CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s podcast, as myself (Brad “The Bruiser” Eichkorn) and Alex Jones get Bills fans ready for Buffalo’s Thursday night game against the New York Jets. Yes, coming off an impressive win over the Oakland Raiders was nice. However, every time the idea of the 2017 Buffalo Bills making the playoffs pops into my head; I think back to 2011 and 2008; both seasons where the Bills started hot and finished cold. I still have haunting memories of late season winning streak in 2003; only to fall short in a game against Pittsburgh’s second string. I try with every ounce of my being not to think about the possibility of the Bills ending the long playoff drought, but in the present “life is good.”
I’m going to take a page from Bills head coach Sean McDermott’s constant reminder: “Trust the process.” The 2017 Bills team appeared to be a team that was immediately looking towards the 2018 draft; yet through 8 weeks of the season the Bills head into a Thursday Prime Time match up at 5-2. The last 2 weeks the ground game has started to perform nicely; and Tyrod Taylor is looking as efficient as ever. The defense puts themselves in positions to come up with turnovers; having a league best plus 14 turnover margin.
This is truly a fun team to watch, because let’s admit it: winning is fun. The attitude of the 2017 Bills seems to be different then that of the last 2 seasons under Rex Ryan. This team plays with accountability, they are fundamentally strong, and they play 4 tough quarters of football. Yes, I through out 3 cliches, but am I wrong? This team is doing what most Bills fans expected to be a year away, but as of lately; their finding ways to win football games.
On this week’s Buffalowdown podcast, topics for discussion include:
- Welcome to Buffalo Kelvin Benjamin
- Good bye Marcel Darius
- How can the Bills finish of a 2017 sweep of the New York Jets
- The McDermott Effect
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