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00:05:32
Is that better? I bet you that's better, right? Thanks, Rod Steiger. Thanks for coming in.
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Appreciate your men.
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All right, so let me give that one to you again.
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So the bills fell to the Browns 19 to 16 in Cleveland last week, Buffalo rushed for a season low 84 yards.
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Uh, so since 2017 the bills are one and 13 when they run for less than 100 yards, which is the which is tied for the worst record over that time period.
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Ah, when they are over 100 yards there, 20 and seven.
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So you can't tell me that running the football isn't a integral part to winning football games in the NFL eyes just but specifically in Buffalo.
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It is a massive and integral part.
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Um, you have to run the football in the NFL.
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You just have to.
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And the Bills were on not able to do that last week.
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Josh Allen actually through for a career high in yardage, 266 yards in the loss to Cleveland.
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He also ran for two scores.
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That gives him 14 rushing touchdowns through 20 starts.
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East.
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I'm Steve Grogan for second most through 20 career starts behind Kim Newton.
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Um, no, I'm sure at some point, Um, Why's Lamont Jackson gonna catch him? Lamar Jackson might pass him.
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I know Josh Allen's going rushing touchdowns at an incredible rate, but I have a feeling like like Lamar Jackson, my passive.
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Um, the Bills defense has surrendered only seven passing touchdowns all season.
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That's tied for third fewest.
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I'm sorry.
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Tied for second fewest in the NFL behind the Patriots, who have allowed only three.
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The Dolphins offense, however, has only scored nine passing touchdowns all season.
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Ah, and that is tied for the fifth fewest in the league.
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Miami is just simply not capable of moving the football because it's Miami.
00:07:26
I need Radha quarterback carousel there, so there's a lot of excuses you could make about the fact that Miami hasn't been able to move the ball through the air.
00:07:33
Um, you could make a lot of excuses for that.
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But the fact of the matter is, wherever Ryan Fitzpatrick goes, your quarterback is about to get hurt.
00:07:42
Ah, Ryan Fitzpatrick has started for eight different teams throughout his NFL career.
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I believe that's an NFL record, and this Sunday will be a 17 start against a former team, which is tied for fourth most in NFL history, with at least one start against each former team.
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Regular or postseason games? Yeah, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
00:08:03
If your team is signing running, Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't matter.
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If you drafted a quarterback first overall, second overall, he's either going to get hurt or you're gonna bench him at some point For Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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Just some of that Magic Beard dust.
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I don't know what it is.
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Something about Ryan Fitzpatrick just Sprinkles it.
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Maybe a little.
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I don't know if you guys were seeing movie major league, but maybe there's a little Jo Buu action going on where the court starting quarterback of the team is gonna get hurt or he's gonna be so ineffective that Ryan Fitzpatrick becomes a reasonable option.
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The man has started for eight different NFL franchises, which is just incredible to me.
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Just the incredible stat J writes about sports.
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Good more.
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Excuse me. Good morning.
00:08:44
The Dolphins won back to back games after defeating called 16 to 12 in Miami last week.
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Miami had three takeaways in that game, nearly doubling their season total.
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Yep, no and four takeaways.
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All seasons.
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Nine passing touchdowns all season on Lee, four takeaways all season Prior to the game against the Colts, who looked pretty hapless without Jacoby per set, I can't believe things you never thought you'd say.
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The Colts will cap list without Jacoby percent, but here we are.
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Robert 1974.
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Good morning.
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Yeah.
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Miami also scored 13 points off those takeaways, which was nearly double I'm sorry, nearly tripling their season total off the four takeaways that they had in previous games.
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They only scored seven points, so they were finally able to cash in.
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And that's I mean, that's why they want, you know, they won 16 to 12 and, uh, 13 of those 16 points came off points from takeaways.
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So it's not like Miami was really capable of moving the football very well.
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So while there's some things here that the Stars are aligning for the Bills to win this football game, back to back wins are no joke.
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Teams really do buy into that.
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Once you get on a roll, it teams absolutely buy into that.
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The defense generated three turnovers.
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Now, mind you, it was Brian Hoyer who, through multiple interceptions and it is what it is, right? A 10 Buffalo generate turnovers.
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Whoa! Well, Miami didn't exactly generate those turnovers.
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Brian Horrid kind of served up a few of them on a plate.
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But that's one thing that I wanted to get to was the aggressiveness of the Bills defense.
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And that's one thing that that I talk tomorrow about this on Wednesday, I believe, and it was something that has been bothering me for the last few days.
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So here's kind of where I am with us.
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Um, Buffalo.
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There's always a moniker, right that when you have a really strong defense, you just need to manage the game on offense, right? We have a really strong defense.
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You just gain manage.
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You just move the ball, take points when you could take points, your defense will hold its no big deal.
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You just do what you can do.
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If you've got an elite level defense, you should be taking chances on offense, right? You shouldn't just be playing it safe.
00:11:04
I mean, if your defense is so elite, then you should be holding up against, regardless of what the competitors doing.
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So why aren't you taking chances on offense.
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Um, and I have a feeling a lot of the conservative nature like we're seeing with this offense.
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Um, we're three years into Sean McDermott.
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And honestly, there's not a massive difference to me between a Rick Dennison offense and a and a Briand able offense from a game management standpoint.
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Now play designs, of course, are very different than two very different system.
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So the minute you know that's the small details of the system are incredibly different.
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They're not saying they're not the similar system at all.
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But if you were to look at drives, just pull up the drive chart they had looks pretty somewhere when you're comparing a wreck down, it's in the former O.
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C.
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To the Bills, who was fired to make way for Brian Table.
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So that tells me that you've gone to to coordinators the if you again.
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If you were just to pull up the drive summaries from you know, a Rick Dennison game versus ah Brian table game that we're pretty similar.
00:12:07
So that tells me it's a Sean McDermott, the right he wants to play very conservative football.
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I think that's frustrating for a lot of people We had a lot of hope coming into this season that the Bills were going to come out and the offense was gonna take form.
00:12:21
Now, I don't know why we all thought that you had 10 new starters.
00:12:24
Not not really sure why? We all thought like this was gonna, you know, magically take form and the bills were gonna just start rolling teams.
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But there was a lot of hope.
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There was a lot of hope around Tremaine and men's and, um, a lot of hope around Josh Allen.
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Nearly none around Devon Singletary.
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So let's just be real about that.
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We had Frank or LaShawn McCoy in Devon Singletary.
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Devin Singletary was not the thing that fans were willing to hang their hat on.
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Yet when Devon Singletary was out, Major hit to the offense, right? You lost your explosiveness.
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Um, the offense is tough without Devon Singletary.
00:12:59
And then, ah, hockey Mom, Lisa joins Good morning road singing really enjoyed my rose film breakdown last night.
00:13:05
The at Mar is really, really solid when it comes to breaking down film, and that's why calling a game with him is a lot of fun.
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Unfortunately, game moves sometimes a little bit quicker because a lot of this stuff that mark talks about he doesn't need the film to see.
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We we see it during the game.
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So when we call the play by play, we try and give you a CZ much of that as possible.
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But without the ability to go instant replay on the live broadcast for a play by play, some of the stuff that we're gonna tell you you might not get right away.
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So that's why the film breakdown sessions are great in the film room Friday.
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He doesn't awesome job with that.
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So if you need a little bit of an education, you want a little education.
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You just curious about what the Bills they're doing on offense and and how it's changing or what an opponent does against them.
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That was successful or, ah, what opponents might continue to do against the Bills.
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One thing that Margo's highlighted quite a bit is when the Bills Aaron, 1/3 and No.
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Four and longer situation teams they're stacking the line and all standing.
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You may only have one or two down linemen.
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Pretty much the entire defense is almost standing at the defensive line, and we've seen that for weeks.
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Um, the Patriots did it.
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The Browns did it.
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Miami did it, Uh, you know, like it's the teams have been doing against Josh Allen for weeks because it has been effective.
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It's It confuses him a little bit coverage, and he's not able to determine what route is primary with that kind of a look.
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So it's been effective, writes the teams are doing it.
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And Mark called that out on his very first Friday film room three weeks ago, four weeks ago.
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So he really does a solid job with that.
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If you want to stick up with keep up the pace with what the Bills were doing on offense or what teams were doing against them, you gotta watch that film room Friday, UH, which is a new tube, and I don't know if it's simulcast.
00:14:53
I don't think that one simulcast to Sports Caster here, Um, all right, so the bill's defeat in the Miami Dolphins week 7 31 to 21 the last three meetings Miami has a plus 13 point differential in the first half, while Buffalo has a plus 44 point differential in the second half.
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So despite being tied or trailing at halftime in each game, the Bills have one.
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Ah, bills developed 1/4 quarter lead in each, winning two of the three.
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So in the last three meetings with Miami, the Bills have been losing at halftime.
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What? That's frustrating, isn't it? You have.
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Ah, you know, you have a challenged Miami offense.
00:15:38
We have a challenge. Miami defense.
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They can generate turnovers.
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They're secondary is atrocious.
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They really don't have a pass rush to speak of.
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Um, And then you look at the Miami offense and now they traded Kenyon Drake, who is, uh, who looks like a world beater over in Arizona.
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Now these gonna be splitting reps with David Johnson.
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He walks in in two weeks and starts playing craps with David Johnson.
00:16:00
Um, the talent was there with Kenyon Drake.
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And honestly, Kenyan drink was a player that I thought might end up in Buffalo because you see a few of the Miami players.
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Jordan Phillips is a great example.
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They kind of migrate over sonorous.
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Perry's another one.
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They kind of migrate over because the bills have two guys in their front office.
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Ah, who were the former GM has gotten director for the Dolphins s O as players start moving from roster to roster, others players that they might have been associated with.
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As I said, Jordan Phillips is a great example of a player who was cut probably before his time in Miami.
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Obviously, because look at what he's doing for Buffalo and Jordan.
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Phillips is putting the Bills in a very precarious situation because, um, he's on a contract year.
00:16:44
Right? So across your defensive line, right? You've got Star little A who's who's locked up for the next few years, but you could release him next season.
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Uh, excuse me.
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Ah, Harrison Phillips is still has two years on his contract.
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You just drafted at Oliver, right? And now you have Jordan Phillips.
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So the question is, are you okay with going starlet to lay here is Oh, my gosh.
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I'm so sorry.
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Guys.
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Are you okay with going, um, starlet to Les Harrison Phillips and, um, and at Oliver, or does that scare you a little bit? Um, I think that should scare you a little bit.
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Right? Jordan Phillips is playing like he's in a contract year.
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He's had a great season.
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He's a little bit stronger against the run.
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But his sack numbers have many have been great.
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He gets off a ball so fast, right? But he gets off a football very quick.
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That's why he's so effective in pass rush.
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Because of of how quick he he gets off that football, um, caused some false starts.
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Right? Some encroachment penalty.
00:17:41
Is that gonna happen? Um, you kind of had the This is the same thing that we had to do with Jerry.
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Jerry used for years.
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Um, and I'll bring up the stat.
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I'll have it for our play by play, which we're not doing this week.
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Mario and I were doing it the following week, but Jerry Hughes for years, become sure he's gonna get a penalty at some point.
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Um, hey, for years he was even.
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And here's what I mean by that.
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What do you call a defense event? Even what that means is he was accruing enough yardage in penalties.
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Toe offset the yardage that the defense gained by *** is true.
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Jerry was atrocious.
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Personal.
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Excuse me? Personal foul penalties, um, of false starts.
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Um, it's you.
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He's a rough player again.
00:18:43
My apologies, guys.
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I'm still battle a little bit of Ah, a chest cold.
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So you have to forgive me.
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It's water. I swear.
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It's not vodka.
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It is a 30 in the warning.
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Although some people believe in the hair of the dog, I do not.
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I can promise you that, Um, that takes care of the stats for the Bills versus Miami game.
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00:19:44
So looking forward to the Miami game, Here's where I'm a little concerned, um, and where I continue to be a little concerned.
00:19:54
So the bills have basically showing the lead that they're just gonna play a bass nickel defense.
00:19:59
Now, Brett Far might not have known when the nickel defense is, but I'm gonna tell you, um, and this is totally true print for Have had no idea what a nickel defense was.
00:20:09
Um, he had heard the term a 1,000,000 times before, but Brett Far wasn't exactly a guy who cared about a lot of that stuff.
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He was an old school quarterback.
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And I think a lot of people compare Josh, Alan and Brett Farve, right, because that's what they see in him.
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When they drafted him, it was, well, he's reckless with the football.
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He's not super accurate, has got a cannon for an arm, and he's a little reckless.
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Um, and now we have a very conservative quarterback, and it's amazing how things change.
00:20:39
Right? Um what I think Josh l has done everything that could be asked of him.
00:20:45
Right? The problem that we run into is that deep passes and there, and there's a variety of reasons for that.
00:20:51
Actually, a bit of them are mechanical.
00:20:53
So to go into it just really to go into a really, really briefly what happens when you have passed the thought of downfield like Alan is trying to complete.
00:21:04
And with an arm like he has, he actually is a disadvantage to completing passes downfield.
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So there's an advantage and a disadvantage.
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Let me highlight the positives first.
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The positive is that his arm is so strong he can wait till the absolute last second to get that football off.
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He can do it with a minimum amount of space so he doesn't need to run up into the past to get, you know, 65 yards downfield.
00:21:25
Um, so there's advantages to having a strong arm and throwing a deep pass.
00:21:30
I mean, that's just logical.
00:21:31
Um, the downsides for Josh Allen is that one.
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When you have that big an army, it is easy to overthrow those footballs.
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You have a tendency not to have the touch that a quarterback with with a weaker arm would have on those long passes.
00:21:46
You don't have to use a lot of space, but unfortunately, Alan is a tendency to clear his hips a little early, and when you clear hips a little early, you're gonna pull the ball down through a deep pass.
00:21:57
And the truth of the matter is deep passes air about launch angle.
00:22:02
They're a major component is launch angle.
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One launch angle is it's the angle that the ball leaves the hand while throwing.
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So the higher the launch angle, the higher the ball is gonna go in the end.
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Obviously, the higher the ball goes, the quicker it's gonna come down right and the less distance it typically travels.
00:22:20
But if you go back and watch any of Josh Allen passes that were over 30 yards of which is, I think over 16 on, um, there's about 12 of them that are absolute bullets, right? And unfortunately, when you film bullets down field, the ball has to clear the cornerback, right? So in order for the ball to clear the cornerback, he's throwing it over the cornerback.
00:22:42
Um, the downside is that the window to the window for the receiver to get its hands on that football is really small when the ball is coming at you and not over you.
00:22:52
Um, and that's when that's when a problem for Alan even last year he struggled with it.
00:22:56
But this year it's been It's been a big problem.
00:22:59
Um, now who's who's supposed to fix that? Um, I mean, it's It's a day bill problem, right? Ken Dorsey is there to fix that problem.
00:23:14
That's really what Ken Dorsey is there to do is to work in the mechanical stuff.
00:23:17
And if he hasn't figured out that launch angle is the problem than Houston, we have a big problem with the quarterback coach position because his launch angle is absolutely the issue.
00:23:28
Um, you have to have such clearance on a quarterback.
00:23:31
You have to have a good a good two yard separation on them to catch the past.
00:23:36
Is that Alan throwing right now? And they have to be on the money.
00:23:38
The wide receiver is not out of an opportunity to adjust to ah ball that's moving 65 miles an hour.
00:23:44
Adam, I know in baseball terms that doesn't sound very fast, But if you throw a football 65 miles hour that that things humming, that's Ah, Haman football.
00:23:54
Um so the receiver doesn't have an opportunity to just to a pass in the air when it's when it never gets more than 15 feet off the ground.
00:24:03
Um, and as I said, the window to complete that passes very small because you're you're making it all about touch inaccuracy.
00:24:09
And if either of those is off, it's an incomplete pass.
00:24:12
I even get that ball up in the air and let your wide receiver work for it.
00:24:16
Like aah! These wide receivers are paid to do.
00:24:19
You're gonna see more of those completed.
00:24:21
But again, I have a feeling like some of that is, because you're wide Receiver Group is.
00:24:25
I mean, look across the board.
00:24:26
It's pretty small, right? You have a pretty small wide receiver group S O.
00:24:30
Does that force Alan to want to be perfect on the deep pass? I think that's a very reasonable assumption to make.
00:24:36
I think that's a very reasonable assumption.
00:24:38
To make that very well could be the case where he feels he needs to be perfect on the past.
00:24:42
Otherwise would be intercepted, um, or it's not gonna get caught.
00:24:47
The problem is that, ah, he's putting a lot of sauce on those deep throws and one thing that I can tell you and Shane, Falco said.
00:24:54
I have a Shane Falco, Washington Admirals Jersey, which is one of my prized possessions.
00:25:00
My wife got it for me for Christmas.
00:25:02
I believe Christmas for my birthday.
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In any case, it is glorious.
00:25:05
I want it on the show a few times.
00:25:07
Um, but Shane Falco talks about when you're a quarterback and you're struggling, it feels like quicksand, right? It doesn't matter what you do.
00:25:14
The harder you try, the worse it seems to get.
00:25:17
And with Josh on deep passes, they're getting worse.
00:25:20
It's not getting any better.
00:25:22
They're getting worse.
00:25:24
And, um, you know, you have to wonder when you hit one.
00:25:28
Is everything going to be solved? No, no, no, no, no, no.
00:25:31
There's too much going on there.
00:25:32
Hitting one will not solve the problem.
00:25:35
But I tell you what it will do.
00:25:36
It'll make teams go.
00:25:37
Oh, I guess we have to worry about this now.
00:25:41
In that and that changes things across the scope of off this offense.
00:25:46
Right? Um uh, so that's where I am on Josh.
00:25:52
Alan, Um, Now, mind you, this topic that I started talking about wasn't about Josh.
00:25:57
Alan, I start talking about Brett Farve in the nickel defense, so that's gonna go back there.
00:26:02
So when the nickel defense is is when you're playing only two linebackers, you've got a cornerback or a safety playing the third line back.
00:26:10
Respond.
00:26:11
Usually see nickel defense is in 3 to 4 wide sets.
00:26:13
Normally urine dime when you're on a five wide set.
00:26:16
And that's when you're down to one linebacker and you're on you typically six corners or you might drop.
00:26:22
You might drop a down lineman, um, and run two linebackers and, you know, 56 corners.
00:26:29
But the fact still remains that nickel defenses air.
00:26:32
Really, what the Bills have played, a CZ faras base goes.
00:26:35
So I'll pull up those nickel linebacker snap counts for the Bills because I think that really highlights a lot.
00:26:40
Um, I'll pull those up right now, but here's the problem with um, with the nickel defense is it's a little bit easier to run on your depending on the athleticism of your linebackers to be able to still shut down the run.
00:26:54
And I think that's been a problem for Buffalo this season, right? Ah, lot of people are complaining.
00:26:58
The bills are getting gassed on the ground I think that's very fair.
00:27:00
Um, I think I think that's very fair.
00:27:03
Um, one thing I saw the Eagles do, um, I even saw Miami do it to running back sets that we've been begging for two running backs that's here in Buffalo since C.
00:27:14
J.
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Spiller and Fried Jackson like we were begging for two running backs sets and for centuries, and we just never seem to get him his fans.
00:27:21
That doesn't have anything to do with Briand Able or Sean McDermott.
00:27:24
They should not be held accountable for the mistakes of the past, right? I'm not here to put them on a cross for that.
00:27:31
However, um, it would be nice to see a two quarterbacks set.
00:27:36
Ah, the long touchdown run by mile centers in the Eagles game.
00:27:40
This was to running back set.
00:27:41
Jordan Howard on one side, mile, Sanders on the other.
00:27:44
Very effective because you're gonna split your linebackers right when you're locked up in an I set.
00:27:50
The one linebacker is responsible for the fullback, but his assignment quickly changes because, well, back often is running straight into a guard there.
00:27:58
Center right? Um, and the only time the linebacker even needs to really pay attention to him is when the fullback runs out into the flat on play action.
00:28:08
So very quickly.
00:28:09
Do things change from an assignment standpoint when you have a full back in when you have two backs and totally different story linebackers committed the entire time on that play Very, very different story.
00:28:25
All right, let me put snap Council fast and rode Sayer Has Gore run out of gas? No, I don't think Gore's run out of gas, but with it is a struggle for me to deal with the predictability of this offense because I think it's pretty predictable when Gore's in there.
00:28:57
It's a run set, right? We saw.
00:28:59
I mean, the most work Gore got last week was when the Bills were down on the three yard line.
00:29:04
Right on.
00:29:05
That's where Gore got of variety of his work in the game was in pure run situations on.
00:29:12
And that's kind of the downside with having a player like Frank, or is that you're gonna telegraph a bit what you're intending on doing because Devin Singletary's really who you want in your past sets right, so it does kind of handcuff you a little bit.
00:29:27
Um, Ryan.
00:29:28
See very much of Washington last season, Um, with ah with Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson.
00:29:35
AP very committed to the run.
00:29:36
But again, they don't run to running back sets, either.
00:29:39
If you ran two back sets with Gore and Singletary, I think you'd find more room for Gore.
00:29:45
Um, and it would be less predictable.
00:29:48
It just would be.
00:29:50
It's just unfortunate that that door step counts are starting to tumble at the cost of, um, Devon Singletary.
00:29:58
But that's the future, right? I don't think it has anything to do with with Gore's gas tank.
00:30:02
The man takes care of his body.
00:30:04
Um, he knows how to take care of himself, but he's a forgot man.
00:30:07
At times, I don't think they really I mean, I don't want to say that They threw the ball 41 times against Cleveland.
00:30:14
They deactivated Duke Williams for the game, which told me that they intended on passing because Robert Foster and Isaiah Mackenzie were active over Duke Williams.
00:30:21
You would think that if they wanted to run the football, Duke Williams would have been active.
00:30:25
Um, but I don't think 41 pass attempts waas.
00:30:29
Um, what they were game planning for, right? I don't think that was, and I don't think that was Let's get to 40 circle.
00:30:36
If we can throw 40 passes, we're gonna win.
00:30:39
I don't believe that was circled on the chalkboard on meetings this week.
00:30:43
I just I struggle to believe that, but the game quickly got away from them and they were unable to run the football at that point.
00:30:50
Now could they have sharp? You could always run the football, and we talked about a stat earlier.
00:30:54
The Bills are one in 13 when they have under 100 yards rushing since 2017.
00:31:00
I mean, what that's that's a very clear cut, stat.
00:31:05
Now again, the reason that happens is often you're losing and you lose the run because you're worried about trying to score points.
00:31:12
You're trying to do that as quickly as possible.
00:31:14
Teams have a tendency to pass, but I don't think they intended to throw the football 41 times that that was a bit much, and frank or snap counts are going down and down and down because they seem to be passing more and more and more and Devon Singletary's taking over from a snap calm perspective.
00:31:28
Um, I mean that that's just what's happening.
00:31:32
He went from, you know, 45 touches a game to now really being ah, major centerpiece of this offense.
00:31:39
And that's what you drafted him for.
00:31:42
All right.
00:31:43
S o the nickel linebacker role.
00:31:46
Uh, excuse me.
00:31:49
So Germaine Emmons and Matt Milano have played really almost 100 Tremaine Emmett's played 100% of defensive snaps this season.
00:31:57
On that, Milano has played 85.
00:31:58
But of course he missed.
00:31:59
Hey, missed a game due to injury.
00:32:02
So that's why that snap count is down a little bit when you are looking across your corners and your safeties.
00:32:13
Maurice Alexander.
00:32:14
I's been on the field for 8.
00:32:15
92% of snaps, Lorenzo Exactly Lorenzo Alexander, 53.7.
00:32:21
But the truth of the matter is that Lorenzo is playing really a little bit more of a pass rush role than he is a true linebacker role.
00:32:27
So when he's really on there, they still run a tone and nickel.
00:32:33
Tania Nicol Levi Wallace is played 94% of snaps.
00:32:37
The trade devious ways played 98% of snaps.
00:32:40
Jordan players played 99% of snaps.
00:32:42
Myka, hi displayed 98% of snaps.
00:32:44
So if you take a look right down the middle out of the perimeter of this defense, you got four guys were playing every snap on the outside and in the deep right? And then you have to remain on men's Matt Milano, right in the thick of things that are playing.
00:32:57
Ah, heart.
00:32:58
You know, 100% of snaps.
00:32:59
They're not leaving the field on defense, but Sierra Neil.
00:33:04
21% of snaps DeMarlo, 9% of snaps.
00:33:07
Theron Johnson 27% of snaps.
00:33:09
Kevin Johnson 24% of snaps.
00:33:12
Cory Thompson has yet to play on the defense this season.
00:33:16
He's yet to play defensive snap.
00:33:18
Are we going to see Court Thompson at some point? Would he be a little bit more of a help against the run? Because again, when the Bills run in this nickel package, it does give up a bit in the run.
00:33:28
But again, often, time just seemed nickel package.
00:33:30
Three wide sets.
00:33:31
We haven't seen much.
00:33:32
Kurt Coleman Ah, this season, 1.
00:33:34
5% of snaps which I guess, isn't it? Is.
00:33:38
It has been deactivated for a few games, so it's not a, you know, that's not a real big surprise.
00:33:44
But when Sierra Neil's playing 21% of snaps and it's not in a true corner roll or not Matri safety role that tells you they're playing a lot of nickel.
00:33:51
Um, the same Kevin Johnson.
00:33:54
Kevin Johnson, I thought, has played great recently.
00:33:56
I really like coming jumps I liked in preseason.
00:33:59
Um, I like him a lot in preseason, but we'll see what happens.
00:34:03
Levi Wallace has had a couple of tough games, but, um, I mean, I wouldn't if you're I don't want your Bills fans to hold Levi Wallace against the Fire.
00:34:13
He's not a great man to man Corner.
00:34:15
You just have to know that about Levi Wall.
00:34:16
It's one of the reasons Levi Wallace was so effective was because they were able to keep him out of man demand situations last season, however big, however big but here, But when you have Jarvis, Landry and Odell and Nick Chubb and Karim Hunt, you're playing a lot of man demanding that game.
00:34:34
You're not playing zone again, said those guys aren't gonna miss the opportunities to sit in zone owed.
00:34:39
Alan and Jarvis Landry are monsters.
00:34:42
Um, you're playing man to man.
00:34:43
So it's kind of set up to fail situation.
00:34:46
Um, because they wanted to guard against the run.
00:34:48
Um, and they wanted to guard against Cream Hunt being really versatile out of the backfield.
00:34:54
So they're believe I was just playing a lot of man to man. And that's not his.
00:34:58
This this defense relies on zone corners.
00:35:02
Trey's a little bit of a different scenario, right? Cause Trey's a great man, demand corner and Trey being able to lock down on one side of the field or locked on a primary receiver is one of the reasons why the bills come play zone and back.
00:35:14
And so often.
00:35:15
So, um, Wallace is just not a great man to man corners.
00:35:19
One of the reasons why he was not heralding coming out of college.
00:35:22
This this is this is what happens.
00:35:25
Um, but again, Levi Wallace comes from Alabama.
00:35:30
And where to Brian? Table come Alabama.
00:35:33
So I have a feeling like Levi Wallace is here, possibly on the suggestion of Brian table, because I'm sure because Levi wants is a very good zone corner on.
00:35:43
I'm sure he made Briand Abel's life challenging in practice, but again, big.
00:35:49
But you can't ask him to play man to man without a little bit of help, and the Bills were not able to give Levi Wallace that help.
00:35:55
They asked him to play straight up man to man, and it just didn't go very well.
00:35:59
Even with that being said, the Bills are still the only team in the NFL to not have a 100 yard receiver given up this season.
00:36:07
So the bill's held.
00:36:08
I think they held later in 99 yards.
00:36:11
Last game, it was super close.
00:36:13
Um, the Bills have not had a 100 yard receiver play against them so far this season, so the defense has been able to stuff all your opposing number one wide receivers or leading receivers for the game to under 100 yards.
00:36:27
So the defense is effective, right? The Bills aren't losing games because of the defense.
00:36:32
It would be great to see more turnovers.
00:36:34
I certainly would appreciate that and I think Miami is a team that you kind of expect the Bills to turn in, generate some turnovers on.
00:36:41
We didn't the last the last game against Miami.
00:36:46
It was a little frustrated and watch right? Because of that, you expected the Bills to generate some turnovers and put their foot on the throat of not great Dolphins team and and kind of stalled him into submission and they couldn't do it.
00:36:57
Um, and I think you're looking for that to be a change this week.
00:37:01
But with that being said, every team knows that Levi Wallace and Manda man is trouble.
00:37:08
Every team knows that when you're in nickel run right, these are things that I don't need to tell you.
00:37:13
If you're watching Marios film Fridays, you know that these are things the opposing team's already know about and have known about for weeks on weeks.
00:37:21
Um, they know that in third and four or longer, bring everybody down on the defensive line, put one down line for this hand in the dirt and confused How shall it right? They know that in 1/3 down situation, you will need to be covering John Brown, not Cole Beasley, right? And these are all things that have just been proven by watching what the Bills are doing on a week to week basis.
00:37:44
And let me tell you, if this guy wearing an absolute sa***e hat backwards, see me sitting in his office in Lockport, New York, could tell you those things.
00:37:54
Every team in the NFL has known about him for a long time, so it's just something to keep in mind.
00:38:00
I know Bill's friends get frustrated, but the fact still remains that it is very if this is a very good game for the Bills coming up, because it's gonna remind us.
00:38:12
Bills fans, um, you know that this team, this team can do the things that you're asking it to do.
00:38:18
They're going to generate a couple turnovers.
00:38:20
This football game.
00:38:21
They're going to Ryan Fitzpatrick is very good at keeping himself upright.
00:38:26
Fitzpatrick has always been great pass pro, so he calls great protections games so he knows where the boats is coming from, and he's really good at making sure that doesn't get to him.
00:38:38
That rhymes is Fitzpatrick's problems is he thinks he has Josh Alfred's arm, um, and Andrew Breezes accuracy, and he has neither of those, um neither.
00:38:51
So I would like to tell you there's a lot of hope for the Bills against Miami.
00:38:56
I think there is.
00:38:58
There's a lot of hope to try and finally see the things that we've been asking of this team for weeks, right? We don't want to give up on the run.
00:39:05
You okay? So don't give up on the run against Miami.
00:39:08
We want to see Josh Allen there for 300 yards.
00:39:10
Okay, now we're starting to stretch it a little bit of dangerous territory.
00:39:13
300 yards is not necessarily a moniker of winning in the NFL.
00:39:17
Um, I know that it's a nice, ***y number and it's a milestone.
00:39:21
But is it really a milestone? Um, listen, I just want to see Josh Ellen, head of Passover. 30 yards.
00:39:28
That's That's what I want to leave the game with.
00:39:30
I want to see Josh Ellen put a couple throws close.
00:39:33
Just close.
00:39:35
Oh, well, Daryl Johnson Seymour snaps tomorrow from Road Singer.
00:39:39
Um, Daryl Johnson has been disappointing for me.
00:39:43
Um, I really, really liked him the preseason.
00:39:46
I know I'm not alone.
00:39:47
There are a lot of people were really in thio really, really into Daryl and the type of pass rush of it.
00:39:56
He is actually fits the bill to mold a little bit better than Jerry Hughes.
00:40:01
So if you look at the type of defensive ends that Leslie Frazier and Sean McDermott have had systematically, Gerald Johnson fits a little bit more.
00:40:08
Um, now from a snap calm perspective displaying 24% of snaps, he's getting out there.
00:40:14
But here's the problem.
00:40:16
You don't know when he's out there, right, so he's getting his defensive snaps.
00:40:19
But stats with season don't look great.
00:40:22
Um, honestly. Shack.
00:40:24
Lawson has looked worlds better Shack.
00:40:27
Lawson is now creeping up.
00:40:28
He's He was only playing about 30% of snaps before now, with really no injuries at the defensive end position outside of Gerald Johnson.
00:40:37
Um, Shack losses see snap count rise to 42% on the season.
00:40:42
It's because he's been so effective.
00:40:43
But again, shack Lawson's in a contract year, so it would take a look at Darryl Johnson stats.
00:40:49
Here's the problem.
00:40:50
There's barely any, um, that's unfortunately there's barely any through nine games.
00:40:56
Um, I'll pull him up and we'll just take a gander, Adam.
00:40:59
But the fact explain 24% of snaps is a little surprising.
00:41:03
Doesn't one sack, Um, and he's got, Ah, see here.
00:41:09
Four solo tackles, two Q B hits.
00:41:13
That's that's the number that you want to pay attention to it.
00:41:16
Gerald Johnson's not tackles, right? It's a few be hit percentage.
00:41:20
That's what you want to see.
00:41:21
You want to see that Q B hit percentage General Johnson has played in no less than since the first game of the season.
00:41:27
Excluding that, um, he only played 4% of Snag, only played three defensive snaps against Cleveland.
00:41:35
Um, the previous game that he was healthy for was Washington, Um, and he played 25 steps.
00:41:41
You didn't get a single defensive snap against Washington.
00:41:44
I'm sorry.
00:41:45
You got 25 steps against Philadelphia? Um, he had zero defensive snaps against Washington.
00:41:50
Um, there's a little bit of a health issue there with him, so that the fact he's only played three defensive snaps in two games might might be a health issue.
00:41:58
Um, but he was still playing special teams snaps for the most part, but, um, and here's the thing.
00:42:05
You gotta watch his Q B hits for Gerald Johnson and only getting three snaps in two games On the defensive side of the ball is a problem, but he wasn't really generating a ton of pass rush in the 2015 to 20 stamps he was getting.
00:42:18
Ah, so the Bills, you just rotate out those snaps are probably going to shack Lawson at this point because he was more effective.
00:42:24
That's use just more effective and put across and down at defensive tackle.
00:42:28
You can put him at defensive end.
00:42:30
Um, and he's looking great right now.
00:42:32
Um, he's gonna be a piece of this defense.
00:42:34
I think the bills are actually gonna miss next season.
00:42:37
Really? Don't see a cir***stance in which they re sign him.
00:42:40
Shack Lawson.
00:42:41
I just I'm struggling to see a cir***stance that they re signed him in.
00:42:45
But, I mean, I suppose it's possible it's playing great playing great football.
00:42:51
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00:44:01
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00:05:32
Is that better? I bet you that's better, right? Thanks, Rod Steiger. Thanks for coming in.
00:05:37
Appreciate your men.
00:05:41
All right, so let me give that one to you again.
00:05:43
So the bills fell to the Browns 19 to 16 in Cleveland last week, Buffalo rushed for a season low 84 yards.
00:05:52
Uh, so since 2017 the bills are one and 13 when they run for less than 100 yards, which is the which is tied for the worst record over that time period.
00:06:02
Ah, when they are over 100 yards there, 20 and seven.
00:06:07
So you can't tell me that running the football isn't a integral part to winning football games in the NFL eyes just but specifically in Buffalo.
00:06:16
It is a massive and integral part.
00:06:19
Um, you have to run the football in the NFL.
00:06:22
You just have to.
00:06:23
And the Bills were on not able to do that last week.
00:06:26
Josh Allen actually through for a career high in yardage, 266 yards in the loss to Cleveland.
00:06:32
He also ran for two scores.
00:06:34
That gives him 14 rushing touchdowns through 20 starts.
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East.
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I'm Steve Grogan for second most through 20 career starts behind Kim Newton.
00:06:44
Um, no, I'm sure at some point, Um, Why's Lamont Jackson gonna catch him? Lamar Jackson might pass him.
00:06:52
I know Josh Allen's going rushing touchdowns at an incredible rate, but I have a feeling like like Lamar Jackson, my passive.
00:07:01
Um, the Bills defense has surrendered only seven passing touchdowns all season.
00:07:06
That's tied for third fewest.
00:07:08
I'm sorry.
00:07:09
Tied for second fewest in the NFL behind the Patriots, who have allowed only three.
00:07:14
The Dolphins offense, however, has only scored nine passing touchdowns all season.
00:07:18
Ah, and that is tied for the fifth fewest in the league.
00:07:21
Miami is just simply not capable of moving the football because it's Miami.
00:07:26
I need Radha quarterback carousel there, so there's a lot of excuses you could make about the fact that Miami hasn't been able to move the ball through the air.
00:07:33
Um, you could make a lot of excuses for that.
00:07:36
But the fact of the matter is, wherever Ryan Fitzpatrick goes, your quarterback is about to get hurt.
00:07:42
Ah, Ryan Fitzpatrick has started for eight different teams throughout his NFL career.
00:07:46
I believe that's an NFL record, and this Sunday will be a 17 start against a former team, which is tied for fourth most in NFL history, with at least one start against each former team.
00:07:59
Regular or postseason games? Yeah, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
00:08:03
If your team is signing running, Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't matter.
00:08:05
If you drafted a quarterback first overall, second overall, he's either going to get hurt or you're gonna bench him at some point For Ryan Fitzpatrick.
00:08:13
Just some of that Magic Beard dust.
00:08:15
I don't know what it is.
00:08:16
Something about Ryan Fitzpatrick just Sprinkles it.
00:08:20
Maybe a little.
00:08:21
I don't know if you guys were seeing movie major league, but maybe there's a little Jo Buu action going on where the court starting quarterback of the team is gonna get hurt or he's gonna be so ineffective that Ryan Fitzpatrick becomes a reasonable option.
00:08:33
The man has started for eight different NFL franchises, which is just incredible to me.
00:08:39
Just the incredible stat J writes about sports.
00:08:42
Good more.
00:08:43
Excuse me. Good morning.
00:08:44
The Dolphins won back to back games after defeating called 16 to 12 in Miami last week.
00:08:49
Miami had three takeaways in that game, nearly doubling their season total.
00:08:54
Yep, no and four takeaways.
00:08:56
All seasons.
00:08:57
Nine passing touchdowns all season on Lee, four takeaways all season Prior to the game against the Colts, who looked pretty hapless without Jacoby per set, I can't believe things you never thought you'd say.
00:09:10
The Colts will cap list without Jacoby percent, but here we are.
00:09:15
Robert 1974.
00:09:16
Good morning.
00:09:19
Yeah.
00:09:20
Miami also scored 13 points off those takeaways, which was nearly double I'm sorry, nearly tripling their season total off the four takeaways that they had in previous games.
00:09:31
They only scored seven points, so they were finally able to cash in.
00:09:35
And that's I mean, that's why they want, you know, they won 16 to 12 and, uh, 13 of those 16 points came off points from takeaways.
00:09:44
So it's not like Miami was really capable of moving the football very well.
00:09:47
So while there's some things here that the Stars are aligning for the Bills to win this football game, back to back wins are no joke.
00:09:55
Teams really do buy into that.
00:09:57
Once you get on a roll, it teams absolutely buy into that.
00:10:01
The defense generated three turnovers.
00:10:03
Now, mind you, it was Brian Hoyer who, through multiple interceptions and it is what it is, right? A 10 Buffalo generate turnovers.
00:10:14
Whoa! Well, Miami didn't exactly generate those turnovers.
00:10:17
Brian Horrid kind of served up a few of them on a plate.
00:10:20
But that's one thing that I wanted to get to was the aggressiveness of the Bills defense.
00:10:25
And that's one thing that that I talk tomorrow about this on Wednesday, I believe, and it was something that has been bothering me for the last few days.
00:10:35
So here's kind of where I am with us.
00:10:37
Um, Buffalo.
00:10:40
There's always a moniker, right that when you have a really strong defense, you just need to manage the game on offense, right? We have a really strong defense.
00:10:48
You just gain manage.
00:10:49
You just move the ball, take points when you could take points, your defense will hold its no big deal.
00:10:54
You just do what you can do.
00:10:56
If you've got an elite level defense, you should be taking chances on offense, right? You shouldn't just be playing it safe.
00:11:04
I mean, if your defense is so elite, then you should be holding up against, regardless of what the competitors doing.
00:11:13
So why aren't you taking chances on offense.
00:11:17
Um, and I have a feeling a lot of the conservative nature like we're seeing with this offense.
00:11:22
Um, we're three years into Sean McDermott.
00:11:24
And honestly, there's not a massive difference to me between a Rick Dennison offense and a and a Briand able offense from a game management standpoint.
00:11:34
Now play designs, of course, are very different than two very different system.
00:11:37
So the minute you know that's the small details of the system are incredibly different.
00:11:42
They're not saying they're not the similar system at all.
00:11:44
But if you were to look at drives, just pull up the drive chart they had looks pretty somewhere when you're comparing a wreck down, it's in the former O.
00:11:52
C.
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To the Bills, who was fired to make way for Brian Table.
00:11:57
So that tells me that you've gone to to coordinators the if you again.
00:12:01
If you were just to pull up the drive summaries from you know, a Rick Dennison game versus ah Brian table game that we're pretty similar.
00:12:07
So that tells me it's a Sean McDermott, the right he wants to play very conservative football.
00:12:13
I think that's frustrating for a lot of people We had a lot of hope coming into this season that the Bills were going to come out and the offense was gonna take form.
00:12:21
Now, I don't know why we all thought that you had 10 new starters.
00:12:24
Not not really sure why? We all thought like this was gonna, you know, magically take form and the bills were gonna just start rolling teams.
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But there was a lot of hope.
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There was a lot of hope around Tremaine and men's and, um, a lot of hope around Josh Allen.
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Nearly none around Devon Singletary.
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So let's just be real about that.
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We had Frank or LaShawn McCoy in Devon Singletary.
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Devin Singletary was not the thing that fans were willing to hang their hat on.
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Yet when Devon Singletary was out, Major hit to the offense, right? You lost your explosiveness.
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Um, the offense is tough without Devon Singletary.
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And then, ah, hockey Mom, Lisa joins Good morning road singing really enjoyed my rose film breakdown last night.
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The at Mar is really, really solid when it comes to breaking down film, and that's why calling a game with him is a lot of fun.
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Unfortunately, game moves sometimes a little bit quicker because a lot of this stuff that mark talks about he doesn't need the film to see.
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We we see it during the game.
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So when we call the play by play, we try and give you a CZ much of that as possible.
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But without the ability to go instant replay on the live broadcast for a play by play, some of the stuff that we're gonna tell you you might not get right away.
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So that's why the film breakdown sessions are great in the film room Friday.
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He doesn't awesome job with that.
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So if you need a little bit of an education, you want a little education.
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You just curious about what the Bills they're doing on offense and and how it's changing or what an opponent does against them.
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That was successful or, ah, what opponents might continue to do against the Bills.
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One thing that Margo's highlighted quite a bit is when the Bills Aaron, 1/3 and No.
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Four and longer situation teams they're stacking the line and all standing.
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You may only have one or two down linemen.
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Pretty much the entire defense is almost standing at the defensive line, and we've seen that for weeks.
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Um, the Patriots did it.
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The Browns did it.
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Miami did it, Uh, you know, like it's the teams have been doing against Josh Allen for weeks because it has been effective.
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It's It confuses him a little bit coverage, and he's not able to determine what route is primary with that kind of a look.
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So it's been effective, writes the teams are doing it.
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And Mark called that out on his very first Friday film room three weeks ago, four weeks ago.
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So he really does a solid job with that.
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If you want to stick up with keep up the pace with what the Bills were doing on offense or what teams were doing against them, you gotta watch that film room Friday, UH, which is a new tube, and I don't know if it's simulcast.
00:14:53
I don't think that one simulcast to Sports Caster here, Um, all right, so the bill's defeat in the Miami Dolphins week 7 31 to 21 the last three meetings Miami has a plus 13 point differential in the first half, while Buffalo has a plus 44 point differential in the second half.
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So despite being tied or trailing at halftime in each game, the Bills have one.
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Ah, bills developed 1/4 quarter lead in each, winning two of the three.
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So in the last three meetings with Miami, the Bills have been losing at halftime.
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What? That's frustrating, isn't it? You have.
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Ah, you know, you have a challenged Miami offense.
00:15:38
We have a challenge. Miami defense.
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They can generate turnovers.
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They're secondary is atrocious.
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They really don't have a pass rush to speak of.
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Um, And then you look at the Miami offense and now they traded Kenyon Drake, who is, uh, who looks like a world beater over in Arizona.
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Now these gonna be splitting reps with David Johnson.
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He walks in in two weeks and starts playing craps with David Johnson.
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Um, the talent was there with Kenyon Drake.
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And honestly, Kenyan drink was a player that I thought might end up in Buffalo because you see a few of the Miami players.
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Jordan Phillips is a great example.
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They kind of migrate over sonorous.
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Perry's another one.
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They kind of migrate over because the bills have two guys in their front office.
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Ah, who were the former GM has gotten director for the Dolphins s O as players start moving from roster to roster, others players that they might have been associated with.
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As I said, Jordan Phillips is a great example of a player who was cut probably before his time in Miami.
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Obviously, because look at what he's doing for Buffalo and Jordan.
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Phillips is putting the Bills in a very precarious situation because, um, he's on a contract year.
00:16:44
Right? So across your defensive line, right? You've got Star little A who's who's locked up for the next few years, but you could release him next season.
00:16:52
Uh, excuse me.
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Ah, Harrison Phillips is still has two years on his contract.
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You just drafted at Oliver, right? And now you have Jordan Phillips.
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So the question is, are you okay with going starlet to lay here is Oh, my gosh.
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I'm so sorry.
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Guys.
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Are you okay with going, um, starlet to Les Harrison Phillips and, um, and at Oliver, or does that scare you a little bit? Um, I think that should scare you a little bit.
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Right? Jordan Phillips is playing like he's in a contract year.
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He's had a great season.
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He's a little bit stronger against the run.
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But his sack numbers have many have been great.
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He gets off a ball so fast, right? But he gets off a football very quick.
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That's why he's so effective in pass rush.
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Because of of how quick he he gets off that football, um, caused some false starts.
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Right? Some encroachment penalty.
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Is that gonna happen? Um, you kind of had the This is the same thing that we had to do with Jerry.
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Jerry used for years.
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Um, and I'll bring up the stat.
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I'll have it for our play by play, which we're not doing this week.
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Mario and I were doing it the following week, but Jerry Hughes for years, become sure he's gonna get a penalty at some point.
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Um, hey, for years he was even.
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And here's what I mean by that.
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What do you call a defense event? Even what that means is he was accruing enough yardage in penalties.
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Toe offset the yardage that the defense gained by *** is true.
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Jerry was atrocious.
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Personal.
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Excuse me? Personal foul penalties, um, of false starts.
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Um, it's you.
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He's a rough player again.
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My apologies, guys.
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I'm still battle a little bit of Ah, a chest cold.
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So you have to forgive me.
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It's water. I swear.
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It's not vodka.
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It is a 30 in the warning.
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Although some people believe in the hair of the dog, I do not.
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So looking forward to the Miami game, Here's where I'm a little concerned, um, and where I continue to be a little concerned.
00:19:54
So the bills have basically showing the lead that they're just gonna play a bass nickel defense.
00:19:59
Now, Brett Far might not have known when the nickel defense is, but I'm gonna tell you, um, and this is totally true print for Have had no idea what a nickel defense was.
00:20:09
Um, he had heard the term a 1,000,000 times before, but Brett Far wasn't exactly a guy who cared about a lot of that stuff.
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He was an old school quarterback.
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And I think a lot of people compare Josh, Alan and Brett Farve, right, because that's what they see in him.
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When they drafted him, it was, well, he's reckless with the football.
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He's not super accurate, has got a cannon for an arm, and he's a little reckless.
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Um, and now we have a very conservative quarterback, and it's amazing how things change.
00:20:39
Right? Um what I think Josh l has done everything that could be asked of him.
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Right? The problem that we run into is that deep passes and there, and there's a variety of reasons for that.
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Actually, a bit of them are mechanical.
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So to go into it just really to go into a really, really briefly what happens when you have passed the thought of downfield like Alan is trying to complete.
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And with an arm like he has, he actually is a disadvantage to completing passes downfield.
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So there's an advantage and a disadvantage.
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Let me highlight the positives first.
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The positive is that his arm is so strong he can wait till the absolute last second to get that football off.
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He can do it with a minimum amount of space so he doesn't need to run up into the past to get, you know, 65 yards downfield.
00:21:25
Um, so there's advantages to having a strong arm and throwing a deep pass.
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I mean, that's just logical.
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Um, the downsides for Josh Allen is that one.
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When you have that big an army, it is easy to overthrow those footballs.
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You have a tendency not to have the touch that a quarterback with with a weaker arm would have on those long passes.
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You don't have to use a lot of space, but unfortunately, Alan is a tendency to clear his hips a little early, and when you clear hips a little early, you're gonna pull the ball down through a deep pass.
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And the truth of the matter is deep passes air about launch angle.
00:22:02
They're a major component is launch angle.
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One launch angle is it's the angle that the ball leaves the hand while throwing.
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So the higher the launch angle, the higher the ball is gonna go in the end.
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Obviously, the higher the ball goes, the quicker it's gonna come down right and the less distance it typically travels.
00:22:20
But if you go back and watch any of Josh Allen passes that were over 30 yards of which is, I think over 16 on, um, there's about 12 of them that are absolute bullets, right? And unfortunately, when you film bullets down field, the ball has to clear the cornerback, right? So in order for the ball to clear the cornerback, he's throwing it over the cornerback.
00:22:42
Um, the downside is that the window to the window for the receiver to get its hands on that football is really small when the ball is coming at you and not over you.
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Um, and that's when that's when a problem for Alan even last year he struggled with it.
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But this year it's been It's been a big problem.
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Um, now who's who's supposed to fix that? Um, I mean, it's It's a day bill problem, right? Ken Dorsey is there to fix that problem.
00:23:14
That's really what Ken Dorsey is there to do is to work in the mechanical stuff.
00:23:17
And if he hasn't figured out that launch angle is the problem than Houston, we have a big problem with the quarterback coach position because his launch angle is absolutely the issue.
00:23:28
Um, you have to have such clearance on a quarterback.
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You have to have a good a good two yard separation on them to catch the past.
00:23:36
Is that Alan throwing right now? And they have to be on the money.
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The wide receiver is not out of an opportunity to adjust to ah ball that's moving 65 miles an hour.
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Adam, I know in baseball terms that doesn't sound very fast, But if you throw a football 65 miles hour that that things humming, that's Ah, Haman football.
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Um so the receiver doesn't have an opportunity to just to a pass in the air when it's when it never gets more than 15 feet off the ground.
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Um, and as I said, the window to complete that passes very small because you're you're making it all about touch inaccuracy.
00:24:09
And if either of those is off, it's an incomplete pass.
00:24:12
I even get that ball up in the air and let your wide receiver work for it.
00:24:16
Like aah! These wide receivers are paid to do.
00:24:19
You're gonna see more of those completed.
00:24:21
But again, I have a feeling like some of that is, because you're wide Receiver Group is.
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I mean, look across the board.
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It's pretty small, right? You have a pretty small wide receiver group S O.
00:24:30
Does that force Alan to want to be perfect on the deep pass? I think that's a very reasonable assumption to make.
00:24:36
I think that's a very reasonable assumption.
00:24:38
To make that very well could be the case where he feels he needs to be perfect on the past.
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Otherwise would be intercepted, um, or it's not gonna get caught.
00:24:47
The problem is that, ah, he's putting a lot of sauce on those deep throws and one thing that I can tell you and Shane, Falco said.
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I have a Shane Falco, Washington Admirals Jersey, which is one of my prized possessions.
00:25:00
My wife got it for me for Christmas.
00:25:02
I believe Christmas for my birthday.
00:25:03
In any case, it is glorious.
00:25:05
I want it on the show a few times.
00:25:07
Um, but Shane Falco talks about when you're a quarterback and you're struggling, it feels like quicksand, right? It doesn't matter what you do.
00:25:14
The harder you try, the worse it seems to get.
00:25:17
And with Josh on deep passes, they're getting worse.
00:25:20
It's not getting any better.
00:25:22
They're getting worse.
00:25:24
And, um, you know, you have to wonder when you hit one.
00:25:28
Is everything going to be solved? No, no, no, no, no, no.
00:25:31
There's too much going on there.
00:25:32
Hitting one will not solve the problem.
00:25:35
But I tell you what it will do.
00:25:36
It'll make teams go.
00:25:37
Oh, I guess we have to worry about this now.
00:25:41
In that and that changes things across the scope of off this offense.
00:25:46
Right? Um uh, so that's where I am on Josh.
00:25:52
Alan, Um, Now, mind you, this topic that I started talking about wasn't about Josh.
00:25:57
Alan, I start talking about Brett Farve in the nickel defense, so that's gonna go back there.
00:26:02
So when the nickel defense is is when you're playing only two linebackers, you've got a cornerback or a safety playing the third line back.
00:26:10
Respond.
00:26:11
Usually see nickel defense is in 3 to 4 wide sets.
00:26:13
Normally urine dime when you're on a five wide set.
00:26:16
And that's when you're down to one linebacker and you're on you typically six corners or you might drop.
00:26:22
You might drop a down lineman, um, and run two linebackers and, you know, 56 corners.
00:26:29
But the fact still remains that nickel defenses air.
00:26:32
Really, what the Bills have played, a CZ faras base goes.
00:26:35
So I'll pull up those nickel linebacker snap counts for the Bills because I think that really highlights a lot.
00:26:40
Um, I'll pull those up right now, but here's the problem with um, with the nickel defense is it's a little bit easier to run on your depending on the athleticism of your linebackers to be able to still shut down the run.
00:26:54
And I think that's been a problem for Buffalo this season, right? Ah, lot of people are complaining.
00:26:58
The bills are getting gassed on the ground I think that's very fair.
00:27:00
Um, I think I think that's very fair.
00:27:03
Um, one thing I saw the Eagles do, um, I even saw Miami do it to running back sets that we've been begging for two running backs that's here in Buffalo since C.
00:27:14
J.
00:27:15
Spiller and Fried Jackson like we were begging for two running backs sets and for centuries, and we just never seem to get him his fans.
00:27:21
That doesn't have anything to do with Briand Able or Sean McDermott.
00:27:24
They should not be held accountable for the mistakes of the past, right? I'm not here to put them on a cross for that.
00:27:31
However, um, it would be nice to see a two quarterbacks set.
00:27:36
Ah, the long touchdown run by mile centers in the Eagles game.
00:27:40
This was to running back set.
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Jordan Howard on one side, mile, Sanders on the other.
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Very effective because you're gonna split your linebackers right when you're locked up in an I set.
00:27:50
The one linebacker is responsible for the fullback, but his assignment quickly changes because, well, back often is running straight into a guard there.
00:27:58
Center right? Um, and the only time the linebacker even needs to really pay attention to him is when the fullback runs out into the flat on play action.
00:28:08
So very quickly.
00:28:09
Do things change from an assignment standpoint when you have a full back in when you have two backs and totally different story linebackers committed the entire time on that play Very, very different story.
00:28:25
All right, let me put snap Council fast and rode Sayer Has Gore run out of gas? No, I don't think Gore's run out of gas, but with it is a struggle for me to deal with the predictability of this offense because I think it's pretty predictable when Gore's in there.
00:28:57
It's a run set, right? We saw.
00:28:59
I mean, the most work Gore got last week was when the Bills were down on the three yard line.
00:29:04
Right on.
00:29:05
That's where Gore got of variety of his work in the game was in pure run situations on.
00:29:12
And that's kind of the downside with having a player like Frank, or is that you're gonna telegraph a bit what you're intending on doing because Devin Singletary's really who you want in your past sets right, so it does kind of handcuff you a little bit.
00:29:27
Um, Ryan.
00:29:28
See very much of Washington last season, Um, with ah with Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson.
00:29:35
AP very committed to the run.
00:29:36
But again, they don't run to running back sets, either.
00:29:39
If you ran two back sets with Gore and Singletary, I think you'd find more room for Gore.
00:29:45
Um, and it would be less predictable.
00:29:48
It just would be.
00:29:50
It's just unfortunate that that door step counts are starting to tumble at the cost of, um, Devon Singletary.
00:29:58
But that's the future, right? I don't think it has anything to do with with Gore's gas tank.
00:30:02
The man takes care of his body.
00:30:04
Um, he knows how to take care of himself, but he's a forgot man.
00:30:07
At times, I don't think they really I mean, I don't want to say that They threw the ball 41 times against Cleveland.
00:30:14
They deactivated Duke Williams for the game, which told me that they intended on passing because Robert Foster and Isaiah Mackenzie were active over Duke Williams.
00:30:21
You would think that if they wanted to run the football, Duke Williams would have been active.
00:30:25
Um, but I don't think 41 pass attempts waas.
00:30:29
Um, what they were game planning for, right? I don't think that was, and I don't think that was Let's get to 40 circle.
00:30:36
If we can throw 40 passes, we're gonna win.
00:30:39
I don't believe that was circled on the chalkboard on meetings this week.
00:30:43
I just I struggle to believe that, but the game quickly got away from them and they were unable to run the football at that point.
00:30:50
Now could they have sharp? You could always run the football, and we talked about a stat earlier.
00:30:54
The Bills are one in 13 when they have under 100 yards rushing since 2017.
00:31:00
I mean, what that's that's a very clear cut, stat.
00:31:05
Now again, the reason that happens is often you're losing and you lose the run because you're worried about trying to score points.
00:31:12
You're trying to do that as quickly as possible.
00:31:14
Teams have a tendency to pass, but I don't think they intended to throw the football 41 times that that was a bit much, and frank or snap counts are going down and down and down because they seem to be passing more and more and more and Devon Singletary's taking over from a snap calm perspective.
00:31:28
Um, I mean that that's just what's happening.
00:31:32
He went from, you know, 45 touches a game to now really being ah, major centerpiece of this offense.
00:31:39
And that's what you drafted him for.
00:31:42
All right.
00:31:43
S o the nickel linebacker role.
00:31:46
Uh, excuse me.
00:31:49
So Germaine Emmons and Matt Milano have played really almost 100 Tremaine Emmett's played 100% of defensive snaps this season.
00:31:57
On that, Milano has played 85.
00:31:58
But of course he missed.
00:31:59
Hey, missed a game due to injury.
00:32:02
So that's why that snap count is down a little bit when you are looking across your corners and your safeties.
00:32:13
Maurice Alexander.
00:32:14
I's been on the field for 8.
00:32:15
92% of snaps, Lorenzo Exactly Lorenzo Alexander, 53.7.
00:32:21
But the truth of the matter is that Lorenzo is playing really a little bit more of a pass rush role than he is a true linebacker role.
00:32:27
So when he's really on there, they still run a tone and nickel.
00:32:33
Tania Nicol Levi Wallace is played 94% of snaps.
00:32:37
The trade devious ways played 98% of snaps.
00:32:40
Jordan players played 99% of snaps.
00:32:42
Myka, hi displayed 98% of snaps.
00:32:44
So if you take a look right down the middle out of the perimeter of this defense, you got four guys were playing every snap on the outside and in the deep right? And then you have to remain on men's Matt Milano, right in the thick of things that are playing.
00:32:57
Ah, heart.
00:32:58
You know, 100% of snaps.
00:32:59
They're not leaving the field on defense, but Sierra Neil.
00:33:04
21% of snaps DeMarlo, 9% of snaps.
00:33:07
Theron Johnson 27% of snaps.
00:33:09
Kevin Johnson 24% of snaps.
00:33:12
Cory Thompson has yet to play on the defense this season.
00:33:16
He's yet to play defensive snap.
00:33:18
Are we going to see Court Thompson at some point? Would he be a little bit more of a help against the run? Because again, when the Bills run in this nickel package, it does give up a bit in the run.
00:33:28
But again, often, time just seemed nickel package.
00:33:30
Three wide sets.
00:33:31
We haven't seen much.
00:33:32
Kurt Coleman Ah, this season, 1.
00:33:34
5% of snaps which I guess, isn't it? Is.
00:33:38
It has been deactivated for a few games, so it's not a, you know, that's not a real big surprise.
00:33:44
But when Sierra Neil's playing 21% of snaps and it's not in a true corner roll or not Matri safety role that tells you they're playing a lot of nickel.
00:33:51
Um, the same Kevin Johnson.
00:33:54
Kevin Johnson, I thought, has played great recently.
00:33:56
I really like coming jumps I liked in preseason.
00:33:59
Um, I like him a lot in preseason, but we'll see what happens.
00:34:03
Levi Wallace has had a couple of tough games, but, um, I mean, I wouldn't if you're I don't want your Bills fans to hold Levi Wallace against the Fire.
00:34:13
He's not a great man to man Corner.
00:34:15
You just have to know that about Levi Wall.
00:34:16
It's one of the reasons Levi Wallace was so effective was because they were able to keep him out of man demand situations last season, however big, however big but here, But when you have Jarvis, Landry and Odell and Nick Chubb and Karim Hunt, you're playing a lot of man demanding that game.
00:34:34
You're not playing zone again, said those guys aren't gonna miss the opportunities to sit in zone owed.
00:34:39
Alan and Jarvis Landry are monsters.
00:34:42
Um, you're playing man to man.
00:34:43
So it's kind of set up to fail situation.
00:34:46
Um, because they wanted to guard against the run.
00:34:48
Um, and they wanted to guard against Cream Hunt being really versatile out of the backfield.
00:34:54
So they're believe I was just playing a lot of man to man. And that's not his.
00:34:58
This this defense relies on zone corners.
00:35:02
Trey's a little bit of a different scenario, right? Cause Trey's a great man, demand corner and Trey being able to lock down on one side of the field or locked on a primary receiver is one of the reasons why the bills come play zone and back.
00:35:14
And so often.
00:35:15
So, um, Wallace is just not a great man to man corners.
00:35:19
One of the reasons why he was not heralding coming out of college.
00:35:22
This this is this is what happens.
00:35:25
Um, but again, Levi Wallace comes from Alabama.
00:35:30
And where to Brian? Table come Alabama.
00:35:33
So I have a feeling like Levi Wallace is here, possibly on the suggestion of Brian table, because I'm sure because Levi wants is a very good zone corner on.
00:35:43
I'm sure he made Briand Abel's life challenging in practice, but again, big.
00:35:49
But you can't ask him to play man to man without a little bit of help, and the Bills were not able to give Levi Wallace that help.
00:35:55
They asked him to play straight up man to man, and it just didn't go very well.
00:35:59
Even with that being said, the Bills are still the only team in the NFL to not have a 100 yard receiver given up this season.
00:36:07
So the bill's held.
00:36:08
I think they held later in 99 yards.
00:36:11
Last game, it was super close.
00:36:13
Um, the Bills have not had a 100 yard receiver play against them so far this season, so the defense has been able to stuff all your opposing number one wide receivers or leading receivers for the game to under 100 yards.
00:36:27
So the defense is effective, right? The Bills aren't losing games because of the defense.
00:36:32
It would be great to see more turnovers.
00:36:34
I certainly would appreciate that and I think Miami is a team that you kind of expect the Bills to turn in, generate some turnovers on.
00:36:41
We didn't the last the last game against Miami.
00:36:46
It was a little frustrated and watch right? Because of that, you expected the Bills to generate some turnovers and put their foot on the throat of not great Dolphins team and and kind of stalled him into submission and they couldn't do it.
00:36:57
Um, and I think you're looking for that to be a change this week.
00:37:01
But with that being said, every team knows that Levi Wallace and Manda man is trouble.
00:37:08
Every team knows that when you're in nickel run right, these are things that I don't need to tell you.
00:37:13
If you're watching Marios film Fridays, you know that these are things the opposing team's already know about and have known about for weeks on weeks.
00:37:21
Um, they know that in third and four or longer, bring everybody down on the defensive line, put one down line for this hand in the dirt and confused How shall it right? They know that in 1/3 down situation, you will need to be covering John Brown, not Cole Beasley, right? And these are all things that have just been proven by watching what the Bills are doing on a week to week basis.
00:37:44
And let me tell you, if this guy wearing an absolute sa***e hat backwards, see me sitting in his office in Lockport, New York, could tell you those things.
00:37:54
Every team in the NFL has known about him for a long time, so it's just something to keep in mind.
00:38:00
I know Bill's friends get frustrated, but the fact still remains that it is very if this is a very good game for the Bills coming up, because it's gonna remind us.
00:38:12
Bills fans, um, you know that this team, this team can do the things that you're asking it to do.
00:38:18
They're going to generate a couple turnovers.
00:38:20
This football game.
00:38:21
They're going to Ryan Fitzpatrick is very good at keeping himself upright.
00:38:26
Fitzpatrick has always been great pass pro, so he calls great protections games so he knows where the boats is coming from, and he's really good at making sure that doesn't get to him.
00:38:38
That rhymes is Fitzpatrick's problems is he thinks he has Josh Alfred's arm, um, and Andrew Breezes accuracy, and he has neither of those, um neither.
00:38:51
So I would like to tell you there's a lot of hope for the Bills against Miami.
00:38:56
I think there is.
00:38:58
There's a lot of hope to try and finally see the things that we've been asking of this team for weeks, right? We don't want to give up on the run.
00:39:05
You okay? So don't give up on the run against Miami.
00:39:08
We want to see Josh Allen there for 300 yards.
00:39:10
Okay, now we're starting to stretch it a little bit of dangerous territory.
00:39:13
300 yards is not necessarily a moniker of winning in the NFL.
00:39:17
Um, I know that it's a nice, ***y number and it's a milestone.
00:39:21
But is it really a milestone? Um, listen, I just want to see Josh Ellen, head of Passover. 30 yards.
00:39:28
That's That's what I want to leave the game with.
00:39:30
I want to see Josh Ellen put a couple throws close.
00:39:33
Just close.
00:39:35
Oh, well, Daryl Johnson Seymour snaps tomorrow from Road Singer.
00:39:39
Um, Daryl Johnson has been disappointing for me.
00:39:43
Um, I really, really liked him the preseason.
00:39:46
I know I'm not alone.
00:39:47
There are a lot of people were really in thio really, really into Daryl and the type of pass rush of it.
00:39:56
He is actually fits the bill to mold a little bit better than Jerry Hughes.
00:40:01
So if you look at the type of defensive ends that Leslie Frazier and Sean McDermott have had systematically, Gerald Johnson fits a little bit more.
00:40:08
Um, now from a snap calm perspective displaying 24% of snaps, he's getting out there.
00:40:14
But here's the problem.
00:40:16
You don't know when he's out there, right, so he's getting his defensive snaps.
00:40:19
But stats with season don't look great.
00:40:22
Um, honestly. Shack.
00:40:24
Lawson has looked worlds better Shack.
00:40:27
Lawson is now creeping up.
00:40:28
He's He was only playing about 30% of snaps before now, with really no injuries at the defensive end position outside of Gerald Johnson.
00:40:37
Um, Shack losses see snap count rise to 42% on the season.
00:40:42
It's because he's been so effective.
00:40:43
But again, shack Lawson's in a contract year, so it would take a look at Darryl Johnson stats.
00:40:49
Here's the problem.
00:40:50
There's barely any, um, that's unfortunately there's barely any through nine games.
00:40:56
Um, I'll pull him up and we'll just take a gander, Adam.
00:40:59
But the fact explain 24% of snaps is a little surprising.
00:41:03
Doesn't one sack, Um, and he's got, Ah, see here.
00:41:09
Four solo tackles, two Q B hits.
00:41:13
That's that's the number that you want to pay attention to it.
00:41:16
Gerald Johnson's not tackles, right? It's a few be hit percentage.
00:41:20
That's what you want to see.
00:41:21
You want to see that Q B hit percentage General Johnson has played in no less than since the first game of the season.
00:41:27
Excluding that, um, he only played 4% of Snag, only played three defensive snaps against Cleveland.
00:41:35
Um, the previous game that he was healthy for was Washington, Um, and he played 25 steps.
00:41:41
You didn't get a single defensive snap against Washington.
00:41:44
I'm sorry.
00:41:45
You got 25 steps against Philadelphia? Um, he had zero defensive snaps against Washington.
00:41:50
Um, there's a little bit of a health issue there with him, so that the fact he's only played three defensive snaps in two games might might be a health issue.
00:41:58
Um, but he was still playing special teams snaps for the most part, but, um, and here's the thing.
00:42:05
You gotta watch his Q B hits for Gerald Johnson and only getting three snaps in two games On the defensive side of the ball is a problem, but he wasn't really generating a ton of pass rush in the 2015 to 20 stamps he was getting.
00:42:18
Ah, so the Bills, you just rotate out those snaps are probably going to shack Lawson at this point because he was more effective.
00:42:24
That's use just more effective and put across and down at defensive tackle.
00:42:28
You can put him at defensive end.
00:42:30
Um, and he's looking great right now.
00:42:32
Um, he's gonna be a piece of this defense.
00:42:34
I think the bills are actually gonna miss next season.
00:42:37
Really? Don't see a cir***stance in which they re sign him.
00:42:40
Shack Lawson.
00:42:41
I just I'm struggling to see a cir***stance that they re signed him in.
00:42:45
But, I mean, I suppose it's possible it's playing great playing great football.
00:42:51
All right, so that's gonna wrap it up for me here at hashtag Sports.
00:42:55
Thank you for joining via SportsCastr again.
00:42:59
Joe will be calling the game Ah, from ah hash exports here on SportsCastr and you'll be able to follow his channel.
00:43:05
Joe, uh, is at believers talk on YouTube and Joe is super close to 1000 suns. You've got to be.
00:43:12
It's gonna be close toe.
00:43:13
I think he's only like 10 subs away.
00:43:15
Now, I'll check his numbers right now, but these really close.
00:43:19
So thank you for joining me here.
00:43:21
Of course, you're gonna always catch our content simulcast through SportsCastr or via YouTube.
00:43:27
If you're looking for replays, you're welcome to go ahead up over there.
00:43:30
Um and then also make sure you're following us because we're doing a giveaway on autographed merch giveaway.
00:43:37
You don't want to miss that.
00:43:38
So we're going to be doing that all for charity.
00:43:40
For the Punt Foundation, I will be doing boxes.
00:43:43
So it's it's football squares, but not football squares.
00:43:48
And it's kind of football squares, but it's not football scores anyway.
00:43:54
We'll be raffling off, and that's how you get your number right? Is just you get a box, the scores assigned to it.
00:44:01
And then if that score wins by the last number of the score in the first quarter of the first half of the second half, even win some autographed bills marks we've got, um uh let's hear.
00:44:11
We've got a lead by Wallace Football.
00:44:13
Ah Lorenzo Alexander Football Ah, Harrison Phillips.
00:44:16
Autographed photo.
00:44:17
Paul, are those many foot balls on that? We've got a Devon Singletary autograph.
00:44:21
Many helmet.
00:44:22
And at Oliver.
00:44:23
Autograph.
00:44:24
Many helmet.
00:44:25
Andre Reed autographed many helmet.
00:44:27
Um, some cool stuff there.
00:44:29
Um, so you're definitely gonna want to be a part of that, Martin, I releasing a video this week on YouTube to give you all the details there.
00:44:36
So that way you can catch up with that with that raffle.
00:44:39
And, um yeah, that'll do it for me.
00:44:42
I will talk to you guys soon.
00:44:43
We'll see on the post game here.
00:44:45
Um ah.
00:44:49
On SportsCastr after the game.
00:44:51
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00:45:05
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