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MEMO TO JEFF TUEL:

It appears I must similarly "congratulate" you as I did Thaddeus Lewis in a separate fanpost -- for both 1) showing that there was indeed a reason you went undrafted, and 2) rendering any such thoughts of you possibly unseating EJ as Bills starting QB -- a thought entertained by many a few short months ago -- as quaint.

MEMO TO SCOTT CHANDLER, MARCUS EASLEY, STEVIE JOHNSON, TJ GRAHAM, AND ANY OTHER RECEIVERS WHO DROPPED BALLS THAT WERE IN THEIR HANDS:

I think its time for Doug Marrone to reinstitute -- or institute, if he hasn't already -- the old "tip drill" in practice for all receivers . . . but with a twist: in addition to the passer, tipper, and intended receiver, add in two defensive players whose job it will be to simultaneously nail the receiver if he drops the ball.

This should result in either fewer dropped passes -- or more people being added to the injury list. And really, at this point, what's a few more . . .

MEMO TO DANNY CROSSMAN:

If Eric Ciano isn't the first Ass't. Coach that becomes the sacrificial lamb at the end of this season, you sure as hell should be . . . I don't know which is worse: the fact that damn near every opponent we've had has been able to return nearly ALL their kickoffs when we're lucky to have one -- or that your apparent failure to make the right choice of punter forced us to resign a retread (who isn't looking much different than the guy he replaced) . . . and don't get me started on the coverage breakdowns, block in the back that wiped away a TD, etc. . .

MEMO TO EJ MANUEL:

OK, Erik -- your midseason break is over; time to, as Marv Levy used to say, rub some dirt on it and get back out there. I want to see our FRANCHISE first round QB in action -- no more UDFA's proving why they were UDFA's. If I want to see s#!tty quarterbacks in Bills uniforms, I'll look at Youtube clips of Rob Johnson and JP Losman.

MEMO TO DOUG MARRONE:

In many ways, you were the right hire for this team: young, energetic, with a track record of turning around a moribund college program.

But, there seems to be one area in which I fear you have a blind spot, and it could hurt in the long run: Nathaniel Hackett. I know he's your friend and you brought him along with you from 'Cuse, but he is not suited to simultaneously hold two positions he has no experience at the pro level in (OC and QB coach) ESPECIALLY when 2 of the 4 active QB's are rookies.

Before next season, you need to either hire a QB coach or O-coordinator distinct from Hackett and let him call plays, or pull a Gailey and assume playcalling duties yourself.

MEMO TO NATHANIEL HACKETT:

YOUR PLAYCALLING SUCKS. PERIOD. END. FULL STOP. WHAT IN THE HELL were you thinking on the opening drive of the second half trying be creative with a pass at the goal line when your two RBs got you there (including on a 61-yard run??)

This is at least the third time your playcalling shenanigans has cost the Bills a game they had a chance at winning . . . and, to boot, there's the Spiller issue: neither you nor Gailey know how to use him; where Chan apparently thought he was too delicate to touch the ball more than 15 a game, you seem to look at CJ through one of those funhouse mirrors and see him as a 6-2, 230 lb. power-I back you can send into the line 20 times a game (hence your pronouncement that you would run Spiller "until he throws up")

If Marrone won't take the playcalling duties from you, you need to do the honorable thing and cede them . . .

MEMO TO RUSS BRANDON:

NO MORE F@&!NG WHITEOUT GAMES. EVER. I realize you're a marketing guy and marketing guys love gimmicks -- but damn, I thought you marketing guys always did your research . . . if you had, you'd have realized that when the Bills played the whiteout game in 2011 vs. the Jets, it was the first time they wore whites at home since 1986 . . . also against the Jets . . . AND THEY LOST THAT F@&!NG GAME TOO.

You want a "whiteout" game at RWS? PLAY A F@&!NG PLAYOFF GAME IN JANUARY . . .

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

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