Perhaps we know just a little more about the Buffalo Bills now that we saw them play against one of the better teams in the NFL last weekend
A pin dropping on the floor of the chiropractor’s office was heard as I exited my GMC Sierra as it bounced a couple of times. Not my pickup truck. The pin. Who drops a pin at the chiropractor’s office? How does it bounce on a carpeted floor? Stop reading into things so much.
So as I entered the office to check-in, the needle on the record player scratched across the entire album as everyone looked up at me like I was from the Island of Misfit toys. It was some old Bowie playing. OK. There was no record player. Strictly setting a scene. Sorry if my methods may be a bit shifty. Regardless, they all looked at me assuming I was Stan. “Negative Stanley” is how I should address him so you all know who I refer to.
My bad, they saw his shiny 1978 Buick LeSabre with 28 thousand miles on it pull in the parking lot, not realizing I had entered first. They were not looking forward to his reaction to the Buffalo Bills loss at home to the Baltimore Ravens. He entered like Kramer entered Jerry’s apartment. The staff and awaiting patients looked about as enthused to see him as Newman was to ever see Jerry.
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He was supposed to go off on this one man harangue. It was to focus on Josh Allen not belonging in the NFL. His regression was to be focused on. The offensive line was going to be bashed for not being able to remotely protect their quarterback. The wide receivers just can not gain any separation from the defenders. Redundant complaining.
Over and over again.
Stanley was to earn his nickname this day. His exposition was to clearly have unfamiliar people point and proclaim”That’s Negative Stanley!”
People were looking at Stanley like the Grinch looked at Who-Ville residents when they had a wonderful Christmas without all their stuff. Ya know, no roast beast.
Who possessed Stanley’s body? Where is the real Stanley?
Stanley was calm. He was not complaining. He was rather upbeat. He was kind of …..positive?
‘Those Bills. One win and they are in. The Steelers will be tough on their own field. They need to get a win. You do not want to have to go to Boston looking for a needed win. Certainly, no one wants the Jets to attempt to play spoiler in Orchard Park. ‘
“Negative Stanley” continued addressing his disciples.
“They took the best team in the league, who has won 9 in a row, right up to the end. Josh Allen had one of those days we know he will have as he grows with experience. They did not shut Lamar Jackson down. Impossible. They did do a nice job containing him. They held him to a place where had our offense clicked earlier, the Bills could have won. They really could have walked away victorious. I see big things for our Bills after another off-season of free agency and drafting.
They are underdogs going into Pittsburgh. I don’t think the Steelers offense can put many points up against the Bills defense. But they can’t plan on being perfect. So if they hold the Steelers to ten points, Josh Allen needs to guide at the very least two drives finishing in the end-zone. Scoring on either of these defenses with either of these offenses, seems a very difficult task. It certainly won’t be a shootout.
The Bills should start playing playoff football right now. They hold their own cards. One win and they are in. The way they had improved all season and played with the Ravens, I do not see them not returning back to solid football. Finding ways to win. I’m excited. I’m also stoked because I picked myself up some Flutie Flakes. That will be my dinner. Then I can put the box on my bookshelf next to my 1999 box. Pretty sweet. ”
Where was the real “Negative Stanley? This had to be an impostor. It looked like Stanley. It sounded like Stanley. The Doctor tuned up his back and did not notice someone else’s spine. Most of you readers know all about “Negative Stanley” and do not think I created him.
Maybe it is the Christmas season that touched Stanley’s Negative heart.
It came without bitching, it came without nags. It came without insults, rumors, and jabs. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from just wins. Negative Stanley had caused many grins.