2007 Buffalo Bills

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  1. C Darwin

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    BUFFALO: Drafted
    Paul Posluzny MLB
    Trent Edwards QB
    John Wendling S
    Derek Shcouman TE/HB/FB

    Offense:

    QB: Time to put up or get out for JP! Craig Nall and Trent Edwards are ready to go! Kevin Eakin from the Ti-Cats is also with the Bills.

    WR: Scott Mayle (Ohio U) UDFA- Listed WAY down on the depth chart.

    2006: Played in all 14 games, making 13 starts ... Caught 28 passes for a team-high 411 yards ... His 14.7 yards per catch was the highest on the team ... Also had four rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown ... Led the Bobcats with 14 kickoff returns for 287 yards ... His 20.5 average was third on the team ... Was named MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week after a season-long 46-yard kickoff return that set up a field goal at Eastern Michigan ... Caught a season-high five passes for 38 yards in the season-opener against UT Martin ... Had at least two receptions in each of the Bobcats first five games ... Had two catches for 64 yards at Illinois, including a 58-yard catch and run that set up Ohio's first touchdown ... Caught three passes for a season-high 88 yards against Miami ... His 38-yard and 34-yard catches improved his career total of plays from scrimmage covering at least 20 yards to 31 ... Made two catches in the MAC Championship Game ... Ranked fourth in school history for most receptions in a career with 107 ... Second in most receiving yards in a career with 1,847 ... Third in touchdown receptions for a career with 11.

    O-Line: Pre training camp starters: All Black

    No white running backs to report.

    TE/FB (?): Derek Schouman, Ryan Neufeld, and Brad Cieslak.
    Of the six ends that are reporting to camp, the three blacks are currently listed on the team's depth chart at TE and the whites ends are listed as fullbacks. It's strange.

    Defense:

    DL: The Bills are stacked with great white defensive linemen. They have three great defensive ends in Chris Kelsay, Ryan Denney, and Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel. Inside Tim Anderson and Kyle Williams will compete for the RT position while a stack of blacks will compete for the left.

    Linebackers: Bills will play a 4-3

    SML: Josh Stamer- 3rd String, Special Teams

    MLB: John DiGiorgio and Paul Posluszny will duke it out in camp for the starting job.

    WLB: Safety convert Coy Wire is listed behind black SLB convert Keith Ellison. Neither have much experience on the weak side. This competition should be interesting to watch.

    Cornerbacks: Yeah, right!

    Safety:
    SS: Jim Leonhard (2nd string SS / 3rd string Punt Returner) at NYJ (12/10), made his first career start and had five tackles on defense and one on special teams. He will be "competing" against Ko Simpson.

    FS: John Wendling (Academic All-Mountain West Conference, All-District VII, All-America and Draddy Award finalist.)

    It's Donte Whitner's job to loose. Wendling has been penciled in at 3rd string behind Whitner (he's not bad) and a 1st year converted receiver named George Wilson. Wilson has spent the last two years in the NFL system and has yet to make a tackle.

    Is it me, but is it a rule that talented whites are made to compete against each other or be put in un-winnable predicaments? Is there a word for this?
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    The defensive linchpin of Buffalo's 2007 draft will be at training camp on time for the team's first practice Thursday as Paul Posluszny has signed with the club that made him the 34th pick overall last April.

    Posluszny agreed to terms Wednesday shortly after fourth-round pick Dwayne Wright finalized his contract.

    Penn State's all-time leading tackler knows there are high expectations for him this season with the Bills despite being a rookie. That's why being at training camp for every possible snap he could get was important to the middle linebacker.

    "There's so much information to pick up and process and then act, so it's a difficult process, especially for a rookie," said Posluszny. "I'm trying to learn everything and each day I'm getting a little bit better at it."

    Posluszny is expected to eventually assume the starting middle linebacker role and be a fixture in the heart of Buffalo's defense from day one, but is likely to face a stiff challenge from second-year upstart John DiGiorgio who held the starting job start to finish through the spring camps.

    "I know that nothing is going to be given, and I'm going to have to earn it through hard work in practice, but I'm definitely looking forward to it," he said.
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  3. voice

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    We have to be fair here as we nail the neocons(see Jewish) and NWO , Cultural Marxism etc

    Marv Levy is Jewish and is not anti-white. He probably is one of the most pro-white GM's the league!
     
  4. C Darwin

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    POZ TURNS ANKLE: Paul Posluszny just turned his right ankle pretty badly in an individual position drill. It was non-contact and he was limping around. He's gutting it out a bit right now. We will see how much he's allowed to participate in team work later in practice. John DiGiorgio is already not participating.

    http://buffalobills.com/blog/index.jsp?post_id=1672
     
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    Bills Defensive End Arrested
    Published Aug 05, 2007

    A Buffalo Bills player is in jail, accused of striking a Rochester police officer during a confrontation on St. Paul St. early Sunday morning. Police arrested Buffalo Bills defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who was acquired in a trade last season with the St. Louis Rams. He's charged with harassment, criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Rochester Police initially responded to reports of fighting on St. Paul St. just after 2 a.m. Sunday. They arrived on scene to find 300 to 400 people on the sidewalk. That's when police say they used pepper spray to disperse the crowd and Hargrove was unintentionally sprayed. Officers say Hargrove then struck a police sergeant in the face, breaking his glasses. When police tried to subdue the player, they say his brother Terrence jumped in. Police say when Anthony Hargrove resisted arrest, he was pepper sprayed again. Both were taken into custody. Anthony Hargrove is in jail on $1,100 cash bail. Terrence Hargrove is charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Buffalo Bills players reported to training camp in the Rochester area on July 25.
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  7. jaxvid

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    Did you have to post the picture? Now I'll never be able to read this thread again!!!!
     
  8. C Darwin

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    Found a Pic of Jamie Mueller, thought it was cool.
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    Thanks! Much better picture. [​IMG]
     
  10. C Darwin

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    From the BB Blog.

    Originally Posted by C Darwin
    How often is Scott Mayle being used? Has he had much opportunity to show the coaches anything?

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    He's been getting snaps here and there. He's made a few good receptions. He certainly has speed (4.38) and has shown some abilities on special teams. I just really think he's caught up in a numbers game at WR on this roster.
    http://boards.buffalobills.com/showthread.php?t=4280&highlig ht=Scott+Mayle&page=8Edited by: C Darwin
     
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    Numbers game = odd (white) man out. [​IMG]
     
  12. Don Wassall

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    Mayle has the"eye-popping" speed the NFL claims to crave. What will be the excuse when he's cut -- not enough big play ability, unable to break initial containment at the line of scrimmage,grotesquely tight hips, lack of a good celebration dance? Probably they'll be no excuse, because no one will even notice or care when he's waived.
     
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    Camp update. 8/6/07

    On an outside run play Posluszny scraped over the top and came around the corner and cracked Shaud Williams as he approached the second level. Williams got knocked off his feet before springing back up again. The scary thing was Posluszny wasn't only moving at about half to three-quarter speed.

    John Wendling got great penetration against his blocker as well, successfully cutting off the outside lane for Roscoe Parrish and forcing him inside into traffic. Wendling also dumped his blocker on his rear.

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    Leaning on Leonhard
    http://www.buffalobills.com/news/news.jsp?news_id=5035

    Leonhard's excellent anticipation skills and his approach as a student of the game more than make up for what he lacks in what is measured at the combine (Leonhard is one of the fastest players on the team, this statement is bullsh*t) . His assets have translated into a greatly increased role in Buffalo's defense.

    Leonhard uses his lightning quick diagnosis as a play unfolds to be in position to make the proper plays every down (This reporter refuses to acknowledge any talent). His field general mind-set is what has put him in many of the Bills sub packages this season. Whether it is in the film room or by sticking his nose in a playbook, Leonhard doesn't stop working to better understand the Bills defensive schemes.

    His incredible work ethic has been noticed by the coaching staff, a clear factor in his increased time on the field. (Have we heard this euphemism before?)

    "I think he is a natural and gifted athlete but I think it is how he prepares, that he studies hard off the field, he watches film, he understands what we are asking him to do in the scheme and he does a good job with that," said Catavolos. (The coach seems to think Leonhard has something to offer physically)

    Recently, Leonhard has been spending time after practice working with rookie safety Trevor Hooper on where he needs to be as a gunner on the punt team. Hooper, who has acknowledged the importance of special teams in making the team, has also turned to Leonhard for help defensively. (Idiot! As soon as you teach Trevor what to do, you will be cut)

    Leonhard will surely receive much more time in the nickel and base defense as training camp progresses. As someone who scours film to better understand schemes, Leonhard will undoubtedly find more opportunities to get on the playing field. (I'm glad this reporter took the time to explain why the bills secondary has not been ethnically cleansed)

    "I think it is all about getting opportunities and the more opportunities you have the more you can play," said Leonhard. (I think everyone at caste football can agree on that statement)

    And if Leonhard gets more chances on the field in 2007 opposing offenses will quickly come to learn just how prepared he is to play. (Whew! The reporter made it through the entire article without complementing a professional athlete on being athletic. That's quite an accomplishment)

    Update:
    Spelling Whitner
    Taking Whitner's reps with the first team defense has been Jim Leonhard. Currently the second string strong and free safety, Leonhard is expected to have a bigger role this season in the subpackages.
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    Wow, Mister Charles Darwin, you have lived up to your illustrious name with the amazing discovery of this absolute gem of an article. It has raised the bar in terms of stereotyping white football players, and must certainly have set a new record for the sheer number of stereotypical remarks in such a short article.
    True - many were old favorites, such as "field general", "lack of measurables", "work ethic" and "student of the game". But let's give this guy some credit for some original new catchphrases. "excellent anticipation skills", and my favorite "lightning quick diagnosis ". And there's in "the film room"," sticking his nose in a playbook", "Leonhard doesn't stop working", and of course like all white players he has to "stay behind after practice" presumably to make up for an obvious lack of athleticism. Is this guy constantly studying, planning and thinking or does he ever get to go outside and run around a little? It sounds to me like he should be a research physicist or perhaps a brain surgeon rather than trying to play football.
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    Yeah, C Darwin, you barely ever see a groveling little worm quite as low as this sportswriter...maybe Chris Berman, Adam Schefter, and Len Pascerelli. Perhaps he is the equivalent of Max Kellerman and Harold Lederman (boxing).

    I watched Leonard's entire career at Wisconsin. He was the class of the Big 10 in the secondary, which is definitely a top 3 college conference for the past half-century. If you remember, they showed footage before a game during his senior season in which he won the team's basketball dunk contest (a reverse-two handed dunk). I mean, I could dunk in 8th grade, but I'm 6' 3," he's like 5' 9!" Not to mention his amazingly electrifying kick/punk return ability. The guy is probably one of the best athletes to ever come out of the Big 10. This article is SO typical I'm not even remotely shocked by its buffoonery and lack of research. Jim HAS TO BE one of the top 3 fastest guys on the team, and probably the best overall athlete on the team. Seriously, who else on that team is on his level and can do the things that Jim can?

    I honestly cannot believe that Jim even made it to the NFL, and it seems as though the Bills are actually giving him a chance to start at DB. I thought his extreme talent would fade in a similar fashion to another incredibly athletic player (accept at WR) from Kentucky (also a kick/punt return guy, but with even more speed than Jim) named Derek Abney. I can't wait until Jim shows that ****got sportswriter exactly what he's made of...
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    I am commenting on C.Darwin's post of 5 August. Thanks for the pic of Jamie Mueller. I played college ball with him for 4 years and still maintain contact with him. He was a GREAT runner and punishing blocker. I was dissapointed that Thurman T. did NOT mention him in his speech as mentioned almost 20 teamates, but failed to mention ANY of his fulbacks! Jamie could have played in any era! As an FYI, Jamie was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame this past January.
     
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    John Wendling is an amazing athlete. Coy Wire is another excellent athlete. He played linebacker and tailback at Stanford and made the transition to safety in the NFL, thoughhe also languishesas a backup.


    BTW, nice post RajunCajun! I met a member of the Billsduring their four-year Super Bowl run. Iasked him about Mueller and why he didn't run more, but I regret not at least subtlely bringing up the race angle. But with Thurman Thomas on the team, probably no one was going to cut into his carries very much.
     
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    Coy wire has been moved from WLB to SLB to have a permanent back up roll to Angelo Crowell. The Bill's WLB position now has no whites competing for an "open" position where no veterans are competing.

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    Game Report: Bills vs. Saints (Preseason)
    Posluszny: Lead both teams with 9 tackles and a sack. He was the story of the game for the Bills. I think he's the real deal.

    Leonherd: He had a great hit on Reggie Bush. He was challenged more downfield than even the CBs. He was beat 2/3 times but only one pass was good for a short reception.

    Wendling: Lead all Bills defensive secondary with three tackles.

    Wire: Played a lot of the game at SLB, but the Bills often were beat on the weak side, where he was moved from.

    Breese played a great game. He is a top five QB in the NFL, no question.
     
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    Palko was really good and can MOVE!! [​IMG]
     
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    Wow! Palko on the Titans = Superbowl.
     
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    STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON:
    http://buffalobills.com/news/news.jsp?news_id=5049

    Anthony Hargrove of the Buffalo Bills (the same guy who is being accused assaulting a police officer) has been suspended without pay for the team's first four regular-season games of 2007 for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy.

    Hargrove's suspension begins on Saturday, September 1. He is eligible to return to the Bills' active roster on Monday, October 1 following the team's September 30 game against the New York Jets.

    Hargrove is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

    [Note: The NFL Substance Abuse Policy is posted on nflmedia.com. From the home page, click on "Resources" and then "About the NFL."]

    In compliance with the NFL's confidentiality clause in the Substance Abuse Policy, the Bills are prohibited from discussing any details of the suspension.
     
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    C Darwin,

    As a Jet fan I don't think a bum like Hargrove getting suspended is any big deal. Now if it was Schobel, then you'd be saying something.

    Tom Iron...
     
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    Hargrove is a second string DT, and is black. Since the media isn't reporting on a guy who was arrested for assaulting a police officer and failing a drug test, I will.

    What I wonder is if the "new" NFL was just a flash in the pan. Did they just cause some sensation to put the fans back to sleep regarding what the NFL is really all about.

    It will be interesting to see if the Bills cut him. After all, can you think of any quality that Hargrove has that would keep him around?
     

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