Bills Get Back To Winning Ways
Gameday Grades: The defense was able to take the ball away and the offense got going after a slow start and moved the ball very effectively the last two plus quarters. The special teams made plays as well as they had their most complete win of the season. Gameday Grades.
Bills Blowout Chiefs: The Bills needed a breakout game after the four game losing streak and they did get it. Leodis McKelvin picked off two passes and returned one for a score to get the Bills rolling to a 54-31 rout of the Chiefs. The offense broke out in a huge way after a slow start as they finished with the most points in a Bills game since 1966. Trent Edwards ran for two scores and threw for two in the win as the defense forced five turnovers. Game Review.
Few Banged Up In Win: Robert Royal and Teddy Linehan did not finish the game with hamstring injuries. Marshawn Lynch got shaken up after taking a hit in the fourth quarter, he did return. Brad Butler injured his left leg late in the first half but did return. Copeland Bryan injured his foot after getting a first quarter sack. He went off on a cart but did return. Bryan Scott did see action but mostly on special teams as he did not start or see much time on defense because of his sprained knee. Injury Page.
Scott, Reed Will Play: The two players listed as questionable for the Bills are active for today's game. Josh Reed will return to the lineup after missing four games with his high ankle sprain. Bryan Scott will also give it a go after making it through pregame warmups ok. This is huge with Donte Whitner and Jabari Greer already missing from the secondary. Aaron Schobel is the third player inactive because of injury. The healthy inactives are Xavier Omon, Jason Whittle, John McCargo, and Demeterius Bell.
Nice In Missouri: It is nice weather in Kansas City Missouri for today's game between the Bills and Chiefs. The gametime temperature will be around 51° under sunny skies with no chance of rain. The only issue will be a moderate wind out of the South at 12mph.
Saturday November 22, 2008
Johnson Leap Frogs Hardy: When the Bills hit the field for the first time on Monday night on offense they spread the field with three receivers the big surprise was that 7th round pick Steve Johnson was the third guy out there and not 2nd round pick James Hardy. In the second half Hardy didn't even play despite being healthy enough to go after suffering a hip flexor in the loss to the Patriots. What we saw was the changing of the guard as Johnson has been more productive than the much more heralded Hardy in his limited opportunities. WR coach Tyke Tolbert said some honest things this week to the media. He said Johnson is more game ready as he came from a more pro offense at the University of Kentucky than Hardy did in Indiana. Hardy also concentrated on basketball until just a couple of years ago so Johnson has played more football and has more experience. So while Johnson has moved ahead of Hardy now, the Bills still have high hopes for their 2nd round pick expect him to make his big move next year or else he may end up being a bust but it is way too early to call him one yet. Depth Chart.
Friday November 21, 2008
Whitner, Greer, Schobel Out: It doesn't come as a surprise that the Bills have announced that Donte Whitner, Jabari Greer, and Aaron Schobel have all been ruled out for Sunday's game in Kansas City. The only silver lining is that Bryan Scott and Josh Reed are listed as questionable. Reed is likely to return to the lineup after missing a month with a high ankle sprain. Injury Page.
Fox Activated: As expected the Bills have activated Dustin Fox to the activate roster. He was signed to the practice squad last week after being on the team last season. The Bills are down to just three healthy corners facilitatng the move. To make room for Fox they placed Marcus Buggs on injured reserve ending his season. Buggs suffered a high ankle sprain in Monday night's loss. Depth Chart.
Thursday November 20, 2008
Injury Report Stays The Same: No new news on the Bills injury situation except that Marcus Buggs has been ruled out for Sunday's game with a high ankle sprain. Everyone else that missed yesterday's session was out again today. Josh Reed practiced for a second straight day on a limited basis. Injury Page.
Bills Need To React Quicker: Trent Edwards tried to explain to the media yesterday why he has struggled mightily in the past month. He said Cleveland showed them something they hadn't seen before, they dropped eight into coverage and rushed three. Here's my question, how has he not seen that before? The three weeks previously the teams did the exact same thing. Edwards is known for his intelligence but he's not getting something since he and the coaches have yet to adjust to the fact that people have dropped eight in coverage throughout the four game losing streak. It is time to figure out what to do and adjust. No excuses.
Wednesday November 19, 2008
Bills Look For Any Success: It won't be a battle of the ages on Sunday when the Bills take on the Chiefs this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bills have lost four straight and the Chiefs have lost six straight. Who wants it more? Who is more due for a win? Does anybody care? If you do, take a look at our preview as it will be tough for the Bills to beat even a one win team these days. Complete Story.
Secondary Decimated: The injury situation in the secondary continues to worsen as the team may be without three starters. Jabari Greer is out with a knee injury while Donte Whitner re-injured his shoulder. To make matters worse Bryan Scott also suffered a knee injury in the loss to the Browns. He called it a tweak while Dick Jauron says it's a sprain. If the three of them are out then Leodis McKelvin will start on the outside with fellow rookie Reggie Corner playing in the nickel package. Ko Simpson and George Wilson will start at safety leaving the team real thin at the backup spots leaving John Wendling as the lone backup available for the dime packages. The team would likely have to activate Dustin Fox, who re-joined the team last week on the practice squad.
Reed Practices: Josh Reed practiced on a limited basis and appears like he may return this week. Aaron Schobel remains out and Marcus Buggs is out with an ankle injury. Neither player was even at today's practice. Injury Page.
Will Next Season Ever Come? For years the mantra of Bills fans has been "wait to next year". Tony Bogyo points out in his latest article that next season never comes as he talks about the depressed state of the organization and the fans. Complete Story.
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