ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills throws against the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.Tennessee won 23-17. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Earlier this week, we noted here that next week we'll begin a game-by-game review and breakdown of the Buffalo Bills in the 2011 regular season, which we're calling the Buffalo Bills Re-Watch. At that time, we asked for some ideas for readers on what you'd like to see covered, and y'all stepped up with some great thoughts.
We'll get into the ones that we're definitely going to keep an eye out after the jump; let this post serve as one final refinement to the idea of this series, and one last chance for those who may have missed out to submit their own ideas.
Here are your ideas that we'll be running with (and keep in mind that we are not experts):
Fitzpatrick's deep ball: on the rare occasion that Fitzpatrick went deep in 2011, were the throws acceptable?
Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller: the bulk of your ideas focused on this pair, and include fundamental differences in team running style between the two players; instances when the two were on the field simultaneously; an evaluation of Spiller in pass protection; and a GIF compilation of how awesome Jackson is in pass protection (this ranks as our favorite idea - watch it get stolen between now and next week).
Stevie Johnson versus Darrelle Revis: we'll highlight this matchup in total after we view the second New York game, but exactly how well did Johnson perform against the game's unquestioned top corner?
How teams played Marcell Dareus: when Kyle Williams went on IR, Dareus changed positions - but did opponents change the way they blocked the Bills?
Reserve defensive lineman ranking: we've been asked to rank the Bills' reserve defensive linemen based on performance last season. Warning: playing time will be a big factor in this equation (with projection factoring in for players who were injured), as that's far more pertinent to real life than our own observations.
Press coverage: we're limited in how much we can analyze in the defensive backfield thanks to standard television angles, but we can at least take a look at how often each Bills cornerback was asked to line up and play press coverage. This was a popular request, as well.