77, on 13 October 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

This team clearly has some good traits. When you look at the 4 losses we have, 2 could have easily gone our way, and the Cleveland game is going to be a question mark due to the injury to EJ and the horrid play of Tuel. With all of that being said, it seems we are missing one or two pieces that make this team 4-2 right now. What are those pieces? I cannot pinpoint it myself.

3 quality CB's
#1 receiver
1 or 2 quality starting offensive line man + depth
Question marks still surround QB position
Offensive coordinator
Accountability

Edited by BuffaloBillsForever, 13 October 2013 - 06:12 PM.


#13 Ed_Formerly_of_Roch

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:13 PM

That's the way every team in every sport operates.  They hire who they know as likely that means they share the same philosophies.  Refresh my memory, what was the connection between Brandon/Whaley and Marrone??

View Postny33, on 13 October 2013 - 05:54 PM, said:

From Brandon on down, the team is still corrupted by significant cronyism. Nothing changes until Brandon and the financial guys like Littman are gone, who will continue to rely on a network of people they know for hires instead of getting the best available candidates, and who will continue to mismanage the cap (see the wasted Fitz savings).


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:13 PM

I think  a lot of the problems (big plays especially) are symptoms of a unit that hasn't been playing the same scheme for very long. Both sides of the ball are playing new schemes. There is a lot of inconsistency to the play.

Identity.

Good teams have been running the same offense or defense for awhile, and have gradually accumulated players that know it (even backups), guys that fit it, and guys that know their role.

Edited by Marauder'sMicro, 13 October 2013 - 06:19 PM.


#15 JM57

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:14 PM

LG, swing guard, RT (Pears is 32), swing tackle, CB2, FS, and a 2013 version if a TE. I like Chandler. He'd be an excellent TE2 and red zone target. But I want a Graham/Gronk/Cameron/Davis/Thomas/Gonzalez split the seam of the D TE that the Bills have never had

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:15 PM

View Postartmalibu, on 13 October 2013 - 06:05 PM, said:

A coach that is smart enough to kick the field goal instead of coming away with a bag of air.
that is 100 percent wrong.  Going for it was absolutely the right call.  The only time a team should ever kick a 19-yard FG is if it's the last play of the game, to put you ahead, or if it is to put your team up by three scores with only a few minutes left.  You can certainly complain about the plays that were called, but going for 6 is the percentage, smart move in that situation.  


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:16 PM

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

View PostEd_Formerly_of_Roch, on 13 October 2013 - 06:13 PM, said:

That's the way every team in every sport operates.  They hire who they know as likely that means they share the same philosophies.  Refresh my memory, what was the connection between Brandon/Whaley and Marrone??

Teams with owners that want to win at all costs don't operate like that.

Brandon is a Syracuse native who knew Marrone, and Hackett, from that connection. Hiring Marrone was, in part, due to Brandon's "regionalization" strategy. Our ST coach is a long-mediocre NFL coach. Good teams don't let accountants like Litman have influence on their cap spend.

Edited by ny33, 13 October 2013 - 06:17 PM.


#19 Max997

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

Offensive Coordinator
Defensive Lineman
Offensive lineman
Linebackers
Cornerback
Wide Receiver
Tight end

That about sums it up

#20 BILLriant

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:27 PM

Quarterback, Health, Chemistry id have to say are the missing pieces.
QB and health are obvios
New coaching staff and playbook with a young squad learning each other which just takes time