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Buffalo Rumblings Nov 20, 2017
Transcript: Sean McDermott, Nathan Peterman, Tyrod Taylor on Chargers game debacle

Transcript: Sean McDermott, Nathan Peterman, Tyrod Taylor on Chargers game debacle

Tt was bad. The Buffalo Bills made a mid-week change at quarterback last week, replacing incumbent Tyrod Taylor with rookie Nathan Peterman. Peterman threw five interceptions in a disastrous first half before being benched for Taylor. All three characters in this strange drama spoke to the media on Sunday following the game. Here are the transcripts to the questions regarding the quarterback position: Head coach Sean McDermott On the calculated risk of the quarterback move prior to the game: Our players were focused. They came out, they were moving the ball on offense and then we had a...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 20, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers felt disrespected the Buffalo Bills started rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman

Los Angeles Chargers felt disrespected the Buffalo Bills started rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman

That says a lot. The Los Angeles Chargers took out some frustration on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott decided on Tuesday that it would be a good idea to start rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman over incumbent starter Tyrod Taylor against the ferocious Chargers pass rush. The pass rushers didn’t take too kindly to that. “I’m pretty sure we might’ve felt a little disrespected,” cornerback Casey Hayward said after the game, via the team’s official website. “They started a rookie against a really good defense. We have some good edge-rushers, and we...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 20, 2017
Buffalo Bills fans would be happy to see offensive coordinator Rick Dennison fired

Buffalo Bills fans would be happy to see offensive coordinator Rick Dennison fired

Would you? The Buffalo Bills were destroyed by the Los Angeles Chargers 54-24 on Sunday leaving fans everywhere searching for answers. Rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman had an afternoon to forget throwing five interceptions on only 14 passes. The offense sputtered once again when it seemed like Peterman would be a better fit in Rick Dennison’s scheme. Tyrod Taylor did see the field for the entire second half of the game, passing for 158 yards and a touchdown. He got sacked four times in the half with one of those sacks causing a fumble that was returned the other way for a touchdown....
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 20, 2017
With Buffalo Bills defense faltering, fans want coordinator Leslie Frazier out

With Buffalo Bills defense faltering, fans want coordinator Leslie Frazier out

Bills fans are not trusting the process. The Buffalo Bills defense was nowhere to be seen again as the Los Angeles Chargers cruised their way to a 54-24 victory over the Bills. The defense allowed 429 total yards to the Chargers and did not force them to punt until halfway through the third quarter. This was after not forcing a single punt against the Saint's offense last week. It was another week where coordinator Leslie Fraizer’s defense allowed another team to rush for over 100 yards and QB Philip Rivers to pass for 251 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdown passes were to Keenan...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 20, 2017
Sammy Watkins, other former Buffalo Bills support Tyrod Taylor amid his benching

Sammy Watkins, other former Buffalo Bills support Tyrod Taylor amid his benching

These former teammates of Taylor’s had his back Recent former Buffalo Bills Sammy Watkins, Jerome Felton, and Anthony "Boobie" Dixon took to Twitter Sunday during the implosion that was Nathan Peterman’s first-career start against the Los Angeles Chargers to show their support for their former teammate Tyrod Taylor who had been benched. Other Bills alumni joined in the fray, too. Watkins, who played with the Bills from 2014-16, Felton (2015-16) and Anthony "Boobie" Dixon (2015) all in one form or another joined the masses on Twitter to reprimand the Bills. Watkins wasn’t direct with...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 20, 2017
Bills Links, 11/20: An embarrassing week for the Buffalo Bills, Nathan Peterman

Bills Links, 11/20: An embarrassing week for the Buffalo Bills, Nathan Peterman

The loss to the Chargers caps a low-point in Bills history. Most of this past week had been spent with raging debates between fans and media over Sean McDermott’s move to start Nathan Peterman. Local media clashed with national media over the benching of Tyrod Taylor, and all eyes were on the Buffalo Bills to see if the fifth-round rookie could defeat the Los Angeles Chargers. That did not happen, and the Buffalo Bills (and Sean McDermott) are now the laughingstock of the NFL. That is what happens when you bench your starting quarterback for a fifth-round pick who then proceeds to throw...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 20, 2017
Jerry Hughes plays in Buffalo Bills game against L.A. Chargers after wife gives birth

Jerry Hughes plays in Buffalo Bills game against L.A. Chargers after wife gives birth

That’s dedication. When you travel for work, sometimes the unexpected can happen when you’re far from home. Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes boarded the team flight for Los Angeles on Friday, but that wasn’t his only flight of the day. While he was in the air, his wife delivered their second child and Hughes hopped another flight to be with them. With an eager spirit, Hayden Robinson Hughes entered this world on Nov 18th at 5:25pm weighing 8lbs 6oz and 20.5in long Came in for a check up and ended up delivering an hour later. God Bless my incredible husband who was on a...
madison.com Nov 19, 2017
Sean McDermott has put Bills in untenable situation with QB mishandling

Sean McDermott has put Bills in untenable situation with QB mishandling

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott justified his reasoning for benching quarterback Tyrod Taylor and going to fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman prior to the Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Chargers
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Richard Sherman goes after Buffalo Bills for benching Tyrod Taylor for Nathan Peterman

Richard Sherman goes after Buffalo Bills for benching Tyrod Taylor for Nathan Peterman

The Seattle Seahawks corner did not pull any punches! To say Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman had a rough outing against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday would be a big understatement. The rookie’s five first-half interceptions - three of which came in the first quarter - was a bad a performance as anyone has seen in quite a long time. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman obviously felt strongly enough about what he was seeing from Peterman, and decided to take to Twitter to vent his frustration. So they bench my guy @TyrodTaylor and the guy they bring in has already...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Nathan Peterman benched: Buffalo Bills blown out by Los Angeles Chargers, 54-24

Nathan Peterman benched: Buffalo Bills blown out by Los Angeles Chargers, 54-24

This was pathetic. The Buffalo Bills (5-5) just got their doors blown off by the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6), 54-24. Starting quarterback Nathan Peterman had five interceptions before being benched for Tyrod Taylor, and while that’s the story that is going to dominate the narrative on Monday. Taylor added a fumble, which the Chargers returned for a touchdown. They also took back Peterman’s first interception. At least two of Peterman’s picks can be directly tied to bad play by the offensive line, as he was hit as he threw. The Bills defense is also very much to blame for today’s...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Down 40-7, Buffalo Bills bench Nathan Peterman for Tyrod Taylor

Down 40-7, Buffalo Bills bench Nathan Peterman for Tyrod Taylor

What a day. After a disastrous first half, Nathan Peterman was benched in the third quarter against the Los Angles Chargers. Tyrod Taylor came back into the game for the Buffalo Bills with the team down 40-7. Peterman threw five interceptions (with a lot of help from his teammates) in the first half, the most since 2001. He finished the day 6-of-15 for 66 yards and the five interceptions. He had a fumbled snap, too, but was able to recover that. The Bills moved to Tyrod after falling to 5-4 and losing two straight games in blowouts. The offense was stifled but that was just as much on the...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers 34, Buffalo Bills 7: Second half open thread

Los Angeles Chargers 34, Buffalo Bills 7: Second half open thread

So about that Peterman guy... Through two quarters, the Buffalo Bills have been demolished by the Los Angeles Chargers, 34-7. Clearly, the offense was being held back by Tyrod Taylor’s poor performance. Rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman came in and showed what a real QB can do, throwing five interceptions before halftime. The Buffalo defense started the game well enough, but the linebacking corps continued to look unathletic and out of position in both the running game and the passing game. Anthony Lynn and Philip Rivers found mismatches throughout Buffalo’s defense, putting Keenan...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin leaves game on cart with knee injury

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin leaves game on cart with knee injury

The wideout took a hard hit to the knee On the Buffalo Bills’ first drive, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin made a catch resulting in a first down. The bad side to this play is that Benjamin stayed on the ground long after the whistle blew. After making the catch from quarterback Nathan Peterman, Benjamin made his way into Los Angeles Chargers territory. Cornerback Adrian Phillips hit Benjamin with his shoulder directly on the top of Benjamin’s right knee. Benjamin tore his left ACL a few years ago while with the Carolina Panthers. You can see the whole play here: Here's a look at the...
Battle Red Blog Nov 19, 2017
NFL Week 11 Live: Late Afternoon Games

NFL Week 11 Live: Late Afternoon Games

Come rest your weary eyes, livers, and minds by watching three games not involving the Texans. This afternoon, we’re going to be treated to three games, of varying levels of interest to Texans fans. Bills @ Chargers Tyrod Taylor has been benched for Nathan Peterman and has made his displeasure about the decision known to the media. Even so, Philip Rivers’ Chargers are preparing to face both quarterbacks. This is a game that should be won by the home team, but the Chargers occasionally play down to the level of their competition so, who knows? Lesean McCoy, Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen,...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Buffalo Bills-Los Angeles Chargers first half open thread

Buffalo Bills-Los Angeles Chargers first half open thread

It’s Petermania, baby! The Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Chargers are set to begin at 4 o’clock Eastern today and the Nathan Peterman Era is upon us. The rookie, drafted in the fifth round out of Pittsburgh, looks to do what no quarterback since Rob Johnson Doug Flutie* has done for the Bills: Win enough games to qualify for the NFL Playoffs. Of course, it’s going to take much more than a strong performance from Buffalo’s new quarterback to drive the Bills to a win today. After allowing an average of 246 yards per game on the ground over the last two weeks, the defense will have...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Buffalo Bills week 11 inactives: Jordan Matthews out, Jerry Hughes in

Buffalo Bills week 11 inactives: Jordan Matthews out, Jerry Hughes in

The Bills will presumably swap Zay Jones into the slot for Matthews this week The Buffalo Bills ruled out three players on Friday for their week 11 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. In addition, the team will be without starting wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Also, both cornerback E.J. Gaines and wide receiver Zay Jones are full-go today, as they don’t even carry an injury designation after missing time due to a hamstring injury and an ankle injury, respectively. Here is the full injury report. LT Cordy Glenn One-third of the trio ruled out earlier in the week, Glenn will miss...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Buffalo Bills fan game chat: Week 11 early games

Buffalo Bills fan game chat: Week 11 early games

If you don’t have any chores before Buffalo kicks off, come talk about the early games with us! The Buffalo Bills kick off at 4 o’clock Eastern in their Week 11 clash against the Los Angeles Chargers. With so much afternoon to fill before watching the game, why not come by and chat with your fellow Rumblers about the 1 o’clock games? There are plenty of things to root for and against this week (and I’m not even talking about hoping that Leonard Fournette plays this week because my fantasy team needs a win). For Buffalo, a Cleveland Browns win over the Jacksonville Jaguars would...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Scouting the Los Angeles Chargers: running back Austin Ekeler

Scouting the Los Angeles Chargers: running back Austin Ekeler

Skarekrow spotlights the Chargers’ rookie running back Austin Ekeler Austin Ekeler, the rookie running back acquired as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Chargers, showed up on weekly highlight reels for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. A catch and tight rope run along the sidelines for an eventual TD turned heads, raised eyebrows, and probably some other cliche that meant people paid attention. With very little NFL game to review, what do fans of the Buffalo Bills need to know about Melvin Gordon’s backup? The Player One of the easiest ways to...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 19, 2017
Bills Links, 11/19: Previewing the Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Bills Links, 11/19: Previewing the Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers

The Bills face the Chargers in a must-win game for both teams It was only four days ago when Sean McDermott named Nathan Peterman his starting quarterback, but it feels like it has been much longer for many Bills fans. Peterman makes his much anticipated start against the Los Angeles Chargers, in a must-win game for the Buffalo Bills. There has been plenty of discussion on what to expect from Peterman, and now we will get some baseline on what the rookie quarterback brings to the Bills struggling offense. Check back with Buffalo Rumblings throughout the day for updates on the Bills...

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