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Missed Opportunities

The Bills left some plays on the field this Sunday. A lot of dropped passes and a predictable running game made it tough to sustain drives. Our receiving corps had their hands on a lot of Trent Edwards' passes but they could not haul them in. The game was there for the taking, and Lee Evans, Josh Reed, Michael Gaines, and Robert Royal all need to elevate their game if they want to bring this offense to the next level. Otherwise we're going to need personnel changes, i.e. a clutch receiver with some hands. One of the reasons Derek Anderson is so successful in the Browns offense is his ability to be less accurate with the football. Braylon Edwards, Kellen Winslow, and even Joe JeraCantSpellHisFriggingNameous caught some key passes in this game. Most of their drops were really bad throws or nice plays by our D. Trent Edwards, is a very accurate QB, all he needs is a bigger target. Look at a guy like Phillip Rivers, he has one of the worst arms and windups in football but he still comletes a good percentage of passes because he only has to throw jumpballs to one of the 5 receivers on the roster who are 6'4'' or taller. The Bills have 1 (who is actually a part of the offense), Robert Royal. I don't know why Royal doesn't get more balls IN the endzone, maybe the staff just doesn't think he can do it. Either way, I think everybody agrees a receiver with some size and hands is a must this offseason/draft.

After the game, I'm still really impressed with Edwards' play. He wasn't finding open receivers on some plays, but he didn't panic and have a JP/Boller moment, effectively throwing the ball away or scrambling instead running 50 yards backwards and taking a huge sack or fumbling. We all knew we were getting a big, accurate QB with a big arm... which is why I'm most pleased with his pocket presence. He seems to have that 6th sense of when his time is up and to get rid of the ball. Very impressive. John Beck was a good example of how rookie QB's usually act:
take the snap... lock onto primary receiver.... realize he's not open... too late to hit secondary recievers... realize the pressure is there... panic.... turnover. In all honesty, with the young talent on this offense, as long as they stay together and continue to improve, I think we're going to have a very respectable team next year (even if there are no additions).

Think about it:
If we get a couple of good players in the draft and maybe free agency... and Trent Edwards makes progress along with Marshawn Lynch... the Bills WILL be in the playoffs next season. As much as I'd hate to say, maybe Steve Fairchild taking a hike is not such a bad thing. He has never really impressed me with his playcalling or his ability to get players to execute his offense.

Even without playoff implications I'm still stoked to watch these last couple of games to get our young players some experience. Pretty soon we'll all be schalacking about who to take in April.  

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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