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#1 Bill from NYC

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:13 PM

1) My condolences to Stevie Johnson and his family wrt the his mom passing away. I am not going to mention him today in terms of this game.

2) I give Mario Williams a lot of credit. He is making SO much money. The team is out of the playoff hunt, and the man still brings it. I am proud to have him on our football team.

3) Although I cannot say that I was thrilled by EJ today, I do see this game as progress. I do like the fact that he ran more often. There is no reason for him not to. Please don't construe this post as me hating on the kid. Again, I view this game as progress.

4) On the sack in the first quarter by Kyle Williams, Branch was double teamed, and was actually pushing back the pile. I don't know if he is signed to a one year deal, but Branch is a player that we truly need to keep. He is making life easier for KW as well as Dareus. If he is due to be a UFA at the end of this season, Whaley should be calling his agent tonight. Seriously.

5) I was proud of Robert Woods today. The kid really does go for the football, and he is showing that he can get open, as well as hold onto the ball.

6) I don't know about you, but I was pissed when Marrone went for the 54 yarder under these circumstances. I would have rather went for the first down, or even punted.

7) Life may be sweeter for this, I don't know.
See how it feels, in the end
May Lady Lullaby sing plainly for you,
Soft, strong, sweet, and true.

8) Between the first down pass that he allowed and the costly penalty (both late in the game), I thought that Gilmore was about to give away the game. But he came back with the late pick and I was thrilled. Btw, he also had a nice block on the play in the 1st quarter after Williams had that nice interception.

9) Plays going to Summers seem to work more often than not, no?

10) I have defended Pears for quite some time now. I still hold to the fact that in terms of the Bills, he is a good RT. We have had some horrors at this position. But he didn't play well today.

11) Legursky was flat out awful. He was beaten and abused. This is too much of a weakness for an NFL football team to hide. Defenses smell blood and exploit holes this big.

12) I give Chandler credit for manning up after his recent debacle.

13) Kudos to Kyle Williams. He made great use of his hands today on pass rushing plays, and did all he could wrt the run.

14) Yeah, I know that this win hurt our draft slot, and I don't really blame those that wish we would have lost. That said, I cannot think like this any more. Bills wins are so precious and few that I crave them. We are a mess, but we won a football game today!!!

15) GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 BillnutinHouston

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:23 PM

Branch is in fact on a one year deal.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:25 PM

Props for Summers.  They almost never used McIntyre last year, glad to see this group of coaches are starting to use Summers this year.  He is bringing back fond memories of Sam Gash.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

I enjoy reading your post's after every game, i do not always agree with you, but you keep it as objective as a fan possible can.
Keep up the good Work.
Greetings from a Bills fan from Denmark

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

Big props to EJ, very nice game even with the pick and fumble

Did TJ have goose egg again?

Aaron Williams with the play of the game on that strip on Robinson when he was going in or else that Jag drive at the end would of been for a go ahead FG

Pettine, get this run D fixed.  

I like the way Hackett mixed it up too

Edited by billsfan714, 15 December 2013 - 05:30 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

View PostBill from NYC, on 15 December 2013 - 05:13 PM, said:

1) My condolences to Stevie Johnson and his family wrt the his mom passing away. I am not going to mention him today in terms of this game.

2) I give Mario Williams a lot of credit. He is making SO much money. The team is out of the playoff hunt, and the man still brings it. I am proud to have him on our football team.

3) Although I cannot say that I was thrilled by EJ today, I do see this game as progress. I do like the fact that he ran more often. There is no reason for him not to. Please don't construe this post as me hating on the kid. Again, I view this game as progress.

4) On the sack in the first quarter by Kyle Williams, Branch was double teamed, and was actually pushing back the pile. I don't know if he is signed to a one year deal, but Branch is a player that we truly need to keep. He is making life easier for KW as well as Dareus. If he is due to be a UFA at the end of this season, Whaley should be calling his agent tonight. Seriously.

5) I was proud of Robert Woods today. The kid really does go for the football, and he is showing that he can get open, as well as hold onto the ball.

6) I don't know about you, but I was pissed when Marrone went for the 54 yarder under these circumstances. I would have rather went for the first down, or even punted.

7) Life may be sweeter for this, I don't know.
See how it feels, in the end
May Lady Lullaby sing plainly for you,
Soft, strong, sweet, and true.

8) Between the first down pass that he allowed and the costly penalty (both late in the game), I thought that Gilmore was about to give away the game. But he came back with the late pick and I was thrilled. Btw, he also had a nice block on the play in the 1st quarter after Williams had that nice interception.

9) Plays going to Summers seem to work more often than not, no?

10) I have defended Pears for quite some time now. I still hold to the fact that in terms of the Bills, he is a good RT. We have had some horrors at this position. But he didn't play well today.

11) Legursky was flat out awful. He was beaten and abused. This is too much of a weakness for an NFL football team to hide. Defenses smell blood and exploit holes this big.

12) I give Chandler credit for manning up after his recent debacle.

13) Kudos to Kyle Williams. He made great use of his hands today on pass rushing plays, and did all he could wrt the run.

14) Yeah, I know that this win hurt our draft slot, and I don't really blame those that wish we would have lost. That said, I cannot think like this any more. Bills wins are so precious and few that I crave them. We are a mess, but we won a football game today!!!

15) GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

View PostBill from NYC, on 15 December 2013 - 05:13 PM, said:

3) Although I cannot say that I was thrilled by EJ today, I do see this game as progress. I do like the fact that he ran more often. There is no reason for him not to. Please don't construe this post as me hating on the kid. Again, I view this game as progress.

Congratulations EJ Manuel - your Buffalo Bills team just won a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oh yeah - the Buffalo Bills have been officially eliminated from the playoffs.  

-_-

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:27 PM

I look forward to this post every week. Thanks. And I'm with you on #14. Go Bills!

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:28 PM

1) Stevie Johnson - no comment

2) Mario Williams  - doing his job and playing well

3) EJ today - made progress

4) Branch - good depth, keep him.

5) Robert Woods  - best WR on the team

6) when Marrone went for the 54 yarder - I was ok with it .

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8) Gilmore - nice interception, clutch play, finally

9) Summers - needs more touches instead of Choice

10) Pears  - where is Hairston?

11) Legursky  - Bum

12) Chandler -  did his job

13) Kyle Williams - stud

14) draft slot is not going to matter, time to learn how to win

15) GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

Good post as usual, Bill.  

But I would rather have EJ run less.  He's not Kaep or Wilson back there--he doesn't have the elusiveness or quickness.  I would rather he learn to find his receivers and throw after a standard drop back.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

View PostPearlHowardman, on 15 December 2013 - 05:26 PM, said:

Congratulations EJ Manuel - your Buffalo Bills team just won a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oh yeah - the Buffalo Bills have been officially eliminated from the playoffs.  

-_-

Is there a reason why u are even here?  Your not a bills fan so why are you wasting your time?

#12 Bill from NYC

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 15 December 2013 - 05:23 PM, said:

Branch is in fact on a one year deal.

Thank you for this, and I meant every word that I said. If I was the GM I would offer his agent some nice cash and see if he bites. Positional players (meaning other than quarterbacks) are making WAY less these days. QBs garner in the cash since the new CBA. For instance, I predict that Cutler will be paid more than 15 million per season next year, perhaps even a lot more.
They need to offer Branch 9 mil. or so for 3 years and see if he will jump on it. The Bills can afford it because of the comparatively small amount of money that they allocate to the QB position, let alone their huge amount of cap space.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:35 PM

You give Mario Williams credit for doing his job especially since he makes a lot of money?

I believe Branch signed a 3 year deal and agree he should play more as I think he could also help the run defense

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:39 PM

9) Summers: And why was he a healthy scratch last week vs Tampa?

Goodwin scores if that ball is thrown a little more in front of him. EJ had time but he didn't step into it.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

View PostMax997, on 15 December 2013 - 05:35 PM, said:

.....
I believe Branch signed a 3 year deal and agree he should play more as I think he could also help the run defense

You might be thinking of Lawson(4 year deal)......Branch will be an UFA in 2014.
http://www.spotrac.c...ls/alan-branch/

Edited by Dibs, 15 December 2013 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

View PostJohn from Hemet, on 15 December 2013 - 05:32 PM, said:

Is there a reason why u are even here?  Your not a bills fan so why are you wasting your time?

A true fan of the Buffalo Bills right now would be focusing on the 2014 draft position for this team.  Nothing else.  They have been eliminated from the 2013-2014 playoffs.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

Summers was great today. EJ got better as the game went on. His first 4 or 5 passes were atrocious. After that, he got better.

View PostPearlHowardman, on 15 December 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:



A true fan of the Buffalo Bills right now would be focusing on the 2014 draft position for this team.  Nothing else.  They have been eliminated from the 2013-2014 playoffs.

No offense, but you don't get to define what constitutes a true fan.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:55 PM

View PostPearlHowardman, on 15 December 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

A true fan of the Buffalo Bills right now would be focusing on the 2014 draft position for this team.  Nothing else....

Is that a fact?  I'd better write it down so I don't forget it.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:56 PM

View PostBob in STL, on 15 December 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

1) Stevie Johnson - no comment

2) Mario Williams  - doing his job and playing well

3) EJ today - made progress

4) Branch - good depth, keep him.

5) Robert Woods  - best WR on the team

6) when Marrone went for the 54 yarder - I was ok with it .

7)

8) Gilmore - nice interception, clutch play, finally

9) Summers - needs more touches instead of Choice

10) Pears  - where is Hairston?

11) Legursky  - Bum

12) Chandler -  did his job

13) Kyle Williams - stud

14) draft slot is not going to matter, time to learn how to win

15) GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Agree with you. Summers will continue to get way more touches than Choice, since Choice got cut two weeks ago.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:59 PM

View PostBill from NYC, on 15 December 2013 - 05:13 PM, said:


14) Yeah, I know that this win hurt our draft slot, and I don't really blame those that wish we would have lost. That said, I cannot think like this any more. Bills wins are so precious and few that I crave them. We are a mess, but we won a football game today!!!


No, this game did not hurt our draft stock.  Because our draft stock doesn't matter in December, winning football games does.  I will not be rooting against this team in week 17 even.  The difference between 7-9 and 4-12 are huge for this team, not just because the wins are few and craved, but because each and every win goes a long way to changing the hopes and beliefs and culture of this team.  I know we have put a lot of our hopes in the draft, but the difference between the #8 and #15 pick are just not as much as everybody here makes out, while winning football games really matters.

So I am not just glad we won today for today's singular enjoyment, I am happy we won today for what it means to this club on draft day, and all through next season.

Go Bills