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  1. NE39

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    Per Jason La-whatshisname from NFL Network.

    What are they thinking? They are already starting two rookies and won't have one player at the same position. Now they are throwing in a new LT a week before the season?

    Link from Rotoworld
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    Not surprising, per Shefter on twitter

    Adam_Schefter: Bills agree RT @cmjoyce113 watch 1st 10 snaps of lions bills game on 9/3... walker was beat on EVERY play. He was not ready
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    Good times. Only drawback - after the Bills are unable to move the ball because of their ineptitude, everyone will herald the return of the dominating D.
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    If the Patriots cannot put pressure on the passer with Buffalo's

    makeshift offensive line, they're going to have a long season on defense.
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    anyone think theres a possibility we pick this guy up knowing were short one tackle
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    You are all too confident.

    I am very worried about the Bills on Monday night.




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    Seriously, anything less than a couple of sacks would be disappointing.
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    Unless we play 1-10 defense... Though I'd still like Big Vince's chances for at least one...
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    You may get to see a few sacks. The release of Walker just further illustrates the point that One Bills Drive simply doesn't get it. 'Til they develop the cohesion from top to bottom (ownership to management to coaching to players), the downward spiral will continue.

    These are frustrating times for Bills fans. Hoping for the best is all I've got, and it's getting old. Don't worry; I've got a stockpile of wait 'til next years saved up. It would just be nice to bring 'em out a bit later than Week 1.
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    But TO is on the Bills! That means they'll be awesome!!!

    Fear!
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    Why do people think the Patriots are short a tackle? They have gone numerous games with only 3 tackles previously.. Not to mention they picked up a kind by the name of Patrick Brown to the practice squad. Kid was All Conference USA starting LT.

    Also, with the likes of Mark Tauscher and Levi Jones available (how have the Bills not signed either of them), the Pats could get better help than Walker.
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    I only "fear" my lunch coming back up @ the thought of that bastard on my team.
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    The Bills current situation reminds me a lot of the Sullivan ownership of the Patriots. Every now and then they would hire the right guy to run the team and have some success. They would manage to come across some good players at times, but too often they let them go elsewhere when they shouldn't. However, the Sullivans always managed to screw it up because they didn't understand how a professional team was run. They couldn't sustain any success.

    Billy Sullivan was a good guy and I'll always be thankful for his role in bringing the Patriots into being, but he wasn't a great owner. Like Ralph Wilson, he couldn't relinquish control to the right people, and when he did he eventually drove them off. Maybe when Ralph Wilson passes (and I'm not wishing that on him, I got nothing against him), the Bills will get their Bob Kraft.
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    The Bills haven't signed either 'cause they firmly believe they have their answer @ LT on their roster. They also believe in Santa Claus.
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    And you guy's make fun of the Jets.:rolleyes:

    Bills are Oakland East, both the Bills and Raiders need new ownership badly.
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    W/ Buffalo being an economic minefield that's run by a local government nearly as inept as the Bills' execs, optimism that the team will stay in WNY beyond Ralph's passing is @ an all time low. Personally, I don't know what their fate will be when that happens. I just know that it is going to be very tough to convince the league to deal w/ Erie County's ineptitude along w/ their poverty.

    As I said, hope is all we got...
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    I don't usually go by the name "you guy's", but anything's possible.

    That's horribly cruel to Oakland. They've @ least won championships. The Bills, in 49 seasons, have hit the 10 or more win mark a whopping 13 times. Before their owner got speedy WR-crazy, the Raidahs were the winningest team in football.
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    Granted, Mass has a better corporate base, but the MA state government is hardly team-friendly. In the end, they were ready to let Bob Kraft move the team to Hartford, before Bob caved and basically built a new stadium on his own (he did get about $70M in infrastructure support, but he has to repay that over 20 years or so).

    I don't see the Bills moving. I could see them becoming a more regional model (with Toronto), like Green Bay/Milwaukee. However, I don't see them moving. There are too many fans in Western NY that love the team. A new owner could find some creative ways to generate new revenue (like Green Bay has), improve the team and work towards a new stadium (although it could end up in Toronto for part of the year). I think there are other teams that will move first, due to lack of support (Jacksonville, San Diego).
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    I got no real response to this that might cheer you up. I guess you will have to continue being depressed.

    The Bills do have some good players on their team. Unfortunately, not enough of them play the positions that matter (OL, DL, QB).
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    Depressed? Nah. It's all part and parcel of being a fan of this team. I watched 'em win 8 games in my last 3 years of high school (8 games total), so I've been down this route before. It ain't fun, but ah well.

    ...or owner, GM, or head coach. Change has to begin there. 'Til it does, this team will be in "same as it ever was" mode.
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    Ok, I'll tolerate a Pat fan making fun of my team but a Jets fan??? At least, I've seen my team in a Super Bowl in my lifetime.
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    Speal for yourself and the rest of the "woe is me" Bills fan. Our OC sucked and thought it was better to confuse his own team than the opposition. Walker was brutal at LT and the team is very high on Bell. He is Peters before he got lazy. Maybe it is a little early to play him but I'm just glad the Pats* trade one of the best DL.

    I'm not crazy enough to predict a win but this team will be better than peopel are giving it credit for. We had 12 turnovers on D and allowed 2.7 ypc this preseason. The offense blew but it also played without a HOF receiver. Our oline is very young, but mark my words, it will be a top unit in a few years. If Edwards can be decent, we will make some noise. Maybe not 9/14 but soon enough. ;)
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    You're an embarrassment to Bills fans with your whining.
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    Hey, I like this guy.


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    Me too, only my team won!:snob:
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    hahaha...I was thinking the same. And I actually respect the Bills fan base.
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    I just hope Bell comes back strong from his back injury. He does offer a lot of the same attributes that Peters had in terms of his athleticism (though not nearly as strong as Peters-but not many OL in the league are, so that's no major knock on Bell), so there's hope (there's that word again) that things will only get better up front.

    To say the offense looked confused w/ Schonert @ the helm would be an understatement. Game day adjustments were minimal and mistakes still happen far too often (penalties, use/abuse of timeouts). Let's hope (man, again?) that a switch in coordinators goes a long way towards fixing that.

    Trent is behind the 8 ball: folks get on him for his "Trentative" ways, yet how much of a gunslinger mentality would YOU have behind a sieve of an offensive line? W/ all the changes, the coaching staff needs to put together the line they feel gives this team the chance to compete and let 'em learn on the job.



    Whining? Nah....well, maybe a bit. It stems from being frustrated @ watching my team go through the motions in terms of personnel decisions, coaching decisions, and the deja vu of seeing the same type of in-game collapses (the heartbreaking home opening losses in recent years to NY Jets via kickoff return in OT, Jacksonville following a 3rd and forever conversion thanks to Nate Clements, and Denver, who trotted Elam out just in time to kick the game winner w/ no time left) over and over and over.

    But, one cannot be totally negative (can they?), so here's a few positives heading into 2009:

    Paul Posluszny, while not being the most fleet footed LB, nonetheless seems to be improving in his coverage abilities and in his pre-snap reads.

    Keith Ellison, while being a bit undersized (watching him get flattened by Cleveland's backup RB last year on Monday night was upsetting), has made some really nice hits and forced some turnovers this offseason. Maybe it continues into the regular season???

    Eric Wood, while having some rookie struggles (awful in the Pittsburgh pre-season game), has shown some promising moments (looked good overall vs the Titans) and has the fiesty mentality that the rest of the interior OL needs to mimic.

    Leodis McKelvin is a threat to break off a big play nearly any time he touches the ball. Now if Fewell can stay true to his word and actually put the guy up on WRs in press coverage.

    The defense got a nice boost by some youngsters like Reggie Corner, Ellis Lankster, and Nic Harris (who I thought had a very impressive pre-season).

    So, the cupboard isn't totally bare. I guess it's something I need to keep in mind when the wheels appear to be falling off the wagon.
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