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#1 matter2003

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:11 AM

LOL, I love this!!

Marrone pulled Spiller aside and said "The difference between me and you is I would be in their faces telling them what I thought of their blocking" and that it was up to Spiller to go do that...

Oline pass blocked very well today, but got eaten alive against a very tough Jet run front...

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:54 AM

I really like Marrone.  My favorite coach in a long time.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:00 AM

He's right. The run blocking has been sorry at best. Pass blocking has been pretty good tho so far. Let's hope they get back to their mauling ways. The loss of a LG shouldn't change things that much.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:10 AM

Spiller should get in Hackett's face. His "here is the ball" running up the middle from the shotgun play that he calls doesn't play to Spiller's strength. Chan knew how to get Spiller the ball I'm space where he could use his speed (counters, screens, sweeps, pitches, reverses). Spiller isn't a run between the tackles back like Fred

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:17 AM

View Postkdiggz, on 18 November 2013 - 01:10 AM, said:

Spiller should get in Hackett's face. His "here is the ball" running up the middle from the shotgun play that he calls doesn't play to Spiller's strength. Chan knew how to get Spiller the ball I'm space where he could use his speed (counters, screens, sweeps, pitches, reverses). Spiller isn't a run between the tackles back like Fred
I have to agree with this.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:48 AM

im not sure if this is great coaching or terrible coaching, but from the outside, its pretty sweet.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:54 AM

View Posttodzilla, on 18 November 2013 - 12:54 AM, said:

I really like Marrone.  My favorite coach in a long time.

gona lead us to the promised land (well playoffs anyway :D )

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

View Postkdiggz, on 18 November 2013 - 01:10 AM, said:

Spiller should get in Hackett's face. His "here is the ball" running up the middle from the shotgun play that he calls doesn't play to Spiller's strength. Chan knew how to get Spiller the ball I'm space where he could use his speed (counters, screens, sweeps, pitches, reverses). Spiller isn't a run between the tackles back like Fred

That sounds all well and good except for the fact that Spiller ran 82 of his 207 runs last season up the middle for an average of 6.5 ypc.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:17 AM

Spiller is having problems reading holes that are right in front of him.  It wasn't as glaring yesterday as it's been in other games this season because the Jets were kicking the BILLS collective asses on running plays but it's been a problem all year.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:55 AM

View PostDibs, on 18 November 2013 - 03:57 AM, said:

That sounds all well and good except for the fact that Spiller ran 82 of his 207 runs last season up the middle for an average of 6.5 ypc.
people forget that and/or don't want to admit it. Spiller did very well out of the shotgun running up the middle without bouncing it left every other play.  It was part of Chan's pop gun and Fitz's audible.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:07 AM

Levitre gone = Spiller production down ....he is missing holes at times as well. So its a combination of both. Looks like the Bills will be looking for a RB soon.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:19 AM

But who is going to get in the face of the special team coach, Crossman?

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

View Postkdiggz, on 18 November 2013 - 01:10 AM, said:

Spiller should get in Hackett's face. His "here is the ball" running up the middle from the shotgun play that he calls doesn't play to Spiller's strength. Chan knew how to get Spiller the ball I'm space where he could use his speed (counters, screens, sweeps, pitches, reverses). Spiller isn't a run between the tackles back like Fred
However we won 6 games a year with Chan...Very good chance this staff beats that ion there first year. Falcons, Bucs, Jags and Dolphins all very beatable teams and then we play the Pats in week 17 which should be a meaningless game to them by then. Spiller hasn't been 100% for much of the season and addition he has had a carousel of inexperienced QBs . With Fitz there wasn't anything schematically he couldn't digest. My point is that Hackett is somewhat handcuffed with the players he has. there is a reason Chan isnt on a coaching staff at the present time.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:49 AM

View PostDibs, on 18 November 2013 - 03:57 AM, said:



That sounds all well and good except for the fact that Spiller ran 82 of his 207 runs last season up the middle for an average of 6.5 ypc.
With Fitz under center and with draw plays and counters perhaps. Fitz didn't stand in shotgun and say here is the ball now run up the middle like they do now. Big difference.

View PostBILLriant, on 18 November 2013 - 07:37 AM, said:

However we won 6 games a year with Chan...Very good chance this staff beats that ion there first year. Falcons, Bucs, Jags and Dolphins all very beatable teams and then we play the Pats in week 17 which should be a meaningless game to them by then. Spiller hasn't been 100% for much of the season and addition he has had a carousel of inexperienced QBs . With Fitz there wasn't anything schematically he couldn't digest. My point is that Hackett is somewhat handcuffed with the players he has. there is a reason Chan isnt on a coaching staff at the present time.
we aren't talking about any of that. We are talking about Spiller's lack of production specifically

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:22 AM

I'd trade Spiller in a heartbeat. He doesn't seem to fit this offense or something. Can't just keep running into the back of your O lineman, bouncing out to the left and getting flattened. Fred gets it done and is tough as nails but he is getting up there. The Bills will have to find a replacement for him soon. I'd trade Spiller for his replacement or a decent draft pick right now. Maybe he will make me eat these words but I ain't seeing it.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:43 AM

View PostDGW54321, on 18 November 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

But who is going to get in the face of the special team coach, Crossman?

Ralph Wilson will, with a pink slip and a knuckle sandwich.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

View Postbillsfan_34, on 18 November 2013 - 06:07 AM, said:

Levitre gone = Spiller production down ....he is missing holes at times as well. So its a combination of both. Looks like the Bills will be looking for a RB soon.

Can we stop with this myth?  Chris Johnson is averaging a career low 3.8 ypc this year.  http://espn.go.com/n...8/chris-johnson  While Levitre is certainly better than our current LGs, he is not known as a great run blocker.

There are a number of reasons for Spiller's dropoff.  Injuries (high ankle sprains are one of the worst injuries a rb can have) and game plan (Gailey was great at getting Spiller in space).  Hopefully, the bye week helps him get healthy and Hackett watches tape of Spiller from last year.  It's pretty crazy that this offense can put up 30 on a really good defense with Spiller having a game like that.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:18 AM

Anyone that wants spiller gone is clueless IMO.  

And like Ricky bobby says "with all due respect"

We need a banger to replace Fred (age) and assist CJ as he fits a 2 back system well.

Defenses always have an eye on Spiller as he is such a weapon.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

View PostAlaska Darin, on 18 November 2013 - 05:17 AM, said:

Spiller is having problems reading holes that are right in front of him.  It wasn't as glaring yesterday as it's been in other games this season because the Jets were kicking the BILLS collective asses on running plays but it's been a problem all year.

There's some truth to that, no doubt.

But yesterday he was hit in the backfield on 4-5 plays. Pathetic blocking, perhaps. Bad play-calling, maybe. Just didn't look good.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:25 AM

Am I the only one who found Marrone's comments odd?  I've never heard a coach say something like that.