Bills are firing Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator.

Bills are firing Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator.

Woo hoooooooo

Omg we're doing smart things as a franchise.

This shit is weird

PRAISE JESUS, MCDERMOTT AND THE PROCESS

Bills were a top 10 offense in DVOA in 2015 and 2016. Fell off a cliff this year as he took over. Lot of factors at play(changing their blocking scheme to go away from the read option which they had tons of success wasn't smart in particular) and many will still find a way to "Blame it on Tyrod!!" but there's little to suggest he did a good job this year

Blur wrote this song as a parody of American grunge music and it wound up being their only U.S hit.

How could literally anyone know Peterman was throwing 5 picks? The sentiment here and in sports media was mixed, at best. I didn’t agree with it, but no one could possibly have expected the shitshow that occurred.

Good move. He called such a bland offence.

For at least a year now

Did everyone already forget the benching?

https://youtu.be/SSbBvKaM6sk?t=15s

fyi thats the singer from gorillaz for all you younginz

did you watch the bills playoff game? tyrod is clearly not a franchise QB. they had to know what they had with peterman, nobody knew that he was gonna throw 5 INTs.

I mean Tyrod takes part of the blame. He was missing basic reads and open receivers against the Jags, it's reasonable why the Bills are eager to move on from him.

Again, Tyrod was playing terribly. A threat to playoff chances bad. The game before the benching he threw for 56 yards. The thought was "can Peterman really be worse than that?"

... turns out yes, but now we know

If we had the top 15 offense we had in 2015 and 2016 with Tyrod, we win that playoff game. Not saying he's perfect, but we've had successful offense with him.

PRAISE BEANE, HOARDER OF PICKS, BRINGER OF TALENT

I think this opens a small crack for Tyrod to stick around (while still drafting a rookie). Completely depends on who the new OC is. What Dennison wanted to do and what Tyrod could do just don't mesh together. One of them had to go, if not both.

No thanks

He should have been relieved of duty when he called 3 pass plays from inside the 2 yard line.

for the uninitiated

The only redeeming part of his offense was rollout plays which the Jags keyed in on and completely took away in the playoff game. Left us with nothing.

Stevie is going to be pissed when he sees this.

:)

You don't throw in an untested rookie, against one of the best pass rushes in the league, while you're still in the thick of the competition for a wild card berth.

TIL I like parody songs

DENNISON HAS BEEN JETTISONED

Britpop in general wasn't nearly as popular in America. Was shocked when I learned What's the Story Morning Glory sold more copies than Thriller and Dark Side of the Moon in the UK.

Holy shit this guy had a job?

Tyrod takes part of the blame. Thankfully though if I had to choose between getting rid of Dennison or Tyrod to help the offense it would easily be Dennison.

At least he knows how to beat a defense

It doesn’t matter what you thought he was gonna do. You guys were a playoff team at the time. You don’t mess with that. Definitely not for a 5th round rookie. Obviously 5 picks is unheard of, but it’s not really surprising he did poorly.

Tyrod had less than 100 yards passing in the two games prior.

We didn't have much of a choice. He was like our fifth option at the time. Buffalo wasn't exactly an appealing place to go coach at the beginning of last season. Hopefully it looks a little nicer now.

Don't think Tyrod's going to be starting in September, friendo.

Was surprised he got an OC job because we were never sure what he did here. Felt like Kubiak did everything

Gorillaz still have a singer? Wouldn't know from their new album lol

Also "The Hire" nostalgia from that song

Please not Shula

Agreed. Our scoring fell off a cliff this season and that was put on display this playoff game.

The biggest Tyrod haters always point to DVOA. I really hope we can find someone to bring back that level of production, assuming we can't upgrade at QB.

I appreciate Tyrod but he needs so much help to be good, and frankly I don't think McBeane cares for him. I made peace with him leaving but perhaps this is a sign they're ready to try again

Tyroid does sorta suck though, no shame in kicking the tires to see what we had.

Because Ben Rothlisberger and Tyrod Taylor have equivalent NFL careers.

The 49ers kicked our ass with their rollouts a few weeks ago. If that hadn't happened, it might have been more affective for the Bills on Sunday.

Racism isn't a political issue, it's a societal issue that isn't just gonna be ignored

Right? I like Humanz, but damn I wanna hear some Damon Albarn.

We'll know when they start looking at candidates. Anyone who needs a pocket passer will mean we're moving on.

Tyrod can be serviceable in the right system but he's shown his ceiling. The thing is we absolutley can't afford the risk of getting worse if we let him walk

FIRST OF HIS NAME AND FATHER OF THE DRAFT

Barstool posted a picture of Peterman with stevie wonder's face instead, shit looked hilarious

For real, I thought after Kubiak was fired in 2013 he just vanished into the ether

we absolutley can't afford the risk of getting worse

IMO, finally ending the drought buys McD & co. a little time to take one step back (if necessary) in order to take two steps forward. Personally I'd be OK with that.

Yeah. I agree he's not a great QB, but I think he's getting an unfair shake by our fanbase right now.

He was a stopgap because McDermott lost his (promised) OC Mike McCoy at the last minute before he was hired, iirc.

Here are some potential replacements: https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2018/1/10/16871990/potential-offensive-coordinators-if-the-buffa...

Surprise, might be someone from the Panthers.

And the game before that he threw for 285 yards and 2 tds and rushed for 35 yards and another TD.

Tyrod fumbled twice, was sacked 7 times, and of those 125 yards and 2TDs after the game was 31-7 in the middle of the 4th.

Before that, in the 2nd half while the game was still contested?

3 and out

3 and out

3 and out

Fumble (not Tyrod)

Fumble (Tyrod strip sack)

4 and out

Nope, he followed Kubes here.

Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.

Imagining them smirking to each other each time before playing it in concert in the US.

Would you take shula? i bet thats who the replacement will be.

More like Rick Dennison: Sucky OC

And Tyrods body of work, for anyone that actually has watched more than highlight reels of him, is of a QB that struggles to go through his reads, holds on to the ball for too long and isn't confident enough to make the necessary throws.

3 pass plays from inside the 2 yard line

He'd fit right in with the Seahawks, and they have an opening at the position. Makes perfect sense to me.

Hopefully the next OC will help Tyrod throw to wide open receivers.

They have four picks in the first two rounds they could move up with and/orwill have enough cap room to take a serious run at a top veteran QB if they so choose. They're not the Patriots but they are much better positioned going into this off-season than last and I think that more potential coordinators would be attracted to the job after a postseason appearance than before. The Browns have a high first rounder, is that a more attractive job for an OC? Doubtful

Tyrod Taylor is kind of an enigma right now. He's overrated by people who think he's good, and underrated by people who don't think he's good. He's just an average to slightly below average Quarterback, but can succeed if the team is willing to play to his strengths

yep. people were bitching that if the bills missed playoffs it was gonna be based on peterman's game and they didnt realize tyrod lost 2 games throwing 80 yards or less actually.

We handed him the keys and we got an absolute shit offense out of it.

I'd fly out to either city for that party. That will be absolute mayhem.

It wasn’t a “swap”. We added a second and EJ Gaines and lost a third for Kelvin. Kelvin is locked up next year while Sammy would have walked in free agency.

This is a perfect example of why you can't rely solely on stats to assess how a player performed. Cause Wetzilla's right, Taylor's stat line from that week was impressive... but only on paper. It's a little less impressive once you realize 90% of that came after the score was already 31-7, effectively out of reach. I like Taylor, I think he's a class act, and I think he has moments where he plays like a franchise QB, such as the game 2 seasons ago on MNF against Seattle, but more often than not I found myself feeling frustrated by his overly cautious approach, and his inability to see open men down the field. If he has the talent to be a consistent franchise QB, he didn't show it enough in Buffalo.

Lmao. Like Ben and Tyrod are remotely comparable.

Bland offense you say?

Darrell Bevell hired as Bills new OC

Rick Dennison hired as Seahawks new OC

But how dare artists take stances on societal issues! You didn't see Aristophanes make political commentary! That's totally a modern artist phenomenon! /s

Tyrod is middle of the pack if you count all quarterbacks, starters and backups. If you're talking strictly starters, he fluctuates between 20-26th or so best.

I know, and I'm happy with that.

So either you get Cooter and have to eat your own shit, or you don't get Cooter and you are disappointed. You played yourself.

If we had a super bowl winning franchise qb like Ben we wouldn't be in this situation. A 5 INT game occasionally by an otherwise good qb is forgivable.

The way Tyrod played in the Jets and Saints game was the reason he got benched. Our offense was terrible during those games (look at the drive charts: https://i.imgur.com/f5XuynL.png) so something needed to change. Peterman looked decent in preseason and came in to lead a TD drive in garbage time, so nobody expected a 5 INT performance. 

That's not to say anyone thought Peterman would be the answer to everything, we just needed a QB that could throw for a first down or two when we need one to keep the offense on the field, and Tyrod has proved in multiple games this season that he could not do that. Peterman proved he couldn't either and so the switch back was made.

If we had a super bowl winning franchise qb like Ben we wouldn't be in this situation. A 5 INT game occasionally by an otherwise good qb is forgivable.

The way Tyrod played in the Jets and Saints game was the reason he got benched. Our offense was terrible during those games (look at the drive charts: ) so something needed to change. Peterman looked decent in preseason and came in to lead a TD drive in garbage time, so nobody expected a 5 INT performance.

That's not to say anyone thought Peterman would be the answer to everything, we just needed a QB that could throw for a first down or two when we need one to keep the offense on the field, and Tyrod has proved in multiple games this season that he could not do that. Peterman proved he couldn't either and so the switch back was made.

Tyrod is a middle of the pack QB. The thing is you can count on one hand the number of QBs who would truly thrive in the offensive circumstances he was playing with this season. I would even argue he made due with what he had under these situations better than probably over half the QBs in the league could given such sub optimal playing conditions. He's not a guy you just "replace for the sake of it". Hardly.

The lack of separation from the WRs was comical this season: look at this stat

https://twitter.com/MattHarmon_BYB/status/951230899265314816

The lack of creativity with this offense also repeatedly stood out: you saw plays like this EVERY single wk

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/945815624021819393

This was not an uncommon result with his best throws as a result

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/934984625817972737

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/930166608022077440

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/935049685412311040

Things like this also were just absurd and not uncommon

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/934976216611696640

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931657317413617665

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931653946950664192

Again the theme of "How can any QB manage with situatinos like this" is blatantly apparent

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/935046805137522688

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931647454465867777

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931646830219165696

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931653566825095168

More of the same

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/932007395219214336

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931674162921271296

Lack of WR talent shows again:

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931993465503735808

Was routinely asked to make plays under bad pass protection and suboptimal circumstances. This is exactly the type of play that if an Andy Dalton type QB makes everybody just salivates over but pretends doesn't happen with Tyrod.

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931659619067236352

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931664565506523136

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/932000057448046592

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/935047033030836224

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/932031985060601856

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931995076862951424

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/932027080761491456

This in particular is making chicken salad out of chicken shit at its finest. A weekly tradition almost with Tyrod even if it's not always as great as this

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931993465503735808

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/943295279847170048

Including the more subtle things like looking off safeties which again people claim he never does

https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/926255535850057728

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931996374429704192

He showed legitimate improvement with his pocket presence this year even if people didn't realize it. And with reading progressions as well

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/943296159271014400

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931651207814197248

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931650044511395840

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/932030304289562626

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/932021995532718080

This offense is defined by demanding to repeatedly make throws like this in contested windows

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931631338343432192

https://twitter.com/Brickwallblitz/status/943295916060143617

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/932021995532718080

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/931998685419806721

Does this mean we won't get to see any Mike Tolbert end around for -3 yards next year?

Hoorah!

I think Shula would have been a good fit on the Packers. His strength is the running game and Aaron Rodgers pretty much does his own thing so it could have worked.

More like after 2 of the worst played games I had ever seen. Tyrod threw for 56 yards the game before. 56! Had to try to get a spark somehow at that points, or at least a kick in the pants. Though the move backfired I still stand by the decision.

Tyrod can't throw in general.

Didn't actually think it would happen. Trust the process.

thank you.

He was the Broncos' "OC" for two years when Kubiak was here. I still do not know what he did for the Broncos.

One of those was an RPO. Taylor pulled it and made the decision to throw.