Filed under: Bills Obsession
Since the Bills need a linebacker, it has been odd they have remained quiet on the free agent front for so long, and conspicuously did not draft an LB last month.
But Tim Graham tipped the world that the Bills are hosting a new FA linebacker with potential for the most polysyllabic jersey-stretching potential since London Fletcher-Baker added a hyphen and occupation to his name.
They’re hosting Pisa Tinoisamoa this week, the former Rams standout and all-time vowel holder.
Should the Bills sign this cat, they get a guy that, oddly enough, is the same kind of player Fletcher-Baker was, and one that would seriously fill gaps in the current LB corp. Tinoisamoa is a tackling machine, like F-B, and though undersized, was consistently effective and would shore up the weak side, where the Bills currently have the overmatched and under-spelled Keith Ellison.
Thus, I implore 289 to design a new fab four shirt with the Bills linebacking corp:
Corto& (or Costanzo& or DiGiorgio& but not Keith& cuz it’s boring)
Filed under: Bills Obsession, Buffalo Bills, Hall of Awesome, Honorary Dukes | Tags: donte whitner, Facebook Athletes, Honorary Dukes, how to fix a bus
This just in from Facebook:
Donte Whitner is about to get another cell phone and call it the Fan Phone…as soon as I get it I’ll post the phone number on here…wont answer all the time but you guys can text and call me!!!! COOL?
Whitner, who really is active on Facebook, posted that today, and I’m hyper excited. This is how a star on a team really connects with his fans. I fully expect he’s going to get inundated with texts and calls and messages with little time to return them, but the effort is remarkable.
Whitner – our first current Duke of Awesome – is showing exactly how a player recovers his image after an unfortunate mistake.
Though realwiley asks: “although is he REALLY prepared to meet the fans? Things could get ugly if the team slides.”
I’d tend to agree, but Bills fans, for all their drunken hijinks, are incredibly loyal to their team:
UPDATE: Just to show he’s a good sport, this should be Donte’s voicemail message:
Filed under: Bills Obsession, Buffalo Bills, engineering, JIM KELLY = BADASS | Tags: Buffalo Bills No-Huddle Offense, Fred Jackson, Jim Kelly, K-Gun, OH MY GOD I'M EXCITED, Sam Wyche, Terrell Owens, Tim Graham
Tim Graham has a post today that should set any Bills fan who remembers the Super Bowl years shaking with excitement.
He forecasts the return of the no-huddle offense to Buffalo.
The Bills have dangerous receivers Terrell Owens, Lee Evans and Josh Reed, versatile running backs Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson and Dominic Rhodes and quarterback Trent Edwards, who they believe can make quick decisions at the line of scrimmage.
“The no-huddle lends itself to guys that are big-play guys,” Wyche said, “because if you get a defense that’s just a little fatigued, just a little off their first-step quickness, and you get the explosive guys, they can hit the home run.”
Wyche, of course, is Sam Wyche – the coach who installed the offense with the Boomer Esiason Bengals, who inspired the Kelly-years Bills to do the same.
With a glut of skill players and what looks like a potentially reborn offensive line (Hangartner roughly equals Hull?), it is entirely possible. The one potential weak link? QB Trent Edwards.
But the no-huddle offense plays directly into Edwards’ strengths – he’s a fast decision maker, a quick release, and he’s smart. In fact, when the Bills opened last year 4-0, the hallmarks of the offense – quick strike throws, up-tempo rushing – were incredibly similar to a no-huddle offense, just run with huddles. Imagine that offense with more playmakers and less time for the defense to recover.
I’m excited just thinking about it.
Need more convincing? Remember when the K-gun established itself:
Filed under: Bills Obsession | Tags: madden 10, ralph wilson stadium, we really aren't video game people, wii
As far as I know, the Dukes are not at all interested in playing Madden. Especially not on Wii (though I have one and it’s awesome for the most part, just not, you know, Madden). When I play video games, I want to do something that can’t be done in real life, and the Madden games got to the point where it was more simulation than fun – RBI Baseball, NBA Jam and TECMO Bowl were the sports game apex for me.
But for Madden 10, EA Sports is taking a slightly less realistic style in the Wii version – instead of being hyper realistic like on the PS3 or Xbox 360 versions, the less powerful Wii version will have a more cartoonish, stylized look.
To be perfectly honest, I could care less, though one image struck me – wouldn’t this stampeding buffalo scoreboard look BONKERS good at the Ralph?
Filed under: Bills Obsession, Buffalo Bills, Defence Mechanisms, draft picks, Rookies
Hometown: Pacoima, CA
Why he’s awesome: Projected to go as early as the third round, the Cary Harris pick follows the ultimate fantasy draft rules: pick good players from good teams. And for a slight guy, he’s known as a big hitter with excellent coverage skills.
Why we like him: For a guy with a rep for poor ball skills, he’s come up in big moments for the Trojans, including that above pick in the Rose Bowl this year.
Why we don’t: He’s as durable as a rose petal and held together by strings. He’s missed time for a dislocated shoulder, ankle injuries, had a bad hamstring at the combine (which slowed him to a 4.57 40-time) and had arthroscopic surgery in both ankles prior to the 2008 season.
Tidbit about Pacoima, CA: Oft-battered in his movies Leonardo DiCaprio, tragically dead before his time Ritchie Valens, oft-injured outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. are all from Pacoima. As are the founders of passing fad Juicy Couture, which relates somehow.
Videos that should get you pumped about Harris, provided he holds up: