Thoughts on Bills/Cowboys

Ugly.  Even that is an understatement.  The Bills came into this game knowing that they needed a win to keep pace with the playoff teams in the AFC and they flat out laid an egg.  This was the worst possible performance that you could imagine and the worst-case scenario.  Can they come back from this?  Maybe so but an uphill climb got even steeper after the Bills performance yesterday.  Here are my thoughts:

  • I was just thinking that a reason that the Bills haven’t been successfully running screens and draws the past few weeks is that they didn’t have Andy Levitre, an outstanding pull guard, on the interior of the line.  Well unfortunately I will get my wish for the rest of the season as Levitre will move to center for the rest of the year after Eric Wood was lost to a torn ACL (suffered while making a tackle on an INT).  If there was ever a time for Demetrius Bell to step up, be healthy, and play well, the time is now.
  • Scott Chandler runs great routes, has good hands, gets open, and makes difficult catches.  Please explain to me why he is not targeted more often?
  • Next week the Bills needs to run Fred Jackson more.  Then the week after that they need to run Fred Jackson more.  Then the week after that they need to run Fred Jackson more.  Get my point?
  • C.J. Spiller…what to say about this guy?  You really want to root for this kid but he has just got to start making more plays.  The thing is that you need to continue to use him like you did on Sunday.  With Donald Jones likely to be hobbled by that high ankle sprain for the rest of the year Spiller is the only deep threat you’ve got.  You need to keep a defense honest and keep the safeties from guarding the short routes and crowding Fred Jackson in the run game.
  • Defensively the Bills are a mess.  The problems seem to be starting with the outside linebacker position where there is too much inexperience.  I think a lot of fans and media types need to start sending their apologies to Chris Kelsay as he is clearly a huge part of the Bills defense, both with what he brings on the field and off it.
  • Leodis McKelvin can cover any receiver, he just can’t make a play on the ball.  Get it together kid, you could be great.
  • Alex Carrington, Kelvin Sheppard, and Jairus Byrd all seem to be improving yet you see no better results from the defense.  You start to look at scheme in situations like that.
  • Terrence McGee is still solid as can be in run defense but he is struggling mightily against the pass.  It would be nice to get some young blood in there, hopefully Aaron Williams can make his return soon.
  • Tony Romo never looked better.  Seriously it was embarrassing.  DeMarco Murray you can see because he is such a tough, physical back.  But letting Romo look like he did?  Unacceptable.

So it’s now put up or shut up time for the Bills.  They have a must win game coming up in Miami.  They need to win at least two more road games if they are going to make it to 10 wins.  This has to be one of them.  They need to get back to basics and take care of a team that they are clearly better than.  Than worry about the Jets.  Now just take care of business,

Twitter @ErikVenskus


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30 year old sports enthusiast and aspiring writer from Boston.

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