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#1 Braedenstearns

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:31 PM

Forgive me if this has already been posted. I didn't see any topic that said anything about a article. Merge if necessary.
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#2 YoloinOhio

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

Good read. I have not given up on him at all, he has played 9.5 games.  I think he is a great fit for this team and I love his approach.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:41 PM

View PostYoloinOhio, on 03 September 2014 - 01:36 PM, said:

Good read. I have not given up on him at all, he has played 9.5 games.  I think he is a great fit for this team and I love his approach.

I agree! I Also think his determination will get him to his goal!

#4 goldenboy81

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:04 PM

EJ DA GREAT !!!

#5 Webster Guy

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:04 PM

View PostYoloinOhio, on 03 September 2014 - 01:36 PM, said:

Good read. I have not given up on him at all, he has played 9.5 games.  I think he is a great fit for this team and I love his approach.
With an awful LG that isn't in the league anymore, a feature back with a high ankle sprain all year, OC with no NFL experience, and two injuries including one that kept him out of training camp for a significant amount of time.

Its odd how many people have written this kid off because of a weak preseason.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:13 PM

I think with his skill set coming out of college most would fail. They wouldn't put all the time and hard work necessary to get to where they need to be. EJ has put in the time and hard work, and I for one, am rooting hard for it to pay off.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:16 PM

The kid is dedicated, I'll give him that. Hopefully it translates to improved performance over the next year or two. (Whatever the fans give before booing him off the field, and the coaching staff caving in benching him)

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:19 PM

View PostWebster Guy, on 03 September 2014 - 02:04 PM, said:

Its odd how many people have written this kid off because of a weak preseason.

Incredibly odd.  Of course, you also have all of the national draftniks just waiting to declare "BUST!" so they can say they were right a year ago.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:23 PM

I'm not writing this kid off yet.  Let's judge him in the regular season not preseason or practices...  He deserves that.  As for Chicago this Sunday, EJ cannot have similar games as last years Pittsburgh and Tampa.  I mean the guy has got to look competent and get the Bills into the end zone a couple times...  I don't want to see that deer in headlights look and bouncing passes or throwing over guys heads on 3rd down.  Let's see the new and improved EJ,

#10 ChanOverChin

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:30 PM

I'm rooting for you EJ.  I think we all are.  You have to realize that you're only going to be given so much time to show what you can do.  People's jobs are on the line.

Be confident and just let it all hang out.  Do be afraid to make mistakes.  if you make more big plays than poor ones people will remember the big plays.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:33 PM

I find it easy to get behind a kid like this when he's willing to put the work in to get the absolute best out of his talent.  Go EJ and Go Bills!

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:44 PM

I give the team credit for recognizing that there is a need for some positive press clippings.  At the very least I NEEDED some positive press clippings. Even his detractors on this board want him to do well.  Lets Go Bills!

Edited by Bills Fan in Beantown, 03 September 2014 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Ah another guy who wants to be good, but just isn't. Its not like EJ, JP, RJ, Trent, Fitz wanted to be bad...they didn't.  Problem is they just were

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:59 PM

He must have pretty poor peripheral vision...he didn't even notice there was a ball under his left hand.Posted Image


:D GO EJ!!! You the man!! Can't wait for Sunday.

View PostKellyto83TD, on 03 September 2014 - 02:53 PM, said:

Ah another guy who wants to be good, but just isn't. Its not like EJ, JP, RJ, Trent, Fitz wanted to be bad...they didn't.  Problem is they just were
Don't you have some old lady to kick down the stairs somewhere??

Edited by BringBackFergy, 03 September 2014 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:10 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 03 September 2014 - 02:53 PM, said:

Ah another guy who wants to be good, but just isn't. Its not like EJ, JP, RJ, Trent, Fitz wanted to be bad...they didn't.  Problem is they just were

Your use of initials is noted. As is your yearning for Manuel to suck.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:12 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 03 September 2014 - 02:53 PM, said:

Ah another guy who wants to be good, but just isn't. Its not like EJ, JP, RJ, Trent, Fitz wanted to be bad...they didn't.  Problem is they just were

Can't believe I'm responding to you, but compare the college resumes and achievements of JP, RJ, Trent, and Fitz to that of EJ.  They're not in the same stratosphere -- only RJ even comes close.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:26 PM

EJ get it done on Sunday!

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:34 PM

He can be a franchise QB with the right coaching. Losing Thad , Dixon and demoting Tuel after 1 year with this playbook and seeing EJ struggle this preseason. What the heck did this new QB coach do ?

With the OL settled down for now and 1st string WRs it should be a lot better here out. The good thing is no major injuries and a proven backup QB to give him advice.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

View PostYoloinOhio, on 03 September 2014 - 01:36 PM, said:

Good read. I have not given up on him at all, he has played 9.5 games.  I think he is a great fit for this team and I love his approach.

Yolo, I agree. EJ is still going through growing pains this season. There's going to be some ugly moments, yes, but there's going to be some great play from him also. That's just a natural fact. For me, I gotta just keep this in mind as the season goes along.    Go Bills.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:13 PM

I'll bite.
I’d get excited if Mike Mayock wrote this.  But a Chris Brown PR/puff-piece explaining all the ways EJ has gotten better?  While the entire 2nd preseason body of work tells me differently?  

I really don’t want EJ to fail. But I am in the camp of highly skeptical observers of EJ’s supposed “development” – he makes a lot of football 101 mistakes that should not be made.  Like don't run out of bounds and etch an 8-yard loss in stone, especially near the red zone - chuck it at the feet of the nearest Bills receiver!!!

I know he played 10 NFL games, but he played plenty in a major college program and he still does not:
  • do a good job of freezing safeties … he stares guys down & pulls the trigger as everyone  breaks on his motion.  Doesn’t often work in the big leagues.
  • fire the ball in there.  Too many timid floaters.  No confidence.
  • have a good pocket presence.  Don’t abort the mission as soon as you feel someone’s paw grabbing at you.  To sack a Roethlisberger, you’d better get ready to wrestle that bear down to the ground, and he still might fling it on the way to the ground.  Big Ben is in a class by himself in this way, but EJ wilts.
  • get rid of it quickly, and make the defense pay for the heat they bring.  He’s still calculating, and there are two guys swallowing him up for an overload pressure sack.
I guess if Chris Brown doesn’t put this piece out now, he may never get a chance to.  But I’ll pass on this Kool-Aid … and do a double shot of Jack when Orton takes the controls, please.

It has been 14 years now.  How about “win now” mode for a change.

Edited by HankBulloughMellencamp, 03 September 2014 - 05:13 PM.