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#61 Alphadawg7

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

Ok so its been two weeks and i have to say he is the most I am surprised at (in a good way) from the Bills team.

I think we all knew what we had in Hyde, but I actually was critical of the Poyer signing. I thought he was a Special Teams player and backup safety at best.

He didnt play much with Browns because he got hurt. We were also his third team but damn he has impressed me.

He is all over the field blitzing, solid coverage, strong tackler, comes down in Run Support fast. His signing has turned what has been AVG at best safety play (putrid with Aaron Williams out) into a strength of this defense.

Turning my head to finally think i dont have to worry about those TE matchups going forward. Keep impressing Jordan.

 

I will join you in eating (some) crow on this.  I wasn't as negative about him as you were, but I also just felt he was just another guy and Hyde was going to be the real value and Poyer was just gonna be a guy until we find a better one.  I figured he would be the starter, but again, just felt his ceiling would be solid at best and likely just an average guy back there.  However, he's been the best player in the secondary IMO, and thats saying a lot cuz our secondary has played pretty good so far overall.  Yes there were a few plays where Cam missed a wide open guy Sunday, but I think most of them were guys where a LB in coverage blew the play and also the D was on the field a LOT Sunday with the offense stuttering.  



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:42 PM

Me too! I'll happily share that crow with you! Pass the ketchup. What a surprise this guy is. This reminds me of when Hughes came from the Colts.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:51 PM

Ok so its been two weeks and i have to say he is the most I am surprised at (in a good way) from the Bills team.

I think we all knew what we had in Hyde, but I actually was critical of the Poyer signing. I thought he was a Special Teams player and backup safety at best.

He didnt play much with Browns because he got hurt. We were also his third team but damn he has impressed me.

He is all over the field blitzing, solid coverage, strong tackler, comes down in Run Support fast. His signing has turned what has been AVG at best safety play (putrid with Aaron Williams out) into a strength of this defense.

Turning my head to finally think i dont have to worry about those TE matchups going forward. Keep impressing Jordan.

 

His motor is awesome.  I think its a really good coach/player pairing.  

 

I didn't know much about him, but when we signed him I was definitely curious as to why we gave him what seemed like a lot of money.


Edited by dneveu, 19 September 2017 - 01:52 PM.


#64 Commonsense

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:54 PM

 
His motor is awesome.  I think its a really good coach/player pairing.  
 
I didn't know much about him, but when we signed him I was definitely curious as to why we gave him what seemed like a lot of money.


He has good instincts. His timing on the Blitz is nice, he closes on the ball really well. We saw him close on the interception and that endzone PB this week. Good stuff.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

He has been amazing. It's crazy to think we changed the entire secondary from last year and the results show so far.
 
The rookie Tre White has also made some nice plays in coverage.


It gives me hope that this coaching staff knows what they're doing and what they're looking for.

McDermott and his staff seemed to make revamping the secondary a priority and so far the early returns are good.

It's going to take some time, but hopefully their remake of the rest of the team goes as well...

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

I was giving the GM and coaches the benefit of the doubt but wanted at least some Safety depth brought in. It's only 2 games but a pleasant surprise to say the least

By the GM you do mean Whaley........Micky D and mcbeane had nothing to do with that



#67 MAJBobby

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:55 PM

By the GM you do mean Whaley........Micky D and mcbeane had nothing to do with that


Sure sure. McD ran the offseason

#68 OldTimeAFLGuy

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

Refreshing for someone to fess up rather than deny a prior opinion. (I admit I didn't know enough about him to have an opinion.) I also love a look at one of the positive things that we are seeing. It's not ALL gloom and doom. That shot on Benjamin to save a TD was fierce!

 

....it happens...Incognito made me eat crow and I'm allergic to feathers....SOB..............



#69 Royale with Cheese

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:35 PM

I'm hoping he makes you eat and swallow


Generally when I eat I do swallow.

#70 r00tabaga

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

Generally when I eat I do swallow.


No you just didn't......

#71 Billsmovinup

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:49 PM

Right there with ya. I was like WTF when they dropped that kind of cash on him but hes been fantastic. Pro Bowler for sure if he keeps this up.

#72 Buffalo Barbarian

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:31 PM

That pic is his gf or now wife and baby momma, Rachel Bush, who is now the hottest Bills fan. ;)


Great body, I've seen prettier.

#73 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

Who do you love more Poyer or Rachel Bush? (Either is an acceptable answer)

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:18 AM

Who do you love more Poyer or Rachel Bush? (Either is an acceptable answer)


I can't decide. But if they ever want a third wheel I am in. :D

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

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#76 ShadyBillsFan

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

Please Tyrod Taylor.....make me eat crow.


Are you looking to gain weight?