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#1 Ruff

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/496990218848051201

 

I'd be fine with it, because he doesn't really need to. He knows the offense, he knows the players (minus his receivers, but that'll come in time), and he would only be playing a series anyways.



#2 L-TownCat

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:15 AM

I'm fine with him not playing purely from an injury fear standpoint, but he has got to get some live reps with these receivers asap.  I'm 50/50 on him not playing.



#3 Pejorative Miscreant

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:22 AM

First team offense would really only run 2-3 series at most (IMO).  That said, I dont think you are really losing a lot by not playing him.  Let him heal and give him a few more reps in games 2-4 if necessary.  I know game 4 is usually just a walk thru but there's nothing written in stone about sitting your starters. If he still needs reps with his receivers then so be it.



#4 ItsNotGonnaBeAlright

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:45 AM

Now is your chance, DA! That starter position is wide open!

#5 PantherWake

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

Pro Bowl QB Derek Anderson will lead us to the promise land 



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:51 AM

At least get him in there for one series! 



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:51 AM

Hell....I'm not sure if Cam plays more than a series before the Pats game.


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#8 ARSEN

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:52 AM

How long will KB be playing?



#9 Jmac

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

Sit him..untill this line proofs they can play. The Bills pass rush won't be playing flag football and they need proof that Bell, turner, and Chandler can do the job.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:18 AM

He wont.
Anderson running w 1s today.
Cam is sitting Friday, bank on it.

#11 Rules&Regulations

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:24 AM

Rivera said that even if he did play, he would mostly be handing the ball off, then added "...seriously." With that in mind, I don't see much point in him playing since he won't get much chance to work on timing with his receivers.

#12 Jangler

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

let him sit



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:36 AM

Cam being the man that he is, is not the star attraction of this team anymore. Luke and TD are! Defense saved our asses last year, and this year we will need that defense even more with the players retired in the offseason. I am far more interested in seeing our defense since we can all pretty much bank on it being what keeps us above .500 for the season

 



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

As long as he is ready to play four weeks later I could not care less.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

I'm perfectly fine with this....it give us the time to evaluate other qbs and receivers. sit him the games 1, 2, and 4 if need be.




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