This is what happens when your team hasn't made the playoffs in 13 years. You make something out of nothing. You take things that should be a given and get excited about it. You accept Mediocrity!The Rockpile Review - by Shaw66
Think about the talent the Buffalo Bills have. CJ Spiller is the 10th leading rusher in the league, even though he has 43 to 146 fewer carries than the guys who are 1-9. Think about that. If Spiller had 200 carries, fewer than the top five rushers in the league, he'd still lead the
league in rushing by 100-300 yards over his nearest pursuers.
You couldn't be more wrong. He is effective because he doesn't have to carry the load himself. Whne they are in the red zone or need a yard for a first down you usually see Jackson. If Spiller were getting more carries his yards per carry would drop well in to the low five's and he would not be as effective. Jackson is by far the better back.
Mario Williams, the guy everyone likes to dump on, is 11th in the league in sacks. Although the Bills have given up a lot of rushing yards, they aren't giving them up on Mario's side.
Meaningless. When you really need a sack, where is he??? Bruce Smith was always there!
Sunday Marcel Dareus looked like a force.
I can't disagree, but one game in 11.................he is an underachiever!
Jairus Byrd is really good. Stephon Gilmore also is a player. Leodis McKelvin suddenly looks like an NFL cornerback, and he's a big-time threat returning kicks.
What game are you watching??? McKelvin can not play CB at this level.
Spiller went over 100 yards Sunday, and Stevie Johnson did, too.
So the Bills have stars, and they have stars producing. They're still not winning.
[B]If they were producing we would be winning. Statistics are meaningless![ /B]
What I saw Sunday: I saw a LOT of heart from Stevie Johnson. In fact, that was one of the most encouraging things about the game. Stevie played like he was personally responsible for the outcome, and that's what it takes, from every player.
You are easily impressed.
I saw a completely inexplicable series of downs to end the first half. I mean, are you serious, Chan? From your own seven, or wherever, a minute and a half to go, when the strength of your offense is running the ball and the Colts with two timeouts, you're passing? That was simply horrible. Why didn't you just put three points on a silver platter, walk across the field and present the points to the Colts?
I saw a QB who doesn't know how to throw the deep ball, and it cost him the game. CJ Spiller and Donald Jones open beyond the defense for touchdowns. It's much tougher to hit that receiver throwing a flat pass. Fitz threw three and completed one.
I also saw a lot of Seattle-Miami while watching the Bills at Chicago Sams. After watching both games, I had two questions: Would I trade TJ Graham for Russell Wilson?
I would have taken Mohammad Sanu over either.
Memo to the offensive coordinator: Defense prepare for screen passes by the Bills. That creates opportunities elsewhere. Take advantage.
I saw Jairus Byrd make plays, but I see that every week.
Bills-Dolphins and Bills-Colts looked like the same games. Bills should have rolled to victory fairly easily in both games, because the defense was nearly dominant. Unfortunately, the offense was barely serviceable.
What makes you think the BIlls are better than either of these teams?
Bills should be 7-4 today (Colts, Pats, Titans). For two years now, the Bills' coach has been saying "we have to learn how to win," and it's oh so painfully obvious he's right. If Chan knew how to win, shouldn't he have taught these players by now?
You live in a fantasy world. Not only should they have not beaten the Colts, they should not have beaten the Cardinals.
I said a few weeks ago that it'll be Tarvaris Jackson at QB next season, and I still think so. This offense needs a change, and only a new QB can make real change. Jackson can throw. Guys get open deep, he'll deliver it. He's spending this season learning the system, he'll get plenty of opportunity to work in it during the off-season, and Chan likes his mobility. He wouldn't be my choice, but he's probably the best option the Bills will have. \\
That is not the solution
It's so discouraging for a fan to see the potential and to discover that the glass is, once again, so much less than half full.
Maybe next season.