Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Chris Kelsay is a fuckin idiot

by Steve

In case you missed it, Chris Kelsay is a fucking moron. I can't wait for this ass hat to be cut this offseason. $5 mil a year for 2 sacks Christopher? Get your monster.com resume together you worthless loser.

Bills defensive end and co-captain Chris Kelsay said he is "ecstatic" that Jauron is still the coach.

"I think I can speak on behalf of our entire team that that's what we wanted to see happen," Kelsay said. "To see the team move forward without him, I think would've been a terrible thing, really."

"It's like starting from square one again, so we wouldn't have the growth that we've had the last couple of years," Kelsay said. "We can continue on from here and move forward and continue to improve."

Growth the last couple of years? Continue to improve? You realize the team has been 7-9 the last three years? The exact same record? What is the definition of improving? Growth?

Improve per dictionary.com - to increase in value, excellence, etc.; become better

What growth? Where is the growth and improvement Chris? Maybe you mean your personal stats since Jauron took over? He is such a great coach and motivates his players to play hard for him? Is that what you wanna say? His first season as coach in 2006 you had 5.5 sacks and 41 solo tackles, 2007 2.5 sacks 34 solo tackles 2008 2 sacks 33 solo tackles. You played at least 14 games each of those years Chris. Your stats have continuesly gotten worse. You are regressing not growing Chris.

Dick Jauron is back for 2009

by Steve

Honestly what is the point? What is the fucking point? We'll never win. We have a terrible owner. We have one of the worst head coaches in the history of the sport. We have never won anything and the team is a joke. Dick Jauron returning to this franchise as the head coach is the biggest fucking joke in the history of Buffalo sports. Resigning as a fan is probably too easy but probably the best option.

It is not fathomable to me that this career loser is coming back as the head coach. It is tough to say at this point this blog will continue. Ralph Wilson needs to die before we are relevant again. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I honestly wanna cry. Literally cry. Real tears.

Dick Jauron has been retained as head coach by the Buffalo Bills for the 2009 season. This disclosure was made today by Bills owner, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Mr. Wilson stated “It is well known that I share many of the fans’ dissatisfaction with our offensive game management. That being said, I believe that this team, at this time, is better served by continuity in the coaching staff rather than a disruptive overhaul. The team played hard all year long and there are many positives to build on. This is not to say that we will be complacent. In my discussions with Dick and our senior football people the issues are recognized and I am confident they will be addressed.”

Wilson added “I believe in the last few years we have gotten close personnel wise and look forward to another strong draft, more assertive veteran leadership and continued improvement from our young quarterback.”

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Monday, December 29, 2008

T-minus 2 days ..

See you all on Wednesday

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. said late this afternoon the team would make a decision on the future of head coach Dick Jauron on Wednesday.

Wilson met in Detroit today with Russ Brandon, the Bills' chief operating officer, Tom Modrak, the Bills' vice president of college scouting, and Jeff Littmann, the Bills' treasurer.

"I have nothing definitive tonight to give you," Wilson told The Buffalo News by phone from Detroit. "We had a meeting today. We're going to have a meeting tomorrow and the next day, and then you'll have your answer."

The Bills ended their third straight 7-9 season under Jauron with Sunday's 13-0 loss to the New England Patriots. This was the most disappointing of the three seasons because the Bills lost eight of their last 10 games.

The News and various other media outlets reported in October that Jauron reached agreement on a three-year contract extension with the Bills. However, Wilson refused to comment on that reported deal throughout the remainder of the season and again declined to comment today.

Gasp, can we wait that long? This 2 more days thing means a few things possibly:

a.) They are negotiating a buyout.

b.) Seeing if Jauron will swallow forced changes in assistants and personnel.

c.) The inner circle is listening to public opinion throughout the next 2 days to see what effect bringing Jauron back would have on the bottom line.

d.)Rereading the contract extension for opt out clauses.

e.)Wilson has doctors appointments Tuesday and is busy.

f.) They are getting a plan together to sell to us, the fans, Jauron for another year.

And just in case Wilson, Brandon, Modrak and Littmann are die hard WNY W.C. fans we want Jauron fired. That goes for all 5 people I share season tickets with, my father, coast's father (a long time season ticket holder) and just about anyone else I have encountered in the last 6 weeks.

Crowell back? and other coaches fired

by Steve

Mangina out, Marinelli out, Crennell out. Crowell in?

“Yeah definitely,” said Crowell when asked if he’d entertain coming back. “That’s what I talked to (Bills COO) Russ (Brandon) about. I love playing for this organization, the fans are great and they’ve supported me through this whole thing. I would definitely entertain it. Russ said the door wasn’t closed, he just obviously wanted to see where I was in my rehab and what’s next for me. He said he would definitely be talking to my agent and the door is definitely not closed.”

Crowell, who has been working with famed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, is now ahead of schedule, but doesn’t believe he could have played up to his standards at any point this season following the surgery.

I'd take him back if he is healthy. It closes a need at OLB and the Bills could zone in on a beast DE.

Also Cowher has told the Browns he is not interested in their head coaching job. Hopefully he just doesn't want to coach. But if the Jets throw $10 mil per at him he would have to take it. That thought sends shivers down my spine. Yikessss. "Cowher told Lerner (Browns owner) that he was comfortable with his lifestyle in North Carolina at this time."

2009 opponents:
HOME: Browns, Texans, Colts, Saints, Patriots, Jets, and Dolphins.

AWAY: Jaguars, Titans, Falcons, Panthers, Chiefs, Patriots, Jets and Dolphins.

the Bills pick 11th overall

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Final Straw for Jauron


So, the Bills season is finally over after a miserable day at One Bills Drive and a 13-0 shutout loss to New England. It was the 11th in a row and the 16th loss in 17 games. I think this was the worst three hours I have ever spent watching a sporting event in my entire life. The weather was terrible. The wind was ridiculous and the temperature just dropped consistently. I couldn’t feel my hands or feet midway through the 2nd half, but for some reason, I didn’t leave early.

Anyways, today pretty much summed up the Bills season and Dick Jauron’s tenure as the coach of the Bills. I have seen some terrible decisions made by Jauron over the past three seasons. I really didn’t think it was possible to see something even worse, but today I actually did. Everyone reading this I am sure watched the game and saw the events that ended the 2nd quarter. Less than 20 seconds left, no time outs, and we run the football up the middle to force us to rush our field goal team on the field to kick a field goal in swirling wind. Of course we didn’t even attempt a kick because Duke Preston decided it was a good idea to get in a scuffle and not even get off the field, but we all know this. The decision to run it there is completely retarded. The obvious reason is that we had no timeouts left and needed to try and run our field goal team on the field. The thing that makes me even more pissed off though is that we didn’t even try to score a touchdown. We have beaten New England once since the 2000 season. We are playing for nothing. What do we have to lose? Trent Edwards said they didn’t want to take a chance of getting sacked and not having an attempt at a field goal and that is why they ran it up the middle. I could write an entire blog tearing up this comment but I won’t. Basically, our coach is not only stupid, but a pussy and our quarterback is a pussy too. Oh yeah, and we had no idea what we were doing before calling this play. There was mass confusion. The play came in late. Edwards had to sprint to the line to get the snap off. Alright, I am done thinking about this.

The beginning of the 2nd half demonstrated just how much Bill Belichick owns Dick Jauron. It was hilarious actually. The Patriots faced a 4th and long from there own like 20 yard line. The Bills instantly rushed their punt team on the field but to their surprise, the Patriots kept their offense on the field. In mass confusion again, the Bills waste a timeout less than 2 minutes into the 2nd half. During the timeout, Belichick decides to punt. He tricked us into wasting a timeout. Jauron doesn’t deserve to be on the same field as this guy. He doesn’t deserve to be on the same planet really. He probably doesn’t deserve to be on the same planet as anyone in the world.

Matt Cassel punted. It was a 57 yard punt that pinned the Bills at their own 2 yard line. Are we smart enough to do something like this? Seriously…have we ever done anything smart in the past 3 years? In the first half, we faced a 3rd and 9 and ran it up the middle, seemingly content in settling for a 47 yard field goal with ridiculous wind. I don’t care if the wind was at our back at the time, it was swirling and like 145 miles per hour. Somehow, we were happy settling for a long kick. I have no confidence in Lindell making a 47 yard field goal when it is 73 and sunny, yet somehow we think he will make a 47 yarder when it is 36 and hurricane conditions?

This really was the perfect game though for those of you who want Jauron fired. We were obviously outcoached. We got shut out at home. We have scored 6 points in our last 3 home games combined (including Toronto). What is the selling point for Dick Jauron? There is none. A lot of people will not be renewing season tickets if he comes back. I am predicting a 10,000 ticket drop. 45,000 season tickets next year if they are lucky…this year we had over 54.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Yocal boy Tim Kennedy called to the show

Kennedy is playing tonight for the bres v the Islanders

Kennedy, 22, was recalled this morning by the Sabres after Thomas Vanek suffered an injury during Buffalo’s 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals. Kennedy has played in all 29 games for the Pirates this season, scoring 27 points (5g, 22a) and was plus/minus-0. He’s ranked second in the league among all rookies and 12th in the AHL in assists.

He needs to have an immediate impact. This team blows big time and is facing a putrid Islanders team. This is a must win. The kid needs to ball, but according to WGR Vanek should play tonight, we'll see.. Millsie better show up and not be a pussy either.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Patriots vs. Bills


As we all know, the Bills finish their season Sunday against the Patriots. New England has won 15 of 16 meetings. What a pathetic stretch and amazingly enough it isn't the most pathetic stretch the Bills have had against one team (20 straight L's vs. Miami). Even worse is the way the Bills have lost these games. They haven't even been competitive for the most part. The Bills have been outscored by a ridiculous 419-181 since the beginning of this laughable stretch of games in the year 2000. That is an average of 26-11. How do you lose to a team by a 15 point margin for a stretch of nearly 9 years?

Even more embarrassing is the way the Bills lose their 2nd meeting against New England. If we give Bill Belichick more material to game plan as well as an earlier head to head match up, the results are incredible. The Bills have been outscored 231-65 in the 2nd meeting since 2000. This is 29-8 per game. 29-8 per game? Have we been that pathetically outcoached for 9 years in a row. Uh, yeah we have...Phillips, Williams, Mularkey, Jauron vs. Bill...ugly.

At least Jauron has improved our performance against this hated division rivals. Under Jauron, the Bills are 0-5 vs. New England. They have been outscored 161-50 (32-10 on average). In each of the 2nd meetings, the Bills have been outscored 84-16 (42-8 average). Basically the Bills are Ohio State and the Patriots are an SEC team playing in the BCS championship game.

So, do the Bills have a chance Sunday? Uh, no. Let's be serious. This is a must win game for New England. Bill Belichick has 15 games to watch a Dick Jauron coached team. He might know what plays we are going to be running before we even do. I can picture Bill just sitting in a room laughing to himself as he watches us run it three times vs. Cleveland, pass inside the 5 vs. San Francisco and Miami, Pass vs. the Jets, the list goes on.

The Bills need a few things to happen Sunday. They need Trent Edwards to look like an NFL quarterback and they need their coach to have a bad day and they need to lose. We cannot compete with any elite teams with Jauron as our coach. We are not a smart team. We are not a tough team. We have some decent young players, but we have no one to guide them. We can't afford to allow our 23 year old quarterback waste away behind poor coaching. The sad reality is that Dick Jauron will be coming back. The Bills are the only organization that is pathetic enough to extend a guy who will have records of 7-9, 7-9, 7-9.

A year ago, the Bills went 4-0 vs. Miami and the Jets...this year, 0-4. They have improved, we have gotten worse. We had a ridiculously easy schedule this year, but we lost home games to Cleveland and the 49ers. We had 5 wins and a 16-7 lead at 3 PM on October 26th. Since then we have lost 7 games and won 2. Wilson says he is unsure and needs to meet with his staff to make a decision about the future. In any other organization, Dick Jauron wouldn't make it past Monday.

New England 37 Bills 14

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Crosby is a piece of shit

by Steve

Yikes it is almost hockey season! Only one more Bills game left and we all know what that signifies. So I might as well get a jump start here. Anyone catch the game monday between the beleaguered Sabres and the over rated Penguins on "Versus" ? Pens one in a shoot out I guess.

HIS STICK WAS OVER THE CROSS BAR. Unless you are 5 feet tall, that stick was above the cross bar. The stick was of course held by none other than the cry baby piece of shit himself, Crosby, which deflected in the winning goal. If you are a normal sized person and you are angling your stick upwards would that then not be at least 4 feet off the ground? 4 feet being the height of the cross bar of which your stick must be below for any tipped goal to count? Of course they[Bettman/NHL] aren't going to take away a game winning OT goal assisted by Malkan and scored by Sidney. Not a chance..

For some unknown reason the NHL is strapping everything they can to this overrated dudes wagon in a desperate attempt to make him a star and revive a forgotten league. I don't think it will work, and it is bad for the game. He is able to run roughshod over anyone and everyone.

Got 90 seconds? watch this..

Yea he is a straight up player. Not dirty. Respects the game. Could you picture Wayne doing something bullshit like this? Oh and I haven't even mentioned all the whining bitching and cry baby antics this dude displays on a daily bases. Fuck Sidney Crosby.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wilson "Jauron's future uncertain"

breaking news

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson says Dick Jauron's future as head coach will be determined within the next two weeks during end-of-season meetings with Wilson and his top executives.

Speaking by phone Monday from his home in suburban Detroit, Wilson tells The Associated Press he hasn't decided whether to retain Jauron and won't say which way he's leaning.

Providing a timetable for the first time, Wilson says the decision will be made shortly.

Wilson declined to say whether Jauron had already agreed to - or been offered - a contract extension. Jauron is in the final year of his contract. The Bills (7-8) are 21-26 under Jauron and coming off a 30-23 win at Denver on Sunday.

Playoff Scenarios

  • Cowboys win and they're in. They play @ Philly
  • Bucs win and Cowboys lose and they're in. Oak @ Bucs
  • the Eagles (8-6-1) need to beat the Cowboys and hope Oakland defeats Tampa Bay, while either the New York Giants win at Minnesota or Chicago loses tonight against Green Bay or next week at Houston.
  • Miami wins and they're in.
  • Jets win and Patriots win Patriots are in.
  • Jets win and Patriots lose they are in. Jets are @ Miami @ 4pm.
  • Broncos @ Chargers to determine the West is the 8:15 game.
  • Miami wins and Patriots win and Baltimore loses Mia and N.E. are in.

oh and the Steelers can suck my balls. Lendale White beasttttttt

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Whoa the Bills won

by Steve

Wait, did the Bills actually beat a winning team on the road in December? A team we haven't beaten in 14 years? And we gave up 532 yards on defense? And our best player got hurt during the game? And Stroud was called for holding? And we went 4-0 vs the AFC West? We're 1-0 when we practice outside? We're 2-0 without Peters?

Cutler sucks. He was air mailing big throws. Throwing picks in the red zone. He is Bret Favre without his 2 or 3 good seasons in the mid 90s. Trent Edwards played pretty well. I just hope this doesn't negatively effect our coaching position. Meaning we better still fire that loser.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Trent Edwards fully practicing, prob will start v den

Finally no more Losmeng hopefullyyyyyyyy

Edwards practicing

Bills quarterback Trent Edwards was back practicing today in the Bills Fieldhouse. Edwards took all the repetitions in individual work he normally would take. He took the first couple snaps of 11-on-11 work that the media got to see. So the presumption is he will start vs. the Broncos.

Running back Marshawn Lynch was not practicing. It appears he was being rested for some reason. Reserve linebacker Teddy Lehman was not working.

---Mark Gaughan

Monday, December 15, 2008

News, quotes, reasons to kill yourself

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bills @ Jets travesty podcast recap

Steve and Coast discuss their reaction to one of the worst individual performances by a QB in the history of Buffalo athletic competition. Also Brent Fever sucks.

right click save as to download


kill us all now...

Back in October, NFL Network reported that the Bills and Dick Jauron had reached an agreement on a contract extension that would run through 2011.

Neither Buffalo nor Jauron confirmed it, leading to questions in recent weeks about whether the deal ever got finalized.

But it did. No one wants to say when, and no one will say for how much, but this much is known: Much to the disappointment of Bills fans, the deal was signed and will last through the 2011 season, according to league sources.

So if Bills owner Ralph Wilson wants to change, he’s going to have to eat the contract he just handed over. Still, it’s not inconceivable that the Bills would turn their back on Jauron and fire him after this season. Jauron’s contract contains offset language that means Buffalo would have limited liability if its head coach found another coaching job elsewhere.

He has to be bought out right?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bills @ Jets week 15

by Steve

Woot woot Bills @ Jets. Rivalry! Division match up! East title in the balance. Brent Fever vs JP Losman! JP LOSMAN?!!?????????????????????????/ NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I almost wanted to watch this game. What the fuck.

Wait did you hear I hate Jauron? According to espn.com 92% give Richard an unfavorable vote. What are you other 8% thinking is my only thought seeing that. What has this expressionless boring idiotic "head coach" done that would allow anyone to think he is any type of answer or pathway towards success? He is a loser was a loser will be a loser. God please fire him Ralph.

But back to this game. I really wish Trent was healthy and playing at least 70% of how he was playing weeks 1-4. The East is/was up for grabs. The Jets aren't that good. The Patriots still have to play @ Buffalo. The Dolphins.. well they are smoke and mirrors and didn't have to come to the Ralph. If only if if if. It really isn't worth it at this point. But if we won last week with a healthy Edwards I would guarantee a division title. That is how bad I think Brad Favor is. Mangina is a mediocre at best coach and I don't fear this team.

But instead we need like 7 loses by the rest of the division Losman to be benched, hope for Hamdan to be the next Matt Cassell and for the Jets and Dolphins to tie and Jauron to step down tomorrow.

Alright back to reality. Marshawn Lynch is a balla. Dude didn't point fingers. Didn't pass the buck ala Losmeng. He blamed himself. Didn't complain about his lack of carries and he wants to be better. He's a leader on this team and hopefully is around for the next 5-7 years.

Umm Brent Farve suxx

Bills 17 Jets 16

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Final Straw?


The Bills had any last hope of the playoffs wiped away Sunday in Toronto. But, if you are a legit Bills fan, this is exactly what needed to happen. The Bills played a terrible, uninspired, embarrassing game. What city in their right mind would want to take on this awful franchise. The fans in Toronto didn't even care. The crowd wasn't even predominantly Bills fans. The game was so bad it might have showed the NFL that an NFL team does not belong north of the border. Also, the team was so uninspired and unprepared that it made bringing back Jauron less likely. Yeah, it will take a 6-10 record for Jauron to get canned, but is there another win on the schedule? I don't foresee it. He has lost the locker room and it was obvious.

Jauron continues to amaze me. He got a lot of heat after the game for deferring for the 3rd consecutive week. Yeah, he has no confidence in the offense, who would? But, you only defer if your defense can get stops. The Bills opponents scored touchdowns on their opening drives against KC and San Francisco. Miami used their first possession to establish field position which resulted in a touchdown on their 2nd drive...a drive of only 54 yards. It seems like common sense to me. If you have a defense that can't stop anyone, and an offense that can't score, why would you defer? You will be playing from behind almost certainly with an offense that has scored 6 points in back to back "home" games against the 49ers and Dolphins.

Whether or not Dick Jauron goes, is there any doubt that Turk Schonert will be updating his resume come January? This guy was supposed to be some innovative offensive mind. He is absolutely pathetic. After he is throwing at 2nd and 3rd and goal from the 2 against the 9ers, the Bills have 1st and goal from the 3, and again they are throwing. Yeah, Losman allegedly had the "run pass option." JP Losman should never have any option. If a running play is called down there, then it should be a running play...period. Turk's offense has been worse than I have ever seen a Bills offense in the past 2 games, especially in the red zone. 6 point in 8 quarters? Didn't Matt Cassel throw for 400 yards against this Miami defense?

I know I may have said JP Losman can start for 15 teams in the league. Yesterday proved yet again that I have no idea what I am talking about and he couldn't start for 15 teams in the Bowl Subdivision. He was so lost. He looked almost as bad as Trent did against Cleveland. The throw to Evans wasn't even close. He underthrew a fade pattern to a dude that is 5 feet 10 inches tall. As bad as JP Played though, he didn't get any help. Hardy needs to make that catch early on 3rd down. He was drafted in the 2nd round to help the team in those situations and that play has to be made. Lynch had his worst day as a Bills. He dropped a critical third down pass in the first half and he cut his route off short of the first down on a 4th down play. Again, the Bills rushing attack was non-existent and again the offensive line couldn't open any holes, but Lynch didn't have one of his better days.

As we all know, Russ Brandon said after the game that this team's performance is unacceptable and everyone's job should be underfire in the organization. I think it is obvious that there is serious heat on the head coach. Wilson wouldn't comment on Jauron's future with the team. How can you bring back a guy who has allowed his team to tank this badly? What is your selling point to the fans who are spending their hard earned money on season tickets? The fans were tricked into believing this year, only to be let down worse than ever. The 2003 season was a short little 2 week tease...this year the Bills had the fans going into early November. What more can you say except Dick Jauron is a wimpy coach? He lacks emotion. It seems as if he doesn't care. There is no fire in him and the team is taking after him. Tony Sporano was getting pumped up when his team would convert a huge first down. Tom Coughlin was sprinting down the sideline excited as hell when his team returned a block field goal. The most intensity you get from Jauron is when he calmly drops his challenge flag out of his pocket. The guy is a joke. He said in his post game press conference "if we only got our field goals, we would have been right in it." What kind of coach makes a comment like "if we only got our field goals?" Where is the killer instinct. Get pissed off Jauron, you are about to lose your job.

Best case scenario for Buffalo in these final 3 weeks is Trent Edwards plays well, and the Bills lose each game due to boneheaded coaching. That will prove that we have a quarterback that we can move forward with and it will ensure that he will move forward with a new head coach.

Sabres for sale/ moving? !??!

Well, maybe not. yet. . from espn.com :

A report that the Buffalo Sabres are discussing a sale of the team was denied Monday by a Sabres minority owner.

"We are not in negotiations to sell the team and as we have stated in the past, we will never entertain discussions to move the team out of Buffalo," said Larry Quinn in an e-mailed statement.

Tom Golisano is the majority owner of the Sabres. He bought the team out of bankruptcy in 2003.

Quinn was responding a report in Western New York Hockey magazine which claimed that talks about selling the team are ongoing, though in an exploratory stage. The report, which cited unnamed sources, said that Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie, the founder of Research in Motion, has been approached.

It also said that the team, if sold, would play part of its season in Hamilton, Ontario.

The report comes on the first day of the NHL Board of Governors meetings in West Palm Beach, Fla. A number of NHL owners are reportedly unhappy with rising costs throughout the league.

Richard Rodier, Balsillie's lawyer, issued an e-mail statement which said, according to The Toronto Globe and Mail:

"From time to time reports surface quoting anonymous sources claiming a club is for sale, or that Jim is doing this or that with respect to a particular club. These reports have generally been inaccurate.

"More importantly, these reports unfairly put the incumbent owners [or club management] in the uncomfortable and potentially destabilizing situation of having to comment on these inaccurate reports. Very unfairly. As such we have no comment beyond referring you to the statement made by Larry Quinn, the Managing Partner of the Sabres."

The most troubling would be moving Sabres games to Hamilton. True we lost one to Rochester a few years ago. But moving games to Hamilton would be a borderline travesty. Two games 4 games? Maybe anything more than that and it would be wide spread panic and rioting. Would this mean better ownership and spending to the cap? Perhaps.. Basille has a lot more loot than B. Thomas also.

Does this mean Golisano is moving towards owning the Buffalo Bills? I can dream..

Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Unacceptable"- russ brandon

From the Buffalo News and Jerry Sullivan

TORONTO -- I spoke with Russ Brandon, the Bills' COO, outside the locker room after Sunday's embarrassing, 16-3 loss to the Dolphins. Brandon had this to say about his team, which has now lost six or its last seven and has not scored a touchdown in its last two games:

""It's unacceptable,'' Brandon said. ""We obviously got out of the gate very well, and to go through where we are now is unacceptable to everyone in the organization. And we're very disappointed.''

I asked Brandon if the "unacceptable" characteriziation applied to his head coach, Dick Jauron, who is under fire these days.

""I think everybody should be under fire in the organization,'' Brandon said. "We've built this team to make a playoff run and to be in the position we're in right now is ... is not pleasing to anybody."

Brandon would not discuss Jauron's rumored contract extension. I asked Ralph Wilson if he could clear up the contract issue and he said he didn't want to talk about it. When I pressed him and asked if Jauron would definitely be his coach next season, he said, "I don't know."

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Nathan Gerbe to the show

by Steve

Finally a reason to watch that decrepit Sabres squad. Nathan Gerbe, yes that Nathan Gerbe is at last in Buffalo. This dude is a straight P-I-M-P. He is Mogilny-lite. True he is like 5'5 but he is all we got at this point.

Portland, ME – The fans have spoken and the Sabres have delivered as Nathan Gerbe was recalled by Buffalo last night.

Gerbe left after game in Springfield and was at Sabres practice this morning where he’ll be in the lineup tonight when the Sabres take on the Tampa Bay Lightning for his first NHL game.

The dude was a pimp in college he was a pimp in the frozen four he was a balla in the AHL I just hope he plays tonight. He practiced with the squad already and I don't see why they would call him up and have him not play tonight. He is the shot in the arm this team needs. They are all a bunch of pussies and bitches. They suck. They have no heart, and oh yea are 2-8 in their last 10.

Millsie is already crying cause lame duck coach Lindy Ruff called him out.. "Told he may face more oddman rushes because Ruff wants his defensemen to join the play more, Miller — clearly taken aback by the earlier words and getting more emotional by the second — uttered, “Well, I guess I’m going to have to read better,” and took off toward the team bus following practice in the Ice Sports Forum." Need a tissue Ryan? Or will the $40+ mil you make as a pro athlete be enough to comfort you?

Friday, December 5, 2008

MAC champions

by Steve

Who did Ball st. beat again? I've been saying it for two weeks. They are overrated. They were overrated they have been overrated. They officially are overrated.

Neutral site the Buffalo Bulls demolished the #12 team in the nation. Yes, they were losing at half. But they dominated the first half. They took control of the second half, and the game really wasn't close.

This was easily the most significant win in the history of UB, it was one of the biggest wins in the history of Buffalo football. It is obviously behind the 89-93 Buffalo Bills seasons but that is it. Turner Gill is officially a legend in Buffalo.

We beat an undefeated ranked team in a championship game. That is all you need to know. James starks is a pimp. Drew Willy is one of the most composed quarterbacks in Buffalo history. Naaman Roosevelt is insane. If you didn't watch this game I feel bad for you.

Holy shit. Turner Gill, Starks, Willy, Roosevelt, Cook, Devonte Shannon. This is a team for the history books. I can guarantee Gill won't go to a piece of shit program like Syracuse but I just hope he doesn't go to a place like Auburn.



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bills Injury Update


I don't know why I care, but here is a quick injury update from today courtesy of Chris Brown from the Bills website.
  • Aaron Schobel was back on the practice field and lined up with the first team defense when team work began. He wasn’t going full speed, but wasn’t favoring the foot a lot.
  • Donte Whitner was also practicing with the first team defense in regular and the nickel package.
  • Not practicing was Jabari Greer, though he was doing rehab work on the field with the trainers. Robert Royal was doing the same type of work with the training staff.
  • Not in attendance was Chris Kelsay and Chris Ellis.
  • Trent Edwards was not practicing with J.P. Losman taking first team reps.
Trent not practicing today is not a good sign for his playing status on Sunday, but I will say this, if there is any team I want to see JP play against, it is Miami. In 4 career starts against Miami for Losman, the Bills are 3-1 (the one loss was a colossal 2nd have choke job in Miami in which Nate Clements got torn apart). Losman has had decent numbers in these games as well: 49-86, 664 yards, 7 TDs, 2 INTs. I know these aren't that great of numbers, but for his standards, they are pretty good. Besides, as a starter he has 10 wins and 30% of those are against Miami.

Like I said, I don't know why I care...the Bills need to lose this game for a better draft pick and more importantly, to increase the chances of losing their coach.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jauron 12/1/08 presser

here is the video

Fast Foward to the 3:45 mark and let your ears bleed. Yes that is Jauron mentioning the Browns game last year and the Giants game as examples of Trent Edwards handling bad weather well. Just like Coste said, " Zero points in the Browns game, two INT TDs in the fourth quarter against the Giants". Holy shit whaaaaaaaaaaaa?

Ted Rogers bites it

by Steve

Alright, I am as guily as anyone when it comes to hyperbole. Saying kill me kill you hope this person dies etc. Now of course I don't truly want the person to die but Ted Rogers, 75, the guy that was so keen on buying the Bills and shipping them to Toronto is dead. What the hell does this mean for the Bills? Is this a good thing? With the estate and his cronies still have the capital, connections, and clout to steal the Bills? I personally never saw the Bills leaving in the first place but this is an interesting story none the less.

Jerry Sullivan's Take

No indecision: It is time Jauron goes

That’s it. I’m done. Sunday put me over the edge. Dick Jauron must go. I’ve seen and heard enough. The man is simply not cut out to be an NFL head coach. He should be fired at the end of the season, if not sooner.

This is not a task I relish. Asking for people’s jobs is difficult, even if they’re paid millions to coach a silly game. I called Jauron an uninspired choice at the start, but was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. He has his virtues. His players like him. But he is the worst game-day coach I’ve ever seen.

That’s saying a lot in Buffalo, where we lived through Gregg Williams and Mike Mularkey. But at least it was their first time. Jauron had done it before, with one winning season to show for it. We were warned that he was dull and conservative, lacking in conviction, a man who coached not to lose.

After Sunday’s loss, Jauron was asked if he’ll be coaching for his job in the next month. He couldn’t summon an ounce of defiance. Why not clear up the nonsense about his contract extension once and for all? Does he know how weak he looks?

Well, I don’t need more time. The evidence is compelling. Sunday was just the latest in a string of dysfunctional coaching efforts. They waste timeouts. They run when they should throw, throw when they should run. Opponents tell you they knew what the Bills were doing. Bills players say it, too.

Jauron said the timeouts are a problem of communication. If the coaches can’t get plays to the team in time, what does that say about Jauron? When are we going to stop believing the myth that Jauron is some great communicator? Aren’t the news conferences proof enough that he can’t think on his feet?

It gets tiresome, hearing how smart he is. So he went to Yale. I’ve been watching and listening for three years and Jauron doesn’t strike me as an uncommon intellect. Anyway, book smarts aren’t the main requirement for a successful football coach. It’s more about commanding the group, making snap decisions and responding to pressure situations.

Jauron has been brain-locking since he got here. Sunday was a microcosm. It started with his decision to defer the opening kickoff, one week after scoring 54 points. It’s not so much the strategy, but Jauron’s willingness to fall in line with the other NFL coaches for whom deferring has become all the rage.

Early in the fourth quarter, the Bills had fourth-and-2 at the 49ers’ 7. On the Buffalo sideline, the coaches fiddled, fretted and finally called timeout. It wasn’t a matter of what play they called, but the fact that, in the clutch, they didn’t know what they wanted to do.

So what does Ralph Wilson do now? He wanted desperately for Jauron to succeed. Jauron was Marv Levy’s choice. When Levy left, Wilson didn’t want to hand over the football department to an outsider who might want his own coach. That’s one reason he elevated Russ Brandon from marketing whiz to COO.

Wilson wanted continuity, and he got it. It has been one continuous run of weak, indecisive coaching. Big game at New England, big Monday night game, pivotal home game — shine the spotlight on Jauron and the bumbling begins.

So fans are left with this: An organization clinging to an inferior head coach, a career loser, because they’re afraid of change. They have a big problem, because Jauron can’t even measure up to management’s own low standard.

It’s time for Brandon to come out of the shadows and show who’s in charge. He’s been a quiet bystander. If he really is a strong football guy, with his own competitive vision, he should be having serious doubts about Jauron.

When Wilson elevated Brandon, people questioned whether Brandon would be his own man. That won’t be the case until Brandon sees the light and brings in his own coach.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Jauron is a piece of shit

and a liar. Need proof? Other than him being awful in every way imaginable here is a beauty from him..
"On Monday afternoon I asked coach Jauron if it was just coincidence that Marshawn Lynch had just one carry in the fourth quarter. Here was his response.

“I wish he would have touched the ball more, obviously” he said.

Lynch had just 16 carries in the game despite a career high 8.4 yards per carry average.

Buffalo had nine plays inside the 10-yard line and Lynch only got his number called on one of those plays. Jauron was asked if that’s the best utilization of Lynch under those circumstances.

“Not when you fail,” said Jauron. “Nothing is a good utilization of anything when it doesn’t work. That’s kind of where we are. Nothing worked very well for us on that side of the ball in the red zone.”

Jauron also stated that it’s their goal every game to get Lynch about 25 carries.

“We are believers that you don’t want to destroy your running back,” he said. ”You don’t want your running back running 33 times a game. So we like to limit his touches to the mid-twenties. It’s a very long season. Sometimes we don’t get there and sometimes we overdo it, but that’s our goal.”

For the record the number of times Lynch has carried the ball 23-26 times this season has been twice (vs. Oak, vs. Clev).

Number of times over that mark? Zero.

Average carries per game this season 17.08."


Embarrassed Yet Again...Again


Leaving Orchard Park on November 17th, I was thinking that it couldn't get worse. There was no way I would have to witness a worse home loss this season. Well, I witnessed one the very next home game. This one was different though. I was beyond pissed off after the Browns game...but yesterday's loss was almost comical. It was a complete joke. It was a prefect display of the ineptitude of the Bills coaching staff and another example of the complete ineptitude the Bills have had of late from the quarterback position.

I have thought all along that the Bills have the worst coaching staff, more specifically, the worst head coach in the NFL. What does Dick Jauron need to do in order to prove to the Bills brass that he is completely oblivious on Sundays? The Bills wasted another 4 timeouts yesterday and we lost another 2nd half challenge. Let's begin by tearing apart Dick Jauron and the specific decisions he has to make. In the 2nd half, the Bills faced 4th and 2 from the 7 yard line. They trailed 10-3 at the time. Down by 7, Jauron felt the need to go for it knowing that a touchdown was needed to tie the game. I do not fault this decision at all, in fact, I liked the decision. Later in the fourth quarter, facing a 4th and 5 from the 22 yard line, Jauron decides to kick a field goal. He said in his post game press conference that he felt we would make the field goal, kick it away, get a stop and drive down and score and win the game in regulation. What the Bills did on offense all day that allowed Jauron to think we would march down the field and score a touchdown is beyond me. We had 3 points at home against the 49ers. Going for the first down in the first scenario and then kicking it in the 2nd scenario makes no sense. In the 2nd scenario, kicking a field goal is absolutely assenine. You kick a field goal, you still need a touchdown. You go for it and miss, you still need a touchdown. This guy is the dumbest human being alive I am totally convinced. Jauron said after the game as well that the time out wasting is a communication problem or something to that effect. That is on you as the head coach and is inexcusable. Oh yeah and coach Jauron, maybe you should have your team practice outside during adverse weather conditions once...your kickers and quarterback are complete disasters as soon as the weather turns bad. When you play home games in Buffalo, you shouldn't practice every day in the fieldhouse knowing that you are going to be playing on Sunday in 34 degrees and rain. You dumb piece of shit.

Turk Schonert was supposed to be an upgrade at offensive coordinator. Well, he isn't, wasn't, and never will be. He is the worst play caller in the national football league. Marshawn Lynch rushed the ball 16 times yesterday for 134 yards. Why he only had 16 carries is a complete head scratcher. He averaged 8.4 yards per carry. He was ripping off 10 yard runs consistently. In this type of weather, with struggling quarterbacks, Lynch should have ran the ball 30 times for about 250 yards. It was set up to be that kind of day for him, but unfortunately, it wasn't. He had one carry in the fourth quarter. HE HAD ONE CARRY IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, the most important quarter of the Bills season thus far, and the best player on the team had ONE CARRY. In the first half, the Bills faced 2nd and goal from the 2 down 7-0. They moved the ball 85 yards to get to this point. They passed twice and then missed a field goal. Does it really take rocket science to know that in this situation the play call is Lynch run left, Lynch run left, Lynch run left. Three runs, behind Jason Peters. WHY PASS, especially considering your quarterback allegedly had an injured groin. In the 2nd half, the Bills faced a 3rd down and 1 from the 49ers 6 yard line. At this point in time, Lynch had 16 carries for 134 yards and was averaging 8.4 yards per carry. We gave the ball to Fred Jackson. He lost a yard. Then on 4th and 2 from the 7...Do I need to remind everyone that Lynch was averaging 8.4 ypc in this game?...We dropped Losman back, he got hit as he threw, the ball landed at Evans feet...turnover on downs. Two drives...one of 85 and one of 75 yards...taking up 8:40 and 8:42 respectively, resulted in 0 combined points. You can blame Schonert, but in my opinion, as the head coach, you need to get in your coordinators ear and tell him you are running the football, we are averaging over 8 per carry with our 12th pick in the draft, we passed on 3 of these 4 aforementioned plays...when we only needed 2 yards. Finally, on the Bills 2nd last drive which resulted in Lindell's 2nd miss, the Bills faced 2nd and 3 from the 49er 18. We ran the ball with Fred Jackson. Again, he lost a yard. WHERE WAS LYNCH?????????????????????? JESUS CHRIST. WHY DO YOU DRAFT A GUY 12 OVERALL? IN CRUNCH TIME YOU ARE GIVING THE FOOTBALL TO A DUDE FROM COE COLLEGE? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LYNCH AVERAGED 8.4 YPC AND GOT ONE CARRY IN THE 4TH QUARTER.

The Bills don't have a quarterback. My theory is that Trent's groin was fine but the coaches know he is too much of a pussy head case to pull him because of poor play. He has been absolutely pathetic for 16 of the last 19 quarters he has played. He has never had a good quarter in inclement weather. Losman came in and did his thing. He sucked...but he wasn't worse than Edwards. Is Trent Edwards the quarterback of the future? I am having serious doubts. Jauron will keep saying he is going to be a great player. Well, Dick, you better hope he turns into a great player again the rest of the year or else you will need to update your resume.

The Bills kicking game was incredible yesterday. Lindell shanked a 20 yarder and a 40 yarder. Mooreman had punts of 22, 29 and 27 yards. This dude is supposed to be a good punter? He averaged 26 yards per punt. I could do that in my sleep.

What else can I say? It is as simple as this in my opinion. The Bills coaching staff has one card in the deck left that can save them...and it is winning their final 4 games...all against AFC competition, all against teams with winning records, 3 of which are not at Ralph Wilson Stadium. That can't happen, but keeping Jauron around can't happen either.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Lot NOT to be Thankful for

by Steve

Everyone is doing columns and shit about what to be thankful for this holiday season. I'm not the most creative person so I'll follow suit and do the same thing. Sarcastically. Here is what I am thankful for.

  • We have Dick Jauron and his 1 win against teams with winning records for the next three years and five games.
  • A Sabres team still run by the same inept manager and managing partner when the team lost all of their stars and were bullied around by Edmonton of all teams. Oh yea and a coach who has brought his team to the playoffs twice in the last 7 years.
  • A left tackle who held out for all of training camp and part of the regular season who has seemingly lost his skill set and continuously takes bad penalties.
  • Linebackers who would be in a battle to make the UB football team.( Ellison is now hurt too)
  • No baseball team.
  • No legit college basketball teams, unless you count Syracuse 130 miles away.
  • No football GM with any knowledge of football.
  • Only seven home games this year allowing the rich ass holes from the North to pay/steal a game from us while not even selling it out. Plus you can't tailgate.
  • A Miami team that has rebounded with no real reason or explanation as to why.
  • A Patriots team that continues to win without the best player(maybe?) in the NFL.
  • Brett Favre
  • New hockey jerseys every 3 years just to make a quick buck.
  • Max Afinogenov.
  • Tim Connolly
  • Jason Peters
  • Teppo Numminen
  • Craig Rivet
  • Melvin Fowler
  • Aforementioned Keith Ellison
  • No Crowell
  • No Gerbe
  • No Darian Barnes
Alright I'm starting to reach. Have a happy December everyone cause it is only 2 days away!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bills resurgence?

by Steve

Evidently the FIRE JAURON shirt will not be needed, this Sunday, at least. I still hate the dude, but winning, and winning big a.) kept our slim playoff chances alive b.) brought some much needed confidence back to the squad and c.) gave us a conference win.

S.F. coming out east after getting their asses kicked could get blown out again at the Ralph, but I'm not predicting anything just yet. The team showed up Sunday and did what they needed to do. It isn't worth a ZJ but I'll give them their due today.

They looked good. Trent had three good quarters, Lynch is Lynch, Evans got his 100 yards, and Josh Reed solidified himself on this team perhaps for the rest of his career. ( Didn't everyone criticize Marvelous BIG TIME when he extended him?) Shit even tight ends contributed. Furthermore our center, the weakest position on the o-line played adequately. Wait, wait did Peters have multiple penalties again? But I digress...

Holy Moley welcome to the NFL Leodis McKelvin. In six days this dude has not only turned heads but made believers out of many a doubter in Buffalo. I originally liked the pick, then he didn't contribute and I hated it. I remember using the term 'bust' in October. We can throw that word out the window for at least the rest of this season. Dude showed ball hawking skills, playmaking skills, nun chuck skills, just a lot of skills. And I loved every minute of it. It will be tough to put Greer back on the field thats all I know. And his recent play makes the decision on Greer's contract even easier(or harder).

Then again there were major holes in the overall performance. George Wilson for instance. Dude can make a play, seems to always be around the ball, then you see him get carved up and running 20 yards behind a WR somewhere around the goal line on the next play. I don't get it. And where did Reggie Corner learn to catch a ball err not catch a ball? Do we have linebackers on this team? How about defensive ends? I have never seen a team consistently run 10-15 yards past a QB and whiff on so many sacks in my life. Mind boggling.

I still don't see this squad playing in January but anything is possible. Without tie breakers we're going to need 11 wins to get in. Anyone have a break down of the Colts and Ravens tie breakers? It is probably too early but I know the colts have an easy friggen schedule and Manning has got his groove back.

Still waiting for the Roscoe Parrish end around

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bills Roll


The Bills laid it to Kansas City today 54-31. The Bills did what team with playoff aspirations should do to a bottom dweller...rout them. It was a nice win, a lot of good things happened...but the fact is, they beat a 1-9 team with a quarterback named Tyler Thigpen running the "shotgun eye formation."

I did see some good things today though. Let's start with the rookie cornerback who I thought was awful the first half of the season. Leodis McKelvin is beginning to show why he was the number one corner taken in the draft. The dude is a game changer. The pick 6 was a great play...he jumped the rout and took it to the house. The Bills were actually losing when this happened and this play essentially changed the game. He followed that up with another pick and then a great kick return to begin the 2nd half to put the nail in the coffin. He has played 2 straight good games and should only get better. Is Greer's job in danger? Probably not, he will play when he gets healthy, but McKelvin is making me feel a lot better right now about our corner depth.

Trent Edwards had the worst game in the history of his position on Monday night. He did take some strides today...in fact, he looked really good after the first quarter and made some big plays. He started the game off shaky...missing Royal on that 3rd and goal just can't happen, he was wide open. Edwards was inaccurate to start but as the game went on, he began making good and quick decisions with the ball. His running is what allowed him to have a great game though.
The touchdown run at the end of the half was a huge, slightly stupid, play. If he got tackled in bounds, the clock would have run out and the Bills would have got nothing. He also was able to get Evans the ball and on a deep ball too. That bomb to Evans was a dart...I didn't think I would ever see the likes of it again. I think we might have gotten our quarterback back, but I will not know for sure until I see him string a few good games together.

I am definitely not satisfied with the play of the defense. McKelvin made some plays, but other than him...they are just average. They allowed 31 points to the Chiefs and Tyler Thigpen. If the Bills didn't run away with this game, Larry Johnson might have run for 200 yards. He was ripping off big run after big run in the first half. People were wide open down field on way too regular a basis. Someone had to have blown an assignment on the Charles touchdown. Gonzalez had a 35 yard catch down the sideline when no one wanted to cover him. They allowed 462 total yards of offense to KC. The Chiefs averaged 12.2 yards per carry. If you are going to allow that many yard and a lot of points though, you better take the ball away, and the Bills did that 5 times. They also had 3 sacks, which is a miracle for this defense. Despite giving up tons of yards, the Bills did a good job getting off the field on 3rd downs...the Chiefs were 1-8.

The Bills remain in the hunt for another week and will keep things semi interesting into December I would predict. They have back to back home games...against the 49ers and Dolphins (in Toronto). The Bills should be able to beat San Francisco...then I will predict a win in a rematch vs Miami. That puts the Bills at 8-5 with 3 to go...at NYJ, at Denver, vs. New England. They would need to win 2 of those 3 to even have a chance. Can this team go on the road and beat a team that will without a doubt be playing a game with playoff implications? Then, can the Bills win at home and end this miserable 1-14 drought against the Patriots since 2000. Then the Bills will need help since they trail New England, Baltimore, Miami and Indianaplis in the standings. It is an uphill battle to say the least but for one week the Bills keep their slim playoff hopes alive and after the past month, what more can you ask for?

Friday, November 21, 2008


by Steve

Wow, holy shit. I'll eat crow. I'll eat more crow than anyone has eatin crow in the history of their life. This was one of the greatest football games in Buffalo sports history. Down 27-7 in the 4th quarter UB won the football game. On the road. For the Mac East championship! Unbelievable

There aren't enough words to describe this team. They don't quit. Tenacious, beastly, ballerish. Turner Gill is a legend in Buffalo for ever. Drew Willy beast. Erhnest Jackson beast. Naaman Roosevelt legend. JAMES STARKS BEAST OF ALL BEASTSSSS.

If you didn't watch this game I feel bad for you. This was an all time great day in the history of the University at Buffalo and a great day for Buffalo sports.


We're goin bowlinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bills podcast 11/20/08

Steve and Coast wrap up the worst loss in the Jauron era. Also KC, Thigpen, Marshawn and Trent's woes are discussed.

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Sabres drops another

by Andy

Ryan Miller sucks. Over the last 3 games he's allowed goal totals of 6, 5 and 7. Yea he had a nice 2 game stretch of shutouts, but that's the most he's had in his career. He's 17th in GAA and 21st in Save Percentage. We all should have come to grips by now that the butterfly style just doesn't work for him. Guys are scoring on simple slap shot dump ins because he's flopping down to the ice as soon as the opponents break out of their own zone. He consistently let's in softies and rarely "steals" a game. All we get from him is letting in the easy ones and stopping the hard ones. Only problem is the easy ones out weigh the hard ones. Why do the people of Buffalo love this dude year after year? Because of his Steadfast Program? Yea it's a good cause, but it has nothing to do with his performance on the ice. Maybe it's time to explore Adam Dennis. All he's doing is leading the Portland Pirates to First Place in the AHL. Let's give this guy a shot.

Also it's time for Darcy to just man up and accept the fact that Tin Can is a bust and deal/cut him. Dude gets a new injury every game. Leg, Back, Groin, Stomach, Head. What is his problem? Didn't he play full contact hockey his whole life? Here's a great article from the Buffalo News written by Mike Harrington on how much money he's stolen from the Sabres over his career. Despite injuries, Connolly still a difference maker by Sabres

Also let's get Ellis back up here for Kaleta. Yea Kaleta draws a few penalties every once and a while but lets get serious. Kid is supposed to be an enforcer with a shield on? At least Ellis has some offensive skills and can kill penalties with his extremely long stick, Mike Grier style.

Only bright spot on the team is Vanek. I've been in love with him since I saw him at the Frozen Four in Buffalo, when he was not back checking and just hanging out at the blue line waiting for a zone break. Guy is leading the league in goals and has been playing the best defense he's ever played. That defense has led him to get more ice time and even penalty kill time. 2 shorty's, gotta love it.

Other than that, let's get the young studs up here ASAP. Gerbe and local product Kennedy are producing in the bunches up dare in Maine. Get them on a bus or 2-pro plane heading south west soon. Trade Max at the deadline even if Ruff likes him. Max must make a decent pie, only reason I could see Ruff liking him. Glad to see #12 isn't doing much these days, keeps him and his SoHo hat off the TV.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

10 game seasons

by Steve

Gotta love those 10 game seasons. But uh fuck coste he is a biggity bitch, resigning as a fan. True we all thought that after the game but not seriously. At least real fans didn't believe that. C'mon we all hate 10 game seasons, ie the season is over half way through November like it seemingly is every year but we'll still keep showing up year after year.

Jauron will be back too. That is really the only problem I have at this point. I wrote or at least thought a few weeks ago that Trent was done for the year. His confidence gone and his ability to win games over for 2008. Unfortunately that seems to be true. In no way am I giving up on his career in Buffalo but I have most certainly given up on Rich Jauron.

I think we have all been done with Jauron. Whether it was after any Patriots game throughout his tenure, any prime time game, any November game, any December game, any big game, most division games. Not sure how many, but how many opportunities does this guy get?

Don't blame Wilson all that much either folks. He is as embarrassed and pissed off as anyone about the extension given to him after the SD game. Egg is on his face. Anyone that says he doesn't want to win is a fuckin retard. True his ego gets in the way of winning and he is old as hell and prob. 80% senile, but he still wants to win. He just doesn't know how to, apparently. Lets just hope he can eat the $8-10 mill he gave him and hire anyone else.

So fuck Jauron, it was a fun 6/7 weeks while it lasted. Lets win out and give hope for next year, reload the defense, add a tight end and be ready for spring training. God damn these ten week seasons.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Coast Signing Off

Wide Right Part II

I am taking this opportunity to formally announce my resignation as a Bills fan. I hate that it had to come to this, but at a certain point tonight I realized I couldn't take anymore. My cousin, a long time die hard Browns fan, completely cut himself off about 5 years ago because he couldn't take it anymore and said it wasn't worth it. I thought he was crazy but now I understand. I can't stand the constant losing. I can't stand the constant pain that results on nearly a weekly basis. I hate knowing that going into every season, all that is going to result is the Bills getting eliminated from realistic playoff contention before they were even late season realistic contenders. After all, it's happened now NINE straight years.

The season is over. I actually found myself at one point during tonights game hoping the Bills would get throttled with the sad and pathetic ray of hope of the coach getting fired. I think that came over me when the Bills actually wasted a time out on defense in the 3rd quarter when the Browns had 3rd and 10. I mean, I can see how that can be a confusing play for the defense...third and 10...obvious passing situation, must be tough to get the correct personnel on the field. Or maybe that feeling came over me when the Bills were losing 16-10 and had 4th and 1 from the 11 and kicked a field goal. They were at the 11 yard line...down by 6...4th and 1...your running back averaged over 5 yards per carry on the evening...makes sense to kick it there. OR maybe it came over me when Jauron was perfectly satisfied with a 45 plus yard field goal into the wind. Who wouldn't be? Cleveland's kicker just pured a 56 yarder...our kicker has to be able to make a 47 yarder into the wind. Nah, we don't need to get closer and try and get a first down. If we just run it three times and kick it here we A) leave ourselves a longer kick and B) leave the Browns with time left to try and get themselves in field goal range. This makes perfect sense. Or maybe it was on our first play of the game when we lined up in the shot gun against one of the worst run defenses in the league. I said to my dad "Nothing good can come from this." Edwards threw INT number 1 of 3 as he validated so many teams passing on him in last years draft. I could go on and on about the coach...everyone knows my feelings.

The quarterback has degressed faster than anyone I have ever seen. How bad was he tonight? On the post game show, it was being said that he had wide receivers wide open and didn't even look. He was shell shocked. He was scared. He was nervous. Marshawn Lynch had 10 catches since all Trent would do is check it down. This same Browns passing defense allowed over 400 yards passing to Cutler. Edwards threw for less than 200 easily. Lee Evans didn't touch the football. Not once. Zero times. Your best and highest paid skill position player touched the football zero times. ZERO TIMEs. Let me say this one more time...LEE EVANS TOUCHED THE FOOTBALL ZERO TIMES. HE IS MAKING 9.25 MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR and HE TOUCHED THE BALL ZERO TIMES. RUN A GOD DAMN REVERSE. RUN A WIDE RECEIVER SCREEN. DO SOMETHING TO GET HIM THE BALL. Trent Edwards looked embarrassingly bad. You can make the case that for the 2nd time in 3 weeks he single handedly lost us a football game. Single handedly. Say what you will about Losman, but this game today was so much worse than I have ever in my life seen JP play. If Jauron put JP in, then I would have loved it today. That is how bad he was. He was just awful. Who is to blame for your quarterback getting worse and worse every single week? Well you can blame him for lack of mental toughness. I blame the coach.

The defense sucks. They allowed a 70 plus yard touchdown run to a dude I never heard of. Brady Quinn had zero turnovers. They missed two interception that they should have made. Reggie Corner whiffed on a sack on the Browns last drive worse than I have ever seen anyone whiff on a sack. Enough said about them...they suck.

I realize the Bills represent everything that is pathetic about a franchise. They have a senile owner. They have people running the show that don't know anything about football (Russ Brandon and John Guy). They have a head coach that is lost on gameday to say the least. They have no toughness. They haven't had a big hit since Takeo Spikes laid out a Jaguar receiver at the beginning of their game winning touchdown drive in the '04 opener. We are young and getting worse not better. The worst part about it is, nothing is going to change in the near future. We are still going to ignore the need for a pass rushing defensive end. We are going to ignore the need for a competant tight end. We are going to keep our pussy head coach. Our owner is not going to sell the team to an owner who cares about winning. We aren't going to bring in a guy whose reputation alone can help turn the franchise around (Bill Cowher). Wherever Bill Cowher goes, that team will be a contender every year, because Bill Cowher teams always have winning records.

People make think I am full of shit, but in my current state of mind right now I really want to never watch another Bills game again. I want to cut myself off from being a Bills fan 100 percent. My life would be happier and less stressful. I wouldn't lose much except tailgating but I guess I can still do that and not go to the game and not care. I would save money. I would save time. I would save years off my life. I would save having to waste days off from work. I would save so many things and enjoy life so much more. I have been pissed for a month straight except for the 3 hours on Sunday during the Bills game when I am hoping that they can somehow win and turn their season around and then once they lose I am just more pissed again. It's a never ending cycle. I hate Dick Jauron. He has ruined my life.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bills in Prime Time

By Coast

Since the Bills beat the defending AFC Champion Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football in the year 2000, the Bills have been miserable at night to say the least. Here are the Bills prime time games since then:

12/11/2000 MNF @ Indianapolis: L 20-44.
10/18/2001 Thursday night football @ Jacksonville: W 13-10
12/2/2001 SNF @ San Francisco: L 0-35
9/21/2003 SNF @ Miami: L 7-17
10/26/2003 SNF @KC: L 5-38
11/14/2004 SNF @NE: L 6-29
10/30/2005 SNF @NE: L 16-21
12/15/2005 SNF vs. Denver: L 17-28
10/8/2007 MNF vs. Dallas: L 24-25
11/18/2007 SNF vs. NE: L 10-56

The Bills are 1-9 in their last 10. Combined, they have been outscored 303-115. This has to give you hope for tomorrow night.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Browns @ Bills MNF podcast

Steve and Coast have zero confidence but break down all the important aspects of this monumental game

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Jets @ Pats

by Steve

Alright just because I think the season is over doesn't mean everyone else does. So tonight is a big game for Bills fans. True it is on NFL Network and most won't be able to watch but uh go to Apple Bee's or something, they have it.

If you still think we can win the division you want the Jets to win. It gives the Patriots another loss in the division and would split their season series to 1-1. The Patriots are our main roadblock towards the division. We never want them to win ever, unless they have clinched the division already.

If you are a semi realist and realize the Bills have zero chance at taking the AFC East then you want the Patriots to win. The Jets are one of 3 or 4 teams, Ravens, Colts, Dolphins, that are in the hunt for the wild card legitimately. Pats take down Fever and Mangini at home and the Jets have another loss, another conference and another division loss. Pretty simple.

In related news Whitner said he is going to play Monday night but we'll see.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lotta questions no answers

by Steve

God damn that was a bad weekend. It started out harmless enough. Me and a few people wanted to go to Boston to drink, watch the Sabres, watch the Bills, and torch Shaving Cream stadium after we break our 0-9 streak.

The plan started out great. We got to Boston already with Cheatriots tickets and a cheap hotel room. We got in front of TDLAME Bank Northeast Boston Gardens of North Boston North around 6. Plenty of time to cop cheap duckets right? Then it started to rain.

Walked around for an hour amongst many a Sabres fan trying desperately to get into the game to watch the mediocre Bruins lose to the first place Sabres. Well, only two of us got in, me and another dude. The only reason for that was we got lucky cause some chick had no idea what she was doing around 7:01 pm 4 minutes before puck drop.

Cut to the chase. Sabres lost and had to share first place. I got owned by Bruins fans. Paid $50 to park at Shaving Cream stadium and owned Pats fans. Used their grill, were the only people with a funnel. Got free steak. Wore my fuck the pats shirt. Oh yea we lost any share of first place and I had to drive home from Albany that night and work the next day an hour earlier than normal.

It sucked. And I have a lot of questions for this piece of shit football team. However, Sullivan beat me to the chase so read this instead:

Some days, it seems, all you’re left with are questions: Was it any surprise that in the moment of truth, Dick Jauron couldn’t get the challenge flag out in time?

When are the Bills going to draft and develop a true stud lineman in the first round of the draft?

After the last three games, do you wonder if Trent Edwards is suffering aftereffects from the concussion?

Are you starting to have a few reservations about that great 2006 draft?

How come the Steelers, no matter the players or the head coach, are always a tougher team than the Bills?

Are you telling me Angelo Crowell couldn’t help this thin linebacking corps right about now?

Didn’t Jauron sound a little tongue-tied when he was asked why he wasted the timeout at the end of the first half?

Hasn’t Kyle Williams seemed a tad average the last few weeks?

Aren’t you tired of hearing Jauron repeat himself in news conferences, repeat himself in news conferences?

Are you losing a little enthusiasm for the big rematch against the Dolphins up in Toronto on Pearl Harbor Day?

Do you notice a certain lack of passion and competitive fire in them lately? When was the last really big hit?

Don’t you wish it was the Bills who realized Wes Welker could be a dynamite No. 2 wide receiver?

Why do you use the 12th overall pick on a running back if you’re going to give him 15-16 carries a game?

Can the Bills afford to keep Jabari Greer in town when he becomes a free agent after the season?

Don’t you appreciate Aaron Schobel a little more when he’s not on the field?

What does it say when Robert Royal becomes one of the go-to guys in your passing offense?

Did Tim Connolly get hurt again yet? Oops, sorry, wrong sport.

What, you’re telling me Reggie Corner is ahead of Leodis McKelvin on the depth chart at cornerback?

Which game films did the scouts watch that convinced them Derrick Dockery was worth $49 million?

Will Bill Belichick stick around long enough to break Don Shula’s record of 20 straight wins over the Bills?

Does it appear that opposing teams have caught on to the fact that the linebackers are a bit slow in coverage?

Did you turn off the TV during the Pats’ 19-play drive? Were you tempted to put your foot through the set?

Did anyone else have chilling flashbacks to the Bledsoe era Sunday?

What’s the over-under on the number of games it takes Marshawn Lynch to rush for 100 yards again?

The way things are going, will the Chiefs actually be favored when the Bills show up in K. C. in two weeks?

Are the Bills maybe waiting for Jauron to win another game before announcing that contract extension?

If the Bills did promise to talk contract with Jason Peters during the season, what do they say now?

Do you think J. P. Losman was laughing inside, just a little bit, after Edwards’ performance in Foxborough?

What do you suppose Donte Whitner feels worse about right now, the shoulder or the guarantee?

Is Lee Evans ever going to have a 100-yard receiving day against the Pats? Did you know he hasn’t had more than 40 yards against them in a game since 2005?

Can you believe Roscoe Parrish has had 60 yards receiving in a game just once in his career?

How did the Bills manage to make Matt Cassel look like Doug Flutie on those scrambles up the middle Sunday?

How good is Paul Posluszny, really?

When will I learn not to overreact when the Bills get off to a hot start?

Embarrassed Yet Again


Did anyone actually think we would go into Gillette Stadium and win? I sure didn't. I am sure many people tried to tell themselves we could pull it off but deep down really knew we had no chance. After all, The Bills haven't won there since the year 2000. Even worse, every time we face the Patriots it is the worst coaching mismatch in the history of professional sports.

Dick Jauron is the worst coach in the league and in my opinion, in the world. Every single game he seems to make numerous ridiculous coaching decisions. His team is 5-4 right now, the same record they had a year ago. This team was supposed to be much improved. They were supposed to have an easier schedule. All they are is the same...or worse. Everything he has done though has landed him a well deserved three year contract extension. Great decision. Let's give a guy a three year extension before he has done anything. After he signed the extension, all the Bills have done is go 0-3 in the division and watched their quarterback have three consecutive games that even JP Losman wouldn't string together.

On Sunday in the first half alone, Jauron made two critical mistakes. Dick Jauron for some reason cannot figure out how to execute a challenge. On the Patriots first incredibly easy touchdown drive, Welker caught a 20 plus yard pass from Cassel. His foot was clearly out of bounds. Jauron fails to get the challenge flag out in time. Jauron has no problem getting the challenge flag out when no one in their right mind would want to challenge, but on a play where we would actually win the challenge, he is too slow to act.

At the end of the first half, the Bills were lining up to punt with all three timeouts and a minute to play. Instead of punting with all three timeouts in hand, the wasted a timeout before the punt. Mooreman pinned the Patriots at their three yard line with about 50 seconds left. Then, Jauron called timeouts after two running plays on back to back downs leaving 42 seconds left and the Bills without a timeout. Is he this dumb? If he didn't waste that first timeout to set up the punt, the Bills would have gotten the ball back around mid field with over 30 seconds left and could have gotten a possible field goal. They also have a punt returner who is very dangerous...who knows, maybe he brings it back for a touchdown.

In the 4th quarter, the Bills trailed 13-3. They had the ball in Patriot territory at the 42 yard line with about 11 minutes to go. It was 4th down and 10, maybe 11. Jauron punted. You never punt on the opposing teams side of the field down by double digits in the 4th quarter of a game EVER. Was he trying to keep the score respectable but not really trying to win? He must have been. By punting in that spot, you are conceding the game. What made Jauron think we were going to stop New England anyways? After all, they just marched up and down the field all day. When we did stop them it was after they got 3 or 4 first downs. I don't recall right now a single three and out in the entire football game.

Sunday was also the worst offensive play calling I have EVER seen. Turk Schonert can join Dick Jauron in unemployment as far as I am concerned. This play calling was pathetic. On our first possession, Lynch gets a 7 yard carry on first down. On 2nd and 3-we are in the shot gun. Edwards gets sacked. In the 2nd quarter on 3rd and 1, we are in the shotgun with an empty backfield. On our last drive (before we punted), Lynch had three consecutive runs for 7 or more yards. On 2nd and 3 from about the 35 yard line, we line up in the shot gun. Edwards gets sacked. Where is the play action pass? Where is the deception? What are you trying to prove by lining up in an empty backfield on 3rd and 1? Has Turk Schonert ever heard of a screen pass or a draw play or a wide receiver screen? Wes Welker had 10 catches for 107 yards. I would say at least half of these catches came on WR screen. The Bills threw zero WR screens to Roscoe Parrish. A WR screen to Parrish would probably be good for 4 yards at worse. Where is the reverse to Parrish? Can we get the ball into the hands of our play makers? Last night Arizona was running the ball with Boldin, shovel passes to Boldin, screens to Boldin. That is how you get your best players the ball. You don't need to drop back in the shot gun to get your play maker wide receivers the ball. Finally, on a lot of plays the Patriots were rushing 2 men. They were putting 9 in coverage. Where is the DRAW? With two down lineman, a draw play is almost a guaranteed 5 plus yards. I would have called or checked into a draw on almost all of these situations.

The defense is completely inept. A 19 play drive in the 4th quarter is laughable. Do we miss Aaron Schobel this much? We must. Welker was running 20 yards down field without anyone in sight. Ben Jarvis Green Ellis ran for over 100 yards. Matt Cassel made people forget who Tom Brady is for one day. Moss had the worst 54 yard game of his career. NO pass rush whatsoever. Where is Kawicka Mitchell? Where is Paul Posluczny? Where is Chris Kelsay? YOU ARE MAKING 25 MILLION DOLLARS KELSAY. DO SOMETHING. TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. YOU HAVE ONE SACK. ONE.

The offense has been atrocious as well. Trent Edwards has 5 picks and 2 fumbles in three divisional games. As soon as he exploded onto the national media scene after the 5-1 start, he has been probably one of the 5 worst quarterbacks in the NFL. He didn't do himself any favors on Sunday admitting he was confused by the Patriots defense. You would think after your 7th attempt (Jauron) going against Belichick, you would maybe learn something, at lease one thing. Yet you are completely overmatched. Belichick looks at you as a complete joke. He laughs all week to himself knowing he is facing a dick Jauron coached team. The offense had fewer than 200 yards of offense on the day...168 to be exact. The Bills ran for 60 yards. That makes 90 rushing yards IN TWO GAMES COMBINED. James Hardy, where you at? Yeah you caught a touchdown, but you had one catch for 7 yards up until that point. Lee Evans was no where to be found. The Patriots completely took away Evans. I like how the Patriots can take away our best player without breaking a sweat. Everyone in the world knows that Cassel is going to look for Welker all day on the short passing attack, but we played like we had never seen it before.

As for the Patriots fans, Steve was sporting his "Fuck the Patriots" shirt and people were still trying to just make friends with us. At first I thought the fans were just weak. But in thinking about it now I realize the fans just think we are a joke. We barely are a blip on their radar. They almost feel bad for us. After all, they are 14-1 in their last 15 games verse the Bills. This is probably the case when we went to Pittsburgh last year. We have been bad for so long that opposing teams fans just feel bad for us and just laugh at how much of a joke our franchise is. Cleveland fans were hostile. Why? Because they are the same as us. An embarrassing franchise with a long history of losing.

A month ago I was anointing Trent Edwards as an MVP candidate. How I am wondering if he is even the quarterback of the future. I still think he will be future star in this league but right now he has to have zero confidence. The Bills have four winnable games in a row coming up. They need to win all 4 of them. They will probably win 2 of the 4, and enter the final 3 games of the year at 7-6 leaving us hanging by a thread with no realistic shot at making the playoffs. The Bills are in for another non winning season if I had to guess right now...8-8. Yet our coach, with three non winning seasons, earned an extension. What a joke.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bills injury news

Youboty has Plantaar Fasciitis and could be out for the year

"The Buffalo Bills top pass rusher Aaron Schobel will miss at least another two weeks and could potentially be out for the rest of the season with a left foot injury." From Yahoo sports.com

Kawika Mitchell after missing practice yesterday did participate today.

Butler and Josh Reed are again out this week and Whitner is not likely to play.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

the Bills are going 7-9

by Steve

I'll tell you right now, this is not an over reaction. This team sucks. Their coach is terrible their owner is about to die, the team has never won a Super Bowl and the city is among the 3 poorest in the country. It sucks, big time.

They are not going to win more than 7 games this year. Yes seven. Yes they went 5-1 and are going to go an unprecedented 2 -8 to finish the season. Dick Jauron is a joke. Trent Edwards has not and will not, this year, recover from a concussion. Lynch nearly killed a bitch and hasn't done anything this year. Peters held out and it has cost him at least a season and probably $10 mil. Crowell was basically cut cause he was an asshole and there was no alternative to replace him.

Maybe I am Debbie Downer but this team sucks.

Look at the team from player to player

Trent Edwards- concussed gas been 1-2 since then and looked like a shell of his former self.

Marshawn Lynch - nearly jailed before the season for a hit and run hasn't hit the 100 yard mark

Peters - sat out game 1 has looked like a pile of nothing

Dockery - most over paid guard in the league

Center- Folwer/Preston pick your poison

Brad Butler - average has been hurt, given long term extension before the season for no reason

Walker- not terrible

Schobel - casper the friendly ghost + injury

Kyle williams - decent for a nobody

Stroud- has had little impact since week 2 looks old and is

Kelsay/Denney- who?!

Crowell/Ellison - out for the year slash wouldn't be starting for any team in the NFL Dispute that!

Posluzney - has never made a play in his career, been injured more than he has played

Mitchell- best years behind him in Giant land still good

Whitner - now hurt, has 1 career int 0 big plays ever

Ko Simpson - benched for Scott, zero impact

Greer- decent undersized #3 cb starting

McGee - injury plagued not bad when in there, best cb on the team... I guess

This team was dependent on Edwards being above average, since the concussion he has not been. Jauron is awful and costs this team 2-3 games a year. Lynch has been non-existent. Evans can't carry the team on its back. Royal is one of the worst starting tight ends in the league. See you in 09 .. this sucks