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  1. Rodney Hudson; released by Raiders. North of 30 but still effective.
  2. Yep, Lamar to Mahomes : Welcome to my world and oh the dropped balls
  3. Good points Max and Hollywood is right. The O does need to correct this passing deficiency - big time. It didn't help losing Ronnie Stanley and TE Boyle but every team loses a few key players. On offense, we finally need to address the Center position and select/acquire a strong player this offseason. We haven had a legit C since Matt Birk. They absolutely need to clean this up this offseason. Lamar cant survive these keystone cop hikes next season. In addition, Lamar needs that big time possession receiver we haven's seen since Anquan. Draft or acquire via FA ; just get em. I hope Willie Sneed is right and Lamar works hard in the offseason.
  4. The rain/snow forecast sounds like a definite maybe . As for Lamar, let’s hope the Bills are singing the blues and the old Paul Simon tune. The excitement and buildup for the game is exasperating.
  5. Pretty even matchup. Whoever does the the better job of executing and taking care of the rock should win. Should be a heckuva fun, exciting game and weekend of football.
  6. TSY - Bingo ! The offseason $ with Stanley, OBJ, Lamar and others on offense will be interesting.
  7. Max, your analysis really nailed it. I see the key matchups as (1) our running game vs Buffalo's D, and (2) Josh Allen vs our secondary. I like our running game and exploiting their D. Our running attack, given the weather conditions, must be strong, protect the rock and control the clock. Buffalo's offense, especially pass O, is prolific. Our pass rush and secondary must play complimentary D and cant let Allen beat us with his feet. Both teams are red hot, motivated and well coached. Whoever executes the best and protects the rock will come out on top ! Should be a slobberknocker !
  8. Spen, you cut me to the quick. Maybe I was a bit premature with my pedigree remarks about Lamar. Maybe not. Here's the thing - Lamar has a very unconventional skill set and he's almost impossible for teams to game plan for. When he's doing his thing and yes, having fun, he's almost impossible to stop and a helluva lot of fun to watch. Sure, fun isn't the metric or requirement; its the effect or outcome. Bill Pollian, ESPN, & NFL Network, offered an interesting perspective on XM radio this morning. He said with Lamar's unbelievable skill set, you almost can never truly game plan for him. Interestingly, he added that the decision give Ronnie Stanley a long term deal is closely linked to what the Ravens deal with Lamar. His reasoning - Lamar may not need the conventional blocking ( blind side LT) and signing Stanley could be counter with how we use and hence contract Lamar. His point is the Stanley and Lamar (future) signings have interesting implications and could be viewed as mutually exclusive. If you sign or extend Lamar then did we really need Stanley or could we look to OBJ as the better, wiser long term LT solution. Interesting food for thought. Back to the pedigree.... Pollian suggested that Lamar's amazing performance thus far (3 years) has gone without a hitch and hardly a nick. That's great but he and others believe that with his amazing skillset, Lamar may have an effective NFL shelf life similar to Cam Newtons (i.e. 7-8 years). I personally think Lamar has greater skills and pedigree than Cam but could envision an effective shelf life of 7-8 years. Here's the point - if Pollian and others are right (or even close), we might have already witnessed almost half of his effective shelf life in the NFL. And is his pedigree, which I truly enjoy and is fun to watch, is it fleeting ? Its a good topic to debate or ponder and there are no right or wrong answers. Fleeting or not, I'll continue to enjoy and look for whether Lamar is having fun - because a happy Lamar is a successful Lamar and a winning team. And you can bet Saturday night, given the respite from the broken world you described, I'll be watching Lamar and hopefully he and the team have a lot of fun in Buffalo.
  9. Yes, we are fortunate to have Lamar who, when he’s having fun, is the most dynamic, electric and exciting player in football. These times and highlight reels of Lamar are fleeting and extraordinary - we should all enjoy and, like Lamar, have fun watching them. I know I am.
  10. Yep, the key now is how to keep that mojo, staying focused and hungry ......one game at a time. Our guys are hopefully looking at Buffalo (and each of the next opponents) as a bigger and stronger challenge and climbing the ladder......one rung at a time.
  11. Thanks Max ! Ain’t the beer cold ?!
  12. Well, Lamar had fun, D balled out D Henry 40 YARDS !!!!!!! and we exorcised a BIG demon today. Damn fun to watch and Max is buying beers for everyone! Woo hoo
  13. Lamar reverting to his bad no fun habits again. Not a good start !
  14. Let’s see whether Lamar has fun today. Much hinges on that !
  15. I reiterate - all three things must happen for us to win. If all three happen, Lamar is happy and we are all happy and moving on to the next round. If we don't have the trifecta, Lamar is bummed and the narrative (on him not winning a PO game or the big one) continues and we are all left wondering in the off season. Lets get the trifecta boys and have a cold one late Sunday !!!!
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