Found November 16, 2012 on
Queen City Sports:
It’s always easier to write these articles after a win. I enjoy to focus on the positive and against the Dolphins, there was a lot to be positive about. That being said, there are still a few things I need to vent about. With that being said, here are some things I “Bill-ieve” following the Buffalo Bills victory over the Miami Dolphins in primetime!
1. Mario Williams will finish the season with double-digit sacks.
Williams notched sack 5.5 of the night against the Dolphins and his production is night and day following his wrist procedure. His play has improved so much that it’s hard not to believe Williams when he says that his wrist caused him to start off the season slowly. Against the Dolphins, Williams was all over the field. He did a great job pressuring Tannehill and making some plays in the run game.
With games against the Colts, Rams, Seahawks, Jaguars, Dolphins, and Jets remaining, Williams has an excellent shot of ending his first year as a Buffalo Bill with at least 10 sacks.
2. The defensive line played their best game of the 2012 season.
Sacks for Williams, Kyle Moore, and Shawne Merriman. Physical play from Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. It was incredible to finally watch a game where everything clicked for the defensive line. This is what I was expecting heading into the season. Dominating play against the pass and run. What makes last night more impressive is that they were without Mark Anderson and Chris Kelsay.
Kyle Moore has been our diamond in the rough this season. Something tells me he makes Kelsay expendable next season. I know he was penalized for a face mask penalty on his sack, but Moore was all over the field. The Bills have some big names to re-sign, but Moore also needs a new contract.
3. Stevie Johnson is coming on at the right time.
Johnson had another good game for the Bills and his production has been solid over the last few weeks. If the Bills really want to push for a playoff spot, they’ll need Johnson at his best. It’s encouraging to see him winning his individual match-up time and time again.
4. Chan Gailey gets too much credit as an offensive genius.
The Bills are averaging a respectable amount of points, but Gailey is overrated as he’s often termed an offensive guru or genius. A genius doesn’t take his best player out of the game in the red zone. A genius doesn’t give Tashard Choice two touches in the red zone. A genius doesn’t split C.J. Spiller out on third and short to let the defense know they are passing. A genius doesn’t run a slant pattern when his 6-7 tight end is lined up against a 6-1 corner.
Simply put, Gailey is getting more credit than he deserves. I’m sick of bashing the guy, but each week he does something that makes no sense to me. I’m obviously not more knowledgeable than Gailey when it comes to football, but the guy lacks common sense.
5. Jairus Byrd’s future contract gets more expensive with each passing week.
I’m starting to think that Byrd will receive the franchise tag from the Bills. It’d cost more to franchise Andy Levitre, so I’m thinking our star guard gets a new contract while Byrd is given a large salary at a one year rate. That’ll give the Bills another season to extend Byrd. I can’t say that there is another safety playing better in the NFL. Thomas DeCoud is up there, but Byrd is the most complete free safety in the league.
6. C.J. Spiller still needs more touches.
Twenty-two rushes sounds like a lot, but it’s not. Spiller was taken out of the flow of the game too often. He didn’t break any big runs yesterday but he was consistently rushing for 3-4 yards at a time. Then Gailey would bring in Tashard Choice, who should be named “The Drive Killer.” Choice is solid depth, but that’s it.
Also, Spiller NEEDS to be on the field every play that the Bills are in the red zone. You don’t drive a Pinto (sorry Ron) when you have a Mustang in the garage. Spiller is our Mustang and we need him out on the field all game long.
What do the readers of Queen City Sports believe? Tweet me @bonasbillsfan with what you Bill-ieve and comment here on the site!
The post 6 Things I Bill-ieve Following the Buffalo Bills 19-14 Victory Over the Miami Dolphins appeared first on Queen City Sports.
BEST OF MAXIM
What did we learn about Buffalo Bills fans when it comes to playing on national TV at 8:30 on a Thursday night? They’re going to get stupid drunk, wear Zubaz, light cars on fire, die in a creek and fight each other.
And you wonder why, besides sucking for 15 years, the team can’t get a game on primetime TV. The less drinking time for these idiots, the better off they’ll be...
Another game, another loss. The Miami Dolphins offense once again looked like they didn't come to play against a team they should've had success against, losing 19-14.
Like last week's loss ott he Titans, head coach Joe Philin is scratching his head for answers.
“It was not a good offensive performance,” “We had nothing going on,” he said. “We weren’t...
It seems like ages ago, but the Miami Dolphins haven't won comeback game in the 4th quarter this season. Last night, Ryan Tannehill held the spotlight with two chances, more than most quarterbacks get, to conduct a flawless 2 minute drill and send the Dolphins back to .500 and steal a game up in cold Buffalo. A game that it appeared seemed winnable from...
To Mike Dee: I have a great idea that will sell more tickets and get the fans into the stadium - blackout all games like the last three that we have seen. Ouch!
This morning on my Facebook feed, I saw a great post from Matt at Phin Addicts, and I want to share it here:
"So, it was another tough loss for the Dolphins. Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci all agreed...
Reggie Bush was the savior of the Miami Dolphins in 2011. He was the only player in history to ever make Jeff Ireland look smart. After many said the trade that brought in Bush from the New Orleans Saints would do absolutely nothing to make the Dolphins better, Bush proved them all wrong and, in doing so, demonstrated that he could handle a full workload at running back.
In case you didn’t catch Thursday’s AFC East matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, you missed a few exciting returns in the game.
This particular one was returned 79-yards by Buffalo’s Leodis McKelvin to give the Bills the first points of the game.
The Bills are looking to get back on track and had a showing of decent defense that held Miami in check for...
Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby told Jorge Sedano on WQAM radio in Miami that he’s playing with a dislocated finger and a torn biceps muscle.
Dansby says his finger usually pops out “every other play.”
He said the pain from preparing to play is worse than the pain he endures while playing, but Dansby scoffed at the idea of sitting out.
Dansby claims it’s healing...
In a crucial divisional bout where neither team can afford a loss, Thursday's primetime matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins shouldn't disappoint. While Miami is looking to snap a two-game losing streak and rebound from an embarrassing loss at home against Tennessee, the Bills are home for only the second time in six games in trying to right the ship....
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Nothing comes easily these days for the Miami Dolphins. The lone touchdown scored by their offense in the past 2 games was awarded only after a replay review.
The unit led by rookie Ryan Tannehill has stalled during a three-game losing streak, and so has the franchise's turnaround under first-year coach Joe Philbin. A 19-14 loss Thursday at Buffalo dropped...
Forget the teases, it is Know your enemy with PhinsPhocus.
1) If you were the Bills' defensive or offensive coordinator, how would you attack the Dolphins?
CJ Spiller, CJ Spiller then some more CJ Spiller. He is a special player and needs to get the ball (Editor's note: Tell that to Chan). Dolphins also tend to struggle against Tight ends so I would try and get Scott...
NFL Week 11′s high-stakes action kicks into swing Thursday evening with the Miami Dolphins (4-5) at the Buffalo Bills (3-6). Here are GridironGrit.com’s staff picks for every game.
Photo Credit: BuffaloBills.com
Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow @GridironGrit on Twitter to keep up with the latest coverage on college football, the NFL and more!
Referee Tony Corrente has been fined one game check by the NFL for uttering some obscenities with his microphone on during a Nov. 4 game in Indianapolis between the Colts and Miami Dolphins.
The fine was issued Friday by NFL officiating director Carl Johnson.
A referee of Corrente's experience earns approximately $9,000 a game.
In the fourth quarter of the game, Corrente inadvertently...