Tuesday, August 19, 2014

After 5 Weeks of Bills Training Camp

By Steve

Has there been a time in the last few years where there has been less optimism in Buffalo than 2014? Is anyone with half a brain or super positive  thinking playoffs right now with this EJ Manuel/Doug Marrone lead team?

Maybe its just me being negative as per usual but I am super down on this season. Is it just Erik looking completely lost? Or Marrone seemingly completely desperate and depressed (or at the very least grumpy)? A seemingly lost and completely incompetant OC in Nate Hackett? The Bills top two defensive players from last year are not even on the roster for 2014? Yes it is.

Quite frankly, the only hope I can muster is based on the idea that the preseason means zilch, nada zip and that Hackett is just fuckin with us. What other explanation or hope could there be with this offense? Fred Jackson dive from the 2 twice, only one long shot down field in five games and a million dump offs to RBs and Scott Chandler? Ugh.

Butttt there is good news! Cordy Glenn is back practicing pushing rookie Seantrell Henderson to a more palatable right tackle (wait is Cyrus Kounijo a bust already?) so there is legit good news.

Then again it all comes down to the quarterback. The ship has sailed on whether Manuel will be the next great Bills QB. But he could still prove to be good or even quite good if he quickly shows improvement. But for now I don't see it

Then again atleast the Dougs plannedq on cutting Jeff Tuel and Jordan Palmer before signing Kyle Orton


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

After 3 Weeks of Bills Training Camp

By Steve

After three weeks of Bills training camp and one "preseason game" here is what we know:

EJ Manuel sucks
Sam Watkins is a bust
Doug Marrone is cracking under the pressure
Mike Williams doesn't know how to time his jumps.

Ok ok Im being hyperbolic but other than the defesive front four and maybe Seantrell Henderson it hasnt been a banner three weeks for the Bills.
Yeesh. I mean is Cody Glenn alive??? (Sime compatriots joked the guy is going through a sex change opp and needs time to recover.. what was the saying about idle minds?)

Oh wait Preston Brown did have an int albeit the play ended up not counting but who was Kiko Alonso again?

Shouldn't we be seeing something (anything) that impresses us out of EJ Manuel eventually at least once in his career? Maybe if Mike Williams timed his jump better and caught that potential TD I wouldn't be ripping Erik so much but damn the guy hasn't impressed.

Same goes for sad Doug Marrone. Guy is getting feisty with the media, thinks wins and losses matter in the preseason and seems to be cracking under the pressure of NEEDING to win this year because of the Watkins trade.

Alright alright the defense looked decent under new DC Schwartz especially the front four and the running backs seem to know how to run. Maybe stealing 9 games is a possibility but what kind of way to go through life is that?  At least the Bills didn't pass up on this years Vontaze Burfict and drafted Seantrell Henderson though so we have that!

As of now.. still 7-9