Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Preview: Bills Predictions

By Steve

So Doug Whaley is on his way out yet the only one that has a clue how to run a draft. Sean "dougy" McDermott is enboldened but has zero credibility building a roster. And drafting 10 means just about ANYTHING is possible this year. Great!

Will McDermott go defense because thats all he knows or will hubris reign supreme and he goes offense because he thinks he can build a defense with anyone?

Here's part one Bills needs
Part two quarterback hot taeks
Part 3 mock draft reviews
Part four MOCK DRAFT

Time to predict:

Ill dream of OJ Howard falling to the Bills but it aint happening. The pick will be Marshon Lattimore (unless a top 2 safety drops) -steve

Hasson [sic] Reddick -katman

Haason Reddick DE/OLB Temple -schrum

Deshawn Watson -wreck

Trade up for OJ Howard -coast

2017 NFL Mock Draft

By Steve

Part four of our NFL Drsft preview the mock draft. Here is part 1 needs, part 2 QBs, part 3 other mock drafts.

This isnt a mock draft of what I think teams should do or what they might do. This is what they will actually do (not spelling check shit so suck it):

1. Browns
Myles Garrett
Cough cough bust.

2. 49ers
OJ Howard
Shanny going offense

3. Bears
Soloman Thomas
Chi loves defense

4. Jaguars
Lenny Fournette
No clue why.

5. Browns (trade from Tenn)
Mitchel Trubinski
Odd decision with their trading back to trade up but this franchise is lost.

6. Jets
Malik Hooker
Jets always go defense

7. Chargers
Mike Williams
Give Rivers weapons

8. Panthers
Christian McCaffery
If i was going running back i'd go Dal Cook but thats just me.

9. Bengals
Adams
Anyone care what they do?

10. Bills
Marshon Lattimore
Cornerback needy

11. Saints
Jon Allen
Falls into their lap

12. Titans
John Ross
Gotta give Marcus some weapons

13. Cardinals
Taco Charalton
Load up the defense

14. Eagles
Cam Robinson
Replace Peters eventually

15. Colts
Haason Reddick
Possibly a great pick

16. Ravens
Reuben Foster
Might as well

17 Redskins
Kevin King
Washington to washington hehe

18. Titans
Humphrey

19. Buccaneers
Forrest Lamp

20. Broncos
OT Bolles

21. Lions
Corey Davis
This team is impossible to read

22. Giants
Ramczyk

24. Raiders
Harris

25. Texans
Watson
Might not be able to wait this long but they need a QB.

26. Seahawks
Dalvin Cook
Love it!

27. Chiefs
Gareon Conley
He can hang out with tyreek Hill, what can go wrong

28. Cowboys
TreDavious White

29. Packers
Derek Barnett

30. Steelers
Takaarist McKinley

31. Falcons
Njoku
Everyone needs a tight end

32 Saints
Adoree Jackson

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bills Spread from Every 2017 Game

By Steve

Per @cgtechnology_ on twitter here are the lines for every game of the Buffalo Bills 2017 season available to be gambled on tomorrow in Vegas:

Week 1
-6.5 vs Jets

Week 2
+3.5 @ Panthers

Week 3
-1 vs Broncos

Week 4
+7.5 @ Falcons

Week 5
+3.5 @ Bengals

Week 6
BYE +3

Week 7
-1.5 vs Buccaneers

Week 8
+1.5 vs Raiders

Week 9
-1.5 @ Jets TNF

Week 10
-2 vs Saints

Week 11
+2 @ Chargers

Week 12
+6 at Chiefs

Week 13
+7 vs Cheatriots

Week 14
-1.5 v Colts

Week 15
-1.5 v Dolphins

Week 16
+11.5 @ Cheatriots

Week 17
+4.5 @ Dolphins (i made this up based on math)

The Bills are favored in seven games. Their biggest apreads are week one -6.5 vs the Jets and +11.5 at New England week 16.

2017 NFL Draft Preview: Mock Drafts Review

By Steve

Only a day away, lets run through what the "experts" are predicting for the Bills 2017 draft. Here is part 1 and part 2 of our NFL Draft preview.

MOCK DRAFTSSSS

The Ringer
WR Mike Williams
Drafting a wide receiver in part does and does not make sense. The Bills dont have a QB so whats the point but they dont have any wide receivers besides brittle Sam Watkins. Plus Watkins will probs be playing for someone else in a few years too. Is Mike Will the best WR in this class though?

PFT
CB Marshon Lattimore OSU
Lord knows the Bills wuv Ohio State DBs. Allegedly its a deep draft for corners and the top few might be interchangable. Is 10th the best spot to snag one? Wouldn't hate it although it does make one wonder why they didnt try to keep Gilly a bit more.

PFF
Deshawn Watsons
Sitting behind Taylor would be preferable to starting Watson right away but this pick would be a shocker. Why keep Tyrod Taylor at all if you're using your top pick on his obvious replacement? (Especially with needs at nearly every other position). The only explanation is that Watson is the answer and the franchise QB of the future with lottle doubt. Do we trust the Bills braintrust that much?

Walter Football
Marshon Lattimore
Walt calls Lattimore the top CB in the draft class. Hmm. Finally a duplicate though.

ESPN Live Draft
OJ Howard
Im warming up to this idea of taking the best tight end in the draft. He gives an added weapon akin to a wide receiver but seems to fit with the old school offensive philosphy this admin is looking to build. Sign me up.

Pete Prisco
CB Tre'davious White LSU
A new name but similar position. Who the hell knows but in this mock the top two safeties are gone as is Lattimore. The question becomes how does Whaley and co. rank these CBs.

Peter King
DE Derek Barnett Tenn
Despite this old bitch blocking me on twitter I am able to read his dumb blog. This pick would be about as surprising as it gets. Granted you can never have enough good pass rushers but this team, with needs all over the place, cant afford back to back pass rushers in the first round unless Barnett is the top player on McDermott (errr Dougy's) board.

Buffalo News
Mike Williams (13th pick)
Moving back to 13th with Arizona and only getting the 77th pick to allow them to draft a QB would be about as bad a look as it could get. The player they end up with plus an extra pick is real solid but letting the Cards to jump in front of them to snag a QB will get lampooned.

WGR550 (Sal Capaccio)
Haason Reddick OLB Temple
Is this guy a linebacker, a pass rusher, a straight up beast and it doesnt matter or what. Again is this guy the BPA? Because a pass rusher isnt need 1 2 or even 5. Hmm.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Preview: Quarterbacks

By Steve

T-minus 55 hours until the draft. Here is the first part of the Bills draft preview looking at team needs. Now its time to look at the quarterbacks.

The Bills biggest need at the most important position and a QB class with opinions going in every direction on at least a half dozen prospects.

What the hell are the Bills doing with Tyrod Taylor? He hasn't been good enough to elevate the team but hasn't been awful enough to tank the team. He is wholly average with an above average (from the team's perspective) contract.

If the Bills go quarterback at 10 overall (or worse [gasp] trade up) god help me. WHY EVEN BRING tiny TY BACK IF THE PLAN WAS TO GO QB AT 10?

The Bills are always middling it. They never go one way or the other. If the Bills go QB at 10 it wont be horrible but it will be confusing. Are they trying to win this year? Are they cutting Cardale? Can they trade tiny Tyrod? Is there a coherent short term and long term plan?

Quarterback Rankings :
(I wouldnt take any of these dudes in the top 11, Cleveland at 12 would be my target for whoever they think is the top guy)

1.  Deshaun Watson
There is a bias here because Ive seen this guy play for 2+ seasons in big games against the best players. He seems like a better Geno Smith (trying to not be racist). They are both lengthy skinny dudes with arms and sling the rock. He's my top QB.

2. Deshone Kizer
The Brady mixed with Cam comparison BY HIM was hilarious but I love the confidence. Not sure he's a first round talent but he could ride the pine and learn for a few years (aka good idea for the Bills late 1st or 2nd round).

3. Mitch Trubisky
Not sure what the hype around this guy is. It seems like in Nov/Dec there was no consensus top QB prospect but people annointed Trubs as THE GUY. Now, granted, I only watched 2 games and his bowl game(maybe thats because he played at UNC and only started like 12 games in his career) but the dude didn't seem like a highly draftable QB. (Bills please dont do something dumb like trade up for this flash in the pan).

4. Chad Kelly
Yes Im a homer but Chad is actually pretty good. There are a few problems though. First he needs to go ANY WHERE besides Buffalo. It would be a horrible idea. Too many yes men a, HUGE shadow and too much of a comfort zone. Second, the injuries. He isnt draftable (until the 6th round). So hes too high but talent and pro prospects alone he is ranked at least 4th..

5. Pat Mahomes
If we are building a baseball team I'd love this dude. But as a first round QB? Lol. At least he has the size 6'3 230 and started two years (plus he did beat out Davis Webb jettisoning him to Cal) but why leave after your junior year? Ok St is the most gimicky of gimicky offenses. He'll struggle to transition.

6. Josh Dobbs
Love me a Tennessee Vol! I have him above Brad Kaaya because Kaaya sucks. Who ever told that guy to leave Miami early should be fired. Dobbs started 2+ years at Tenn and had a decent senior year til the SEC eventually chewed em up. Wouldnt mind using a few of those 5th round picks to try and snag Fobbsie if Whaley and co smartly avoid  QB on day 1 and 2.

Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Preview Bills Team Needs

By Steve

Draft time! The draft is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday so no better time than the present to dive right in.

The Bills are tied with the Atlanta Falcons with the fewest draft picks available (six) god damn it Doug Whaley.. [update now 7 picks after Gillislee bounced]

The pick are as follows:
10th (first round)
44th (second round)
75th (third round)
156th (fifth round)
163rd (fifth round
171st (fifth round)
195th (sixth round)

They traded their 4th rounder 117th to Chicago in the Ragland trade last year and traded their 7th rounder 228th to Dallas but got their 5th in the Cassel trade.

Is Doug Whaley purposely bad at his job? He botches the draft, free agency, coaching hires, the salary cap, restricted free agency etc etc. Its truly astounding. The only thing he is actually competent at is making Tyrod Taylor sign team friendly contracts every few months.

(How and why did tiny Tyrod take less money at at time when quarterbacks like Mike Glennon are getting $50+ mil? And what does that say about his agent or moreover his perceived skill set in the league?) But I digress.

Buffalo Bills team needs in order
Quarterback
Would I go QB at ten? God no. I'd even be reluctant to go quarterback on day two. Thats just the way it goes when you have SEVENTEEN FUCKING YEARS of no playoffs hanging over your head like a chemtrail. Oof.

Cornerback
Gilmore is gone, Robey-Coleman is gone, Darby sucks and Seymore is still a mystery. One would think hiring all these defensive "geniuses" the Bills wouldnt have to waste high picks on defense since the braintrusts should be able to identify players that would thrive in their complex unique genius systems. YOU'D THINK THAT.

Safety
I like the Hyde signing but safety is an undervalued position. The Bills can't have too many dudes that can either ball hawk or D up on a tightend. MODERN NFL bro.

Wide Receiver
Haha yeah true why have WRs when you cant and dont use them in your offense with a limited QB (errr running back with a strong arm) but have you looked at the WR depth chart? Yikes!

OT
Left tackle is seemingly all set but the right side is a disaster. One guy is a regular pot head with a limiting illness and the other guy has no legs and hopped up on synhetic pot. What the hell?

LB
No Luke Kuechly on this squad Seany. Coach em up.

This draft will be fun and not in a good way.
Ugh

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Buffalo Bills 2017 Schedule Released

By steve

Oof this schedule is weak. One prime time game on the road at the Jets and other than that one 4:05 game at the LA Chargers.

All four Dolphins and Patriots games come after Dec which is odd but might be benefital against the Cheatriots assuming they have the division locked up by Thanksgiving.

Bills gonna have win at least two of their first hree before heading too Atlanta and Cinci.

The season will probably end dtarting Nov 19h with games at Chargers at Chiefd then NE at home.

Week 6 bye isnt too bad but not great.

3 December home games will piss people off but at least Christmas and New Years are spared.

7-9 again