Ultimately, you are right...wins are wins, and losses are losses. But as we look ahead, we have to face quite a few difficult teams (phins, eagles, jets, pats, etc)...so if we are losing against teams that are not as good as those...how are we expected to go into those games with any confidence? Sure, anything can happen on any given sunday, but if you are playing many good teams in succession, that is merely stacking the odds against us that 'any given sunday' we will win those games.
Agreed. I do not go in with confidence, but I do go in with a little hope. I have seen this team do good things and I have seen them shoot themselves in the foot in a HUGE way. What I have not seen this year anyway, is us not being able to compete.
fair enough, I am not here to convince you I am right with my terms, but do not give me the riot act on how right you are either. I understand what you are syaing, I just disagree. I think when you put yards on a team like we did in the second half on Sunday, and hold them to nothin on the D side as well, that is up onside and down the other. turning the ball over, while EMMENSELY frustrating and hard to take, is not getting our ass kicked, as much as us bumbling and stumbling.
Itis the yards that tell me that we are close. If the whole game had gone like the first half, I would agree with you. I do know I would rather we put both halves together, no turnovers and maybe not as prolific getting yards, but PUTTING FRICKEN' POINTS ON THE BOARD!! I want the yards too, but if I had to choose.
I think we can both agree with that. we should have won, and we COULD have played more consistantly and beaten both the Hawks and the Skins. I do not agree with your assesment that there are teams that should win and teams that shouldn't. I think we have to be on the ball ALL the time. the Bills are just a dangerous as any team in this league. There are NO bums. That is the only difference I can see with you.
WHO we Lose to, matters more to you than me. In this league, it does not matter at all in the end. Teams with weak schedules make the same playoffs. It seems to me, that you give more weight to who we play, and I give more weight to how we play. Either way, it is subjective on both our parts. I will not try to convince you I am right, it is just how I see it.
I can totally understand that.
But, I do believe that there are particular ELITE teams.....and those that are typically Bottom Feeders (and THAT'S what I meant by that term).
ELITE = N.E., Colts, Steelers, Chargers, Cowboys, etc.
Bottom Feeders = LIONS, Raiders, Rams, etc.
Of course, this can easily change from season to season, especially THIS season for some strange reason. But, typically there ARE "those" teams that are consistently good. And you can pretty much count them IN the Play-Offs.
Again......not this year for whatever reason.
And, when we play teams that we should be able to beat....and barely win, or actually LOSE.....and they are considered Bottom Feeders, then that kinda puts us in the same laughable position.
But when we MANHANDLE a team like the Colts, New England, etc ..... that's puts you in an entirely different bracket.
Now.......all other teams will FEAR having to play you, as opposed to just laughing at the fact that your (*ahem*) O-Linemen are actually giving away plays before the ball is snapped.....
And sorry if you felt that I was giving you the "riot act".
I never give anyone shit. In fact, I'm usually on my heels defending myself. ......
Incidentally......I too believe that there are no "bums" on anyone's team. They are ALL professionals....no matter WHAT team they're on.
How well they perform is usually a reflection of that particular teams' coaching.
And THAT'S my basis for why some teams are ELITE, while other's tend to remain Bottom Feeders.