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Buffalo Bills: Things We Know This Week

It was certainly a tough way for the Buffalo Bills season to end. However, it’s time to go through the things we know this week.

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My part of the equation in Scott Norwood’ s kick was getting the right guys on the field and making sure the protection was there. The thing about Scott is that his longest kick was 49 yards, and we asked him to make a 47-yarder on grass in the final seconds of the Super Bowl. He drilled the ball. It would’ve been good from 60 yards if it was three feet to the left.” Bruce DeHaven

My wife and her son were celebrating the Bills victory when Josh Allen found Gabriel Davis for his fourth touchdown of the game with 13 seconds left in the ballgame. I assured them that the game was not over yet, which it was not. They didn’t live through wide-right or the Music City Miracle. Her son was not born yet and she was living out of the state.

The last thing I told my players was to get ready for a trick play. ‘Keep the ball in front of you.’ You’d have hoped they’d play it better, but I don’t place blame on those guys.”–Bruce DeHaven

The duo were not following the team when Leodis McKelvin ran the ball out of the end-zone and fumbled instead of taking the knee against The Patriots which cost us that Monday Night game.

“I still feel the same how I felt then. I won’t take nothing back from it. I can only say what I said then, hold on to the ball. No matter how many yards I get, just get down.”-Leodis McKelvin

It was a gloomy Monday this week in the Queen City. The loss to the Chiefs will go down as a classic. With the lead changing so many times in such a short time. I maintain if the Bills won in KC, they would have gone on to win the Super Bowl. Similar to when the Sabres lost in game seven of the Carolina conference Finals. They would have rolled over the Oilers had they made the finals.

Josh Allen put on a quarterback clinic throwing four Touchdowns, zero interceptions and 329 yards. He rushed for 68 yards and did everything he could have done to win the game. The Rams and the 49ers both lack the talent the Bills have. The Bengals are not balanced when compared to Buffalo.

It is easy to be wise after the event.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

Negative Stanley Take:

You can point the finger at clock management. Why did the Bills not use timeouts to rest the defense at the end of the game? Why did they not squib kick it? Perhaps a breather in overtime? The defense was exhausted. The Bills start their off-season with timeouts in their pocket. Isn’t that special?

“Isn’t that special”-Enid Strict, a.k.a. The Church Lady

I have heard many complaints about the game being decided by a coin toss. Some have called for a rule change.

I, for one, believe the defense should have sent one less defender after the quarterback and had more coverage in the secondary. If they could have prevented the touchdown and held them to a field goal, they would have had one possession to win it or tie the game to stay alive. The way the offense was clicking, I believe Josh Allen would have “willed” the Bills to victory had they been given possession of the ball.

I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.”― Michael Jordan

Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week

Optimistic Take:

Since so many people use the “ALMOST-A-DYNASTY” Bills teams as a benchmark, I will proceed with that here.

The Bills went 12-4 in 1988 and headed to the AFC Championship game, only to lose to the Cincinnati Bengals, lead by Ickey Woods and Boomer Esiason. Many thought the next season was destiny for the Bills to make a trip to the Super Bowl in 1989. That wouldn’t be the case. Buffalo snuck out a second division title at 9-7, only to lose a heartbreaking game famous for the Ronnie Harmon drop against Cleveland.

And now… The Rest Of The Story.”-Paul Harvey

They learned a lot about themselves and came out the next season manhandling teams with the K-Gun offense and some wild comebacks. They skated by the Raiders in the AFC championship game 51-3, and we all know the rest of the story.

So maybe in the progress of trusting the process, this KC loss is the Ronnie Harmon drop game.

“You can always tell when you are on the road to success; it’s uphill all the way.”-Paul Harvey

I am semi-retired leaving my enjoyable 24 year management career due to multiple health issues. My dad retired from The Buffalo News after 49 years. I have been an avid fan for quite some time. Got that Marv Levy Fight Song In My Head for absolutely no reason.

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