I was really bored Tuesday night.
After a rain soaked golf outing, and some barbecuing with my parents, I decided to get comfortable and re-watch the Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears pre-season game on the NFL network. I figured this would be a good time to start a new feature that I'd like to include after every Bills game this season. Superstars & D-Bags:
Ellis Lankster and (most of) the Buffalo secondary. First of all, this kid Ellis plays his ass off. Besides the 2 INT's, he was all over the field. Could be a great sleeper pick.
But the rest of the secondary looked great considering, as always, there was ZERO pash rush from the first team. Both McGee and McKelvin blanketed their targets leading to another first team INT. Free-agent Drayton Florence had a couple of great coverages in the end-zone. And Reggie Corner continues to look like the real deal (although that dropped INT hurt him a little). Not to mention rookie LB-S hybrid Nic Harris was a regular Don Draper out there for both games this year.
Trent Edwards. 10 for 10. Confidence. Quick out of the no-huddle. Only allowed one bad sack. All without any type of running game or T.O. I'll take it.
Chris Ellis and Copeland Bryan. If there are any two guys beneftiing from ULTIMATE D-BAG Aaron Maybin still holding out, it has to be these two. After the great white hopelessness of Schobel, Kelsay, and Denney provided no pash rush AGAIN, these two guys were pressuring hardcore. Both had sacks, and a recovered and forced fumble
Shawn Nelson and Jonathan Stupar. With Buffalo having no TE threat in 10 years, these two both bring in a breath of fresh Cheerio air to Orchard Park. Although Nelson made a mistake by dropping a yard short of the first down on a third and long catch, his TD catch was a thing of beauty. If we split him wide like that in the red zone, there are not many corners that can cover him. And Stupar's numbers? 10 catches for 92 yards in both games, including several big first down catches. I know, I know, its with the 2nd and 3rd string. But after watching both games, I can tell you that if the Bills cut this guy, it will come back to haunt them.
Roscoe Parrish. You want to play more at WR, Roscoe? You can be a big time threat on offense, Roscoe? GROW A FOOT AND HOLD ONTO THE BALL, WARWICK DAVIS!!!! (I was going to go with Verne Troyer, but you have to keep it old school sometimes.)
Ko Simpson. Remember when I said "most of" the secondary looked great. Well this douche nozzle is the reason why. He got torched by a slow TE for the biggest passing play from the Bears all night, and then gave up a TD in the 4th quarter from the 3rd string QB, and a rookie WR while his back AND head were turned away. Ko, I know who you are. You are an awful player.
Run blocking. There was none. Every play looked liked a scrum for the ball. Vomit-inducing.
Derik Fine and Derrrrriccccckk Schouman. Thanks for showing up guys. You should probably both get your daily, one catch for 4 yards and call it a day. Good seeing you again. Oh, and by the way... you guys suck donkey balls and Pete Metzelaars hates you.