Has Tyrod Taylor played his last game as a Bill? (Getty Images)
Aaron Wallens and Evan Sally are joined by fellow member of HardFoulSports.com Jim Bearor on an insane Bills show. The guys talked about the firing of Rex Ryan, Doug Whaley being in charge of the franchise and what happened in the Miami game before addressing the breaking news that Tyrod Taylor may be out as Bills QB.
Tyrod Taylor is a unique mix of frustrating lows mixed with tantalizing highs. (Getty Images)
– Evan Sally
Tyrod Taylor looked as bad as he’s ever looked for large parts of Sunday, which is odd to say in a game in which made some great plays, including an inch perfect 62 yard pass to Sammy Watkins, a really nice touchdown pass to the immortal Justin Hunter into a tight window and rushed for his other touchdown making a play only a handful of quarterbacks in the NFL can make. How can a quarterback be terrible and spectacular, incredibly frustrating and uniquely gifted, all at the same time? Therein lies the essence of the Tyrod Taylor conundrum.Continue reading →
The Bills celebrate sneaking out of Cincinnati with a win. (Getty Images)
– Evan Sally
Sunday was a uncomfortable viewing experience. After the Bills marched down the field on their first drive for a touchdown, picking up big chunks of yardage on the way, it seemed like the table was set for them to put their foot on the neck of the Bengals early. Combine that with AJ Green’s early exit and a weak turnout from Bengals fans and I was giddy. I thought the Bills were in for a romp.
A 3 game winning streak has left fans wondering if Tyrod Taylor is holding this team back or if he’s the right man for the job. (Getty Images)
– Evan Sally
There appear to be two opposing arguments when it comes to talking about Tyrod Taylor. The “he’s getting the job done” faction vs the “he’s not good enough” side. Some fans place themselves strongly on one side or the other, while the vast majority are somewhere in between. Depending on your perspective people from each side could watch a Tyrod performance and come away with differing opinions. In reality I believe both sides are correct, however they’re both answering different questions. Tyrod is getting the job done by not turning the ball over and not costing the Bills games, something that really shouldn’t be taken for granted in the NFL. However he’s not good enough when it comes to competing at the highest level. There are very few if any fans who feel confident that in a matchup with the league’s best quarterbacks that Tyrod will have the better day. Continue reading →
LeSean McCoy was dominant Sunday against Arizona. (Getty Images)
– Evan Sally
For the third week in a row the Bills played a weird game, but this time they were the beneficiaries.
It’s such a great feeling to watch the Bills win. More importantly it’s a relief to not feel terrible in the days after another bad Bills loss. Especially when you’re considering the expectations the team had, those first two losses felt especially sour. Something else that made those first two losses feel a little worse than usual was the bizarre manner by which they came. It was by no means crazy that the Bills could lose to the Ravens and Jets, but it was pretty wild that they could only score 7 points in one game and give up almost 400 yards passing to Ryan Fitzpatrick in the other. They weren’t just losses, they were “what the hell is going on?” losses. In the same vein in which a bizarre loss can feel a tad bit worse than a loss of the more traditional fashion, a bizarre win can feel that much better. And boy was this a bizarre win.Continue reading →
Jerry Hughes was a frequent visitor to the Cardinals backfield Sunday and Carson Palmer was not pleased to see him. (Getty Images)
On an all new Hard Foul Podcast, Jim Bearor and Evan Sally take a look at a turbulent week in the NFL. They break down a Giants loss to the Redskins and a Bills win over the Cardinals before discussing the rest of the league. And they have some questions: Who’s actually good? Is Carson Wentz the real deal? Who’s in more trouble between the Panthers, Bengals and Cardinals? And how many interceptions does Ryan Fitzpatrick have to throw before he gets benched?
You can find the answers to these important questions and much more in this episode of The Hard Foul Podcast.
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 →
The Bills 2016 season will not be defined by a loud offseason but by how well Tyrod Taylor plays in his second year in Buffalo. (Getty Images)
– Evan Sally
The Bills offseason has been a comedy of dysfunction, errors and plain bad luck. Since Rex Ryan declared that his team “won the offseason” the football gods have seemed determined to render that statement false, even if it was kind of silly in the first place. The team and it’s fan base has taken a beating, once again leading to low expectations and the belief in some circles that this season may already be shot. It’s pretty hard to not feel this way. From top draft pick Shaq Lawson needing surgery shortly after Doug Whaley said he wouldn’t, to the hiring of Rob Ryan after he led the Saints defense to one of the worst defensive seasons of all time in a move of seemingly blatant nepotism, to reports of LeSean McCoy fighting a cop, to the litany of suspensions and training camp injuries, it’s been a chaotic offseason from hell.
Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor all taking reps at practice. (James P. McCoy/ Buffalo News)
With one more meaningful preseason game for the Buffalo Bills, we are asking you the fans who you believe should be named the starter at quarterback. Take a vote in our poll and let us know on twitter using the hashtag #HSFBillsQBPoll.