Better players=worse w/l record
The team needs a new head coach & assistant coaching staff. The defense isn't a work in progress because of new faces & a new scheme, it's a work in progress because it needs a different new scheme.
4-3 LB's are a lot harder to find then you're making it out to be.
Neither CB or SAF is a luxury, Williams has been atrocious, McKelvin has been servicable at best, and Rogers has regressed. Maybe Brooks develops but he's seen more as a nickle CB which we need anyways. Wilson has been garbage and Searcy is a backup and should never be a starter.
We have big needs all over the field on both sides. This sugar coating of our weaknesses has to stop, we severly lack talent on both sides of the ball. If that's not as apparent on game day as the lack of coaching then I honestly don't know what football game you are watching. To blame all of this on the DL is utterly ridiculous. They take a full share, but them doing better does not fix the entire defense.
Originally Posted by Dr.Lecter
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i read the title of this thread thinking The Old Fart FINALLY croaked.
Originally Posted by yordad
Our Oline is ****. It can't protect Fitz and can't get short yards.
Levitre needs to be re-signed, otherwise LG is a weakness.
Pears is anything but stout, he consistently blows...can't handle power or speed against the pass, is an adequate run blocker at best.
The main reason our d-line doesn't get to the QB is a ****ty coordinator, and underwhelming performances by the players themselves.
I do, however, agree that the team is not that far away. A MLB, a real DC, and a better QB and I will feel a little bit more confident.
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I have heard it said that the difference between the Bills and the rest of the NFL teams is that the other teams can always say, "There's always next year" while it's always, "There's always the year after next" with the Bills.
I really like 3/5ths of the Oline now, for the first time in a while.
Cordy Glenn needs help on speed rushers, but it is really no more than a quick chip block that's needed.
His run blocking on the other hand....is superb. Probably the best run blocking lineman we've had since Jason Peters. On the FJax TD, he blocked 3 guys. He helped Levitre on the DE, knocking him sideways 2 yards, then going to the 2nd level and driving back Mayo 2 yards. While he was on Mayo, he shifted his body to cut off an oncoming McCourtney.
One play. Three blocks. You can just see the left side of the line cave in when he drive blocks. Get him some work on pass blocking and he's Pro Bowl material.
Hairston is taking over anyways. Not the greatest, but not a swinging gate, either.
Keyed on Mario. Though he was on the right a lot, they moved him inside a few times. Stood him up, put his hand in the ground, moved him from side to side.
He did....next to nothing.
I saw one, possibly two pressures when he rushed from the inside. On the outside..nothing. People think they are pressures sometimes when he runs around the QB from behind, but they aren't. He might have been close enough to horse collar Brady once, but Brady never had to so much as step up in the pocket.
If he learned a club, swim, spin move, or learned to dip his shoulder into a blocker, he could be dominant. But if he hasn't learned that by now....he probably won't.
As it is, he doesn't require a double team, I didn't see him doubled once... and outside of maybe 4 plays, was invisible.
-I'm definitely open to suggestions for DC's.
I'll say this about the NE game, especially after watching it again....I don't know how anyone on the D can look anyone the O in the eye after that game...(except Kyle Williams).
Mario Williams doesn't show much more effort than Mike Williams;
Barnett tries, I think...
Gilmore is just a dumbass. The first PI call was so freaking obvious;
Even on the controversial call, where it might have called uncatchable, he knocked the receiver to the ground while the ball was in the air.
I mean, the offense moved the ball, made blocks, caught balls, scored points.
Somehow they take the blame for one mistake.
The defense had about 59 minutes of continuous mistakes.
God, they suck.
Their future does not look bright. They have actually gotten worse since Nix and Gailey took over. The Brandon/Jauron reign was better than this, amazingly enough. How sad is that? Nix and Gailey are 13-28 overall and 2-13 against the AFC East, there are weaknesses littered throughout the roster (QB being the most important one; same story as when they took over), and some fans have the gall to say they're making progress? **** off.
Levitre -- Top LG in AFC right now
Wood - Among top 5 C in AFC
Urbik - Among top 5 RG in AFC - Taken off waiver wire but was a young player and became good with us so its basically homegrown.
Byrd - Among top FS in league
9 players that a ton of teams would love to get their hands on is not bad for a team that two years ago had literally nothing.
Last edited by Mahdi; 11-14-2012 at 08:34 AM.
Again, since you are blind to these things, try and find a team that has drafted in the top 10 and has brought in less talent in the past three years.
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They are 14th in total offense. They were 14th in total offense last year. They were 25th in total offense in 2010 and 30th in Jauron's 2009 when Jauron coached the team.
So he took a bad offense and made them average.
Of course, they were 19th in total defense in 2009 and 14th in total defense in 2008. They are 31st in total defense this year and were 26th in total defense in 2011.
So he took a average defense and made them bad.
I fail to see anything that makes me feel all warm and cuddly about the future.
You know what really kills me? Right now, in a KC Chiefs forum somewhere some optimistic schmuck created a thread about how the future in bright. The team only needs a new coaching staff, to turn around their terrible turnover ratio and a new QB to right the offense. Lots of young talent there, our young KC Chiefs fan is thinking.
Speaking of turnover ratio, there is probably no better statistic that correlates with winning in the NFL. The playoff teams usually are near the top in that category, the also-rans the bottom. This year the top-10 teams are: NE, CHI, TB, NYG, HOU, ATL, BAL, WAS, GB, SF. The Redskins are the only team in that group without a good shot at the playoffs.
The Bills are 30th in turnover ratio (better than the Eagles and Chiefs, yay!). They were 15th last year, 32nd in 2010. Under Jauron they were 23rd (2006), 6th (2007), 27th (2008) and 11th (2009). Are they really better off?
Last edited by GingerP; 11-14-2012 at 10:47 AM.