Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Buffalo Bills 2019 Draft Preview: Needs

By Steve

The only Bills NFL Draft previews you will need are right here. First lets take a look at the Buffalo Bills biggest needs headed into the 2019 draft.

The Bills draft picks:
9
40
74
112, 131
147, 158
181
225, 228
(There are 254 draft picks)

There arent exactly huge holes all over this roster because McBeaner and co have signed every free agent that bats an eyelash at them. Sure they signed a lot of dudes but are any of them even decent? The linemen were mostly journeymen or reserve players except the center they overpaid. The WRs are just meh and Kroft the tightend is a project at best. Thus the Bills needs are (in order):

Wide Receiver
Joshy poo Allen needs weapons. Cole Beasley, Zay Jones, undrafted Foster and John Brown arent scaring anyone. Who out of that group do you trust on 3rd and 9? Who out of that group are you throwing to in the endzone late in the 4th quarter?

Defensive End
If quarterback is the only position that matters then how do you effect the QBs play? Hitting him and picking him off. The Bills are set in the secondary but the D line is devoid of difference makers. Jerry Hughes is inconsistent, Shaq Lawson is just a body and Yarbrough is nobody. A game effecting edge rusher is a must.

Tight End
Gone is my boy Charles Clay and in is Tyler Kroft? Wtf? He had 4 catches last year and a paltry 67 in a useless 4 year career. Great Tight Ends are matchup nightmares in the NFL. The Bills have never had a great one or even a good one. Sorry Scott Chandler fans. There are  few alleged blue chippers outta Iowa that would look good down the seam at OBD.

Offensive Tackle
The offenive line last year was abysmal. Blame the Wood injury and Beane lowballing Richie, sure, but Dion Dawkins was a turnstyle last year. The bandaid free agents arent a real answer. Going tackle 9 isnt ideal but if they can get the top OT n the board its easier to stomach.

Running Back
TJ Yeldon is a solid signing but a bad sign. Are the Bills really content going into the season with McCoy and Gore two old ass bums toting the rock and Yeldon catching the ball all season? They need to get younger, a lot younger, like 2 decades younger, oof.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bills 2019 Schedule Worst of All Time?

by Steve

What do people look at first when the NFL schedule comes out? Where is the first game and who is the game again?  What do people look at second?  When is the home opener. What do they look for third?  Prime time games.  The Bills lose in all three categories.

Unbelievably the Bills don't play at home week one or week two and have zero prime time games.  There are 46 prime time games with 92 teams participating.  The Bills are none of those 92 teams.

The best (and likely) only good part of a Bills season is starting at home in Orchard Park.  The Bills don't do that until they are likely 0-2 (they'll be dawgs in both road games) and then come home to play fuckin Cincinnati.  The Bengals are 1b to the Bills 1a of being the most irrelevant over looked useless team in the NFL.  Then they get to lose to the Patriots week 4!

Even if Buffalo wins just one of their first two then the week 3 home opener will be a must win season breaking game because starting out 1-3 and all hope is lost.

Some people are pointing to the Thanksgiving game vs Dallas as a bright spot.  But why is playing a game in the middle of dinner (I actually will have two different family dinners at two different houses scheduled during the 4:30pm game)?  Who wants to watch a Bills game with Aunt Karen and her fuckin loud kids in a cramped hot house?

Even the fun road trips at Pittsburgh and at Cleveland are late in the year when Buffalo will likely already be out of it and the season is over.

Moreover, the Bills have three straight home games and 5 out of 7 weeks we have to go to the stadium.  Good luck with your marriages. 

And if you are an optimist for some reason that thinks the Bills might have a chance to be good this year they finish with 5 of their last 7 games coming on the road.  The Bills were 2-6 on the road last year.

Yeah I would have likely found something to complain about, but this is truly the worst schedule I could imagine from a season ticket holder stand point.  Shoot me

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Nate Oats Fucks Off to Albama Where he will fail

By steve

Fucking nate oats fucking left for fucking alabama. Like we never existed. Eres a fact. Nate oats will fail at Albama snd be nothing. He is a carpetbagging money hungry piece of shit. I cant wit to watch him be the 7th beet team in the SEC dor the next 3 years.

Lotta connections in Alabama? Lol

Sure bama is gonna pay more but they have 1 tournament win since 2006 and a mere 2 ncaa appearances. How much did Turner Gill make after he got fired from Nebraska? Money isnt everything. And leaving makes sense if its a real program or real chance to win. But Alabama basketball?

Thursday, March 14, 2019

UB Advances to MAC Semis Easily

By Steve

UB rolled over a disinterested and outgunned Akron team in the MAC quarterfinals 82-46. They will play in the semi finals Friday at 6:30 at the Q in Cleveland.

The Bulls lead at half time 38-21 in an ugly first half filled with missed FTs, 3's and tons of fouls by both teams.

Buffalo pulled away easily in the second half of a game that was over just about out of the gate. Akron got into foul trouble late in the first half and checked out after.

Buffalo is the best team in the conference and looks motivated for Selection Sunday and the real tournament next week. There is jo looking beyond the conference tournament at this point. I feel bad for Western Mich or Kent St tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Grading the Bills on Day 2 of Free Agency

By Steve

Day 2 of free agency was better than day 1 of free agency for the Bills but still nothing to throw a parade over. But Buffalo did fill some needs. Heres the grades for day 2 of free agency:

Smokey John Brown WR 3 years $27 mil
Solid comtract for a solid player. Funny the Bills wanted to sign this dude last year and he refused. Last year the Ravens only gave him $6.5 but he had a consistent year and gives the Bills desperately needed speed down the field.
Grade B+

Ty Nsekhe OT 2 years $14.5 mil
If this guy turns out to be the starting LT as some are speculating then this contract is a home run. If Ty is a rotational offensive lineman its an abomination.
Grade C+

Jon Feliciano G 2 years $8 mil
Seems like an expensive backup or depth guy. He has 8 career starts in 4 seasons and only 4 in 2018 on an awful Raiders team.  PFF doesnt grade him out very well either (49/100)
Grade C-

Cole Beasley WR 4 years $29 mil $14.4 mil guaranteed
5'8 beasley turns 30 next month and seems to get hurt every game. He is a tiny little smurph man after all. He had solid stats last year but isnt getting quicker or younger. Its not a terrible contract and its not a terrible player. Moreover its a position of need but there is no chance this guy is on the roster in 3 years.
Grade C-

Overall grade for Day 2 is a weak B-. The late news of Odell Beckham should push it doen to a C but I wont blame the Bills for being the Bills. Because as we know they are the Bills

Grade B-

Monday, March 11, 2019

Grading the Bills on Day 1 of Free Agency

By Steve

The Bills went into free agency with something like the 4th most cash to spend and arguably the most holes to fill. And everyone knows championships are won on thr first day of free agency.

Of course all of these deals arent official until Wednesday but barring a failed physical or a car crash theyre on the books.

McBeaner and co shockingly signed zero former Carolina Panthers. They did however sign a CB, TE, C and RB.

Lets grade how they did:

Kevin Johnson CB
Former Texans first round pick played one game last year and is about at injury as any player ever. No contract numbers.
Grade: C-

Tyler Kroft TE
The Bengal cast off gets 3 years $18 mil woth $8 guaranteed. He has 8 career touchdowns albeit none last season. 5 of those TDs are from within 3 yards of the endzone. So he will be a big target for Joshy Poo Allen, too bad he cant complete short passes. He did basically nothing in 2018 after breaking his foot week 6. Its a risky contract for an unproven guy w a bum foot. 6'6 252 and only 26 he still has upside.
Grade C+

Mitch Morse Center
The 46th best free agent according to PFT and the number 2 center available. The reported contract is for about $11 mil per year which seems excessive considering its the highest AAV for a center ever (until the dude from the Broncos signs). It fills a big need assuming the former Chief takes a big leadership role in the o-line room.
Grade B-

Frank Gore RB
36 year old grandpa getting $2mil? This is truly an abomination. Perhaps the worst possible idea one could imagine. I would rather literslly any random RB from the SEC over this dude. He is taking a roster spot from some younger faster cheaper and better. I couldnt give two shits if he is friends with McCoy or provides veteran leadership. Howd that work for the Dolphins last season? Unbelievable if it wasnt the Buffalo Bills. DAY ONE?!??!
Grade F-

Overall today was an average day for the Bills and Brandon Beane. Nothing surprising (in a good way) but at least they didnt spend like the drunken Jets.

Overall Grade C-

Bills Sign Frank Gore, This Is Not a Joke

By Steve

The Buffalo Bills are run by incompetent trolls that hate winning, their fans and their national perception. Signing soon to be 36 year old Frank Gore is the cruelest of jokes.

It would be funny if it wasnt so sad and infuriating.

Signing 36 year old Frank Gore on the first day of free agency for $2 million sounds like an Onion headline.

He, as of now, is he 19th highest paid player on the team. Not only is he old and useless but he will UNDOUBTEDLY tske playing time from a younger faster cheaper better runningback. This signing boggles the mind.

I am dead inside. Kill me

Sunday, March 10, 2019

ACC Tournament

$10 entree. Pick every game. Pick total points as the tie breaker

STANDINGS UPDATED IN COMMENTS SECTION

Here is the bracket.
Email picks to wnywatercooler@gmail.com or text steve
Pay with paypal preferably or venmo. Email questions to same.

Payout

First place
$70

Second Place
$40

Scoring
1 point first round
2 points 2nd round
3 points 3rd round
4 points 4th round
5 points to pick the winner

Here are every1s picks:

Steve (0 points)
Round 1
WF
G Tech
BC

Round 2
NC St
Va Tech
Ga Tech
Cuse

Round 3
Virginia
FSU
UNC
Duke

Round 4
FSU
Duke

Champs
Duke
Total 141

Zurak (3 points)
Tuesday
Miami
ND
PITT

Wednesday
Clemson
VT
Louisville
Syracuse

Thursday
UVA
FSU
UNC
DUKE

Friday
UVA
UNC

Championship - Virginia
141

Schrum (1 point)
Wake
GT
BC

Clemson
VT
LVille
Cuse

Virg
VT
UNC
Duke

Virg
UNC

Virg
70-65 (135 final)

Reagan (2 points)
Miami
ND
BC

NC State
Va Tech
Louisville
Cuse

UVA
FLa State
UNC
Duke

UVA
UNC

UNC
Points 135

Train (3 points)
Rd 1
Miami, ND, Pitt

Rd2
NC St, VA tech, ND, SU

RD3
VA, VA TECH, UNC, DUKE

semi
VA, duke

Champion z
Duke pts: 147

Dennis (2 points)
Rd1
Mia, ND, BC

Rd2
NC State
VA tech
Lou
Bc

Rd3
VA
FLA st
uNC
Duke

Championship
FLA st.
Duke

Champs
Duke pts: 167

Feyes (3 points)
RD 1
Miami, ND, Pitt

RD 2
NC St., VA Tech, Lville, Cuse

RD3
Virginia, VA Tech, UNC, Duke

Semi
VA Tech
Duke

Champ
Duke

Pts-143

Wreck (2 points)
Miami GT Pitt
Clemson Va Tech Lville Cuse
Clemson FSU Lville Cuse
FSU Cuse
Cuse
-119

Betti (3 points)
Miami
Nd
Pit

Nc St, VT, Lville, Cuse

Va, VT, unc, duke

Va, Duke

Duke
159

Dubs (1 point)
Miami, GT, BC

Clem, VT, Lville, Cuse

Va, FSU, UNC, Duke

FSU, UNC

UNC 146

Coast (0 points)
WF, GT, BC

NC St, VT, GT, Cuse

Va, FSU, UNC, Duke

Va UNC

UNC
141

Friday, March 8, 2019

Antonio Brown Tells Bills to Fuck Off

By Steve

The Bills reportedly traded for Antonio Brown last night. Then Antonio Brown heard he was being traded to Buffalo and told them to kick rocks. Basically he said he'd never show up and the traded was nixed. All with it 7 hours the trade was as if it never happened.

This is a stain on the franchise. This is a huge embarrassment. The worst part is the Bills, their owner, the GM, the underlings etc dont even know they are  a fuckin joke.

The Buffalo Bills arent even in the NFL. They are lucky to be confused with an AAF team.

To think the Bills would be able to trade for Antonio Brown and he would want to play here volunarily (ya know not as a hostage with a billion dollars and a gun to his head) is laughable.

What about all the talk about wanting the right kind of player? What about the locker room? Building chemistry? Team first guys? The right kind of player? OHHHH ACTUALLY TALENT MATTERS AND THE REST OF THAT SHIT IS JUST MADE UP BULLSHIT?

This franchise is a joke

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Antonion Brown Calls Fake News Report hes Traded to Buffalo

By steve
Here is an actual screen shot of the official NFL instagram page reporting the Antonio Brown to Buffalo story and the official Antonio Brown instagram commenting that the story is "fake news"
Ummm NOT GOOD.

The Bills are either dumb or about to massively pay this dude. Reminds me of the lesean mccoy ordeal times 10 oof

Report Buffalo Bills Trade for Antonio Brown

By steve

Holy shit! Did Ian Rapoport get hacked ir is this tweet fake?
@rapsheet
Sources: The #Steelers are closing in on a deal to send star WR Antonio Brown to the Buffalo #Bills. There it is."

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Super Bowl Picks

The finale

Steve 38-40 Playoffs 7-3

Rams +2.5 v Cheatriots
Over 56.5 points

Coast 36-41-1 Playoffs 5-5
Rams +2.5 v Patriots
Under 56.5

Feyes 36-40-2 Playoffs 6-3-1
Patriots -2.5 v Rams
Over 56.5 points

Thursday, January 24, 2019

UB Bulls at Kent State Preview

By Steve

Coming off just their second lost of the season in dramatic fashion the University at Buffalo Bulls basketball team goes on the road again Friday vs old rival Kent State.

UB is favored by 9 points for the 6:30 pm tip. The game airs on CBS Sports Network.

Kent state (15-4 (4-2 in conference]) has won three straight at home including a ten point win over Northern Illinois just last week. Granted, this month they have a pair of 20+ losses in conference but this will still be no cake walk for the Bulls. Kent state has wins at Vanderbilt and Oregon State this season.

UB's net ranking currently sits at 23 while Kent State comes in at 134. Buffalo can't afford a two game slide but nothing can be taken for granted in conference play.

Since the AP Top 25 came out Monday and the ub bulls lost by 2 at N illinois:
# 19 iowa lost @ home v ranked team
# 21 NC St lost v ranked team
# 16 Auburn lost
# 22 Miss St lost by 21 @ uk
#14 Tx Tech lost by 13
# 20 Ole Miss lost by 21 @ bama
# 13 MD lost
#24 iowa st lost
# 10 Va Tch lost

So it would be surprising if Buffalo fell out of the top 25 with a win Friday.

What Position Should The Bills Target in the Draft

By Steve

What the hell position should the Bills target in the 2019 draft? They may need 45+ new players and are devoid of talent through out the roster. Go offensive line? WR? Tight end? Does it matter?

I took at the NFL AP All Pro team from 2016-2018. I looked up their draft positions and averaged out the position of each. Granted things are skewed. There are 5 offensive line positions and most of the WRs and TEs are repeats. But here is what I found:

The average all pro tight end drafted position was: 64
Kelce, Ertz, Kittle, Gronkowski, Olsen

The average all pro offensive lineman drafted position: 52
Bakhtiari, Brown, Armstead, Nelson, Bitonio, Kelce, Pouncey, Martin, Yanda, Schwartz, Ramcziek, Smith, Whitworth, Norwell, Saffold, Mack, Decastro, Johnson, Daryl Williams, Osemele, Conklin, Cannon.

The average all pro wide receiver drafted position: 66.
Hopkins, Thomas, Jones, Hill, Brown, Thielen, Evans, Beckham.

There was one UDFA o-line and WR. I threw them out.

If you take out Tyreek Hill because of his reason for falling to 165 WR would actually be 49 not 66.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

CCS Conference Championship Sunday

Only three games left, place ur bets.

Steve 37-39 Playoffs 6-2
Chiefs -3 v Patriots
Rams +3.5 @ Saints

Coast 34-41-1 Playoffs 3-5
Patriots at Chiefs over 56
Rams @ Saints under 57

Feyes 35-39-2 Playoffs 5-2-1
Patriots +3 @ Chiefs
Saints -3.5 v Rams

Saturday, January 12, 2019

DRW Divisional Round Weekend NFL Picks

Last full weekend of football for 9 months, smh. Legggo

Steve 34-38 playoffs 3-1
Colts @ Chiefs under 57
Rams -7 v Cowboys
Cheatriots -3.5 v Chargers
Saints -8 v Eagles

Coast 33-37-1 playoffs 2-2
Colts +5 @ Chiefs
Eagles +8 @ Saints
Chargers +3.5 @ Cheatriots
Cowboys +7 @ Rams

Feyes 32-38-2 playoffs 2-1-1
Colts @ Chiefs over 57
Eagles +8 @ Saints
Patriots -3.5 v Chargers
Rams -7 v Cowboys

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks

WCW baby make it count

Steve 31-37
Cowboys -2.5 v Seahawks
Colts +1 @ Texans
Chargers +3 @ Ravens
Eagles +6.5 @ Bears

Coast 31-36-1
Cowboys -2.5
Colts +1
Ravens -3
Eagles +6.5

Feyes 30-37
Texans -1.5
Seahawks +2
Charge balt U 41.5
Bears eagles U 41.5

Friday, January 4, 2019

Kyle Williams Retires Now Bills Run Defense Can Be Good

By steve

Here is the ranking of the Buffalo Bills defense in yards allowed per attempt since 2006 (the year kyle williams was drafted):

2006 29th
2007 27th
2008 21st
2009 31st
2010 32nd
2011 27th
2012 30th
2013 23rd
2014 14th
2015 25th
2016 28th
2017 24th
2018 9th

So maybe they can be good now?

Thursday, January 3, 2019

UB Bulls Start Conference Play Friday

By Steve

The 20th ranked University at Buffalo Bulls start their conference play tomorrow at Eastern Michigan. The game tips off at 9pm and will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

Eastern Michigan was picked to finish first in the West division of the MAC. They return ten players from last year and their top three scorers. This will be one of the tougher challenges left on their schedule.

True, their 6-7 record isn't good but three of those losses were at Duke, Kansas and TCU.

UB is -10.5, over/under is 142.5

Look for UB to continue to get national TV run if they keep compiling wins.

They have two home games next week, vs Toledo Tuesday and Miami OH next Saturday.