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    On the first play of their last drive they get a big pass, and then for God knows what reason, they decide to run the ball on 3 straight plays after that, choosing to kick a 47 yarder rather than trying to get more yards and make it shorter... well at least we don't have to worry about them anymore.
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    Just a total lack of situational awareness by Jauron. He has to know that they're going into the wind. A 45 yarder into the wind in BUFFALO is way too much to ask of a kicker, especially when you've got time to get 5-10 yards closer against a crappy Browns defense.

    Horrible coaching.
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    You guys are insane. He just watched RAC and his OC mindnumbingly try to do just the opposite only to have two kickers save their pathetic asses...LOL They were running all over RAC's D all night. Edwards was so erratic they'd had to.
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    They had 40+ secs, more than enough time to score a td let alone get a few yards to make it a shorter fg.
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    While I hate the Bills, I have always liked Jauron and wanted him to do well, being local, etc. But I have concluded that he just is not a very good in-game coach. From failing to challenge Welker's catch against us during the last game to the type of errors referred to here and other places, he's just not good decision-wise on the field. He seems respected by his players and peers, but I'm just not seeing it, as much as I would like to. That being said, RAC didn't, and hasn't, exactly covered himself in glory with the Browns, either.
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    You forgot the part about how they settled for that 47 yard field goal... that was INTO THE WIND!!! LOL!

    How are you going to settle for that?!? Jauron is an idiot. I'm glad the Bills gave him that 3 year extension before the Bills got waxed by all 3 of us in the AFCE...
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    I agree horrible game-day coach. Just makes you appreciate having BB that much more
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    No way am I setting up for a FG there. He hadn't been picked off since the first quarter, it was horrible.
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    Even funnier--he apparently did try to challenge it, he was just so lackadaisacal about it that the Pats managed to get the play off anyways. :)
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    Is it really so difficult for people to just realize that a kicker missed a field goal attempt he could have hit? There was nothing wrong with the play calling. Linden has been a very good kicker in those situations, as ESPN pointed out, but he pushed it right. There's no need to read anything into the situation that wasn't there.
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    But given the circumstances, it was just stupid. They had time left to drive down the field through the air... and if they don't even trust their defense to hold Cleveland with ~35 seconds remaining, then that's retarded as well. I mean look at their first play, Edwards pass was perfect for like 25 yards... they had some momentum going and then they kill it. I really couldn't believe it while I was watching.
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    Lindell's career :

    30-39, 90% successful.
    40-49, 65% successful.

    For the small chance of an INT I'm going to try harder to get into the 90% range.
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    How was it stupid when on the previous drive Lynch had runs of 4, 6 and 38 yards, and 2 runs the drive before, of 3 and 14 yards?

    What's stupid is people second guessing something so clearly reasonable just because a kicker missed a field goal, and acting as if the coach did something wrong just because it didn't work.
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    Had you seen Edwards throwing the ball at all during the game? You want to put the ball in the hands of a quarterback who was stinking out the joint and has been in a major funk for weeks rather than put it into the hands of a running back who was running hard and effectively?

    That's just silly. Edwards is not Brady, he's Edwards.
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    :)

    I was scared to death as his INTs almost cost me my fantasy game - but he was doing alright dinking it to Lynch and I like that better than running up the middle against Rogers - although that worked at times.
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    You should never settle for almost a 50 yard FG into the wind. You have to at least try to give your kicker a better shot than that.

    They had over a minute left. You got to keep trying to advance the ball more than that...


    Sure, the Lindell is capable of making it... but thats a very hard kick. To just stop driving and settle for that is stupid...
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    wow, did Buffalo fall fast.

    NY Jets 7-3
    NE 6-4
    Miami 6-4
    Buffalo 5-5
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    Again....
    Lynch was running well during the previous drives. Edwards had a lousy game, having thrown 3 picks and other bad passes besides. The wind was non-existent at the time of the kick, at least as far as the directional 'ribbons' were showing. The kicker simply missed.

    There's a difference between doing something that doesn't succeed and doing something stupid.
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    By running it exclusively those last 3 downs .... it looked like Jauron was playing to burn Brown's timeouts with points his team hadn't yet scored rather than playing to score those points in the first place. The Browns were playing the run all the way.

    Bizarre play calling.
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    That was one of the lamest MNF's in a while. Three picks turned into 6 points. Romeo coming back our way next year?

    The highlights were the picks, Kawika Mitchell's inside attacks (amazing) the long run by the Browns and that McKelvin run-back. I SO wanted us to draft that guy. Love Mayo, no doubt, but man... :(
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