After watching the thursday night football game I couldn't help but think about how the Bills fared versus the Tennessee Titans during their first preseason match-up. Watching the game, I realized two things. A.) Tennessee's Defense is pretty solid and B.) the Bills offense moved the ball right down the field versus them with ease on their first drive. Now the drive did end with a pick thrown from Edwards but the pass wasn't all his fault since he had a D-lineman in his face. Could he have made the throw? Probably, and he would also tell you that he should have made that throw. On that drive, the Bills Hit Owens twice and ran the ball effectively versus a very good defense (only allowing 30 yards rushing or so on thursday night). On the pick, Evans was wide open and probably would have fallen around the 10 yard line. Prime position to put points on the board. Next thing we knew, Owens was hurt and the Bills offense suffered. My point is, if the Bills moved the ball so effectively against a top notch defense with Owens in there, then they have the ability to do that on Monday night, especially against a less stellar defense. After feeling very depressed about where this offense was going, I felt almost relieved after watching Thursday nights game. I think the big factor here will be Trent's confidence. Right now, even though he comes across as cool and calm during the press conferences, don't let him fool you, he is worried. I believe the main thing for Trent is to build his confidence up-fast. The start of the game will be a little rocky I feel, but with a couple first downs I think Trent can build his confidence and start hitting some receivers down field. The defense will be pumped up and I think we will be able to stop the run effectively. Stopping the passing game will be the most difficult task of the night- pretty obvious. If we do not get pressure from our D-line, expect Tom Brady to have time to take a crap, read the newspaper, and pick us apart. We need a big showing from our pass rushers, and some nice blitz packages to press Brady. The Steelers defense amazes me on all the different ways they bring defenders. I wish we could implement some of that strategy. Hope this relieves some anxiety that you may have about our offense. Go Bills!