So like it's so good to see you again.
My name is Jonah Rosa.
You can call me Buffalo Joe, and this is the first ever sportscaster for Buffalo fanatics.
Ember, I stress ever.
We have never done this before.
This is a brand new thing that we're doing as a group, and we're super excited to get started.
You recognize? May you know that I actually have worked with Buffalo fanatics for before as a simulcast err on their Facebook live.
And I had a podcast that I used to upload to shout engine.
Unfortunately, things got a little busy for me, so I had to step away for a while.
I reached out to be Aaron Rico and got into contact with people and was able to arrange it so that I will be doing the pre game and the halftime show for fanatics.
And I'm so excited.
So now let's get into the actual game.
Bills versus Giants, the second game have met life in a row, and the Bills being the first team to do back to back met like games since the merger.
Can you believe that with all these years in the league, but it's still that's not even the most shocking part of today.
What makes me excited is the fact that we get the opportunity to start the season two.
We know with both of our road games in that life stadium.
And honestly, I got to say, Was Rico saying Oh, there we go It just suddenly? No, I'm still getting used to be at myself, but it's still really awesome to have two road games starting the season and the opportunity to go to and Owen to back to back road games before your home opener is huge.
So this is a crucial game for the Bills, and it's also not a walk in the park.
Despite the way some people are saying that this might be easy or this might be kind of like a pushover matchup.
The Giants are always going stop, and I'll get to that a little later.
But let's start with our main segment and some of the things that I am most excited for today in this matchup.
And let's begin with the Buffalo Bills secondary going up against the Giants depleted receiving Corps, and I made this note before we even found out that Sterling Shepard was gonna be hurt.
Obviously, we heard that, you know, concussion protocol was going on during the week.
We didn't really know how specific it was, but I think on Thursday they announced that he is not playing today, and that is a major major news from the Bills secondary.
Now the Giants receiving corps isn't exactly the best in the league, but he definitely boost it.
The fact that he's out makes us a much better day for the secondary as they can put a lot more focus on Evan Ingram, who is definitely gonna be the number one target for the Giants this afternoon.
But don't sleep on their other receivers, either.
Anyone's capable of getting open Elisa, very smart quarterback.
He'll make adjustments if he needs Thio.
So let's not act like just because of an Ingram Shut down means that the Giants can't have opportunity.
So that is one thing I'm definitely excited for.
I hope they try to do some sort of combination of keeping linebackers too angry or getting to Davis.
White involved keeping the secondary on its toes, playing physical and making sure that if you I throws that ball, he's making a dumb decision.
And I overheard Micah Hyde say over her like I was in the room.
Heard of in a broadcast.
Say that they're trying to work on some special disguises for Eli to trick him.
So I'm looking forward to that match up.
Very much stuff now.
Was talking about the Buffalo Bills passing attack going up against a Giant's defense that lit up 490 yards last week for 90.
Dak Prescott had a perfect here.
We are a perfect one.
We're talking about the quarterback that we're not even sure is worthy of a $40 million contracts had a perfect pass aerating against the Giants defense, specifically the week secondary.
That's huge and a huge opportunity for Josh Allen to go out there today after having what was, ah, good not so great game last week to prove that he's capable of stepping up against week defense's putting up elite style numbers and carrying the passing attack forward in this game.
Now let's talk the fact that it was week one week one is usually a little tricky a lot of teams could kind of look worse and then get better, and we, too.
It's a very rough and testing time period in the NFL, and it's just really, really interesting to me because despite the fact that they give up so many yards, I'm not gonna put my basket and say that the Giants defense is gonna replicate it.
And no team has ever, ever given up 350 passing yards four weeks in a row.
So we need to be careful that the Giants defense doesn't out of nowhere, step up and shut the offense down.
Which is why I say this isn't a pushover game.
The Giants play stuff every time we play them.
Josh Allen has to be smart with this Rose.
He's got to be good with this, reads and most importantly, something I'm gonna get to later on.
He needs to protect himself and the football.
However, if you are one of the optimistic Bills fans, that's going to take last week's performance as what the Giants defense is going to be like this entire year.
You should be foaming at the mouth because 490 yards total of offense to give up to the Dallas Cowboys is huge.
The Bills have receivers ready to roll Kobe's Lee in the slot, John Brown of top.
Even against your Norris Jenkins.
I still think that's a better matchup for Brown.
It's going to be a huge opportunity again for the Bills offense, to make a statement and to complete.
They're all offensive drives, something I am also going to get to a little bit later.
Now it's talking about the Buffalo Pass rush.
Four stacks on Sam Darnold last week.
They were able to contain them in the pocket, making make some questionable throws and get to it.
The Giantsoffensive line is better than the Jets.
There are about a lot more stout.
Cowboys only have one sack on the oil last week because they obviously don't want you getting thrown around.
But it's still an exciting matchup when you have a very, very high quality D line going up against their own line.
I'm excited to see if the Bills passed.
Rush can step up and make things happen today.
Pressure Eli into making some stupid throws that they can't actually touch him or just get the sacks they need to get and get him down.
I am looking forward to it now. John Brown.
I mentioned him before.
He's going more than likely going up against the Norris Jenkins unless they have more help over the top.
I don't really know if they're going to, because I think what bills have enough threats where they're not going to try and double cover.
And But his weak 17 receptions for 123 yards and a crucial touchdown was huge.
And I honestly didn't think John Brown was gonna perform that well last week.
I thought, you know, first game in Buffalo, probably not going to get open this much or just not be targeted so much.
I was dead wrong.
He looked like a true wide receiver one last week.
It was so much fun to watch.
I'm hoping he brings that today, so that is a matchup I'm looking forward to.
Let's see if the Giants passing defense has what it takes to stop because if they don't you better expect out on the air that ball out today and it would be glorious to say and last but not least, and I'm sure you all expect to need to get to this point.
Like I said, I thought he had something of a shaky game last week, especially in the first Reporters.
We can all agree on that.
He's got a limit, his turnovers.
He's got to protect the ball, hold on to it.
He's got to stop making stupid decisions.
But that fourth quarter was the most encouraging play I've seen from Alan today.
He stepped up in adversity.
He was making key throws.
He wasn't being careless.
He was watching and reading the defense perfectly.
It definitely helps that CJ Mosley went down, but because the running game also opened up, it took a lot of pressure off of him and he was capitalizing on it.
Which is something you have to do is a quarterback.
You can't fault the guy for taking advantage of the fact that one of their linebackers went down or a member of the Jets secondary went down.
It's all about how you respond to it.
And he responded beautifully.
His fourth quarter stats, eight for 10 102 yards in the touchdown would on a beautifully thrown ball in the John Brown and quick debate that was intentionally thrown behind him.
I don't care what anyone says.
He went the receiver perfectly in tight coverage.
He needed to make that play.
It happened. They got the touchdown.
I don't want to hear anything otherwise.
So he responded to the adversity, overcame attorney with Great.
So I'm excited for Josh Allen to continue on that this week.
I want to see him step up.
I want to see him complete the throws he needs to make.
Be mindful of how close his receivers are.
So we don't have another Cole Beasley pick six and just be smart with the football.
I think he's capable of it and I think this is a much better defense for him to go up against.
I think the matchup is much better for him, so I'm excited.
But with every positive I have, I have to address my concerns as well.
It's only fair to look at both sides and like I said, the Giants are a tough team.
So I'm gonna lead off with the fact that Allen's decision making still needs work and I was encouraged by him last week.
He made a lot of decisions where you could throw the ball away, you know, killed a Dr.
Don't try and turn the ball over.
Don't try and be a hero.
I was happy to see him do that.
That's a sign of maturity in a quarterback where you can cut your losses, get rid of the ball before anything negative happens and just go for the next play and try again.
I need to see him do that more this week because my biggest problem with Josh Allen isn't the fact that you know he might throw a turnover every now and then over the ball.
It is him trying so hard to play hero ball and I get Wyoming.
You're you're the glory, you know, that's that's your that's your legacy.
You were the number one player on the field at all times and you want to command your offense and be the hero and B the one that everyone in the locker room is going to go after in the game.
But you got to be smart with your decision making and play.
Hero ball is the number one way you get into trouble.
We can't sit here and pretend that he didn't almost have to more interceptions last week.
The Jets were primed and ready for him to make a mistake, and we got lucky that it they didn't end up capitalizing on it, specifically, that one throw that almost got picked off.
I think in the third quarter last week, that's just too big of a risk to take.
So I need to see Josh Allen step up in his decision making.
Be smarter with the football.
And if the play is dead, get rid of the ball.
Continue to get rid of the ball.
Don't just do it in the first quarter.
Keep that for the whole game.
Every great quarterback in this league is capable of knowing when a play just won't work out.
Don't try and be a hero and preserve your body for the love of all that is holy, preserved your body.
I do not think Josh Al is playing a full season.
If he continues to throw himself at defenders and in the middle of his runs, he just goes down and takes a huge hit.
Josh Allen is already a huge quarterback.
He's already easy to get to, and he can go down so easily.
It's too risky to throw your body around like a rag doll When you're running the football, be smart.
One to slide No one to get out of bounds and protect your frickin body. Please.
The last thing the Bills need is toe look promising.
And have Josh Alan get hurt.
That's probably the red button on the season, in my opinion, and I wiped back Barkley.
This is no disrespect to him whatsoever.
I think he's perfectly capable, is a backup, but Josh Allen gives you your best chance to win your to be one tent better.
It's a simple is that now? Penalties completely separate from Alan.
But for the whole team, I didn't think quantity wise are yet quantity wise.
The penalties were bad last week, however.
When they happened, they were key and big problems.
The fourth quarter pass interference with one on Feliciano earlier in the game, even though it was debatable.
It's not that they happen a lot, but they happen crucial moments that they need two stop doing.
They can't have a pass interference on a promising defensive hold.
They can't have a bad holding call or ah personal foul on any promising offensive drive.
They got to be smarter and I get it.
It was a division rivalry.
It's a heated game, first game of the season, probably letting all the jitters out.
An offense that's still developing and trying to prove itself.
He got it. Limit those damn penalties.
We didn't have a lot, which is encouraging.
But don't make those stupid mistakes a key moments.
If we have a drive and we're in the Giants territory, I want to touch down.
Not a 10 yard penalty, 15 yard, five year whatever penalty that brings you out in the field goal range and changes it from 7 to 3.
It goes so long.
It goes so far in this game that you have to be able to avoid making those stupid penalties.
So please limit that tonight.
Now I think this is something that everyone was already expecting me to say. I'll say it again.
Want Barkley? That's it. That's the end of it.
He can do everything.
He's a generational running back.
He's a phenomenal player.
He could pass catch you could run on the outside on the inside.
Doesn't matter doesn't out if you stack the box.
It doesn't matter if you have a linebacker on him.
That man is making a play, and that's a huge problem for the Bills defense.
Even if it is one player.
Be smart with how they're going to use Barkley in the offense.
Watching like a hawk, I would much rather Evan Ingram gets a literally life.
It means you put all your chips on safe with Barclay.
Cut the best player on that field whenever the Giants out of the ball, Watch for him, and if you can shut him down, you have a very good chance of winning this game.
Last but not least, and then I'll let you all go.
The Bills versus Giants History Unfortunately, Buffalo doesn't have a great track record against the New York Giants.
A losing record all time, very few wins.
The last time we beat them was 2003.
So long time guys.
I don't wanna wait another four years to beat the frickin New York Giants.
Okay, I'm sick of it.
They got the Super Bowl on us.
They beat us in 2015 and I was at that game man that hurt that hurt to see in person.
I don't want to see that again.
I come from a family of Giants fans.
I'm in my house.
My dad's coming home.
He's a Giants fan.
I wanna win this game.
I want to see the wind and I don't like that Our track record is losing and it concerns May.
So I definitely want to see them take this game.
I hope the history doesn't matter, and it shouldn't because it's a new coach.
New regime, No BJ.
The defense is completely different from the Giants.
It's a different team, but don't take it lightly.
Their history has proven that they always seem to get the best of us.
I don't want that This time.
I want a Buffalo win.
So let's not sit there and try and jinx it and say the building is steam rolling.
Let's treat him like a playoff opponent every single week.
If they win this game, I'll be very encouraged and very excited for the whole opener against Cincinnati.
Thank you guys so much for joining me for the pregame show for Buffalo fanatics.
My name is Jonah Rosa.
You can call me Buffalo Joe.
I will be back 1/2 time, either.
Super hyper, super disappointed.
I haven't decided yet.
I think the bills are gonna make that decision for me.
So be on the lookout for that.
Let's watch this live stream after I get off Buffalo fanatics forever.
Let's go, Buffalo.