Bills Squished by the Fish 21 – 17

The Bills actually squished themselves against arch rival Dolphins with too many penalties and a running QB that can’t seem to connect with wide open receivers.

Bills QB is very athletic with fast feet but his accuracy issues will be his downfall in the NFL. He can’t continue to miss open receivers like Zay Jones in the end zone with no Dolphin defender near him; it was one of his worst throws all season.

QB Allen under threw a wide open Charles Clay at the end of game; He’s an exciting QB with plenty of upside but his not being able to hit open receivers will be his own downfall. You can’t just make a few quality throws in a game and expect to win. Allen also ran for 134 yards which most QBs are not supposed to do.

The Bills front office contributed to the loss by cutting our punter Colton Schmidt for the second time this season. Schmidt was a very reliable holder for our best offensive weapon field goal kicker Stephen Hauschka. Hauschka missed an extra point and a field goal on the grass field in Miami. It’s very rare teams mess with a kicker’s holder, unless injuries happen or a kicker is in a slump. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane continues to make very questionable moves especially with our punters.

Yes, former punter Corey Bojorquez was a good selection and he did a good job working with Hauschka, but to change again has finally cost our kicker and team a game. We also saw why guard Wyatt Teller was not active for most games this season because he can’t play at an NFL level. Teller was beat up once again and called for holding on several plays costing Bills first downs.

Bills tackle / guard Jeremiah Sirles looks like he might be able to play at this level. Our most consistent lineman has been Jordan Mills, who is an excellent run blocker and his pass blocking skills continue to improve. Bills defense continues to be one of the best in the league and it’s a shame a year will be wasted of a high quality play defensive unit.

Bills safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde should receive serious consideration for NFL Pro Bowl. They have been one of the best safety combinations in the league for the past two years. Hopefully they both will be voted onto the team but unfortunately teams that bare 4-8 don’t get many players making the all-star lineup.

Bills return home to face struggling New York Jets. I see the Bills being able to sweep a Jets team that seems to be playing better recently but will lose to Bills 24-20.

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