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McCoy’s workload has been key to Bills wins

Posted by Chris Brown on December 10, 2017 – 10:45 am

It certainly isn’t the only variable that can be attributed to Bills victories, but LeSean McCoy’s workload has an impact on Buffalo’s success in posting ‘W’s.

This season when LeSean McCoy gets 20 carries or more the Bills are 5-0. When he gets less than that the Bills are 1-6. Here’s a look at Buffalo’s stats this season on offense when McCoy gets 20 or more carries and when he doesn’t.

McCoy 20 or more carries McCoy less than 20 carries
Won-Loss record 6 and 0 1 and 5
Points per game 25 12.8
Rush yds/game 83 59
Rushes/game 21.3 13.2
Rushing TDs 3 1
1st down rushes 25 16
Rec yds/game 35.3 15.3


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Colts have trouble holding teams down

Posted by Chris Brown on December 10, 2017 – 9:58 am

By now most Bills fans know that no other NFL club has given up more points than the Colts this season. Not only have they given up a league-leading 330 points in 12 games this season, their point differential of minus-125 ranks 31st in the league.

The Colts have been outscored in every quarter but the second quarter this season, where they’ve scored 10 more points (89) than they’ve given up (79). Their problem quarter is the fourth. Indianapolis has been outscored by an astounding 92 points.

That’s a franchise worst for the Colts. Since 2000, only the 2005 Texans (-95) and 2007 Rams (-107) fared worse in terms of point differential come the final stanza in a game.

The Bills have outscored their opponents 90 to 68 in the fourth quarter. In fact the fourth quarter is Buffalo’s highest-scoring quarter this season.

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Colts C Ryan Kelly out for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 8, 2017 – 6:01 pm

Colts C Ryan Kelly was expected to be available for Sunday’s game, having just a couple of tests remaining to pass this week before he was cleared from the concussion protocol. On Friday, however that did not happen. Kelly has been ruled out of Sunday’s game.

Complicating matters for the Colts is Kelly’s backup, Mike Person is questionable for Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Third on the Colts depth chart at center is Anthony Fabiano. Fabiano has appeared in five career NFL games with one start.

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Moncrief, Melvin both out for Colts

Posted by Chris Brown on December 8, 2017 – 2:54 pm

The Indianapolis Colts will not have their two starting cornerbacks on Sunday.

Already without Pierre Desir, who went on injured reserve earlier this week with a shoulder injury, the Colts also ruled CB Rashaan Melvin out with a hand injury. That leaves the Colts secondary with five cornerbacks who have a combined four games of NFL experience, which includes three rookies. Two of those rookies, Kenny Moore and Quincy Wilson are expected to start.

Meanwhile CB Chris Milton was added to the injury report with a neck injury and is now questionable.

Also out is WR Donte Moncrief with an ankle injury. TE Darrell Daniels is also out with a hamstring injury. Here’s a look at the Colts injury report for Sunday.

Starting RT Denzelle Good is also questionable with an illness.

(WR) Donte Moncrief                                     Ankle                     Out
(CB) Rashaan Melvin                                       Hand                     Out
(TE) Darrell Daniels                                          Hamstring           Out

(C) Mike Person                                                 Ankle                    Questionable
(OL) Denzelle Good                                         Illness                   Questionable
(CB) Chris Milton                                              Neck                      Questionable


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Kyle: I have faith in our fans

Posted by Chris Brown on September 13, 2015 – 11:03 am

If you ask Kyle Williams, Bills fans at home games are always pretty loud, which is why he’s confident that they’ll be raring to go today come 1 pm.

Williams believes their volume can absolutely impact an opponent’s offensive execution, so he’s hoping they’re as jacked for the game as the players.

“You look at the home opener last year, the kind of confusion they can create for an offense. They can limit what he can do at the line, they can limit their snap counts,” said Williams. “They can cause penalties on them, they can cause missed assignments because they didn’t hear the communication—there’s a lot of things our fans have always done.  It’s not like we’re asking them to do something they’ve never done. I just think it’s important for them to know how big a part they can play in the game because we have the greatest fans in the league. And for us to play against the caliber of offensive team that we’re playing, its going to be a critical part of the game.”

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Darby has right mindset for 1st start

Posted by Chris Brown on September 13, 2015 – 9:10 am

Bills rookie CB Ronald Darby may have had a few ups and downs in the preseason, but he’s got the right mindset facing the number one passing offense in the NFL from 2014 today.

Darby is fully aware that he’ll be tested early and often as a rookie, but he sees that as an opportunity.

“It gives me a lot more chances to make plays and make a name for myself,” said Darby. “Each play I feel like the ball is going to come my way and even when I don’t think it’s coming my way I feel like it is so you got to play like that as a corner. I’ve been studying film, technique, being in the right positions, like things like that. It’s helped me a lot.”

Darby has also looked for advice from Stephon Gilmore, who once was a rookie starter at cornerback himself.

“I keep telling him to keep playing and to stay positive,” said Gilmore. “They may catch the ball here or there. Just keep playing and if they do catch something just put it behind you and make the next play.”

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Hughes: Colts don’t add to motivation

Posted by Chris Brown on September 12, 2015 – 11:31 am

He was traded to the Bills in the 2013 offseason and when given a playing opportunity he flourished. Two years and a couple of 10-sack seasons later Jerry Hughes is facing the team that made him a first-round pick, but rarely let him get on the field. So is there added motivation going against the Colts?

“No, not at all,” Hughes said. “It’s Week 1 in the NFL and I’m just excited to be back on the field playing football so it doesn’t matter who it was, they were going to get me full speed no matter what.”

Hughes spent his first three seasons in the NFL buried on a depth chart at defensive end behind Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. When asked what kept him from getting his career off the ground sooner, Hughes had a one word answer.

“Opportunity,” he said.

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Colts trade for DE Winn

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2015 – 5:20 pm

Two days before their season opener at Buffalo, the Indianapolis Colts have swung a trade to boost their defensive front.

The Indianapolis Colts traded a conditional late-round 2017 NFL Draft pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive lineman Billy Winn Friday afternoon. The team has also waived guard Robert Myers and waived running back Daniel Herron from Injured Reserve.

Winn, 6-4, 300 pounds, was originally drafted by the Browns in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s played in 40 games (18 starts) and registered 87 tackles (57 solo), 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, five passes defensed and two interceptions.

In 2014, Winn played in 13 games (five starts) and finished with 31 tackles (17 solo), one forced fumble, two passes defensed, one interception and one blocked field goal.

The Colts likely found him attractive because of his familiarity in playing in a 3-4 defensive front as a defensive end. Indianapolis lost starting NT Arthur Jones for the season with an ankle injury and on their depth chart have a starting nose tackle and starting defensive end who are rookies in David Parry and Henry Anderson, their fifth and third round draft choices last spring.

Winn adds a welcome dose of experience to their defensive front, and though he was a rotational wave player for the Browns, there’s a good chance he moves into the starting lineup for the Colts sooner rather than later.

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Fan Friday 9-11

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2015 – 2:06 pm

As excited as we are for real football on Sunday, we do need to pause to think about the nearly 3,000 Americans who perished in the 9-11 attacks. Never forget. Here is this week’s edition of your questions from email at and on Twitter at @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – What is the process with keeping someone on the Practice Squad….can another team sign anyone from a Practice Squad? Are there any ways to protect someone on the Practice Squad?

Joe Roberts
Orlando, FL
CB: Practice squads consist of a maximum of 10 players typically who have accrued two or fewer NFL seasons as a pro. Each team is allowed a couple of exceptions in which a third-year player can be on the practice squad. To answer your question yes, any team in the league can sign a player off another team’s practice squad. Essentially you should think of them as a free agent with a job in the league.


2 – Chris,

I’m excited for the Bills 2015 season.  I really want to see what Greg Roman does with Buffalo’s offense.  Bills are deep at WR position.  I disagree with some of the posts I’ve read on depth chart.

Sammy is the #1 WR, in my opinion Robert Woods  is clearly #2 ahead of Harvin.  Woods was a great draft pick – Robert Woods consistently gets open on routes and has great hands!  Plus I think he is much more durable than Harvin.  Keep Percy Harvin in the slot as the #3 and kick returns.

What are your thoughts at WR, how many do the Bills keep and how do you see the depth chart.

Randy C,

from Buffalo, currently in D.C.

CB: What is interesting on Buffalo’s depth chart is Percy Harvin and Robert Woods are listed as co-starters opposite Sammy Watkins. So as the coaching staff sees it they’re 2A and 2B on their depth chart. Then it’s Chris Hogan and Marquise Goodwin followed by special teamers Marcus Easley and Marcus Thigpen.

Keeping seven did surprise me. I thought six was a more realistic number. I think the team saw Thigpen as worthy of a roster spot because with Leodis McKelvin to miss the first six weeks of the season they didn’t have a proven punt returner. So Thigpen will handle those duties.

I agree with your thoughts on Woods. I believe with all the attention that’s going to be on Watkins and Harvin and even Charles Clay, Woods will have a lot of favorable matchups this season and make a lot of plays.


3 – @ChrisBrownBills

Do u think Gilmore will cover Johnson this weekend since it seems that Darby has more trouble w/ taller receivers?


CB: The Bills have a ton of respect for Andre Johnson, but I don’t think he’s as big a deep threat concern as he used to be. T.Y. Hilton is the more dangerous receiver, but he’s not going to physically overmatch Ronald Darby. I think Rex Ryan was truthful when he said he would mix it up against Andrew Luck and the Colts offense.

So I don’t anticipate there being a lot of Gilmore following Johnson or Hilton for the whole game. It wouldn’t surprise me if there were certain areas of the field where they put Gilmore on Johnson to match up better physically like the red zone, but beyond that I think the chances are greater they play the receivers straight up and the Bills roll more safety help to Darby’s side.


4 – @ChrisBrownBills are we wearing retro jerseys on Sunday to go with the helmets?#RockTheRalph


CB: Yes, there will be a full retro uniform to go with the throwback helmets. Here’s a look.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>All White Classics for week 1. Go <a href=””>#Bills</a&gt; <a href=””>#RockTheRalph</a&gt; <a href=”″></a></p>&mdash; billsequipment (@billsequipment) <a href=”″>September 10, 2015</a></blockquote>


5 –

How does the HB depth chart looks like? And what is expected out of Karlos Williams? Can he be better than what Fred was?


CB: The way the depth chart is listed at running backs is McCoy, Dixon, Karlos, Brown. Personally I think Karlos Williams is going to get just as much time in the offensive backfield as Dixon, if not a bit more. Maybe not right away this season, but sooner rather than later. His running style is aggressive and downhill and he’s got more straight line speed than Dixon.

Blitz pickup will be where I will be looking most carefully to see who can handle that role that Fred filled so well on third downs. It very well could be McCoy, who is pretty good at it in his own right, but that’s something that will bear watching.

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Ryan’s message for Week 1

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2015 – 11:10 am

Rex Ryan addressed the team this week in advance of Week 1, a week that we profiled as a very successful one for Ryan in his time as a head coach in the NFL on TE Matthew Mulligan, who has been with Ryan for a couple of his previous openers, laid out what the message from Rex was this week.

“His message was of confidence, but for me what I took out of it was how we’re one team,” Mulligan told “We are not going to play as individuals. We are going to play as a collective unit and that’s how we’re going to win games this year. We’re going to all buy into one thing and know that it’s for the betterment of the team whatever we’re doing. That to me speaks volumes.

“We can talk about guys on an individual basis. We’ve got some crazy good athletes and players here where you can do that. He doesn’t do that. He’s like, ‘We’re a team. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the top of the roster or the bottom. We’re all part of the 53 and then you have the practice squad guys who are just as important too. But we’re going to work together and that’s how we’re going to win.’’

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Some history for Rex Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2015 – 9:35 am

As we profiled on this morning, Rex Ryan has a strong won-loss record in season openers with a 5-1 mark as a head coach. If Ryan can emerge victorious from Buffalo’s Week 1 matchup with Indianapolis he’ll be in some select Bills coaching company.

With a win Rex Ryan can become the first Bills head coach to win his first Kickoff Weekend game. He can also become the second Bills head coach to win his first game joining Hall of Famer Marv Levy.

Levy’s first game was a win, but came in the middle of the 1986 season after he replaced Hank Bullough.

With a win, the Bills will also post their first home Kickoff Weekend game victory since September 7, 2008 when Buffalo beat Seattle 34-17.



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McCoy full go for practice

Posted by Chris Brown on September 9, 2015 – 12:22 pm

He’s been working his way back from a hamstring injury suffered back in training camp and missed the team’s last three preseason games as a result. But with Week 1 now days away it appears that LeSean McCoy is healed and ready to play.

That according to head coach Rex Ryan who said LeSean McCoy will be practicing full speed Wednesday.

“I think he’s going to be ready to roll,” said Ryan of McCoy for Sunday’s opener against the Colts. “We’ll see how it progresses during the week, but he’s practicing full so he’ll be ready.”

McCoy said late last week that he wanted to be healed to the point where he didn’t have to dial things back in Sunday’s game.

“I don’t want to go out there and half a** it,” he said. “I want to be able to make the cuts when I need to make them. I want to be as healthy as possible.”

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Colts owner apologizes to Colts fans

Posted by Chris Brown on August 12, 2013 – 7:36 pm

Colts owner Jim Irsay wasn’t happy at all with his team’s performance in their 44-20 loss to the Bills in the preseason opener Sunday. So much so that he tweeted an apology to his fans.

Irsay’s Colts gave up 44 points to Buffalo, a franchise preseason single-game high for the Bills. Doug Marrone’s team also outscored Indianapolis 24-7 in the second half with the Colts’ only points coming on a fumble return for a touchdown.

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5 performances you might’ve missed

Posted by Chris Brown on August 12, 2013 – 11:54 am

There were a number of quality individual performances in Buffalo’s first preseason game that made the highlight reel, but there were some that flew under the radar Sunday. Here’s a look at some of the better play turned in by some players you might not have noticed watching the game live.

Crezdon Butler – The cornerback was noticed on his second quarter interception off a tipped pass by Manny Lawson that led to a Bills field goal, but Butler had two other pass breakups in the game to lead the team with three. Those other two both came on third downs. One was on a 3rd-and-6 play at the Bills 26, which forced the Colts to settle for a FG. The other was on a 3rd-and-5 at the Colts 13, which forced a punt. He also had a third down tackle on a 3rd-and-2 bringing down Nate Palmer for no gain to force another punt. A really nice effort for the corner that’s been running with the second unit.

Jarron Gilbert – The reserve defensive lineman wasn’t dominant, but turned in a few plays that helped the defense get off the field. He had a quarterback pressure on a 3rd-and-5 that led to a Colts punt. Gilbert also had a tackle for loss on a pass to Colts back Kerwynn Williams out of the backfield dropping him for a loss of two. He had a pass breakup to his credit too.

Shawn Powell – Powell, who was coming off his best practice of camp, punted very well Sunday. He only kicked twice, but boomed a 55-yarder to the Indianapolis 15. Accomplished return man T.Y. Hilton unfortunately had a 15-yard return on the play. His other punt from his own 28 he launched out of bounds at the Colts 26 on a 46-yard effort. His best work however, may have come on his holds as he had to reach outside his body frame to get a couple of field goal snaps down in time for the kick attempts.

Nickell Robey – Robey had just a couple of tackles on defense holding receivers short of moving the sticks on both, but more importantly he proved himself capable as a punt returner. He looked elusive on his three return attempts. He had a long of just 14 yards, but he averaged 11.7 yards a return and made coverage players miss. Anytime a punter can average better than a first down (10 yards) you’re considered very productive.

DeMarco Sampson – Sampson got 28 snaps, but only 15 were pass plays. He had four receptions for 49 yards late in the game. Three of his catches went for first downs. He also drew a pass interference penalty that gave the Bills a first down on a third-quarter TD drive.


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Colts Mathis says Bills more ready to play

Posted by Chris Brown on August 12, 2013 – 1:14 am

Indianapolis OLB Robert Mathis had no excuse for why the Bills came out and ran the ball well early with C.J. Spiller and ultimately outplayed the Colts in a 44-20 preseason Week 1 victory.

Mathis admitted that the Bills played with a greater sense of purpose than the Colts.

“They came out with I’d say, more of a sense of urgency than we did today, so it’s just something we have to work on,” said Mathis. “We just have to do what we do better, more so than what they do. That’s kind of what the preseason is all about, working on our timing and how we adjust on the fly.”


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Marrone debut sets scoring mark

Posted by Chris Brown on August 11, 2013 – 10:52 pm

The Bills 44-point output in Doug Marrone’s head coaching debut against the Colt set a team record Sunday.

Buffalo’s 44-points, 30 of which came from the offense, set a franchise preseason record. The Bills previous highest point total in a preseason game was 35, which most recently happened in a 2011 preseason win over Jacksonville (35-32 OT).

The Bills scoring occurred relatively evenly over the course of four quarters with 20 points in the first half and 24 in the second.

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Goodwin: I’m bringing it out every time

Posted by Chris Brown on August 11, 2013 – 9:25 pm

The fact that Marquise Goodwin was seven yards deep in the end zone on the kickoff he would wind up taking all the way back for a touchdown Sunday in Buffalo’s 44-20 win over Indianapolis didn’t seem to be an issue for him. As long as he’s still in the field of play how deep he’s sitting in the end zone when he fields a kickoff is irrelevant for him.

“I’m bringing it out every time,” said Goodwin regarding kick returns. “Until the other returner (fullback) Frank (Summers) keeps me in I’m bringing it out every time. So in my mind I’m thinking, yeah I’m going to take this one.”

That’s exactly what Goodwin did on Sunday. The irony of his return, which he took up the middle of the field before busting his tail to the left sideline was the call for the play was to the other side of the field.

“It was actually a right middle return. It just kind of happened that way,” said Goodwin.

Goodwin also had a 53-yard return that he almost took all the way back. Safety Ashante Williams was able to make an ankle tackle from behind on Goodwin near midfield, which surprised Goodwin.

“It was a little different for me,” he said. “It was a good blocking scheme by the guys. They fought for me and I just ran and did the best I could. Somebody kind of got my ankles at the end.”

Goodwin averaged 80 yards on his two returns.

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Notable Colts inactives

Posted by Chris Brown on August 11, 2013 – 12:26 pm

Here are the more notable Colts players who are inactive for today’s game.

S LaRon Landry
S Joe Lefeged
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
LB Jerell Freeman
LB Pat Angerer
TE Dwayne Allen
DE Fili Moala

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Fan Friday 11-30

Posted by Chris Brown on November 30, 2012 – 3:32 pm

A lot of home games down the stretch for the Bills starting with Jacksonville on Sunday. Here’s the latest edition of questions from and @ChrisBrownBills.


1 – Chris, 

Do you think our offense will become more in sync when T.J. Graham is regularly inserted into the fold? Also, do you think that a change at quarterback is necessary or do you think it is just a matter of a clean bill of health to the defense is needed to make it to the next level?

Thanks Chris! 
-Nick W
H’port, NY
CB: Graham was drafted to help stretch the field offensively, but you’re right his opportunities have been limited. I think if they can effectively make him a deep threat, it would help to open things up more underneath. A lot of opposing defenses have been squatting on Buffalo’s short routes and it’s hindered Buffalo’s attack.

Ryan Fitzpatrick by his own admission has stated that he has not performed up to even his own expectations. He also said this week that he knows he’s in a performance-based business and believes his status as the team’s starter could be affected if he does not improve his play down the stretch.

Chan Gailey re-committed himself to Fitzpatrick this week.


2 – Hey Chris ,
I have been wondering your take on a few questions that are all under the basic same heading. It has seemed to me that Coach Gailey has gone from the a coach dictating to our opponents what we want to do to letting our opponents push us into what they want us to do. It seems like we’ve added new talent to the roster this year(Graham, Dickerson, Easley), but we haven’t used it. On defense we don’t have any blitz packages. Please let me know what is the problem?

Thank you for your time !!

Mr.T from Nashville via Ft. Myers

CB:  I’ve asked Coach Gailey about dictating play to the opponent, whether it’s imposing their will with play calling or putting them on their heels with tempo changes. My most recent question concerned tempo change and jumping into no huddle when the offense is sputtering. Here was his response this week.

“We’ve done that some but it’s been more revolving around the pass game and we’re trying to make sure we get the running game going,” Gailey said. “When you do no-huddle, sometimes it revolves too much around the pass game and we don’t want to get into that. We want to keep our balance between our run and pass.”

 You’re not the first fan that has expressed an opinion that the team was more aggressive in dictating play the first two years in comparison to this year. I think that opinion only became more popular because of the Houston game where Buffalo saw Houston using regular defense against their three-wide package and chose to throw.

To me it’s a hard case to argue either way, but you cannot debate that New England has effectively dictated tempo and personnel changes against the Bills and it’s been effective for them. Not just against Buffalo, but just about anybody.


3 – Hey Chris,

I cannot recall if Buddy Nix is waiting till the off season to negotiate contracts with our impending free agents. Do you know if the brass is negotiating anything at the moment, and do you know the players disposition to resigning with the team? How much money do we have in the bank left to spend on signing our players? It would be a devastating lost to lose Byrd and Levitre to FA.

Stephen A. Naetzker

CB: Well the report did come out this week that negotiations are underway with Jairus Byrd, who is arguably the most important free agent to re-sign this offseason. Levitre is pretty important as well. It sounds like the wheels are in motion. I would also argue that the team should try to re-sign Leodis McKelvin knowing the relative lack of veteran presence at cornerback.

There are also a couple of important restricted free agents in David Nelson and Donald Jones. Kraig Urbik and Chad Rinehart are other unrestricted considerations. It could be a busy offseason just to keep some starters in the fold.


4 – Chris;

What do you think about Buddy’s statement about this being the year to try and find the future Franchise QB? Would Buddy be willing to Draft Two QB’s in the first Three rounds? With the rookie wage scale, it makes economic sense and also doubles our chances of hitting a Franchise guy. Bills nation doesn’t want to see more Linemen, LB’s or DB’s until the QB is addressed! This gives us three years to develop him, before we have to spend Big $$ to resign him. QB controversy won’t be a problem if he’s truly a Franchise guy, it wasn’t a problem with Jim Kelly and won’t be again, it’s only a problem with teams who don’t have the Franchise guy. Please tell Buddy not to bring in Vick, Cassel, or any of the other Journeymen who may be available.

Besides the Bills, what other teams do you feel will Draft QB’s?

I can see the Jets, Chiefs, Raiders, Browns, Cowboys, Eagles, Seahawks?

CB: I think Buddy was clear that he wants to add a franchise quarterback for the future. Here’s what he told us a few weeks ago.

“We want to bring in a guy that can be a franchise quarterback, I mean for the next 10 years,” Nix told “Starting maybe two years from now or whenever he’s ready. I’d like to have a guy in place. I’ve got to look past this Sunday and past the rest of this year and decisions have to be long term.”

As Nix and Gailey see it, a franchise quarterback is someone that they would acquire in the draft this coming spring and they’re likely to take one early (1st 3 rounds). Nix also made it clear that they’re willing to sacrifice other draft choices to position themselves to land such a quarterback.

What Nix did make clear was that even if they do draft a franchise type QB that Ryan Fitzpatrick is still going to be in the fold next season as the starter, barring some unforeseen lights out training camp performance by whomever they might draft for that position.

I’m not convinced they’ll draft two quarterbacks. Having two rookies can create more problems than solutions I think. But that decision isn’t up to me.

As for who you think might also be interested in a QB of the teams you’ve got listed the only ones I’d cross off your list are the Raiders (Palmer may have earned himself another season with his production) and the Seahawks (in light of how current rookie Russell Wilson is playing). I also don’t see the Eagles taking one early. They’ve got a lot of other problems.


5 – Chris,

With respect to the Reggie Wayne fumble at the end of the first half in the Colts game the photo is conclusive. Can the Bills send this and the luck spike to league office? Obviously won’t make difference now but seems as small market team without star player (aka tv ratings driver) they are on the short end of stick a lot. How can that play not be reviewed? Isn’t that the entire point of having things controlled upstairs in under 2 min scenario? Or is it just so nfl has control and can make sure questionable calls favor the teams they ideally would want to see do well?

CB: All I can tell you is the following. First, I agree it was a fumble. The only way it would not be is if a whistle blew for forward progress. That didn’t happen according to my videographer who was standing in that end zone. Just like it didn’t happen in overtime in Baltimore in 2010 when Shawn Nelson was stripped of the ball after his forward progress was stopped.

Ed Hochuli said there wasn’t a fumble, but never addressed forward progress. It’s the responsibility of the replay booth to review that play, but they did not. And the spike with no time left only made it worse, although the back judge, who keeps time on the field did immediately run to Hochuli signaling one second.

Buffalo routinely sends calls like this to the league, but beyond an ‘I’m sorry we screwed up’ there is not much that can be done to reverse it.


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Colts inactives

Posted by Chris Brown on November 25, 2012 – 11:51 am

Here are the Colts inactives for today’s game with the Bills.

CB Vontae Davis
LB Mario Harvey
NT Josh Chapman
DE Clifton Geathers
OT Tony Hills
TE Coby Fleener
TE Dominique Jones

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