Are you ready for some 5 p.m. E.T. Monday late-afternoon football??? This is definitely the weirdest two-week stretch of a Bills schedule that we’ve ever seen. Fresh off a TNF embarrassment (Tuesday Night Football… not Thursday Night Football), it’s a quick turnaround for Buffalo in arguably their greatest test of the season.
Call your wife, call your kids, call your crazy uncle Carl, because you’ll want to make sure everyone you know is planted in front of the TV set on Monday. Call out of work, call out of school, skip all previously arranged commitments (ask for forgiveness, not permission).
Without further ado, here are all the wild possibilities that definitely will happen this week in Orchard Park:
Fed-up Sean McDermott lines up at DE for an underwhelming defensive line unit to light a spark in his players
Head coach Sean McDermott formerly played safety at William & Mary College. I’ve reported in the past that the 46-year old has considered playing a dual role of player-coach on Buffalo’s 53-man roster. This week would be a better chance than any after a dreadful performance by the front four against Tennessee.
McDermott always preaches proper mindsets, and he’s going to demonstrate just how powerful that is when his 5’7″ 160 lb frame generates three sacks against the Chiefs Monday evening.
That’ll show his guys how to compete and will be the turning point for the entire defense this season. McDermott knows how to be the ultimate players coach.
Le’Veon Bell shits on the Jets the first chance he gets in front of the Kansas City media
This one is less of an outrageous prediction and more of a given. Bell shit on the Jets when he was with the Jets, so why shouldn’t he clown them wearing a new uniform. My curiosity is how he chooses to make fun of them. I figure he’ll be all smiles whenever the camera cuts to him on the sideline.
He probably won’t suit up due to being signed just this Thursday, but I don’t think that will affect his joyous mood. He basically spent the last two years in the New York state penitentiary, with Adam Gase as his prison guard and Sam Darnold as his bunk mate.
Productivity halts all across western New York Monday
Buffalo will shut down for all intents and purposes for the beginning of the work week. It’s going to be too tempting for Bills Mafia to extend that weekend a little further. NFL schedule snafus like these are what sick days were made for. It’s your inherent duty as a fan to drop everything and support the boys wearing red, white, and blue on Sundays (err… in this case Monday rush hour?).
If your boss is a blowhard, just tell him you got Covid (normally results in you receiving the whole week off!)
Maxwell Underhill (twitter: @cincodemaxo) is a contributor for BuffaloFanatics, blog writer for the in-season “Outrageous Predictions” column, and co-host of the “Bills Overdue” vidcast streaming every Saturday at 6pm ET on Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope.