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We all suffered through what appeared to be our worst nightmare last year.  Coaches who couldn't coach with players who couldn't play.   So we went out and spent a king's ransom on free agents.  We signed the top offensive player available and the top defensive player available.  We got rid of the coaches.  We brought in an offensive minded head coach.  We brought in a top defensive mind to lead the defense.  And guess what, we're worse!  Much worse.

What is most mind boggling about this year is the "play" of the offensive offensive line.  Three of the starters are the same and two former all-pros were added.  Granted the key word in that sentence is former but one of them replaced a guy who simply couldn't snap the ball to the QB and the other was one of the worst guards in the league.  And yet they are much worse than last year.  How is this possible?  It really is mind boggling.  There can be no other explanation besides coaching.  

Is Luke Falk part of the problem?  Sure.  But whose fault is it that he is our QB when Brock Osweiler is available?  An undrafted rookie from Samford named Devlin Hodges went 7-9 today for the Steelers.  That's the team that doesn't have Le'Veon Bell anymore.  That's the team that didn't try a 55 yard field goal into the wind with a kicker who has trouble making a 25 yard FG.

I want to say it doesn't get any worse than this.  But then I think of what next year will bring.

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3 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

Look at the board we have Bills fans starting threads and Jets fan starting threads about their feelings..............

What can we say? We take over message boards like we took over Tennessee's stadium today. ?

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8 minutes ago, BettyBoop said:

The fact is the OL has more talent than they had last year and they're worse.  Much worse.  That is all on the coaching.

Or, it’s because the quarterback stinks and nobody thinks he can thrown it down the field, so defenses can blitz him with impunity and—added bonus—he also has the mobility of a fire hydrant. 

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22 minutes ago, BettyBoop said:

We brought in an offensive minded head coach.  

Lol. We brought in an offensive failure whose ONLY success was milking on the legend of a HOF’er in Manning late in his career on a stacked team.

Gase resume is totally SOJ.

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14 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

Or, it’s because the quarterback stinks and nobody thinks he can thrown it down the field, so defenses can blitz him with impunity and—added bonus—he also has the mobility of a fire hydrant. 

Does anyone think Devlin Hodges can throw the ball downfield?  The reality is the OL is not worse than last years but they are being coached by a guy who can't figure it out.  And the OL are playing with Bell and Crowder and they are still worse.  Worst game planning I've ever seen.

And yes, Brock Osweiler is much, much better than Falk.  Why isn't he here?  Why didn't Falk get any practice with the 1's this week?  That's Gase and Douglas's fault.

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36 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

Or, it’s because the quarterback stinks and nobody thinks he can thrown it down the field, so defenses can blitz him with impunity and—added bonus—he also has the mobility of a fire hydrant. 

Granted so if this is the case, why didn't the great Joe Douglas go out and find a somewhat, slightly, competent back up QB when Siemien went down and they knew they were dealing with an unpredictable disease in their starting QB? The whole thing is just wrong, CS, GM, players, everything.

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Next week will be the worst week in many, many years for this team.  They will get trounced and more than half the stadium will be Cowboys fans.  They will be the laughing stock of the league.  What few Jets fans show up will be booing by the end of the first quarter.

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