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Old 04-15-2005   #21
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They don't have to worry about our passing game if it is the same as last years, and their defense is very impressive. Our passing offense was absoutely horrible at the end of the year. I'm just not a big homer so I tell it like I see it. Right now, we are clear underdogs to a better unit. Things may change a bit...but not much until proven otherwise.
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I think the Bills line is better than it looks on paper. They gave up a lot of sacks, but part of that was because Bledsoe held the ball too long (sound familiar?). They also have been a good run blocking team. This team looks a lot like last year's Pittsburgh. The big question is the QB. Can Losman avoid losing games? He does have an ego and that could result in some forced plays. If he can be a game manager, then they could have a good season.
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No one's saying Buffalo's a cake walk. We're just saying that since we have to play them away, Week 1 with a "rookie" QB is a fairly good spot in the schedule to do it.
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No one's saying Buffalo's a cake walk. We're just saying that since we have to play them away, Week 1 with a "rookie" QB is a fairly good spot in the schedule to do it.
Exactly I dont think anyone is thinking this will be an easy game but it is a game we could win .
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They don't have to worry about our passing game if it is the same as last years, and their defense is very impressive. Our passing offense was absoutely horrible at the end of the year. I'm just not a big homer so I tell it like I see it. Right now, we are clear underdogs to a better unit. Things may change a bit...but not much until proven otherwise.

I might be optimistic, but I'm not a big homer and I know what our flaws are, or should I say ? marks, because we don't know internaly what our coaching staff has done to address those needs and we haven't even been to the draft. You keep on bringing up stuff we did last year and so am I. At the beginning of last year when Carr had confidence and before he was gunshy we had one of the best passing teams in the league. You can call me a homer, but going into this year if were going to be taken seriously there are some game we HAVE to win and this is one of them. I just don't see us as clear underdogs to a better team. All yall keep saying is they got a better defense and thats it. Well, well balance teams win. Everybody always makes a big deal about the pats defense, but their offense probably won them more games last year by controling to clock. They're just as good offensively as they are defensively. We are just as good offensively as we are defensively, we may not be the best on both sides, but we are good enough to hurt you on both sides of the ball. We should be able to keep their offense off the field and our offense is good enough to put some points up on the board.

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Our last five games last year. We only busted 200 passing yards once. Carr has only thrown for 3 + TD's in a game once (in 3 years). Until we prove otherwise, we have a weak passing offense.

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CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Carr 12/25 157 0 2
D. Carr 16/21 167 1 1
D. Carr 13/29 220 1 0
D. Carr 14/20 139 1 2
D. Carr 15/25 114 1 0
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It's definitely bulletin board material for the team, but IMO if Losman plays at least average next year, the Bills have a good chance of being a playoff team...Hopefully he makes a few big mistakes in his first start and we capitalize...
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Our last five games last year. We only busted 200 passing yards once. Carr has only thrown for 3 + TD's in a game once (in 3 years). Until we prove otherwise, we have a weak passing offense.

PASSING
CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Carr 12/25 157 0 2
D. Carr 16/21 167 1 1
D. Carr 13/29 220 1 0
D. Carr 14/20 139 1 2
D. Carr 15/25 114 1 0

Thats why I said at the BEGINNING of last season, since this game will be the first one of the year. Beleive it our not a season long sack fest takes its toll on a young qb.

Davids first 7 games

_______td ints yards pass. rt.
week#1 0 2 229 70.3
after the slow start to S.D.
week#2 2 1 313 104.2
week#3 1 1 233 80.9
week#4 1 0 228 108.6
week#5 3 0 372 116.4
week#6 1 1 266 92.8
week#8 1 0 276 109.4

This guy was on the brink of breaking out last year. The sacks finally caught up to him, you cannot ask a guy to take a beating like that throughout a whole season. Next year he will only be better and hopefully the oline as well.

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If our defense can pick off were we left off last year we have a 50/50 chance. I would try to give them different looks to try to confuse Losman. Send Dunta on a blitz package. Then hopefully if Carr Bomb is correct Carr should feel "rejunvinated" from all the sacks he took and come out the gates firing on all cylinders. A good dose of DD and pure execution should keep this good. To me it's gonna be a defensive game. I would set my mind on trying to give a season opener to Losman he will never forget.(Defense, and mentally wise, no injuries.)
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McGahee...Evans..Moulds, the bills have some nice weapons on offense. Like a few others have mentioned, if Losman comes out and makes a few rookie mistakes, it could turn the tables for us. On the flip side, we'll have to see how our D can perform and how quickly they will gel with our new look linebacking crew. I think we definitely have a good shot at the Bills, maybe 40-60, so we're not big underdogs. And I agree, if Carr can play like he did at the beginning of last season, and DD can avoid his early season fumblitis, we should have a good performance.
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I'm kinda diggin' what St. Louis thinks:

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Only way tony is comming off the bench is for mop up duty. I like it though
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Sounds to me the guy knows what he is talking about(haha) I wonder why he thinks Banks will be in. Injury to Carr? please no!
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Sounds to me the guy knows what he is talking about(haha) I wonder why he thinks Banks will be in. Injury to Carr? please no!
From the way he wrote it...it looks like Banks is coming off the bench for a blowout win.
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Nov. 27 at Houston: Rams lose. Old friend Tony Banks will come off the Texans' bench to lead his team to a huge victory. In fact, this victory will put the Houston playoff bid over the top.
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I was glad to see the cruddy Bills on the schedule for week one of the season. It will be JP's first start at QB so that might help greatly. I think Buffalo really messed up by getting rid of Bledsoe. Buffalo loss is Dallas gain.
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Cracks me up every time I hear everyone wanting to "be realistic" and ranking teams based on the previous year and by their collective talent.

The margin of victory in the NFL is very small. Although you can get a pretty good read on a team based on past performance and through analysis of their current roster, you have to be a soothsayer to accurately determine who will win a game or season. After all, once you factor in emotions, health, atmosphere, weather, etc, etc., some funny things can happen in football.

Besides that, if I looked at The Mighty Buffaloes record last year which assumedly places the Texans as great underdogs this year, I am thoroughly unimpressed.

Last year:
Buffalo was swept by the Patriots handily.
They split with the Jets.
Lost to the Raiders (Texans' beat the Raiders) Lost to Jacksonville(oh, that is right the Texans swept the Jags), and lost to both the Ravens and Steelers.
Who did they beat? Cardinals, Miami twice (Impressed!), San Fran(WOW!), Cleveland(Powerhouse), Cincy, St. Louis and Seattle. Impressive!

That said, what is in the past is in the past. My belief is that the Texans will be greatly improved with added experience for the first year players along with the maturation of Carr. I also believe that Capers will have the team mentally ready to play.

Last year the Texans were "being realistic" when they thought they should easily defeat the Chargers but didn't. Who saw the emergence of Antonio Gates and Drew Brees? I bet some of the Charger fans did! But certainly not the ones who were being "realistic" and pessimistic.

The Texans are not a notch below the Bills. If they beat the Texans then we can talk about notches. Until then, Texans "fans" can replace the "realistic" pessimism with "realistic" optimism.
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No, we are 1-1. Loss the first year.

We are a notch below the Bills, still doesnt mean we cant win. We should be able to keep Losman in check but it's a good thing I got McGahee in my dynasty league because he is going to tear us up. It will take a few weeks for our new LBs to gel.

fiddy arent ya the one who told me there was "no way Davis would rush for 100 yards against jacksonville" when i was saying he would. So i bet ya now that McGahee doesnt get over 75 yards on us.

And people since it is a local paper i suspect they would be taking buffalos side, the same as the houston chronicle does for us !
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Ralph Wilson Stadium is going to be rockin on opening day! You guys have no idea how pumped up that defense is going to be... I wouldn't be surprised if you don't even make it off your half of the field!!!

Okay enough of the obligitory trash talk... obviously I'm going to come on here and say I think the Bills are going to win. We all know that. But what I like to see is that some of your own fans even feel that way. And they should! We have one of the best defenses in the league, the best young running back in the league (1100 yards in 11 starts last year) who wasn't even 100 percent healthy last year, and the most play-makers on special teams (5 TD's from our ST's last year).

And for those that say we are worse this year because our new QB... that is laughable. Bledsoe only really won us 1 game last year. He played well against Miami (yeah, Miami), but other than that he played not to lose. Something a young QB could do as well. The advantage is now we have a mobile QB who can make plays when the pocket breaks down. Also, Mularkey is notorious for drawing up creative plays for the offense, and was severely limited in his playcalling by Drew last year. Having a QB that can actually rollout and move the pocket will open up a whole new dimension in our offense.

Looking forward to the season Texan fans...

My prediction: Buffalo 17, Texans 6
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Ralph Wilson Stadium is going to be rockin on opening day! You guys have no idea how pumped up that defense is going to be... I wouldn't be surprised if you don't even make it off your half of the field!!!

Okay enough of the obligitory trash talk... obviously I'm going to come on here and say I think the Bills are going to win. We all know that. But what I like to see is that some of your own fans even feel that way. And they should! We have one of the best defenses in the league, the best young running back in the league (1100 yards in 11 starts last year) who wasn't even 100 percent healthy last year, and the most play-makers on special teams (5 TD's from our ST's last year).

And for those that say we are worse this year because our new QB... that is laughable. Bledsoe only really won us 1 game last year. He played well against Miami (yeah, Miami), but other than that he played not to lose. Something a young QB could do as well. The advantage is now we have a mobile QB who can make plays when the pocket breaks down. Also, Mularkey is notorious for drawing up creative plays for the offense, and was severely limited in his playcalling by Drew last year. Having a QB that can actually rollout and move the pocket will open up a whole new dimension in our offense.

Looking forward to the season Texan fans...

My prediction: Buffalo 17, Texans 6
It's good that Loseman can move, since Babin and Peek will be after his *** all day. Y'all have a good D but, not having Williams will hurt. The Buffalo ends will not get as good of pressure on QBs and DD will have room up the gut. Also none of your coeners are good enough to stick with AJ.

My prediction, a close game: Texans- 17 , Bills 14 in OT
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