Steve 44-31 (Best Bet 5-10)
New England Patriots -10
Tennessee Titans -1.5
NY Giants -3
Carolina @ New Orleans over 55
NY Jets +3
Wreck 41-32-3 (Best Bet 6-9)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +11
"There are some rumblings that a front office shakeup of some sort in Buffalo is not out of the question."
There will be two conferences with eight teams and two with seven teams instead of the current format of six five-team divisions. Teams will play five or six intraconference games and home-and-home series with nonconference teams.
Per a league source, the Bills could trade or cut Fitzpatrick before the seventh day of the 2012 league year and owe him nothing further than the $3.22 million base salary he was already due to earn in 2011 and the $10 million signing bonus he was paid upon inking the new deal last month.
On the seventh day of the 2012 league year, the Bills owe Fitzpatrick a $5 million option bonus. If they don’t exercise the option, Fitzpatrick’s base salary for 2012 would increase from $2.8 million to $7.8 million, and it would be fully guaranteed for injury only.
In 2013, Fitzpatrick has a $3 million roster bonus, which also is guaranteed for injury only, along with a base salary of $4.25 million, $3.2 million of which is guaranteed for injury only.
In 2014, there’s another $3 million roster bonus (non-guaranteed) and a non-guaranteed base salary of $4.35 million.
For 2015, 2016, and 2017 Fitzpatrick has non-guaranteed base salaries of $7.2 million, $8.75 million, and $9.45 million, respectively.
The Bills beat the Redskins yesterday 23-0. The Redskins had 178 total yards of offense (26 rushing yards). Beck threw two interceptions and countless other terrible passes. The Redskins are a bad team and the Bills handled them in one of the most one sided wins I have seen from this team ever.
Fred Jackson had 194 total yards from scrimmage. On the season, through 7 games, Fred Jackson has 1,074 yards. He is on pace for 2,455 yards from scrimmage on the season. He is averaging 153 yards from scrimmage per game. The NFL record is 2,509 yards from scrimmage set by Chris Johnson in 2009. Is Fred Jackson in the argument right now to be NFL offensive player of the year?
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns. He only threw 6 incomplete passes. I would suggest that that warrants $59M over 6 years.
George Wilson had another interception. He has 4 on the season. He is on pace for 151 tackles and 9 interceptions this season.
If the season ended today, how many pro bowlers would the Bills have? Fitzpatrick, Jackson, George Wilson? Stevie Johnson has been kind of quiet…he’s on pace for 89 for 1003 and 9 TDs…in year’s past, a guy putting up those numbers on this offense would have been unbelievable.
I am not going to mention anything else about the Redskins game. The biggest game of the season and of this entire decade of pathetic-ness is next week.
The Jets are 4-3. The Bills are 5-2 and oh yeah, in first place in the AFC east IN NOVEMBER. I can speak for everyone when I say how much I hate the Jets. They are so arrogant and full of themselves and it begins with their coach Rex Ryan. Mark Sanchez is not good and I don’t understand how anyone thinks he is. According to ESPN’s new “QBR” rankings, he is ahead of Matt Moore, Kevin Kolb, John Beck, Sam Bradford, Blaine Gabbert and Tim Tebow. He is ranked worse than Curtis Painter and Tarvaris Jackson, among others.
The line opened at 1.5 which means the oddsmakers still think the Bills are worse than the Jets on a neutral field. I love that. The Bills still get no respect. In 2008, the Bills were 5-2. The first Sunday of November featured the 5-2 Bills at home to take on Brett Favre and the 4-3 Jets. We all remember what happened then. We need revenge.