Bills Daily
  Serving Buffalo Bills Fans Since 1998 
BillsDaily.com is the place for all the Bills news all off season long. Check out our 2014 Front Office page for all the moves and our draft page for complete coverage of the Bills draft!

FEATURES
Home
Latest News
2014 Schedule
Draft 2014
Pre Draft Visits
Front Office 2014
Gameday
Injury Page
Depth Chart
Featured Articles
News Archives
Archives Library
2013 Results
Message Board
Twitter Links
Resources/Links
Chat Room

BILLS ON THE NET
Two Bills Drive
Bills Official Site
Buffalo News
Rochester D&C
WGRZ-TV
WGR Radio
WKBW-TV
Chris Brown Inside the Bills
ESPN's Bills Blog
Buffalo News Press Coverage
Nick Mendola
Buffalo Rumblings
NFL.com
ESPN
The Sporting News
SI.com
Fox Sports
CBS Sports
Buffalo Football Report

BILLS DAILY
Site Map
Contact Us
Mobile Site
Mobile Injury Page
Link to Bills Daily
About Bills Daily


Week 5: Special Teams Snafu Costs Bills Again
Defense plays well in loss while Offense sputters for third straight week.
by Steve Saslow

Here are our position by position grades:

Quarterback:

Trent Edwards finished 16 of 31 for 152 yards and an interception. QB rating was 52.1. Grade F: Three straight games with no touchdowns.

Running Backs:

Marshawn Lynch led the way after getting the start. He ran the ball 17 times for 69 yards a 4.1 yard average. He also led the way with six catches for 56 yards. Fred Jackson had 13 carries for 30 yards and just two catches for 17 yards. Grade C+: Did some things but not nearly enough.

Receivers:

Terrell Owens had four catches for 44 yards. Lee Evans had just two catches for 11 yards and had a false start penalty. Josh Reed didn't catch a pass. Derek Fine and Shawn Nelson each had a catch. Grade F: This unit hasn't done a thing all year.

Offensive Line:

They allowed two sacks and were called for eight of the team's nine false start penalties. Grade F: Penalties were ridiculous. How many would they have had on the road.

Defensive Line:

Aaron Schobel had six tackles but a costly offsides penalty that kept a Browns field goal drive alive. Chris Kelsay had four tackles. Marcus Stroud had nine tackles and knocked down two passes. Kyle Williams had 10 tackles, three for losses, and a sack. Grade B-: Did allow some big holes in the ground game.

Linebackers:

Marcus Buggs and Kawika Mitchell both left with injuries that made the team move Keith Ellison to the middle. Ellison had nine tackles. Ashlee Palmer got the start outside and had three tackles including one for loss. Grade C-: Allowed big gains by Jamal Lewis as he ran for 117 yards.

Secondary:

Terrence McGee did a solid job in coverage having two passes defensed. Drayton Florence had four tackles. George Wilson had six tackles. Jairus Byrd had an interception and seven tackles. Grade A+: Allowed just two pass completions for 23 yards.

Special Teams:

Roscoe Parrish muffed a punt and that was the difference in this game. He averaged 2.3 yards per punt return. The coverage units allowed Josh Cribbs a 30 yard average per kickoff return but held him to 7.7 yard average per punt return. Brian Moorman averaged 52 yards on his punts with a 43 yard net. Rian Lindell hit his lone field goal attempt from 36 yards out but he didn't try a 49 yarder into the wind. Grade F: This unit cost the Bills a game for the second time this year.

Coaching:

Dick Jauron took some interesting chances on fourth down including a fourth and very long hail mary late in the first half. Alex Van Pelt had no answers on offense while Perry Fewell had his defense playing well in the passing game but they still were carved up on the ground. Bobby April's special teams continue to hurt the Bills. Grade D: Another lackluster performance. Is a shakeup in order?



Bills Blitz
Game Recap
NFL.com Gamebook
Browns Game Preview
Gameday Homepage




This site created and maintained by Steve Saslow.
Bills Daily is not affiliated with the Buffalo Bills or the National Football League.
All written material found on this site is Copyright ©2010 Bills Daily.