Thursday, August 27, 2015

EJ Manuel to Start Preseason Game 3

By Steve

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

There are a few trains of thought here.

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

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

2. Playing EJ for trade bait.

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

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

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

4. Just to fuck with WGR550

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

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

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


Monday, August 24, 2015

Justin Moss Piece of Shit

By Steve

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Preseason 2 Bills at Browns Preview

By Steve

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh and fuck Donte Whitner

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why the Bills Suck is Out

By Steve

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

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fred Jackson Would Rather Face Geno Than Fitzpatrick

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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome Back Ellis Lankster

I was just readin right

Friday, August 14, 2015

Panthers at Bills Preseason Preview

By Steve

Yay the preseason is upon us! Full price tickets, full price parking, full price beers, rain in the forecast and almost nothing of interest or entertainment on deck. Oh and still no quarterback.

Here is what to watch for though since we already paid for this bullshit:

Manny Lawson. Yup he's still on the team. The defense is switching back to a 3-4 allegedly thus Lawson matters again.

The rookies. After Doug "loser" Whaley said it would be difficult for any rookie to make the team it appears at least 2 rooks will be starting week 1. Ronald Darby has been getting good reviews in camp (wtf is wrong with Leodis $5mil McKelvin btw) and John Miller is getting starting reps at guard. Karlos Williams is jumping up the depth chart (mostly because of injuries but still) and will be toting the rock a lock because Shady better not see the field.

Rex Ryan. He is a terrible in-game coach, has he learned anything from his failures for the Jets?

Cyrus Kouandijo. He is allegedly in a battle with Seantrel Henderson for the RT spot. Does he look like an NFL player?

The tightends. Doubt Charles Clay gets a lot of PT but the other dudes need to impress. Roman loves TEs and the Bills dont have any besides the former Dolphin. Gray, Gragg, O'leary oh my! Yikes.

Oh yeah and the quarterbacks. Who looks least incompetitant? Congrats you get to be the scape goat for another playoff-less season!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Bills QB Situation is a Disaster

by Steve

Not exactly the most original thought in the world but the Buffalo Bills quarterback situation is a disaster. Who in their right mind could pick this team to win more than 9 wins with the likes of Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Matt Simms as the starting QB options?  All four of these players are horrible. The horribleness that is TJ Mansselrod keeps me up at night.

In the last three seasons here are these clowns stats:

Cassel - 17 starts 20 TDs 25 INTs 58.9 completion percentage
Manuel - 14 starts 16 TDs 12 INTs 58.6 completion percentage
Taylor - 0 starts 0 TDs 2 INTs 54.3 completion percentage
Simms - 0 starts 1 TD 1 INT 48.7 completion percentage

Holy shit!  Whats worse, based on just about every tweet and report from training camp no player has looked even decent let alone separated themselves from the pack to control the QB battle.  This shit is depressing!  It is seriously bringing down my enthusiasm for the season. What team will ever win with these horrid dudes trying and failing to sling the rock?

Doug "I'm a loser" Whaley said the Bills are in quarterback purgatory, "Franchise quarterbacks hit the free-agent market? Name one. Unless they have an injury. So it's going to be an onus on our scouting staff to find a guy in the lower first round, second or third round. We accept that challenge. It's where we are, and it's been good that we have enough talent around that we're in that situation, but it's not an easy answer. There isn't [one]."

This guy is a loser, he has no clue what the hell he is doing.  How many quarterbacks have the Bills drafted in the last five years (since Whaley was hired)? Ya know the last five years that have had starting quarterbacks like Fitzpatrick, Manuel, Tuel, Orton and Lewis. THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE DRAFTED ONE QUARTERBACK TOTAL IN THE LAST FIVE DRAFTS. ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!  And the Bills loved EJ Manuel so much they moved back in the draft, not move up, moved back to eventually be stuck taking Manuel in 2013.  Talk about certainty!

Perhaps some of the reason the Bills are in so called purgatory is because of the lousy drafting err lack of drafting quarterbacks that Whaley and co have done.  Not every good/great QB is a top 5 draft pick.  Some are later in the first round (ya know where a team might take a QB if they didn't hypothetically trade away their future first for the 3rd best wide receiver of his class) or the 3rd round or 6th round etc.

What would I have done? Well for one I would have drafted AT LEAST one quarterback in each season just because.  You want specifics?  How about players like Zach Mettenberger, Nick Foles, Ryan Mallett, Russell Wilson just to name a few.

Zach Mettenberger was a favorite of mine at LSU and fell in the draft after having a bad injury late in his final season.  Mettenberger went 178th in the 6th round.  The Bills had selections 149 AND 153 in the 5th round.  They traded 149 and took fringe guard Cyril Richardson at 153.

Nick Foles and Russell Wilson were both drafted in 2012. I was big on Foles coming out of Arizona and was mindful of Wilson.  Of course, I had no clue Wilson would be amazing but Foles I knew was worth a 2nd or 3rd would pick.  Who did the Bills take ahead of BOTH in the third round? Yeah TJ Graham. FMLLLLLL.

Granted, Mallett isn't the best but wouldn't it be a bit more interesting if he was waiting in the wings?  The Bills took Kelvin Sheppard 6 spots higher than Mallet in the 2011 draft.  And yes the Bills were able to trade Sheppard for Jerry Hughes (kudos Whaley [rare]) but, looking back between Sheppard a LB and Mallett?  I'll take the QB every day, especially when your starter is Ryan Fitz-noodlearm-fitz-patrick.

Those are just a few obvious players I would much rather have on the roster than any of TJ Mansselrod and the Bills eeeeeeasily could have had any of them.

Alright, umm how about 2014?  GREAT! Sammy Watkins! The Bills use two first round picks to move up four spots to select a player that is 100% dependent on a QUARTERBACK throwing him the ball.  How about instead the Bills move back.  Where?  How about 30 in 2014.  Teddy Bridgewater AND Derek Carr were available.  Anyone interested in either of them?

The bottom line is this.  The Bills are in QB purgatory because their general manager has no idea how to build a football team from quarterback on down.  Ya know, the most important position?  Instead, cobble weapons together with defensive players, highly priced FAs mix it together, throw in a journeyman and some "athletic type" quarterbacks and what will Doug Whaley get? 8 or 9 wins at most.  Don't blame the draft position Doug, blame yourself.