Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 NFL Draft: Quarterbacks

by Steve

Holy smokes!  The 2017 NFL Draft is in a mere 70 days and the Bills need a quarterback.  Then again haven't they needed a quarterback for 20 years?  What are the odds tiny Tyrod Taylor is back as the starting quarterback next year? 30%? 20%? 

The guy is looking at a guaranteed $30+ mil spread over 2-3 years if he is brought back.  Why would he renegotiate his contract to stay with this sad sack franchise and take less money than he has too?  He'll get at least that amount from the sad sack Cleveland or some other loser franchise.  Let's face it, the Bills are done with Taylor.

The odds of an NFL team winning with a decent or  "serviceable" quarterback are low.  This team can keep tiny Ty or sign some other retread off the street but they need to draft a quarterback one way or another.  If Cardale Jones was the answer or even possibly the answer wouldn't we have heard more than the NOTHING we have heard about the guy (besides he needs 2-3 more years to possibly maybe be the starter).

So, lets take a look at the quarterbacks in the draft:

Mitch Trubisky UNC
Junior coming out after only one season as the starter.  He couldn't even see the field two years ago and we're supposed to believe he is a top 10 pick and the savior for a franchise? He's big and has an arm but no way this guy is ready to start and win.

Deshaun Watson Clemson
He gets the benefit of everyone watching him for 2 years and two Nattys but is he actually an NFL prospect?  He is tall and slender, runs, and is a winner.  But he was on one of the most talented rosters in all of college.  His accuracy is a major question mark but he's a gamer. I could see him falling.

Deshone Kizer ND
Either I slept on this guy at Notre Dame (unlikely) or this guy is being WAY over hyped.  What did he do at ND? Anything?

Pat Mahomes Ok State
This guy is coming out of no where to be considered a late first round pick?  His stats were off the chart but coming out of the Big 12 you take those with a grain of salt.  He's only a junior and played in a bit of a hokey offense.  At least he's played in 2.5+ seasons unlike some of the dudes on this list.  Who the hell knows.

Davis Webb Cal
One year starter who got to follow in Jarod Goff's foot steps. 6'4 230?  The name Goff and/or Cal QB send shivers down my spine.  If this dude gets his name called before day 3 I'd be shocked. Then again, he was a starter for Ok State for a few years, then again he was replaced by Mahomes. Byeee

Brad Kaaya Miami
Who the hell told this dude to come out early?  He had a bad season at Miami and was unimpressive in every game I watched him play.  He's gonna fall like a stone and will need to sit for years before he's worthy of seeing the field.

Chad Kelly Ole Miss
I'd love to draft this guy in any market besides the Bills.  He got arrested as a 23 year old at a high school football game for christ sake.  He'll be in the shadow of his uncle for ever in Buffalo and the dumb fans here will ruin him. 2 ACL years and a laundry list of character flaws will push him into day 3 but he could be real good in the right situation.

The guys from Pitt, Va tech and Tennessee prob aren't worth mentioning.

In summation, if the Bills are counting on a QB to start from this draft, they're in trouble.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Picks

The whole damn thing. Super Bowl Picks

Steve 45-40-5 Best Bet 10-8-1 Playoffs 4-6

Falcons +3 v Patriots
Over 58

Coast 39-49-2 Best Bet 5-14 Playoffs 4-6

Patriots -3 v Falcons
Under 58

Feyes 47-40-3 Best Bet 8-11 Playoffs 5-5

Katman 46-46-3 Best Bet 11-7-1 Playoffs 6-4

Patriots -3 v Falcons
Under 58

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Conference Championship Picks

CCS! Casheee

Steve 44-39-5 Best Bet 9-8-1 Playoffs 3-5

Falcons -6 v Packers
Steelers +6 @ Patriots

Coast 38-48-2 Best Bet 5-13 Playoffs 3-5

Steelers+6 @ Patriots
Falcons -5 v Packers

Feyes 47-38-3 Best Bet 8-10 Playoffs 2-2

Packers +5 @ Falcons
Steelers+6 @ Patriots

Katman 45-45-3 Best Bet 10-7-1 Playoffs 5-3
Patriots -6 v Steelers
Packers +5 @ Falcons

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Divisional Round Weekend Picks

DRW! Time to cash in

Steve 42-37-5 Best Bet 9-7-1 Playoffs 1-3

Chiefs -1.5 v Steelers
Patriots -16.5 v Texans
Seahawks +6 @ Falcons
Packers +4.5 @ Cowboys

Coast 35-47-2 Best Bet 4-13 Playoffs 0-4

Patriots -16.5 v Texans
Chiefs -1.5 v Steelers
Falcons -6 v Seahawks
Packers +4.5 @ Cowboys

Feyes 46-35-3 Best Bet 7-10 Playoffs 2-2

Falcons -6 v Seahawks
Texans +16.5 @ Patriots
Steelers @ Chiefs over 44.5
Packers @ Cowboys under 52

Katman 43-43-3 Best Bet 10-6-1 Playoffs 3-1

Chiefs -1.5 v Steelers
Patriots -16.5 v Texans
Falcons -6 v Seahawks
Cowboys -4.5 v Packers

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Podcast: Buffalo Bills Hire Sean McDermott

Steve and Coast breakdown the hire of Sean McDermott and review another lost season of dispaire

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bills Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

By Steve

Generic defensive minded white boy from formally successful football team in a different conference was hired today by the Bills. He's bald, young (42) and reportedly impressed Pegula. Yippee!

Well, lets see where I ranked him:
"3. Sean McDermott

For some unknown reason I like this dude. Hes a defensive coach and has had a lot of talent to work with but he's young and.. been to a Super Bowl?"

Ohh, not bad! Wait do we know anything about this dude? Then again does anyone? Maybe his wife?

Whether he is an offensive guy, defensive guy, special teams whatever it doesnt matter. What matters is his decision making. Does he coach and think like its 2017 or like Rex and think its still 1997? Does any of this even matter with seemingly no quarterback, a GM on his 9th life and Whaley seemingly being usurped yet again by his owner? Is McDermott a game changer?

Well obviously he is not a game changer but I like the hire. Is there any reason to hate it or love it? Not really, unless you really wanted an offensive minded guy as the HC.

Who will be his offensive coordinator? How will he sound at the opening presser? Will he get along with Whaley or eventually push him out? All questions with no answers. (Norv Turner was rumored. His last full season his offense finished 29th and 31st in passing in 2015 albeit with a young Ted Bridgewater) yikes.

Oh and what about the local and national story line that the Buffalo bills and their baffoon of a GM and a syncophant of an owner were a tire fire disgrace of an organization that NO ONE WOULD WANT TO GO TO? Seems like they got a guy that others were quite interested in and a name most people have heard of.

Obviously the "jury is still out" but clearly the Bills could have done better and much worse. This guy better think differently and innovatively and seemingly couldnt be worse than Rex or Dick or Chan.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wildcard Weekend NFL Picks


Steve 41-34-5  Best Bet 9-6-1

Raiders +4 @ Texans
Dolphins +10.5 @ Steelers
Seahawks -8 v Lions
Giants @ Packers under 45

Coast 35-43-2 Best Bet 4-12

Lions +8 @ Seahawks
Dolphins +10.5 @ Steelers
Giants +5 @ Packers
Raiders +4 @ Texans

Katman 40-42-3 Best Bet 9-6-1

Steelers -10.5 v Dolphins
Seahawks -8 v Lions
Texans -4 v Raiders
Giants +5 @ Packers

Feyes 44-33-3 Best Bet 7-9

Raiders +4 @ Texans
Steelers -10.5 v Dolphins
Seahawks -8 v Lions
Giants +5 @ Packers