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    Coach Name: Darshan Atkins​
    Offensive Playbook: BUF - C. Galey​
    Offensive Scheme: West Coast​
    Defensive Playbook: BUF - C. Galey​
    Defensive Scheme: Spread​
     
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    Big changes coming in Buffalo after a terrible Week 2 showing vs. the Chiefs


    Players who should be the most worried: QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tarvaris Jackson. Both were completely ineffective vs the Kansas City defense
     
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    Week 2, Chiefs @ Bills:






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    Bills Flounder For Second Week In A Row
    Fall to Chiefs at home, 21-45
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    2:00pm (EST), 9/21/2012
    Buffalo, New York
    One week after being blown out on the road by the New York Jets, Buffalo’s entire coaching staff
    was fired and it's ownership promised 'drastic' changes in the Bills organization.
    Those changes included the hiring of Head Coach Darshan Atkins, who vowed to “Shake things up” in
    Buffalo and bring the team to a state of relevance in the competitive AFC East. The first test of the rookie
    Head Coach came in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs, who were 1-0 after an impressive win against
    the Falcons.
    To say that things didn’t go as Coach Atkins planned would be an understatement. Veteran QB Ryan
    Fitzpatrick, who Buffalo’s game-plan was heavily centered around, was nearly completely ineffective for
    3 quarters of the game, going 6 of 19 for 82 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs.
    Though he led the team to a touchdown on their second drive of the game (a 1 yard run by RB Tim Hightower),
    bringing the score to 7-0, the Chiefs responded immediately by returning the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown,
    killing the Bills' momentum - momentum the Bills would be unable to get back.
    Ending the 1st half down 7-14, there wasn’t too much concern in the Bills locker room apparently, as players report
    Coach Atkins telling them that “Sure, we had a bad start, but we’ll get them in the 2nd half!”. This unrealistic
    confidence proved to be the Bills' downfall, as by the end of the 3rd quarter the score had dropped to 7-28,
    a 21-point deficit that left fans, players, and coaches alike stunned.
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    With one quarter left and deciding that a comeback would be impossible with the ineffective Fitzpatrick, Coach
    Atkins benched the struggling veteran, bringing in backup QB Tarvaris Jacskon. Jackson managed to lead the team
    on two scoring drives in the final quarter, going 10/18 for 199 yards and 2 TDs, but also threw 4 INTs; two of which
    were returned for touchdowns, finishing the game with a final score of 21-45.
    After the game, when asked by the media what changes he thought were needed before facing the Cleveland
    Browns next week, Coach Atkins replied simply: “Quarterback”.
     
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    Buffalo Bills Trade Block, Week 2-3:

    QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, 82 overall, 29 years old.



    Interests:
    1. 3rd round pick
    2. Young QB
    3. 4th round pick + a 2nd or 3rd string caliber QB to replace Fitzpatrick
    4. Or make an offer.
     
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    Bills 'Not Ready' For Trent Richardson
    Start season 0-3 after a 29-7 loss in Cleveland ( Jshaver )
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    11:15pm (EST), 9/25/2012
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Winless. That's what the Buffalo Bills are after three weeks of play in the 2012 season.
    Despite assurances from Coach Atkins that changes would be made after lopsided losses in
    weeks 1 and 2, the Bills once again came out and showed complete unpreparedness on both
    sides of the ball.

    On offense, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was just as ineffective as last week, throwing for only 168 yards,
    0 TDs, and 3 INTs. These numbers are worrying as just last week Coach Atkins announced that
    Quarterback was the top area needing improvement going into the game. So much for that.

    Then again, you can't expect any QB to win if his teammates don't do their part. The running game
    was non-existent against the Browns, with RBs C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower managing just 24 yards
    between them on 8 carriers. In addition, the O-Line gave up 4 sacks and countless hurried plays and
    the WR corps dropped a crippling 5 passes (3 of which would've been sure 1st downs).

    After the game, Ryan Fitzpatrick lamented that much of the offense's ineptness had to do with the
    playing conditions - a driving rain pounded the field as the two teams competed, leaving the ball slick
    and players' footing unsure. Other Bills' players agreed, describing the flow of the game as "choppy"
    and "impossible to get into a rhythm".

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    These same conditions didn't appear to bother the Cleveland Browns' offense one bit, as the home
    team seemed completely at ease throughout the contest.

    Though the Browns' passing game struggled a little, their run game absolutely dominated against the
    Bills, rumbling for a season high 181 yards and 2 touchdowns on the back of rookie RB Trent
    Richardson's 29 carriers. Down after down, the 3rd overall pick proved productive, moving the chains
    and keeping the Buffalo defense on their heels.

    Asked why the defense wasn't better prepared for the rookie sensation, Coach Atkins shrugged.

    "What's to be prepared for? We watched the tape. We knew Cleveland put the ball in his hands 20
    times each in the previous games, we knew he was going to be their workhorse this week. Knowing
    this, we still couldn't stop him. The guy's a beast and I predict a lot of teams will struggle against him
    this season."

    When the topic turned to the New England Patriots ( coachgaddy ) - who the Bills play at home next
    week - Coach Atkins had this to say:

    "We'll be ready"

    When a reporter rudely asked, "Like you were ready the previous 3 weeks?", Coach Atkins clarified his
    statement.

    "No, not like the previous 3 weeks. This week we're going to win. I GUARANTEE IT."

    Strong words.
     
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    Buffalo Bills 2012 Season Recap:

    Schedule:
    Week 1: Bills @ Jets -- Bills 9 (L), Jets 53 (W) -- [0-1]
    Week 2: Chiefs @ Bills -- Chiefs 45 (W), Bills 21 (L) -- [0-2]
    Week 3: Bills @ Browns -- Bills 7 (L), Browns 29 (W) -- [0-3]
    Week 4: Patriots @ Bills -- Patriots (W), Bills (L) -- [0-4]
    Week 5: Bills @ 49ers -- Bills 14 (L), 49ers 34 (W) -- [0-5]
    Week 6: Bills @ Cardinals -- Bills (W), Cardinals (L) -- [1-5]
    Week 7: Titans @ Bills --Titans (L), Bills (W) -- [2-5]
    Week 8: Bye
    Week 9: Bills @ Texans -- Bills 21 (L), Texans 34 (W) -- [2-6]
    Week 10: Bills @ Patriots --Bills (L), Patriots (W) -- [2-7]
    Week 11: Dolphins @ Bills -- Dolphins 9 (W), Bills 7 (L) -- [2-8]
    Week 12: Bills @ Colts -- Bills 20 (L), Colts 23 (W) OT -- [2-9]
    Week 13: Jaguars @ Bills -- Jaguars 14 (L), Bills 24 (W) -- [3-9]
    Week 14: Rams @ Bills -- Rams 7 (L), Bills 23 (W) -- [4-9]
    Week 15: Seahawks @ Bills -- Seahawks 3 (L), Bills 38 (W) -- [5-9]
    Week 16: Bills @ Dolphins --Bills 0 (L), Dolphins 17 (W) -- [5-10]
    Week 17: Jets @ Bills -- Jets 6 (L), Bills 14 (W) -- [6-10]

    Stat Leaders:

    Passing:
    Mark Sanchez - 63.0 QB Rating, 196/364 (53%) for 2,444 Yards, 12 TD, 20 INT, 162.9 YPG
    Ryan Fitzpatrick - 38.2 QB Rating, 59/153 (38%) for 928 Yards, 4 TD, 11 INT, 61.9 YPG

    Rushing:
    Fred Jackson - 209 Attempts, 1,070 Yards, 9 TD, 9 FUM, 5.1 YPC, 89.2 YPG
    C.J. Spiller - 49 Attempts, 170 Yards, 2 TD, 0 FUM, 3.5 YPC, 10.6 YPG

    Receiving:
    WR Stevie Johnson - 55 Receptions, 1,021 Yards, 8 TDs, 63.8 YPG
    HB Fred Jackson - 40 Receptions, 333 Yards, 3 TDs, 27.8 YPG
    TE Scott Chandler - 31 Receptions, 492 Yards, 1 TD, 30.8 YPG
    WR Brad Smith - 31 Receptions, 445 Yards, 3 TDs, 27.8 YPG

    Defense:
    LE Mario Williams - 45 Tackles (21 TFL), 12 Sacks, 1 Force Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery
    CB Stephon Gilmore - 49 Tackles (6 TFL), 1 Sack, 3 INT, 20 Deflections, 2 Touchdowns
    RE Andre Carter - 37 Tackles (13 TFL), 7 Sacks, 1 FF

    Kicking:
    Ryan Lindell - 13 FGM, 20 FGA, 40% FG%
     
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    Buffalo Bills 2013 Off-Season Recap:

    Free Agent Signings:

    FB Vonta Leach, 4 Years, $16.8M, $4.8M Signing Bonus
    WR Anquan Boldin, 5 Years, $33.5M, 7.5M Signing Bonus



    Trades:

    Bills 2013 Round 6 Pick 169 - Traded to Dolphins for LG Nate Garner
     
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    Buffalo Bills 2013 Draft Recap:

    2012 Draft Class:

    Round 1 Pick 9 - WR Sean Oduh (76 Ovr) - Penn. State
    Round 2 Pick 41 - QB Bryan Woods (70 Ovr) - Iowa
    Round 3 Pick 73 - QB Jonathan Shuman (67 Ovr) - Texas A&M
    Round 4 Pick 122 (Acquired from ARI) - TE Mike Dunn (62 Ovr) - Connecticut



    Original Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 9
    Round 2 Pick 41
    Round 3 Pick 73
    Round 4 Pick 105
    Round 5 Pick 137
    Round 6 Pick 169
    Round 7 Pick 201


    Draft Pick Trade History:

    Bills 2013 Round 4 Pick (105) / 2014 Round 5 Pick / QB Tavarus Jackson - Traded to Jets during regular season for QB Mark Sanchez

    Bills Round 5 Pick 137 / Round 7 Pick 201 - Traded to Cardinals for Arizona Round 4 Pick 122

    Bills Round 6 Pick 169 - Traded to Dolphins for LG Nate Garner
     
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    Buffalo Bills 2013 Pre-Season Recap:

    Games:
    Week 1: Bills @ Chiefs -- Bills 13 (L), Chiefs 52 (W) -- [0-1]
    Week 2: Dolphins @ Bills -- Dolphins 24 (L), Bills 41 (W) -- [1-1]
    Week 3: 49ers @ Bills -- 49ers 24 (W), Bills 12 (L) -- [1-2]
    Week 4: Bills @ Redskins -- Bills 29 (W), Redskins 21 (L) -- [2-2]


    Roster Moves:

    Signed FS Jarius Byrd
    Signed SS Chris Hope
    Signed HB Khalek Hall
    Signed LG Richie Incognito
    Signed C Dan Koppen
    Signed RG Leroy Harris
    Signed CB Chris Johnson
    Signed WR Bo Grimble
    Signed WR Legedu Naanee
    Released TE Lee Smith
    Released RT Sam Young


    Key Position Battle Outcomes:

    QB:
    1. #18 Jonathan Shuman - Rookie
    2. #5 Bryan Woods - Rookie
    3. #6 Mark Sanchez - Last Year's Starter
    RB:
    1. #20 Khalek Hall - Undrafted Rookie
    2. #22 Fred Jackson - Last Year's Starter
    3. #28 C.J. Spiller
     
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    Buffalo Bills 2013 Season Recap:

    Schedule:
    Week 1: Bills @ Eagles -- Bills 19 (W), Eagels 16 (L) -- [1-0]
    Week 2: Dolphins @ Bills -- Dolphins 37 (W), Bills 7 (L) -- [1-1]
    Week 3: Bills @ Broncos -- Bills 24 (W), Broncos 21 (L) -- [2-1]
    Week 4: Patriots @ Bills -- Patriots 31 (W), Bills 21 (L) -- [2-2]
    Week 5: Colts @ Bills -- Colts 9 (L), Bills 42 (W) -- [3-2]
    Week 6: Bills @ Patriots -- Bills 20 (L), Patriots 28 (W) -- [3-3]
    Week 7: Bills @ Bengals --Bills 17 (L), Bengals 20 (W) -- [3-4]
    Week 8: Bills @ Dolphins -- Bills 24 (W), Dolphins 21 (L) -- [4-4]
    Week 9: Bye
    Week 10: Bills @ Giants --Bills 14 (L), Giants 31 (W) -- [4-5]
    Week 11: Bills @ Jets -- Bills (-), Jets (-) -- [-]
    Week 12: Raiders @ Bills -- Raiders (-), Bills (-) -- [-]
    Week 13: Jets @ Bills -- Jets (-), Bills (-) -- [-]
    Week 14: Cowboys @ Bills -- Cowboys (-), Bills (-) -- [-]
    Week 15: Bills @ Chargers -- Bills (-), Chargers (-) -- [-]
    Week 16: Chiefs @ Bills --Chiefs (-), Bills (-) -- [-]
    Week 17: Redskins @ Bills -- Redskins (-), Bills (-)-- [-]

    Stat Leaders After Week 9:

    Passing:
    Jonathan Shuman - 79.8 QB Rating, 140/228 (61%) for 1,997 Yards, 12 TDs, 15 INTs, 249.6 YPG, 19 Sacks, 1 Rushing TD, 4 FUM

    Rushing:
    Khalek Hall - 66 Attempts, 306 Yards, 2 TD, 7 FUM, 4.6 YPC, 51.0 YPG, Longest Run - 48 yards
    Fred Jackson - 60 Attempts, 337 Yards, 2 TD, 3 FUM, 5.6 YPC, 42.1 YPG, Longest Run - 32 yards

    Receiving:
    WR Stevie Johnson - 26 Receptions, 433 Yards, 1 TDs, 54.1 YPG
    WR Anquan Boldin - 26 Receptions, 408 Yards, 2 TDs, 51.0 YPG
    HB Fred Jackson - 23 Receptions, 153 yards, 19.1 YPG
    TE Scott Chandler - 21 Receptions, 409 Yards, 3 TD, 51.1 YPG
    WR Sean Oduh - 19 Receptions, 315 Yards, 2 TD, 39.4 YPG
    WR Legedu Naanee - 7 Receptions, 120 Yards, 2 TDs, 17.1 YPG

    Defense:
    Tackles - MLB Kelvin Sheppard - 39 (6 TFL)
    Sacks - DT Kyle Williams - 4
    Interceptions - CB S. Gilmore - 3
    Forced Fumbles - MLB Kelvin Sheppard - 3
    Fumble Recovered - ROLB Nick Barnett / CB Stephon Gilmore - 1 Each
    Touchdowns - CB Terrence McGee / CB Stephon Gilmore - 1 Each

    Kicking:
    Ryan Lindell - 11 FGM, 12 FGA, 91% FG%, 19 XPM, 19 XPA, 100% XP %, Longest - 41 Yards


    Injuries:

    ROLB Nigel Bradham - Injured Week 2 (Broken Collarbone) - Out for 6 weeks (Returned)
    CB Terrence McGee - Injured Week 2 (Broken Collarbone) - Out for 6 weeks (Returned)
    WR Bo Grimble - Injured Week 2 (Broken Collarbone) - Out for 4 weeks (Returned)


    Player Re-signings:
    LOLB Kirk Morrison rejected a 3 year/$4.5M ($1.5M signing bonus) contract offer
    C Erik Woods rejected a contract offer
    TE Scott Chandler rejected a 3 year/$6.1M ($300k signing bonus) contract offer
    ROLB Nick Barnett accepted a 4 year/$18M ($6.4M signing bonus) contract offer
    SS George Wilson accepted a 3 year/$9M ($1.05M signing bonus) contract offer
    CB Terrence McGee accepted a 4 year/$9.2M ($800k signing bonus) contract offer
    LOLB Arthur Moats accepted a 4 year/$3.8M ($200k signing bonus) contract offer
    P Brian Moorman accepted a 1 year/$1.2M ($10k signing bonus) contract offer
    DT Alex Carrington accepted a 1 year/$750k contract offer
     
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    Bills 2013 1st Quarter Review (Weeks 1-4):


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    The first four weeks of the season are in the books and the Buffalo Bills stand at 2-2. While this is an improvement on their 0-4 start at this point last season, there's still an air of disappointment in the Buffalo locker room.

    "Yeah, 2-2 is better than 0-4 or even 1-3, but with the moves we made in the off-season and the guy's we've added, we were expecting 4-0 or at least 3-1 by this point." Coach Atkins said when asked.

    "But things aren't all bad," the coach went on. "In the two games we won, against Philly and against Denver, I thought those showed the true nature of our team. Sure, we didn't put up a lot of points, but we fought tooth and nail for every point we scored, and at the end, we pulled out victories as a team. Those wins were complete team efforts.

    The two games we lost, against Miami and New England, those really hurt in several ways. 1: they were against division opponents. Those could really hurt us later in the season. 2: they were at home. We hate to come out at home and lose the way we did, for ourselves, and for the fans too. And lastly, 3: those losses we didn't feel adequately showed who we truly are as a team.

    Against Miami it was especially true - we're not an 8 turnover a game team. That was a massive fluke and won't be repeated. Against New England, we showed flashes of our potential; Johnathan Shuman we thought did well and moved the ball quick and efficiently, and we felt Khalek Hall could've had a big game - but his two fumbles early on kind of killed the confidence we had in our run game, so we put more of a load on Johnathan's shoulders which probably led to his 3 picks at the end of that game.

    Our next four games are a home game vs Indy, then on the road versus NE, CIN, and MIA. I expect we'll win the Colts game by at least two scores, and the Cincy game will probably come down to a touchdown or less. The New England and Miami games are the ones we have to win, no matter what. I predict those games will be wins too. So look for the Bills to be 6-2 after week 8."
     
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    Bills 1st Quarter Rookie Watch (Weeks 1-4):



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    Four weeks in, and here's how Buffalo's rookie starters are doing:

    #18 QB Johnathan Shuman:

    Johnathan has his moments. In the first game against Philly, he played like a timid rookie, only throwing 'safe' throws and seeming worried more about not messing up than moving the ball down the field. He did just enough to win. The next week against Miami, he played like a scared rookie, completing less than half his throws, and appearing to fear taking sacks so that he instead forced throws and ended up with 4 interceptions, no touchdowns, and a blow out loss.

    In week 3 against Denver, he came out of his shell a bit. He threw a pick 6 on his first pass of the game, but shook it off and responded with 3 touchdowns, 255 yards passing, and most importantly - a win. This week against New England, he still had that confidence from the previous week. The coaching strategy called for a balanced attack of pass and run, but with the ground game scrapped after 2 fumbles, Coach Atkins put the game in Shuman's hands and he responded with a couple really good drives. But when the team needed him to rally for the 4th Quarter comeback, he threw 3 picks that effectively gave the game to the Patriots.

    Stats: 76.7 QB Rating, 63/100 (63%) for 873 Yards, 7 TDs, 9 INTs, 218.3 YPG, 6 Sacks

    #20 HB Khalek Hall:

    Khalek was supposed to be the feel good story of the 2013 off-season. 'The un-drafted rookie who won a starting position'. Unfortunately, his hold on the starting job is slipping away fast. Though he has great potential, as evidenced by his great speed that has him at 194 yards on 40 attempts, he has a serious problem with holding on to the ball. Through 4 games he already has 5 fumbles and no touchdowns. In week 4 against the Patriots, Coach Atkins had to scuttle the run game because of worry over another costly fumble costing them the game. Another game with a fumble could see Hall benched in favor of Fred Jackson or C.J. Spiller.

    Stats: 40 Attempts, 194 Yards, 0 TD, 5 FUM, 4.8 YPC, 48.5 YPG

    #88 WR Sean Oduh:

    Drafted 9th overall, Sean Oduh so far has proven a disappointment. With just 8 catches for 104 yards and 1 touchdown in 4 games, he is showing why he is the Bills #3 Receiver. Where exactly the problem lies isn't evident, but it could just be a matter of needing more time to establish himself as a go-to target among the more veteran receivers in Stevie Johnson, Anquan Boldin, and TE Scott Chandler.

    Stats: 8 Receptions, 104 yards, 1 TD, 13.0 YPC, 26.0 YPG

    #80 TE Mike Dunn:

    Drafted in the 4th round to aid as a run-blocking, Mike Dunn has been a monster so far. The combination of him, TE Scott Chandler, and FB Vonta Leach helping out the O-Line should result in a much improved run game for the Bills compared to last year. He's yet to catch a pass in the VFL, but then, that's what Oduh was drafted for.


    Non-starting Rookies:

    #5 QB Bryan Woods: Drafted Round 2, Pick 9, he hasn't started a regular season game in 2013, but Buffalo feels he's valuable as a back-up for now, and may see playing time if Shuman struggles or goes out with an injury.

    #82 WR Bo Grimble: An un-drafted rookie, Grimble was hurt in week 2 (should return around week 6), but before then had shown potential as a returner on special teams. Is 6th on the WR depth chart when healthy, so will probably spend 2013 primarily on special teams.

    Stats: 5 KR, 116 yards, 23.2 Avg, 26 Long
     
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    Week 6 Depth Chart Change:



    HB Khalek Hall has been demoted from starter to 3rd on the depth chart. Fred Jackson will be taking primary snaps at HB for the Bills, with C.J. Spiller backing him up.

    This comes after a disappointing first 4 games of the season in which Hall started off with 0 Touchdowns and 5 Fumbles. Following a Week 4 performance against the Patriots that saw the rookie lose 2 costly fumbles that contributed heavily to the Bills scuttling of the run game and ultimately to their loss, Coach Atkins announced that another game like that could well cost Hall his job (See Bills 1st Quarter Rookie Watch).

    Hall responded with a 113 yard rushing, 2 Touchdown game the following week in Denver and seemed to have turned a corner in his progression. Unfortunately, this week against the Patriots he had a repeat performance of the two teams' last match up, losing 2 fumbles on just 4 carries early in the game, and was immediately benched.

    When Hall could see another shot on the field is unknown, but he'd have to work hard in practice to improve his Carrying ability before he can earn Coach Atkins' trust back.




    Hall finishes with 66 rushing attempts for 306 yards (4.6 avg), 2 TDs, and 7 FUM. He also has 12 Receptions for 120 yards and 1 TD
     
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    Bills 2013 2nd Quarter Review (Weeks 5-8):

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    The first half of the season is complete and the Buffalo Bills currently stand at 4-4. Not the 6-2 coach Atkins predicted after the season’s first quarter, but respectable none the less.

    “Yeah, 4-4 isn’t bad,” Coach Atkins is quoted as saying in a recent interview. “I really thought we had the pieces in place to win every last one of the last four games though.

    We had a really good start to this quarter in week 5, knocking off Indy 42-9. Our young guys - QB Johnathan Shuman, HB Khalek Hall, and WR Sean Oduh - really starred in that game and I was impressed with their performance. I thought that game set the bar for what I felt was reasonable to expect from them going forward.

    But we came out against the Patriots the next week and made fools of ourselves on offense. They beat us 28-20, and 21 of their points came off of defensive touchdowns. We gave up TWO pick-6’s and a fumble retuned for a touchdown. We can’t play must-win games like that. Imagine how that game could’ve gone if our guys had their acts together?

    Khalek Hall, who’d played excellently against the Colts, went back to what is becoming his M.O. - he had 2 costly, lost fumbles early on against the Pats on only 4 rushing attempts. Needless to say, he was benched and moved down on the depth chart.

    In my week 4 interview, I predicted our week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals would come down to a touchdown or less, and that’s what ended up happening. The final score was 20-17, with the game going to the wire and us ultimately losing. We played okay that game and had opportunities to win it, but the chips just didn’t fall our way. Besides, we can’t play just okay and expect to win.

    We took on the Dolphins in week 8 in what was another must-win game. We were 3-4 at that point, the Dolphins were 6-0, and the Pats were 5-1. We’d lost our previous match-up to the Dolphins and also dropped both games against the Pats, so we were facing going 3-5 and being 0-4 in the division if we lost.

    We’d only really had the one good game against the Colts during the 2nd quarter of the season, and were going into our match-up with the Dolphins without much momentum. We ended up having another forgettable day on offense, though our defense kept us in the game until the end and allowed us to pull out a 24-21 victory on a last second field goal.

    This kind of play isn’t going to fly in the 2nd Half of the season if we plan to make the playoffs. Our rushing game has improved some since replacing Hall with Fred Jackson, but Johnathan Shuman and our receivers are going to have to get more confident through the air if we’re to have a balanced attack. Look for us to take more shots downfield in coming weeks.

    Our next four games are on the road versus the Giants and Jets, then back home for the Raiders and the Jets again. I like this stretch because it keeps the pressure on us. The games against the Jets are our must wins for the 3rd Quarter, though with the practice we got in during the Bye Week, we should be able to win out and go 8-4 this quarter."
     
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    Bills 2nd Quarter Rookie Watch (Weeks 5-8):



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    Eight weeks in, and here's how Buffalo's rookie starters are doing:

    #18 QB Johnathan Shuman:

    Johnathan's had a bit of a rocky stretch as of late. In the past 4 games he's completed 83/128 passes for 1,124 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT, and has been sacked 13 times. While these numbers by themselves aren't bad, they haven't really inspired confidence in him from his coaches. For the most part, he's done just enough to get by, but has yet to show that he can be counted on when the game is put in his hands. He'll likely need a good showing in Week 10 after returning from the Bye, otherwise Coach Atkins could consider giving some of the other QBs on the roster reps in practice.

    1st Quarter Stats (weeks 1-4): 76.7 QB Rating, 63/100 (63%) for 873 Yards, 7 TDs, 9 INTs, 218.3 YPG, 6 Sacks
    2nd Quarter Stats (weeks 5-8): 85.54 QB Rating, 77/128 (60%) for 1,124 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT, 281.0 YPG, 13 sacks
    Season Total Stats (weeks 1-8): 79.8 QB Rating, 140/228 (61%) for 1,997 Yards, 12 TDs, 15 INTs, 249.6 YPG, 19 Sacks

    #20 HB Khalek Hall (No Longer Starting):

    Khalek looked promising early on in this quarter, with 113 yards on 22 attempts and 2 rushing TDs in week 5 against the Colts. However, the next week against the Patriots he lost 2 costly fumbles on just 4 carries and was pulled from the game. He'd had problems with fumbles earlier in the season and had been on a short leash. When he'll earn another shot on the field is unknown, but he'll have to improve his Carrying ability in practice if he wants to get a second chance to start.

    1st Quarter Stats (weeks 1-4): 40 Attempts, 194 Yards, 0 TD, 5 FUM, 4.8 YPC, 48.5 YPG
    2nd Quarter Stats (weeks 5 & 6): 26 Attempts, 112 yards, 2 TD, 2 FUM, 4.3 YPC, 56.0 YPG
    Season Total Stats (weeks 1-6): 66 Attempts, 306 yards, 2 TD, 7 FUM, 4.6 YPC, 51.0 YPG

    #88 WR Sean Oduh:

    Oduh has improved slightly, but still isn't living up to his potential as a 9th overall draft pick. Through 4 games this quarter, he's only played a significant factor in one of them. While veteran receivers Stevie Jackson and Anquan Boldin naturally receive the most targets from Johnathan Shuman, Oduh's done nothing to stand out or improve his spot with the team. Being 4th in receiving yards and 5th in receptions on the team is not what the Bills had in mind when they picked him.

    1st Quarter Stats (weeks 1-4): 8 Receptions, 104 yards, 1 TD, 13.0 YPC, 26.0 YPG
    2nd Quarter Stats (weeks 5-8): 11 Receptions, 211 yards, 1 TD, 19.1 YPC, 52.7 YPG
    Season Total Stats (weeks 1-8): 19 Receptions, 315 yards, 2 TD, 16.6 YPC, 39.4 YPG

    #80 TE Mike Dunn:

    Mike Dunn has done everything the Bills has asked of him in the run-blocking game and continues to improve. He's yet to be utilized in the pass game, but Coach Atkins has been thinking of giving him some looks in the red-zone offense.


    Non-starting Rookies:

    #5 QB Bryan Woods: Drafted Round 2, Pick 9, he hasn't started a regular season game in 2013. He'd been pegged as Shuman's backup, but recent poor showings in practice has his readiness to lead the team if needed in doubt. If he makes it in a game, he'll likely get the one shot to do a good job, or could see himself moved to 3rd string

    #82 WR Bo Grimble: An un-drafted rookie free agent, Grimble was hurt in week 2 but returned in week 6. He's done okay on Special Teams so far, but nothing that assures him a roster spot in 2014. A Kick Return for a touchdown or two before the season's over could go a long way towards accomplishing that.

    1st Quarter Stats (weeks 1 & 2): 5 KR, 116 yards, 23.2 Avg, 26 Long
    2nd Quarter Stats (weeks 6-8): 6 KR, 143 yards, 23.8 Avg, 37 Long
    Season Total Stats (wees 1-2, 6-8): 11 KR, 259 yards, 23.5 Avg, 37 Long
     
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