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Immediate Reactions

Alright, thank god the Bills pulled this out and pulled this Buffalo sports weekend out of its misery.  Let me just say that they scored 54 points.  I don’t care how or what you want to say, that was fun.  We needed that.  They have a mountain to climb, but for today I had fun as a Bills fan.  There was a lot to like out of today’s game and going forward there are things to look for going forward.  Most importantly my wedding weekend is saved with this win.  Here are some of the thoughts from today:

 

Leodis McKelvin is a football player. I thought he had a good cover game against the Browns and he finally was rewarded with 2 INTs and a TD.

Stud two weeks Leodis. Nicely done!

Stud two weeks Leodis. Nicely done!

 

Good bounce back game from Edwards, pushed the ball down field and didn’t make mistakes. He showed mobility and poise in the pocket. It obviously doesn’t take the last month of the table, but let’s be serious. That was a hell of a football game that he played today.

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Did anyone else notice that Mitchell gave Taylor Thigpen a love tap on a potential safety?

 

George Wilson just makes plays when he gets the chance.

 

It was good to see the Bills actually create some turnovers and what a nice stick by Reggie Corner.

 

I love the Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch combo and they were on the field together on the fourth-and-one play. 

 

Maybe it’s just me, but did the Bills run more play action today than they have in the last month?

 

I think we all see how much of an impact that Josh Reed has on this offense.  He finds seems, blocks well on running plays and he’s a great teammate.

 

Good to know that Lee Evans is still a Bill.

 

How good would this Bills defense be with a healthy Aaron Schobel and Angelo Crowell?

 

Thankfully Randy Cross wasn’t calling the game and I could hear the brilliance that is Solomon Wilcox.

 

Another hit out of bounds and an awful call?  I’m beginning to think that Troy Polamalu is right. 

Pansy league

Pansy league

 

On a side note, I think Kansas City has a pretty good team and could develop into a nice team.  I like Dwayne Bowe, Jamal Charles and they have some really good young players on defense.

 

Game Ball:

Leodis McKelvin.  Now if only James Hardy and/or Steve Johnson can develop. I frankly don’t care which one it is.

 

Where this leaves the Bills, I don’t know, but we can all regroup and enjoy Thanksgiving thinking the Bills are still in the race.  But New York dominated Tennessee and that was not something I was hoping to see.  Realistically the Bills need to go at least 5-1 and if they lose it had better be to a NFC team.  Next week brings in the 49ers the day after my wedding and I’m hoping some friends can stick around to watch the game, but I like the Bills at home next weekend to keep this ride going.  30-13 Bills next week with the cross country trip killing San Fran.

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Immediate Reactions: Cleveland 29 Buffalo 27

Alright, so if that wasn’t another shining example of what life is like as a Bills fan than I don’t know what is.  It’s almost like I started writing about it because of games like that.  I couldn’t do it after the game and just needed to shift through it all and see where to go.  I’m going to try to break it down as much as I can and recap some of my thoughts:

 

Trent Edwards was awful for the first quarter obviously and then they just shut him down.  Still been about 4 weeks (coincidently 4 losses) since we’ve thrown the ball down field.  How much do we miss Josh Reed?

 

I thought Fred Jackson’s fumble hurt more than Edward’s 3 interceptions only because we were finally putting a drive together.

 

Nice game by Steve Johnson, although he had that drop. I like that he’s a little bigger and think he could develop into a solid receiver combination.

 

Buffalo has a running game! Although they were killing him for not hitting the holes hard all the time (which I think comes from playing 9 weeks without having any holes), Marshawn Lynch had a phenomenal game last night.  I don’t understand why we weren’t running off tackle more and they finally did it this game.  You can’t run up the gut against a 3-4 with great NT and they finally did that.

 

Trent Edwards played pretty bad, huh?

 

Marcus Stroud is a man-child and played outstanding as did the defense did as whole. To only give up 6 points on those 3 interceptions was huge, but the big run (anyone else see Braylon Edwards holding Terrence McGee) and long drive is what killed this team.

 

Mitchell and Stroud were outstanding pickups and more importantly we need to start blitzing more as last night showed us.

 

It looks like Terrence McGee is coming back to form? Just as Jabari Greer gets hurt.

 

I thought Leodis McKelvin played a sensational game. Obviously the kick returns were the highlight but I thought he played great in coverage too.

 

Is Lee Evans still a Bill because he was so wide open at times I thought maybe he wasn’t actually a player.

 

Finally a kudos to the Offensive line, I liked that Edwards gave the ball to Duke Preston of the QB sneak and they’re pass protection was great and minus a couple Shaun Rogers plays they were actually run blocking out there.

 

What was with the end of the game play calling?  47-yarders aren’t gimmes and they decided to call 3 dive plays?  I’m ok with running the ball there but most of their success came with running the ball off tackle and they should’ve used that shotgun, off tackle play there.

If I hear Wide Right one more time on ESPN I’m going to blowup the network, seriously.

 

What a way to recap the weekend after the Sabres were embarrassed on Friday and Saturday!  Of course like Jerry Sullivan usually writes, they’ll win this week against KC to get all of our hopes up just enough to keep going. 

You think?

You think?

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Immediate Reactions: New England 20 Buffalo 10

That just solidified what everyone was expecting.  The Bills are an average football team.  Three weeks in a row they have not been able to get a team off the field when they needed to.  19 plays and 9 plus minutes?  Really?  With the Jets blowout and Dolphins game it is an awful looking situation for the Bills. 

 

Two interceptions by Trent Edwards were awful throws and really cost us the game.

 

Offensive line has easily become another downfall of this team.  Pass protection was non existent and Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson did everything they can to make it worthwhile.  I have to wonder if Melvin Fowler is that good because the nose tackle has absolutely destroyed us.  This isn’t a quick fix and at this point in the season there is no improvement so get ready for more of the same.

 

What about the goal to go situation where we run the ball on 2nd down and then Edwards checks to a run on 3rd down.  This team isn’t allowing themselves to succeed.  No play action, no fade route, no chance.  Obviously, the offensive line has no push and throwing the ball there out of the shotgun would open up options.  Edwards has ok mobility, why not utilize it out of the shotgun there the way the Matt Cassel did against us?

 

Obviously, we can’t defend the short passing game. Period.

 

How much does this team miss Angelo Crowell, he was the playmaker on this team creating turnovers and being a leader.  We cannot create turnovers and miss his ability in pass coverage as well.

 

This team is definitely a year away.  I liked that Hardy got the late touchdown and that Reggie Corner made a couple solid plays and Leodis had the nice return.  That’s where we are, taking solace in the development of these young players evolving into next year. 

 

Next week:  Monday Night Football, Bills vs. Brown.  I think the Bills bounce back, regroup against a weak Browns defense and save some face on National television 27-17 Bills.

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