Paul Miller over at Buffalowdown.com exchanged questions with this week regarding the Bills vs. Miami game this Sunday. We wanted to get a good idea of what our teams may be facing this weekend. You can read my answers to his questions, here.
Now that Lee Evans is on IR, who will step up at the WR spot?
Stevie Johnson will probably get most of the looks on Sunday, but
don’t see surprised if rookie Naaman Roosevelt makes some noise.
Roosevelt is an undrafted rookie out of the University at Buffalo who
practiceed a lot during training camp with the second team, which at
the time was led by Fitzpatrick. Besides Roosevelt, the Bills will be
using a lot of David Nelson and Donald Jones, who are also rookies at
the WR position.
The Bills are said to be looking for a franchise QB, is Fitzpatrick going to be the QB next year even if the team drafts a QB?
Yes, very rarely does a rookie QB have success in the NFL when he is
just thrown into the lions den. Of course there are the exceptions
(Sam Bradford this year) but why not have the rookie learn behind a
veteran QB? Fitzpatrick has shown enough this year to get the
starting nod at the beginning of the season, but he is definitely not
the long term answer for the Bills. Drafting a QB and having him
learn a year or two behind Fitzpatrick wouldn’t be a bad idea.
The Bills have been playing very solid football lately, what has been the biggest key to changing their season around?
Leadership. Ryan Fitzpatrick took this helpless team on his back and
started to show everyone that they could actually compete in this
league. With leadership came confidence, and it’s amazing what a
little confidence can do for a football team. Now of course the Bills
have cooled off a little, but they have lost the title of laughing
stock of the league.
CJ Spiller was a beast in college and was one of the more electric prospects in this years draft. Has he warranted his high draft slot?
We are going to need another year or two to determine if Spiller was
the correct pick at # 9 by the Bills. At the end of this season, my
answer is no, let me make that hell no. With so many holes on both
offense and defense, RB was definitely not one of them coming into the
season. And even at 3-10, the Bills continue to use Fred Jackson and
limit Spiller’s touches.
Hopefully Coach Gailey will have a fresh game plan for Spiller coming
into next season, or he will soon be given the bust label. But I do
preach patience to Bills fans when it comes to young running backs.
Just look at how Darren Mcfadden is finally playing this year, there
What will the score be?
Chad Henne will throw 2 INTs in this game, and one of those INTs will
be a pick 6, which will help give the Bills a 17-10 victory.