Monday, October 02, 2006


I don't have a whole lot to say about the Bills' victory over the Vikings yesterday -- just some quick points.

:: JP Losman continues to show that he's not just a guy with promise, but that he's growing. Let's hope this continues.

:: The Bills' O-line continues to be less-than-stellar at getting defenders off the line of scrimmage, but they seem to be OK at pass protection. Strange.

:: At the time, I had no problem with the Bills letting Pat Williams go. I figured that at his age, the downside to giving him a big contract was too big. I now admit that I was full of bird poop on that point.

:: I hate rooting against the Vikings, and I only do so when they play the Bills. They're my favorite NFC team.

:: The TV announcers for yesterday's game were a disaster. We're talking Joe Theissman-level stupidity here. A couple of relevant examples:

:: After that short kickoff that the Bills recovered before being flagged for the phantom "interference with the free catch" call, one of the announcers said, "The Vikings are lucky that [the Bill who recovered] didn't get up and keep running with that ball!" Except for the fact that the kicking team cannot advance a kickoff. Everybody knows that, I thought.

:: Referring to Andre Reed, who was inducted onto the Bills' Wall of Fame yesterday: "Andre Reed is one of the most prolific receivers in Bills history!", Andre Reed is the most prolific receiver in Bills history. Jee-bus.

:: Toward the end of the game, inside three minutes bure before the Vikes got the ball back this exchange took place:

ANNOUNCER 1: The Vikings still get the two-minute warning, and they have all of their timeouts.

ANNOUNCER 2: Yes, and the Vikes can still stop the clock!

Those guys were awful.

Next up for the Bills: on the road at Chicago. Maybe the Bears fall victim to a "trap" game, having blown out the defending NFC champs on national television. We'll see.


Anonymous said...

How quickly you dismiss Perry Tuttle...

Anonymous said...

The Vikes didn't deserve to win Sunday. Their expensive offensive line has yet to gel and the false start and holding penalties are always killing drives.

As for the announcers, here in Minnesota we are getting used to having the dregs of the announcing stable. In the Carolina game, the announcers were awful and the camera crews couldn't keep the ball in frame. They were repeatedly following the fakes. Ithink they may have actually pulled people of the street to fill in for the crew who decided that they didn't want to show up.


Anonymous said...

Mmm, no. The Bears are going to win. I'd be sorry to have to do it at the expense of your team, if you hadn't just expressed Vikings-sympathies. Clearly, you deserve the coming loss. You're on the side of the bad guys.

The Bears this year are a marvel to behold.

-Mary (>