Well just like that the Buffalo Bills 2012 Preseason is in the Books. The team finished with an unspectacular 0-4 Record. The games were filled with both physical and mental errors. So much so that many Bills fans, who were brimming with confidence a mere 3 weeks ago, are now jumping off bandwagons all over Western New York. While the team certainly needs to get their act together I for one still think the Bills will have a successful season. Below I will break down the Positives and negatives.
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To me the biggest negative, as I am sure most fans will agree, is backup QB. Tyler Thigpen is just not a guy that can come in and even keep a team in the game. He is erratic and his throws flutter. While he did have a better second half he was playing against 3rd stringers. While in essence I like the Tarvaris Jackson trade I am also worried it came too late into the preseason. I can't see any way possible that Jackson will be ready to contribute 1 to even 3 weeks into the season. Gailey didn't even have confidence to put him out to run a 2 minute drill in a meaningless preseason game. Add Brad Smith's groin pull and I am really wondering if the team can cut Thigpen right now. Another negative was the over all pass coverage. There were open seems everywhere. I know the first unit was only out there for one drive and no one can stop Megatron but pass coverage has been an issue. I don't see the linebackers having a ton of ability in this area.
To me this was the best overall effort from the team of the 4 games and I see it carrying on to next Sunday VS the New Jersey Jets. My overall prediction has been 10-6 all off-season and I am sticking to it!