My plight regarding this week’s commentary is one not to be compromised. Stay on course. NFL football, the Buffalo Bills. No political conversations or opinions on the protest by the NFL players. No need to touch on POTUS. Stay far away from that topic of “taking a knee”. The topic covered in every interview, on every TV station, every radio show, magazines, newspapers and blogs. “Taking a knee” has been a part of social media in so many ways for a football year and still going in Energizer Bunny fashion.
That being said, it absolutely owns it since the President chimed in. At times I wanted to venture over to my space, staying clear of twitter, Facebook, Reddit, YouTube or Instagram. I hope to find my space to be neglected like that backyard of the abandoned house in my subdivision, with grass knee high. The house really helping the refinance appraisal value of my home said no one in my neighborhood ever. Outdated, behind the times, yet refreshing as I describe using Depeche Mode lyrics which you have come to expect. “Is Simplicity Best? Or Simply the Easiest?” Okay..singing in the library not cool. Singing an obscure side song in my 40’s at the library…priceless!
Bradford ruled out for third straight week
Lucid as if to be singing your ABC’s, the alphabet will guide me from straying on to opinionated political topics not desired by most.
Please give me a warm welcome and Join me please as I digress, Things We Know This Week About The Buffalo Bills:
A.) Abound- Kyle Williams has had 8 position coaches since being drafted in the fifth round back in 2006. Bill Kollar, Bob Sanders, Giff Smith, Anthony Weaver, Pepper Johnson, Karl Dunbar, John Blake and now Mike Waufle.
B.) Bestowal- Tre’Davious White has had a very impressive start to his NFL career. This earned him NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors for September. Not too shabby.
C.) Condign- Patrick DiMarco, the Bills new Fullback, was the Falcons 2015 nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his charitable work in Atlanta. Last year, DiMarco was a major contributor as Atlanta made the impressive Super Bowl run. It was a run that ended in a loss, but they truly almost won that game up until the very end when the winning machine known as Tom Brady spoiled that dream with one of a kind comeback. In 2015, he made the Pro Bowl as a fullback, catching 13 receptions that year, two of them for touchdowns. Atlanta was where this true team player spent the most successful seasons of his 6 year career, but listening to him interviered, he is fitting in and happy in Buffalo, both on and off the field as he is in the prime years of his career.
D.) Devoid- As of Friday afternoon it appears that Cordy Glenn will miss the game Sunday against the Falcons which is a big loss. Cordy quietly assisted last year as the Bills lead the league in rushing with a complex blocking scheme. It looks like Shaq Lawson will be a game time decision and it was mentioned that he is going to do whatever it takes to be on the field. I would not count on him being given the authority to make that kind of decision as he will play only if he is in condition to make a difference. He is still young and not developed to the point where he knows himself what he is capable of doing when he is not at full strengths. He is still learning what he is capable of when he is healthy. Marcell Dareus returned to practice Thursday and is hopeful to stay on target for his return. Sean McDermott claims Dareus is up to speed and is all in as far as being engaged buying in to the concept of keeping everyone fresh. If you take a look at the others on the Bills line, it is not him being singled out. Everyone takes fewer snaps in this system rotating in and out to always have the freshest possible options on the field. Taking a look back at his defenses in Carolina the minutes and snaps are in line with that philosophy.