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About Yibbyl


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    Buffalo Bills
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    Washington Nationals

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    Redding, CA
  1. OFFICIAL Training camp thread

    Yep, this was big news. And in other news from day 14, I'll be focusing on the secondary. Kevon Seymour came back from injury and immediately worked with the 1st team. Sounds like he is not fully healed though, which could be concerning. Finally, Bradley Sylve is getting reps both outside and in the slot. If he can be successful in both positions, he would be a valuable addition to the 53. http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-14-81417 As training camp ended, WKBW released their training camp awards. First mention will not be a surprise: Eddie Yarborough got the Flying Up the Depth Chart award. After that, I would say the awards were pretty boring after that. Zay Jones has performed well in camp and with Matthews injury, should start seeing more playing time during the preseason games. Lastly, I would go with Hughes playing more true to form as he did before last year. I think Rex's refusal to let the guys play an even man front really hurt Hughes the most of any of our D-linemen. http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-2017-buffalo-bills-training-camp-awards The station also did a preview with the Eagles. Personally, the only thing from the article that interested me was the mention of Streater. Rod had received so much praise this off-season, that I've been expecting him to get at least some looks with the 1st team. It hasn't happened yet. http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-5-things-to-watch-for-in-bills-eagles-81617
  2. OFFICIAL Training camp thread

    Alright, so I left off with Day 12 and we've made it to Day 13. The obvious big 2 on day 12: Shareece Wright took over Darby's spot, for now, and Zay Jones took over Sammy's. I got a tie for what I feel is the next important thing, so I'll refer to these as 3a and 3b. The first unique thing, 3a, was that we were practicing the day after a game. I love this idea as the sooner people get feedback, the better. Issues would still be fresh in the players' minds and so it should make it easier to connect with correct procedures. For 3b, I chose McDermott having the special teams working on a blown snap. Again, recent event, quickly addressed. I don't think I've said it before, but I really like our new HC! The link for Day 12: http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/11/learned-bills-camp-day-12/ On Day 13, the 3 takeaways I had were: 1) Peterman taking snaps with the 2nd team. This is evidence that the whole "everyone will compete" isn't just some smoke blown up our backsides. 2) Trae Elston is making a push to make the 53, with his solid play at safety. I've been pretty vocal that I thought our safety depth was very concerning, so it's nice to see a surprise player back there stepping up. Lastly, the injury, not the one everyone is talking about (Matthews), but the truly critical one, Glenn. The team is now making back-up plans in case Glenn can't play opening day and our options are not very good. Day 13: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-13-81317
  3. Sammy and Darby Traded. I hate Buffalo

    Player's reactions... http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/What-theyre-saying-Bills-players-react-to-recent-trades-/20aa2109-e97a-43fb-8848-edba865ea3a0
  4. Looks like we found someone with a little NFL experience in Jumal Rolle. Sent Charles James packing, too. http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-sign-CB-Jumal-Rolle/fd93b828-a000-453a-8df0-d08a099bd6dc Looks like his achilles healed, but had recently injured his hammy. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/cardinals-jumal-rolle-injures-hamstring-saturday/
  5. Sammy and Darby Traded. I hate Buffalo

    Holy Cow! I absolutely thought this was a gag thread! Now that I've wrapped my head around it all, I honestly think we scored overall! Gaines is probably the weakest link, given how frequently Lisfranc injuries linger for multiple seasons. I still believe Peterman is going to be nothing more than an excellent back-up or low to low-mid level starter, but who knows. He could increase his arm strength and develop into a good starter for an offense that attacks horizontally one day. If that happens, look out! Anyway, I stated before this draft that I wanted to load up to go after a QB next year and we obviously got the ammo to do that now. If we can work it so that we get a 3rd rounder comp pick for Gilmore, we won't even feel like we lost many picks to move up next year, if we do so. The long-term benefits here look incredible now and given that I thought we'd only win ~6 games this year, I don't feel like we took a step backwards in the near term either. I'm excited!
  6. Positional Importance Rankings

    You win!
  7. Positional Importance Rankings

    Assuming the QB is worth keeping, I'd rather have trash receivers. Frankly, I prefer building an OL from the inside - out anyway, so I'd put the C above even blindside T. If the QB cannot step into his throws, it doesn't matter that you have studly T's. He'll never get anything on his throws and DB's will feast on him.
  8. Anquan Boldin Signs with Bills

    Interesting side-effect of the Boldin signing - a legit chance at a 3rd round compensatory pick for losing Gilmore! Make sure you read that last paragraph. My $0.02 is I'd absolutely do it. https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2017/8/9/16117774/buffalo-bills-2018-compensatory-picks-anquan-boldin-vladimir-ducasse-andre-holmes-brandon-beane
  9. OFFICIAL Training camp thread

    I know training camp is nearly over, but I've been wanting to include these here as an easy to find source of info. I'll just list our the current links so far. Day 1: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-1-82717 Day 2: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-2-72817 Day 3: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-3-72917 Day 4: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-4-73017 Day 5: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-5-8117 Day 6: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-6-8217 Day 7: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-7-8317 Day 8: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-8-8417 Day 9: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-10-8617 Day 10: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-camp-observations-day-10-8717 Day 11: http://www.wkbw.com/sports/bills/joe-b-7-buffalo-bills-training-camp-observations-day-11-8817 So, three takeaways from Day 11: Boldin already stepping up on his 1st day of practice to be a locker room leader and getting much deserved respect. Also, we are possibly already looking at people to cut so as to get a good compensatory pick for Gilmore. The biggest deal IMHO is Ragland missing reps with even the 3rd stringers! Egads, did other team's staffs wisely let him fall to the 2nd round or is the fit on this D just not there?!?
  10. Anquan Boldin Signs with Bills

    I guess I just saw our group of receivers as inconsistent or lacking in quality depth. It was not super bad, but there was room to improve. I expect this signing has made the team better.
  11. Anquan Boldin Signs with Bills

    1st - Cool! 2nd - My next thought was, "Does anyone have a clue what our depth chart looks like now?!?", so I looked: https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2017/8/7/16101546/buffalo-bills-depth-chart-unofficial-andre-holmes-eddie-yarbrough-ramon-humber WR doesn't seem like a weakness...at all!
  12. Exactly...and hilarious post, too! Davis' production was over such a short period of time, that I just don't think this selection was deserved.
  13. This Ain't Bills Talk 2.0 OT1

    Cool! I'll give it a shot. Success! Thanks!
  14. OFFICIAL Training camp thread

    I think that simply because the D fits better with the personnel we have, there will be improvement. It already sounds like our DL has had their way with the OL. Hopefully that's a sign of props for our DL and not proof of regression from the OL. My main concerns so for on D are that Brown is beating out Ragland, given that Brown hasn't been able to cover anyone over the last 2 seasons, and our continued lack of quality depth at safety. One injury back there and it could get very, very ugly.
  15. This Ain't Bills Talk 2.0 OT1

    Agreed, though I'm going to miss not being able to put who we adopted into a sig. Or at least I haven't figured out how to do it.