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  1. I agree in principle but I think people are just coming up with potential reasons that may have fed into Bowles' thinking. If you combine the unlikely event of the 2pt swing with the fact that Carpenter has a fairly solid history of missing extra points, there is at least a foundation for why Bowles may have elected to do the extra point. Personally, I go for 2 points, but I am mostly interested in hearing Bowles provide a logical, reasoned response, regardless of whether it fits with my thinking. I think the above points are justifiable to some degree.
  2. I believe if they fumbled the 2 point play it would have been a 10 point game
  3. Didn't see that but I agree with your line of thinking. I am hoping that is what Bowles was thinking and that he just did not have a senior moment. Bowels strikes me as too detailed and strategic to simply have "missed" this. People may disagree with him and the decision if it was based on the desire to have the Bills kick two extra point, but the reasoning that you pointed out earlier is valid, although debatable for sure
  4. I have never seen a fanbase attack an all-time players like this, as we seem to do with Revis. No doubt that he has lost a step but he is obviously a good corner. I think fans see his salary and have knee jerk reactions about cutting him if he is not performing like a $14 million dollar player. It is also strange that many view this as an all/nothing things - Revis is still a great CB or he sucks and should be cut. Isn't it possible that he is no longer elite but still a heck of a player. Darby and Gilmore are very well-thought of as great cover men, and they got TORCHED all night. CB is the hardest position to play in the NFL (besides QB) so I am not giving up on Revis. I also this his alleged decline is a bit overblown. If Revis gets hurt this year, we are completely screwed in my opinion as he still covers the heck out of most receivers.
  5. Interesting point...I think he probably should have gone for two but the only thing that I can come up (heard something similar last night) is that by going up 13 points he makes Carpenter hit both of the extra points if the Bills scored two TD's. If you go for two and fail, then all they have to do is hit one of two extra points to win. If you look at Carpenter's history of making extra points, I believe he has miss 6 in his career - that is a lot. So maybe Bowles was playing that percentage. I am curious to hear what he has to say today - he WILL be asked about it.
  6. I don't see this situation as a mess. Not playing Hack is the smart thing to do. The coaches want to accomplish two primary things in preseason: (a) get the starter reps (Fitz), (b) figure out who the #2 is going to be (it looks like Petty). Hack does not factor into either of those two things, so he is relegated to where he is for now. You have to look at the Jets situation at QB, as it is fairly unique. Whether Hack gets to play a meaningless series in preseason game #2 is not a priority for the organization. He will get plenty of reps in preseason game #4 and as a scout team QB.
  7. I would not mind if he came back for backup LB or situational LB $$$ (near minimum salary'ish). He is not awful in all regards
  8. Seems to be a 310 pounder and not 280 based on the link above
  9. Why are you such an agitator? All you do is just post to stir the pot. Just weird man.
  10. Just goes to show that horrible losses happen every year regardless of the team...that is just sports.
  11. Lewis deserves to be fired...13 years and no playoff wins. If the Bengals can find the right coach, they can really do some damage in future years - very talented team.
  12. Seriously, this is great news...cutting Coples, firing assistant coaches after 1 year....I am very high on Bowles and Mac - they know what they want and what they don't...buckle up because I think this offseason will have more twists and surprises than we have had in a while
  13. I get the frustration but you do realize that Bowles took over a 4-12 that had not been in the playoffs in 4 years and in one season he did something that Mangini, Parcells, and Rex could only do a single time during their entire coaching career with the at least 10 games. I think Bowles is doing just fine, although he obviously should and will get better.
  14. Although we statistically had a great D, we were structurally flawed. Our D line was our strength but collectively they are not a pass rushing group and we had zero speed pass rushers.. If a team leaves in 6 or 7 our D-line will not be able to consistently get to the QB. My bet is that Bowles/Mac breaks up the D-Line group to focus on speed OLB's - they will keep Snacks, Williams (obviously) but I think Mo and Sheldon can/will be traded if the right deal is there. A non-pass rushing D-Line with no rush LB's - aside from Mauldin (who was OK) makes for a defense that must play zone in the secondary. We improved in the second half of the year because we stopped blitzing as much and played a lot of zone - unfortunately Buffalo adjusted to that and Bowles did not have the answer for that game. First year of the program gents...I am positive about our prospects.
  15. True...and regardless of how seasoned a coach is, there will always be decisions made that can and will be debated. This is not exact science. But I do think Bowles is very intelligent and will make more correct decisions than not