Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tyrod Taylor Your Bills Starting QB

By Steve

The Bills on Monday made the obvious yet some what surprising decision to name Tyrod Taylor the starting quarterback for the regular season. Obvious because Matt Cassel is like eating brand flakes and tap water. Surprising because Cassel is the safe pick.

(6'1 215 drafted 180th overall in 2011. Signed for 3 years but the 3rd season can be voided if he plays 50% of the snaps this year or next. )

But is Tyrod a legit QB? Who the hell knows. He is athletic but short, doesn't have any starts in the NFL yet has been in the league for four seasons.  Worst case scenario he falls flat and Cassel is starting week 5. Best case scenario Taylor shows he can play in the league and becomes a potential franchise QB.

I expect Taylor to play conservatively early on. Not EJ Manuel esque from 2014 but the idea would be to limit possible mistakes, run the ball and let the defense win games. The main thing TT HAS to do is put the ball down field. There is no point in having ANY QB that cant make plays 25+ yards down the field.

Moreover, Taylor needs to use his athleticism to bring a dimension Cassel and Manuel do not have. If he is to be successful he has to stay healthy. That means he cant take off and run any time there is any pressure 2.5 seconds after the snap of the ball.

Does he know how to avoid the big hits and avoid injury? Other than a couple high ankle sprains early on at Va-tech Taylor started every game his junior and senior years in the ACC.

The idea that he sat behind Joe "am i elite" Flacco for four years is intriguing and the fact that he legitemately beat out a former first round pick and a veteran is worth noting. Did the Bills find their diamond in the rough? We'll know soon enough.

Oh and thanks for a few memories and ten years of bo one believing in you Fred Jackson. It was time. You're old and a 4th stringer. Anyone remember last year when he was bitching about training camp and his contract? Oh i guess only I do.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

EJ Manuel to Start Preseason Game 3

By Steve

WOW. What the fffffug? Erik James Manuel starting the third preseason game over Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel? If that isnt shocking it is pretty damn close to shocking.

There are a few trains of thought here.

1. Rex wants it to appear to give all three a "fair" shot at the starting job.

This is dumb because who cares about fairness. This is the NFL for christ sake. Play the best player and get him ready for the opener. Maybe EJ has looked the best to the powers that be who knows.

2. Playing EJ for trade bait.

This is dumb because it is the 3rd preseason game. Conventional wisdom says the 3rd game is the most important and the starters play the most. Why waste this time for trade bait? It is counterproductive for the season and the real starter.

3. EJ will only play briefly to placate him while giving all 3 QBs a real shot with the ones.

Most logical scenario. Put him in for a drive or two and yank him if he is awful to put the Manuel dreams to bed.

4. Just to fuck with WGR550

This is my favorite idea. Every dickhead on WGR hates Manuel and doesnt want him to play or even be on the damn team. Fuck with WGR and watch chap poodle and whitey's heads explode. Ha.

5. Rex knows who the starter is and is just throwing a bone to Manuel to mind fug everyone.

If Rex Ryan knows who the starter is and it isnt EJ then this is the dumbest idea ever. The starting QB needs as much time with the starters as possible. Roman and Ryan should be fired if there is 0% chance Manuel starts week one yet still is starting preseason game 3.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Justin Moss Piece of Shit

By Steve

Is there any other way to describe this dude? MAC player of the year heading into his senior season on a team that made their first NCAA Tournament in the history of the god damn program and he commits his second on campus robbery and gets booted from the team? FML

Can we as Buffalo sports fans ever have anyting good or nice ever? Clearly it is not possible.

UB had a rising head coach looking to return for another season in Bobby Hurley, the reigning MAC player of the year returning in Moss and a young stud guard in Shannon Evans and they are all now gone. Dont exist, did they ever exist? Did last year happen?

If it was somewhere other than Buffalo it would be unbelievable but around here it is par for the course.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Preseason 2 Bills at Browns Preview

By Steve

Yay another preseason game! Only three left thank god. Anyone know why the Browns came to Bills camp only to play the preseason game in Cleveland? Oh, me neither. But hey the game is on ESPN Monday Night Football (on a Thursday [huh?]) in prime time so at least for a few minutes NFL fans will remember Cleveland and Buffalo have professional football teams still.

The one positive aspect of this game is that everyone is already hurt so no one (at least on offense) can even get hurt. Top five running backs? Out. Top two wide receivers? Out. EJ Manuel relegated to mop up duty. Harumph.

Its the Tyrod Taylor show! Catch 22, can T-rod show enough with no weapons to win the starting job? Is he just a run first Mike Vick junior with less speed, skill, arm strength, success?

I'm at least as concerned about how Matt Cassel plays as I am about Taylor's performance. No matter who is the starter the other will definitely play this year. Cassel is a castle back there and Taylor is taylor made to get hurt (see what I did there?). So who actually wins the starting job wont matter all that much.

What else to watch for? Pretty much nothing else except for the starting offensive line against a good front seven and Ronald Darby. Darby got torched last week and needs to show at least a little better especially since McKelvin is an injured asshole.

Oh yeah and the EJ Manuel of the Browns will get a lot of playing time, Johnny Manziel! And our old pal that thumb-in-appearance esque turd Mike Pettine will be coaching for his job (isnt it conceivable the Browns could fire this dude at any time ever)?

Oh and fuck Donte Whitner

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why the Bills Suck is Out

By Steve

Deadspin has finally gotten to us, the shitty Buffalo billls. If you cant laugh at this post you're either a blind fan boy or an idiot. Oh and of course a picture from my instagram made the post, ha! Here is a snippet:

"What’s new that sucks: Percy Harvin! IK Enemkpali! Richie Incognito! Aaron Kromer! They’re all here: hazers, punchers, convicts, rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers AND METHODISTS!!!!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fred Jackson Would Rather Face Geno Than Fitzpatrick

This morning on the Tiki and Tieriney Show on CBS Sports Radio Fred Jackson stired the put a bit taking a shot at jawbone-less Geno Smith saying he'd much rather face him than Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Sick burn ouch


Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome Back Ellis Lankster


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