Edited by PromoTheRobot, 06 August 2014 - 05:48 PM.
Would you swap EJ for Fitz right now?
Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:47 PM
Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:53 PM
Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:54 PM
Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:58 PM
If we fail...
is it EJ or Hackett?
Edited by KollegeStudnet, 06 August 2014 - 05:58 PM.
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:02 PM
If we fail...
is it EJ or Hackett?
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:04 PM
we finished 6-10.
in 4 of those losses we scored:
fitz with this d might have been enough. not to mention watkins.
With that being said though, I think the season needs to hurry up and get here. I'm a weirdo: during the offseason, I hate EJ Manuel. It's ridiculous. I'm a loser, straight up. When I was a kid, I used to scour the planet for Buffalo Bills news. i would subscribe to SHOUT! (the official news paper of the Buffalo Bills!) I used to read it cover to cover every month of the offseason, over and over again, until the new issue came in the mail. That was my only insight into the Bills. There was no "Kelly went 6 for 12 in practice today, and overthrew Reed on a deep route." I had no idea. There were interviews with the guys, about who their favorite musician was (Kenny G, for Kelly).
So now, here I am. A jaded adult with the world at my finger tips every work day, and polarizing opinion after polarizing opinion flying at me from every angle--adapted for easy to consume sound bites.
"Lebron lost 20 pounds"
"Lebron doesnt eat carbs"
"Lebron has AIDS"
That all happened before I had finished my first cup of coffee at work.
I'm a bitter, jaded sports fan, who feels the need to form dramatic opinions with no sample size to speak of, and parade that around as if the imbeciles around me (who have formed the opposite opinion) are stupid mouth breathers who were lucky enough to not fall down the stairs this morning, and somehow made it to their computers to support EJ Manuel. Idiots.
The reality of the situation though, is so much more complicated. Maybe EJ will be good, maybe he won't. He looked great in some games last year (Jets), good in others (Carolina), bad in others (Jax), and terrible in others (Pit). Just like you would expect from a rookie.
The problem is, we're a rabid fan base. We always have been, and we always will be. Our best player ever has cancer. Our second best player ever is OJ Simpson. Go ask 100 random people on the street of a city that isn't Buffalo to play a word association with OJ Simpson, and get back to me on how many say "Hall of fame RB for the Bills."
We don't just watch football, we sit in constant terror that we will lose our team. Think about that. Damn, sorry Broncos fans, tough super bowl loss. At least Denver will always have a football team though.
Even when we were good, we weren't good enough. We were always second best, always a joke. Everything about this damn organization is a joke to everyone that isn't a Bills fan.
I mean... in what other world but the world of the Buffalo Bills could the fear of relocation be realized in the human form... of a freaking 80s glam rocker??? You think cowboys fans are worried that Rod Stewart is going to move the team to Mexico City any time soon and rebrand them the Rio Grande Cowboys? We are so unique in our misery, combined with our passion.
So when you combine alllllll those factors, we just want to be able to control something. anything. We want to know right now that EJ will be the one that takes us to the super bowl, wins the super bowl, gives us that moment that we have been waiting for forever. And at the end of the day... no one knows. No one thought Russel Wilson would be that guy when he started... or Brady... or Flacco...
So, right now, in this moment, I am just optimistic for the season. But ill be calling you EJ supporters retards soon enough... likely at halftime week 1, when we're down 17-10 to the bears.
Edited by JohnnyGold, 06 August 2014 - 06:19 PM.
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:09 PM
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:17 PM
I know right, how many years before EJ approaches those "lofty" numbers? Oh yeah, with a much superior WR corps too boot! IMHO, never, I don't think EJ is going to be the answer.
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:22 PM
Your user names fits like a glove
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:33 PM
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:44 PM
Fitzpatrick. It was just a money
saving gambit for a team that had
room under the cap.
They could have had
EJ serve as understudy and
Fitz caretaker the position for a couple
years. It would have better served
Manuel's development. And
team would have had a better
shot at the playoffs this year
than they do with EJ as starter.
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:45 PM
I like how you question the fans for an organizational decision. This is basically your response to being wrong about your unflappable trust in OBD.
In a better scenario than what unfolded...Manuel would have backed up/competed for the job with Fitz.
Unfortunately Buddy got duped on that phony phone call and basically let it slip that he had moved on from Fitz via his "we don't have a QB" take to the Bucs GM.
The better question is shouldn't they have just paid the MOFO for another season instead of trying to renegotiate with him and then waiving him to save some bucks......and then REALLY wasting a paycheck on the laughingstock QB of the entire league Kevin on the Kolb?
It wasn't a Fitz or EJ decision, they were drafting a QB either way.
In reality it was a Fitz or Kolb decision.
The cheaper Kolb option trumped the more expensive Fitz option. Wasn't a fans choice.
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:49 PM
Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:56 PM
being a maroon ? well now I can speak as an expert on the subject .