“Would I rather be feared or loved? EASY. BOTH. I want people afraid how much they love me “ Michael Scott
Make no mistake about it. THIS WAS NOT AN UPSET. Ok. Maybe on paper or in Vegas. The truth is that the Buffalo Bills are a better football team this time around than the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I am better than you ever were or ever will be.” Dwight Schrute
The KC fans were deafening loud, all dressed in a sea of red. Arrowhead certainly rocked in prime time. The fans attempted to change momentum several times with the famous chant with the tomahawk chop motion. The Chiefs did move the ball at those times, but then a Bill would intercept the ball and take that momentum right back.
“Yeah, stress is real. I’m the commissioner of my fantasy football league.” Ruxin
Buffalo was prepared. Well coached. Confident. Tenacious. Aware. Alert. Loose. Punishing. Relentless. Opportunistic. Resilient. Level headed.
Oh yeah. Dexterous. Talented. Very talented.
“On any given Sunday you’re gonna win or you’re gonna lose. The point is – can you win or lose like a man?”- Tony D’Amato
Say what you want about the Bills. McBeane had a process. Part of that process is to identify the teams that are above you. By beating them, you could leapfrog over them to get what you desire.
“Don’t start to ask. And now you’ve found a way to make it last.
You’ve got to find a way. Say what you want to say
McBeane did not simply sit on his hands and hope Dawson Knox has a breakout season, although he has. BONUS.
Last year the Bills offense was lethal. Bringing in Emanuel Sanders resembled Bill Polian bringing in James Lofton to compliment Andre Reed. Drafting Don Beebe was yet another target to compliment Thurmanator and Reed.
Last year they implied they desired a running attack to control the clock. Run and stop the run is not the mission statement as it was in decades past. They wanted a running attack to be more than Josh Allen or the surprise wideout running the reverse.
Well this season the Bills two running backs are rotating making an impact. Its a nice amalgam of play-calling by Brian Daboll.
“My workout was running down fly balls, stealing a base, or running for my life on the football field.”-Bo Jackson
The drafting has been sublime. The player development has been grandiose. Free agent signings seem to be seamless as they expeditiously become part of the Mafia.
The Almost–a-Dynasty-Bills of the 90’s were incredible. The team was full of Hall of Famers with still some that need to be inducted. (Tasker, Bennett). This current team is young, talented and driven. If they can stay healthy and win a bunch of games, we could have a Super Bowl Champion team finally. This team is on a mission and keeps progressing following the McBeane PROCESS.
Maybe we will have a Dynasty in Orchard Park this time around as opposed to having that unwanted “ALMOST” lingering around .
Stealing shamelessly from Rick Jeanneret when the Sabres were relevant. This-team-is- good. SCARY GOOD!
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:
-The Bills spanked the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football 38-20 improving them to a 4-1 record. Based on Chris Collinsworth‘s cable news style one sided commentary, one would really think that KC was dominating in a hostile visitors stadium. The fact that the Bills were putting a good old fashion beating on the Chiefs at Arrowhead certainly was not reflected by the play-by-play and commentary.
-The Singing, chanting, and tomahawk chop continue to go on at KC. It is bizarre as the Cleveland Indians had to change their team name and eliminate all of the actions that go along with that.
–Dawson Knox leads the league of tight ends finding the end zone five times.