matter2003, on 07 August 2014 - 08:40 AM, said:
Are you stupid or just retarded? What coach at any level would want to lose? Have you ever played any type of organized sport? Do you realize how obsessed with winning and competetive coaches must be to make it to the NFL? I mean even grade school and high school coaches are ultra competetive. These dudes are gonna put in 16 hour days 7 days a week for months on end to try and lose??? And when they get fired what are they going to say to prospective new employees who would have heard whispers about it through the grapevine?? GTFO!!
This might be the dumbest post in the history of TBD and that says a lot.
Actually this post does get at a key question important to understand what the Bills braintrust is trying to do. There is pretty much zero chance the Bills coaches are going to roll the dice for their future on EITHER:
1. Banking on EJ turning out to be a player capable of carrying this tem on his back to a playoff berth (this outcome is incredibly unlikely that any QB can be so great in his first full season is not a good bet. Particularly when EJs failings are pretty obvious to us outside observers.
2. Instead trading for Orton or some other QB who has failed elsewhere after admitting with this move that this braintrust missed badly in assessing EJ is sillier.
What seems more logical in terms of what Bills leadership is doing is that given EJs injuries last year and the simple fact that the health of no NFL player can be assumed Merrone/Whaley and the crew are actually planning and implementing how to win enough games to make the playoffs even if EJ gets hurt (again) or is not ready for prinmetime yet (as many of us already conclude or at least fear)
The key too the Bills strategy is:
A. They have invested significantly in the O such that their is a credible chance that an already productive run game despite injuries last year and now reinforced by the acquisition of Bryce Brown if/when Jax/Spiller gets nicked. The run game will be the bulwark of our O approach and does not demand EJ be one of the best QBs in the NFL.
We devoted substantial resources for the best WR in the draft who has demonstrated strengths with YAC (demanding only short passes from EJ), great hands and a demonstrated success in college in gathering in jump balls (again lowering the demand in EJ to be great) and also he is focusing on getting quick separation (again lowering demand on EJ). Further, we got a twice failed #1 pick coming back home in a last chance for him to be our #3. Further, our #2 Woods is a youngster who looks good. Again the emphasis for the Bills is not whether EJ is a top 10 NFL QB (he almost certainly will not be) but instead how can we win with a mere adequate QB.
On OL things look positive with 2 solid starters (Wood/Glenn). 3 players judged 1st round talents physically but slipped due to other issues (they will either work out or be cut), and for the ones who get cut, then current Biils OL players, Pears, Urbik, and Hairston are competing to step up or back-up.
B. The D took a blow with Alonso going down but the DL has great potential and run stopping problems were helped out by the FA acquisition of Spikes.
C. ST is the biggest unknown with the braintrust having not previously shown positive production but they did get some players with good ST talents so we will see.
The key to the Bills prospects are not whether EJ plays great Ih almost certainly will not) but whether the Bills have acquired the talent and are employing it in a way that will let them win enough games with merely adequate play from EJ.
I like what I see so far.