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Behind Enemy Lines - Buffalo Bills

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Here are a few things worth mentioning about the Panthers upcoming Buffalo Bills opponent.

 

Bills Safety Jaruis Byrd missed the Bills home opener last week due to injury. It looks like he may miss this week as well.

 

 

Byrd suffers from Plantar Fascitis, an inflammatory foot condition that affects the heel. The bad news for Byrd is that in most chronic cases, this is a degenerative condition that may not heal. Byrd is also not happy about his fanchise tag, and could be jockeying for a trade.

 

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ESPN did an article on grading the Bills Cornerbacks

 

Overall, they had very poor grades. Going from Seattle corner backs to Buffalo cornerbacks should be an advantageous one for the Panthers wideouts. Armanti Edwards and Domenik Hixon are both healthy and should see playing time. If there is a game where they can prove their worth, this is it.

 

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Buffalo News is concerned about the Bills third down efficiency...

 

If the BIlls struggled on third down against against a weak Patriots defense, expect them to struggle even more against the Panthers.

 

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According to Buffalo News, EJ Manuel plans on throwing deep against the Panthers..

 

Panthers cornerback Josh Thomas had a poor showing against Seattle, but I do not expect that to happen two weeks in a row. Sunday's game is a homecoming for Thomas, who attended university at Buffalo. Thomas will bring his A game, no player wants to perform poorly in his college town.

Panther Defense Need to Attack The Left Side http://espn.go.com/blog/buffalo-bills/post/_/id/818/pff-colin-brown-earns-worst-week-1-grade. The Buffalo Bills had an open competition at left guard during training camp to replace Andy Levitre, who departed through free agency. 

 

 
Brown

After cycling several players through the position, fourth-year veteran Colin Brown was tabbed as the starter. He started all four preseason games and continued in that role for Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots

But according to ProFootballFocus.com, which grades every player on each play, Brown finished with the worst aggregate grade in.gif of any in the NFL for Week 1. 

When people said that the Bills' left guard spot was a problem area, they weren't lying, were they? Brown beat out 
 for the starting job (which isn't the hardest thing in the world to do) and promptly did his best to force his coaches to reconsider their decision. In a week that saw some terrible guard play, his took pride of place, giving up a hit and three hurries and being punished against the run. If you could see our grading sheet, you'd see a lot of "stood up at point of attack" next to the name of Brown, who was no match for 
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I'm always excited about the game.

 

Same here. Not sure how a fan can't be. Hell, I was excited for every game in 2010.

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Not saying I'm not excited. I can't wait to watch the game. I just have this doubt or trepidation nowadays and its because of Rivera. Wish I didn't.

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Not saying I'm not excited. I can't wait to watch the game. I just have this doubt or trepidation nowadays and its because of Rivera. Wish I didn't.

 

I'm fairly bipolar when it comes to football. I complain mon - wed but my short memory lets me be excited by Thursday. The Rivera usually brings me back down on Monday again.

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I'm fairly bipolar when it comes to football. I complain mon - wed but my short memory lets me be excited by Thursday. The Rivera usually brings me back down on Monday again.

Sounds like a Cronic Pain The Rivera brings me down on Mondays

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Good post, Zod. And 5-6 years ago a post like that would have had me excited but at this point I am just waiting for this team to find a way to lose. That is a shitty way to spend time being a fan. It seems we either have a mental break down or a physical break down or both every week. Then we get to hear the excuses and how things will change next week. Rivera needs to have this team ready to kick some ass the minute they run out of the tunnel. No excuses this week.

 

This.  If the team shows anything less than 110% foaming at the mouth then we need to start the coaching search.

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http://espn.go.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/415/look-for-hixon-edwards-more-at-wr

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If you're wondering why Carolina Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixonwas on the inactive roster for Sunday's opener against the Seattle Seahawks, you're not alone. 



 
Edwards
 
Hixon

Hixon wants to know, too. 

The Panthers signed the former New York Giants player during the offseason to add depth to a thin wide-receiving corps, to possibly be the No. 3 receiver behind Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell

After dealing with a hamstring injury for more than a month in training camp, Hixon caught three passes for 44 yards in the preseason finale against Pittsburgh and seemed good to go for Week 1. 

"I felt good,'' Hixon said Wednesday. "Yeah, I felt good.'' 

So why didn't he play? 

"I wasn't told why, so I can't answer that for you,'' Hixon said. "I didn't ask. All I can do is practice throughout the week, show them I am ready to play and keep on working hard.'' 


 

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i've got plantar fascitis right now. i got it towards the end of july and its still hurting when i wake up and when i spend even an hour walking around. it's a frustrating and very nagging injury that takes a long time to heel. in the literature i got from the doctors office it said that 80% may be pain free in about a year. my wife thought that was funny for some reason. point is, he's not going to be playing anywhere near 100% if he plays, at least not for very long. i think their secondary as is will be easy to exploit and even if byrd is there and able to play, he's just one guy. throw to someone that isn't being covered by him.

 

i think our secondary will still be a weak link, but i think that manuel will be easier to pressure and rattle than wilson and i hope he does try to go vertical because it's quite likely he'll be forcing some throws that will be result in bad/ill-timed throws that our DB will find easy to capitalize on, which is one thing they are good at doing....capitalizing on mistakes the QB makes.

 

I've got it, too.  When it's acting up it sticks around for months and I limp for hours after getting out of bed.  Any strenuous activity causes it to act up as well.  He definitely won't be at 100% if he plays...

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I was talking to a guy yesterday who noticed my panthers tag. I asked him if he were fan and his response was "No I just love watching them play, it's amazing how they find a way to give games away, I watch just to see how they will lose."

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I was talking to a guy yesterday who noticed my panthers tag. I asked him if he were fan and his response was "No I just love watching them play, it's amazing how they find a way to give games away, I watch just to see how they will lose."

You should have knocked him the fug out and tbagged him.

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