The 2011 edition of the Buffalo Bills continue to surprise the league and their legions of fans, finding new ways to win when they used to find heretofore unheard of ways to lose.
Last week it was playing Hacky Sack as they playfully kicked around the Washington Deadskins like they were The Washington Generals.
The loss due to injury of Shawne of the Dead Merriman and Kyle Williams actually helped the Bills win, forcing Maximus Dareus to nose tackle where he he-manhandled Redskin interior OL. It also allowed aggressive and healthy King Arthur Moats to explode off the edge, and forced shell-shocked Deadskin QB, John Beck, into an unprotected shell of a man.
Spencer Johnson, playing LB, had a career game in a mediocre if unspectacular career as a DE/DT. Chris Kelsay returned to the line-up and sack dance. And the Bills totaled 10 sacks in all against these hacks from Washington, the most in one game for the team since 1964, the Bills’ first championship year.
George Wilson is quickly becoming a star, routinely making tackles behind the line of scrimmage and game changing INTs. Playing at a Pro Bowl if not All-Pro level the last few weeks, Wilson has made more plays overall this year by a substantial margin than the #8 overall pick that he replaced in his marginal Bills career.
It’s been said there is safety in pairs, and the George and Jairus duo are playing as well as any tandem in the league, making beatdowns sideline to sideline, in the offensive (not defensive) backfield, and creating more turnovers on a daily basis than Bee’s Bakery.
Ex-underrated Fred Jackson is having a breakout MVP season, constantly breaking into the secondary untouched for huge runs and catches, and breaking the ankles of anyone trying to tackle him. Not known for speed, Freddy is consistently blowing by defenders with ease and flare — and quickly got an assurance from GM Buddy Nix that he will get a sneaky fast new contract.
Let’s hope he keeps running angry.
FJ amassed almost 200 yards from scrimmage against the Washouts, and now has over 1000 in 7 games. The only 2 Bills to do that were Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpleton.
TE Scott Chandler had a great opening 2-3 weeks, then joined the Fitness Protection Program and disappeared. At 6-7 he was lost in the clouds. But the towering Chandler re-appeared in the Redskin endzone twice on great reads and passes by the newest member of the sporting rich, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The $59 million dollar man is finally able to put his economics degree to good use. But Fitzpatrich was thrifty with his passes and stingy with bad decisions in the 1st game after signing his well-deserved contract, the biggest in Bills’ history.
The Amish Rifle with the unorthodox throwing motion, now looks more like an Orthodox Hasidic Jew hording diamonds in his pockets, but has now thrown 21 total incompletions in the last 3 games. Ungodly Tim Tebow threw 21 in his last nailing on the cross alone.
The Bills as a team have been remarkably well-disciplined all year in all 3 phases of the game, a hallmark of their good ol’ boy Southerner, Chan Gailey. Coach Gailey has now out-coached Bill Bellicheat, Andy Greid, and last week, Mike Shamahan, the same big name coach that turned down and turned his nose down on the no name Bills.
The sack-less Shamahan suffered the first shutout of his coaching career in college or pros as his punchless offense took a sound beating, and his emasculated team was just plain bad in the sack. Deadskin owner Daniel Snyder should get a Life Coach before his next head coach, which he seems to hire on a yearly basis. The only guys in the league to make more bad decisions than Snyder are the guys he overpaid to coach.
After all the sacks his woeful team gave up against the Bills, the Shammie may be the next coach to be sacked himself.
Last Sunday afternoon, Stevie Johnson dressed down Redskins’ DBs and then dressed up as Chan Gailey on Monday night for Halloween. But this is no joke. This close-knit frat of nobodies on The Bills are starting to make noise on a national stage, with Bufftown in the top 10 of almost all power ratings, and as high as #4.
And now the J-E-S-T, Jest! Jest! Jest! come flying into B-Low on their high horse and modest track record. The Jests should be the laughingstock of the league with their ill-advised foolhardy quotes on how good they are, followed up by spectacularly mediocre play. Lucky to be 4-3, Rex Ryan needs a Foot-in-Mouth massage from his wife, as Rex has seemingly spent more time thinking about foot-fetish than football.
So get out of the sack early this Sunday, as it promises to be the biggest game to date this year, in the biggest Bills’ season this millennium.
The Ralph will be rockin’ in Buffalo and Busby’s will be boogiein’ in Santa Monica. Come on down for drinks with Trulie in the back bar and watch the Bills blast the Jets out of the clouds as they come crashing down to earth, and the sky-high Bills rise atop the AFC East.