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I can’t wrap my head around “embracing the tank”

I can’t wrap my head around “embracing the tank”

This isn’t exactly piping fresh from the hot takery, but I have to get this quick take out there: I cannot embrace the tank. I really can’t. I don’t fathom how I will celebrate goals against the Sabres. I can understand that it’s going to make stomaching losses a lot easier, but the amount of… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 17, Detroit Lions 14

Dan. Effing. Carpenter. Well, here’s your hope: It took Kyle Orton three-plus quarters to shake the quasi-retirement rust off, Fred Jackson’s injury is far less serious than it appeared and the Buffalo Bills will compete to win every game that doesn’t involve an elite quarterback. That would mean that out of the remaining games, only… Continue Reading

Let’s be clear on what you’re saying when you choose Kyle Orton

Let’s be clear on what you’re saying when you choose Kyle Orton

This isn’t for the Bills hierarchy. It’s for you, the fan. More specifically, it’s for you, the fan who is happy that Kyle Orton is taking over the Buffalo Bills offense. Let’s talk about what that means. Let’s make sure you’re clear on what you’re saying. It would feel irresponsible and wimpy of me to… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Houston Texans 23, Buffalo Bills 17

Through three quarters, it looked like so many Bills quarterback performances we’ve seen over the past decades. Errol Jalen Manuel had a few moments of strong play, a variety of debatable plays, a completely dubious error and chance after chance to make up for it. And he didn’t. Time and time again, Manuel failed to… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: San Diego Chargers 22, Buffalo Bills 10

Immediate Reactions: San Diego Chargers 22, Buffalo Bills 10

With a little help from Donald Brown, Philip Rivers dismantled the Bills defense piece-by-piece for three quarters, while Buffalo’s inexperienced offense could not take advantage of late opportunities in a decisive Chargers win at windy Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday. And if you think “inexperienced offense” is just a shot at Manuel, you’re wrong. Read… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 29, Miami Dolphins 10

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 29, Miami Dolphins 10

Under the now golden letters spelling out R-A-L-P-H C. W-I-L-S-O-N J-R on the Wall of Fame, the Buffalo Bills played a complete, three-phase effort that would’ve made the Golden Era owner proud. Special teams, defense and offense all played a massive role as Edmund Jehosaphat Manuel and the Bills beat on the Miami Dolphins in… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 23, Chicago Bears 20 (OT)

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 23, Chicago Bears 20 (OT)

The Bills had the ball in overtime, and EJ Manuel got the chance to start the season with a giant middle finger to his critics and even his coach (who might be a coward). And it’s hard to give Manuel credit for the game-winning drive thanks to some great running, but the Bills went into… Continue Reading

Why I’d like the Islanders to give up this year’s pick

Why I’d like the Islanders to give up this year’s pick

Note: I can’t get to the bottom of the comment problems. The “allow comments” box is checked everywhere. Apologies. When the local hockey team is one of the worst in history, fans are forced to magnify future discussions. The big one for Buffalo Sabres fans ahead of tonight’s NHL Draft Lottery is whether they should… Continue Reading

Oh, and the Bills…

Quickly… The Bills made two big announcements on the same day as the NHL trade deadline, which was the pits for me. I say this in case you want to assume the following points are coming from a bitter place. 1) They re-signed Aaron Williams, which rules because I love watching someone celebrate every play… Continue Reading

Eleven things about the Sabres after the trade deadline

Eleven things about the Sabres after the trade deadline

A famous man once said a poignant and sophisticated thing. It didn’t have anything to do with the Buffalo Sabres and the trade deadline, so you’re stuck with me. General manager Tim Murray made a number of fine moves to move the club forward, and overall I’m excited with the prospect of his running the… Continue Reading