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    Let's just put it this way....

    There were both a lot of good things and a lot of bad things in yesterday's game that have already been discussed. But, a big thing that held this team back last year was an inability to beat good teams. We only beat one team that finished over .500, and that was the Titans who switched QB's after their loss to us and became much better.

    So, based on what we saw yesterday, which teams on the schedule can we actually beat. If we fumble in the red zone against the Chiefs, do you think they're gonna go 3 and out, punt, then let us march right back and get a touchdown? Between the fumbles and the missed FG's, that was 4 trips to the red zone that resulted in 0 points. Do you think we'll beat the Chiefs if we leave that many points off the board? What about SF, Seattle, the Rams, Pittsburgh or even the Titans and Patriots?

    I'm hoping it was just rust due to a lack of preseason practice, and we just got lucky that we got to tune up against a bad, injury-riddled Jets team, but right now, it looks like another season of not being able to hang with the big boys, and there are a lot more big boys on the schedule this year than last year.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    The Bills can hang with any team. More injuries though...
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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Josh's fumbles were disturbing given his history with fumbles however it did appear that the game has slowed down for him and he was surveying the field properly.

    We dominated from the start in every facet of the game except rushing where our OL simply could not create holes against a very good run stopping Jets DL.

    The Dolphins have elite CBs so I can see us being much more successful and committed to the run this upcoming week.

    If Josh keeps improving, we will find a way to 11-5 or 10-6.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    The Bills can hang with any team. More injuries though...
    Based on what? Almost letting a poor, injury-riddled Jets squad back in the game after dominating them for the first 28 minutes?

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Based on what? Almost letting a poor, injury-riddled Jets squad back in the game after dominating them for the first 28 minutes?
    The had the game firmly in control from start to finish. And when it comes to divisional opponents, you never know. Just look at the Cheats and Dols the last game of last season.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    The had the game firmly in control from start to finish. And when it comes to divisional opponents, you never know. Just look at the Cheats and Dols the last game of last season.
    They had the game firmly in control because the D forced 3 and outs on the first 3 drives by the Jets. This D is good but they won't be able to do that to the better teams on the schedule.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    LOL.

    I was anticipating this very thread from Opie today, and I'm not hardly kidding.

    Predictable like clockwork...

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    I know he is not our prettiest cheerleader, but has several good points in my personal opinion.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Op - Just to save us all a lot of arguments, how many of last year's playoff teams will they have to beat in order for you to be satisfied with their ability?

    They play Tennessee, Kansas City, New England (2x), Seattle and San Francisco, that's six games against 2019 playoff teams. If they go 3-3 is that enough? 2-4? 4-2?
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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    the only time the bills were stopped yesterday was when we shot ourselves on the foot. That is fixable with repetition which we didn't have due to lack of camp and preseason.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Op - Just to save us all a lot of arguments, how many of last year's playoff teams will they have to beat in order for you to be satisfied with their ability?

    They play Tennessee, Kansas City, New England (2x), Seattle and San Francisco, that's six games against 2019 playoff teams. If they go 3-3 is that enough? 2-4? 4-2?
    It's not about me being satisfied. It's about beating enough good teams to get a home playoff game. It's about being able to hang with the good teams enough to get out of the first round of the playoffs.

    Usually you're smart enough to play the "make it about Op" game. Not sure why you're doing it now.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    It's amazing that a conclusion can be reached after one game, a game that despite 2 red zone turnovers and 2 missed FGs we still scored 27.

    Even in NE's heydays, they lost early season games to lowly teams like the Bills. I shudder to think what OP would say then.

    Let's see how many times the Jets give up 27 points this season.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    I don’t understand... up 21-3 then they score so it’s 21-10. Is that letting them back in a game? They scored which happens in football.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Josh needs to stop fumbling. It's a problem.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    They had the game firmly in control because the D forced 3 and outs on the first 3 drives by the Jets. This D is good but they won't be able to do that to the better teams on the schedule.
    Yeah, that's usually how games work. Tteams don't score on every drive.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    No pre-season. That showed in all the games outside of the KC win. Sloppy. KC is still the standard.

    Cam Newton, who ESPN is worshiping this am, ran for 2 TD's vs. Miami yesterday. Thinking Allen will continue to run this next Sunday. Secure the ball.

    Bass missing kicks means he's already on notice.

    Lots to work on...but many teams that won yesterday are thinking the same thing. No one that's sober is embellishing this opening day win as a classic performance.
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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Quote Originally Posted by Haile SpikedLemonade View Post
    Josh's fumbles were disturbing given his history with fumbles however it did appear that the game has slowed down for him and he was surveying the field properly.

    We dominated from the start in every facet of the game except rushing where our OL simply could not create holes against a very good run stopping Jets DL.

    The Dolphins have elite CBs so I can see us being much more successful and committed to the run this upcoming week.

    If Josh keeps improving, we will find a way to 11-5 or 10-6.
    Fumbling is a lot easier to solve than surveying the field and making good pass decisions. Or being accurate.

    I feel like maybe fumbling is one of the biggest outcomes of not having preseason and having people smashing on your arms again. That's why I came away more encouraged than discouraged. He's going to solve the fumbling issue eventually. It's actually probably a good thing for the season that it happened yesterday. It didn't matter to the outcome, and he and the coaching staff will be on red alert going forward.
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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    It was his first game back in action.... Where the opponents are actually trying to crush people... Give the dude a break. He isn't going to average 2 fumbles a game. Especially 2 lost fumbles. I'm pretty sure we didn't have our team wack him at all during the 2 week offseason.

    The fumbles were disturbing to watch, but I like what I saw out of him.

    I'm more worried about running the ball in general. Maybe it was just the scheme and personnel the Jets have, but man we struggled.

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    It's not about me being satisfied. It's about beating enough good teams to get a home playoff game. It's about being able to hang with the good teams enough to get out of the first round of the playoffs.

    Usually you're smart enough to play the "make it about Op" game. Not sure why you're doing it now.
    Because you’re the only one making this point, so clearly one would assume you have a metric for measurement to consider it a success, no?

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    Re: Let's just put it this way....

    Let's put it this way.

    They won.

    Were they perfect? No, but at times they looked pretty good.

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