As I had stated a few weeks ago I would be attending last night's game in Pittsburgh since that is where I live. Needless to say there was about 10 Bills fans and almost all of them, including myself, had on Poz jerseys. That was about the highlight of the evening because as everyone knows the Bills sucked it up big time. Below you will find some points I want to discuss as I watched the game last night.
Trent Edwards - HORRIBLE!!!!! I can't express that enough. He looked like a lost puppy dog in the middle of road with traffic wizzing by him. Terrible throws, terrible reads, terrible execution. I'm getting sick of his inconsistent play real fast. I also noticed that he checks down to backs and flat routes waaaaaaaaay too much. There was a play in the 2nd quarter I believe that he ended dumping it off to his RB in the right flat when Lee Evans was running down the middle of the field WIDE OPEN! And when I say wide open I mean the Steelers safeties were 20yds BEHIND HIM!!! Throw the ball downfield!!!!!!!!
Defense - Again it was another "bend but don't break" kind of night...too bad it BROKE! There did have a few promising signs...Williams' forced fumble and Maybin's sack...but other than that it was the usuall scared Fewell's defense that we've come to know and ditest. Big Ben had little pressure, if any, on him outside of Maybin's sack and Johnson's QB hurry. The Bills couldn't even generate pressure when they blizted, but what else is new? I do have to say that when the Bills ran man coverage McGee and McKelvin had the receivers blanketed. Yes they made a few nice catches but there aren't many QB's in the league that could have made some of those throws. Poz was the best player by far on the field. He was making stops everywhere, in the run game and on pass plays. He just needs better coverage skills and he'll be just fine.
Special Teams - Why were there so many penalties on the "NFL's best ST Unit?" The Bills had either Holding or Block in the Back penalties almost every time they returned the ball...it was ridiculous. Besides the penalties they weren't getting any return yards and we all know that the Steelers ST is always middle of the pack AT BEST. We should have had a huge advantage over them in that area of the game but once again they found a way to screw that up.
Coaching Staff - Plain and simple...I HATE THEM. Turks play calling was pathetic (just like Trent's execution), Fewell's defense is vanilla and useless, and Jauron's gameplan and decision making was just as bad as everything else. I was super excited for the season with the draft picks we've made and the FA's we brought in but after watching last nights, and the other games, I'm not so excited anymore. The Bills need to pull something out of their butts real fast to impress their fan base or they'll again be calling for Jauron's head, and probably Trent's too.
All in all the game sucked last night. I did, however, get some pretty sweet pictures of the players as they walked into the tunnel after the game. They also slapped hands with fans and threw their gloves / wrist bands into the stands. Hopefully they know something that we don't and this preseason is just an illusion for what is to come once opening day arrives.