Bills defensive staff should be fired (1 Viewer)

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Didn't Buffalo use timeouts on defense after they saw the Chiefs alignment? And STILL didn't defend the field properly.

And to play devil's advocate on the squib or short kick off, there is still the possibility of a return for TD. A long shot, I know, but if that had happened we'd be on here posting that they should have kicked it into the endzone and not risk a return, because there's no way they can go down the field in 13 seconds. 😁
True, but if you're playing the odds, you kick it short every time.
 

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Not squib kicking it was a huge mistake. If the Chiefs start their drive with 9 seconds, the game is over. They’d be throwing a Hail Mary on the second pass.
Soon as I saw they did not squib kick I knew it was going to overtime. Then that ridiculous prevent alignment in OT. Even worse than the call that allowed the Minneapolis Miracle.

Ouch.
 

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Squib it right and it’ll be impossible for them to down it without burning a few seconds. Better yet, sky it to the 5 and force them to return it. Either is a far superior choice to kicking it into the endzone.
Yes. I do this on Madden every day. LOL- but true. When, oh when will these coaches understand basic football? LOL.
 

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Not squib kicking it was a huge mistake. If the Chiefs start their drive with 9 seconds, the game is over. They’d be throwing a Hail Mary on the second pass.
Exactly. Before the kick my wife said “don’t let them run it back!” I told her they would squib kick it to run clock. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

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No coach will be fired. And I get that the Buffalo fedense was exhausted. But the coaching staff performed poorly in the last 13 seconds and may have cost the Bills a real chance at a Super Bowl win. And rushing four against a quarterback you could not contain all day makes little sense with 13 seconds.

One day a team will rush no one, have two defenders spying on the quarterback and drop back nine.
Hey that’s what I’ve been saying since Greg Williams blew game against Niners in 2011 playoffs.
 

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Hill and Kelce are pretty much nuts. No other WR/TE combo pulls that off.
I disagree. Both were uncovered and untouched by a Bills defender until they both got to about 15 yards. Just about any fast receiver and pass catching TE makes those last two plays. Now if you want to talk about the 64 yarder to Hill and the winning TD catch by Kelce in OT, I’ll agree with you.
 
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I disagree. Both were uncovered and untouched by a Bills defender until they both got to about 15 yards. Just about any fast receiver and pass catching TE makes those last two plays. Now if you want to talk about the 64 yarder to Hill and the winning TD catch by Kelce in OT, I’ll agree with you.
Hill is arguable the fastest and quickest player in the league. You don’t think that played any role in why he was so wide open over the seam? And yes…BTW I was confusing the two Kelce catches
 

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Hill is arguable the fastest and quickest player in the league. You don’t think that played any role in why he was so wide open over the seam? And yes…BTW I was confusing the two Kelce catches
The play before the game winning TD, Kelce got away with a massive OPI basically rubbed the guy covering Hardman out of the play.

There were a few of those in the game that weren't called. KC kept running those crossing routes and they got away with it a few times.

That said, the Bills coverage was pretty terrible late in the game. I wasn't sure what they were trying to do.
 

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Bills should have rushed ZERO players with 11 in coverage.
 

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Hey wait a minute, that's my idea from 10 years ago in final 30 seconds against Niners in playoff loss and again in the Minny Miracl play. Just think of it this way, every guy you send at the QB costs you a potential pass defender when a team needs a lot of yards with only a play or two. Very foolish to rush more than two but I daresay we will see my 0-6-5 defense used going forward.
 

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I was screaming at the TV. With 8 seconds left. The play is simple...tackle all pass catchers at the line. Give up the 5 yard penalty. Down to 2-3 seconds on clock and they have to throw a hail mary.

I dont understand...drunken bar me could figure that out in the moment but these defensive gurus opted instead to play prevent shell leaving the middle wide open to a team with time outs.

Do...Not.... Get.... it
Oh my gosh how right you are.
 

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