Tag Archives: rex ryan

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 87

doug-whaley

All eyes are on Doug Whaley, and for good reason. (USATSI)

 

Evan and Jim start the show with some Warriors/Cavs talk, then are joined by Bill, who has a plan to fix the Buffalo Bills. The gang touches on the games that matter this week before looking ahead to potential first round playoff matchups.

Continue reading

Three Observations From The Bills Triumphant Afternoon in New England

In consecutive weeks Rex Ryan has out coached Bruce Arians and Bill Belichick. (Getty Images)

In consecutive weeks Rex Ryan has out coached Bruce Arians and Bill Belichick. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

The game meant something to New England, so it is sure as hell OK if it means something to us.

Another week, another win and damn does it feel good. Allow me to list the things Bills fans feel good about today: Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Cian Fahey from Football Outsiders

cian faheyWe were lucky enough to be joined once again by Cian Fahey, NFL analyst for Football Outsiders, Bleacher Report and author of the Pre Snap Reads Quarterback Catalog. He’s also one of the best follows for NFL analysis on Twitter, you can follow him at @CianAF.

Host Evan Sally and Cian spoke in depth about the Bills troubles on both sides of the ball. Evan asked Cian if Tyrod can bounce back from his start of the season, what the value of firing an offensive coordinator is and if Rex’s approach can work in the 2016 version of the NFL. They also went around the league, as Evan asked about the problems surrounding Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s offense, if Minnesota might be better despite losing Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson, if Carson Wentz is for real and much more.

Two Ways to Listen:

iTunes

SoundCloud

Continue reading

Greg Roman and The Superstitious Buffalo Bills

Greg Roman paid the price for the Bills struggles. (Getty Images)

Greg Roman paid the price for the Bills struggles. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

The firing of Greg Roman was shocking. To fire the offensive coordinator 2 games (and 5 days) into a season only one year after he cobbled together the 12th ranked scoring offense in the league is the kind of move nobody sees coming. Any time something like this happens there is always going to be a ton of questions. Questions like:

Whose call was this?

What did Roman do to merit his dismissal?

Is Rex’s firing not far behind?

In the recent days since this bombshell news dropped, we’ve gotten different answers to these questions that offer differing levels of satisfaction for fans. But there’s a question I want answered that there hasn’t been as much focus on.

What’s the point? Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 66

Russell Wilson spent far too much time on his back during a nightmare offensive performance for Seattle in LA. (Getty Images)

Russell Wilson spent far too much time on his back during a nightmare offensive performance for Seattle in LA. (Getty Images)

Jim and Evan were chomping at the bit for this one, an all new Hard Foul Podcast! This week we start with Jim’s Giants getting a big win against New Orleans and address the Bills direction after firing Greg Roman. The guys then took a look at Week 2 league wide, which teams’ hype trains are full speed ahead? And for which teams should we pump the breaks?

Two Ways to Listen:

iTunes

SoundCloud

Continue reading

The Bills Are All Style and No Substance in an Indefensible Loss to the Jets

A rough night from Stephon Gilmore and the secondary left the Bills with no shot at winning Thursday. (Getty Images)

A rough night from Stephon Gilmore and the secondary left the Bills with no shot at winning Thursday. (Getty Images)

Evan Sally 

Tyrod Taylor spent most of the night searching for answer, despite a gaudy stat line. (Getty Images)

Tyrod Taylor spent most of the night searching for an answer, despite a gaudy stat line. (Getty Images)

The Bills offense was empty calories while the Jets were a wholesome meal.

The 3 best plays of the game belonged to the Bills; Tyrod’s two long throws and Robey-Coleman’s fumble return for a touchdown. The problem is that the next 20 plays on the list belong to the Jets. The Bills for all of their big plays lacked consistency of quality from play to play and drive to drive. The big plays kept them alive and provided the crowd with a thrill. But they were sandwiched in between 3 and outs and complete defensive breakdowns. While the Jets, despite dealing with their disaster plays, never stopped producing, carving up the Bills secondary consistently. Continue reading