"I've been impressed with Nate's maturity as a rookie and at a very early point in his career", McDermott said.
Instead of wasting nine games with Taylor under center this se ason and learning little we did not already know about him, McDermott should have begun his search for a franchise quarterback at the start of the season. The decision came less than a week after Buffalo dropped its second straight-a 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints in which Buffalo's defense surrendered 298 rushing yards and kept the Saints on the field for a staggering 41 minutes and 23 seconds. They've surprised most observers with their hot start, buoyed by a stingy defense and and a passable offense led by Taylor, who has statistically been above-average this season. Those are the guys that, in my experience, that are putting it on the line every day. Maybe I'm just some stupid blogger and don't have the FOOTBAW experience like Sean McDermott has but I can't for the life of me figure out any good reason why this is happening. Everyone wants to get to the playoffs, I understand that, and that's important. "We are made for more than 5-4". Last month, the Bills traded their highest-paid player, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, to Jacksonville in further transforming a roster that now features just 23 holdovers from previous year. They're competing in practice. Which, of course, they initially avoided by benching him in the season finale in favor of one of their legitimate quarterback mistakes, the now-departed EJ Manuel. "He's poised, he's mature beyond his years, he's worked hard". But before even taking a snap, Peterman received more cheers than Taylor did.
"This is a big learning curve, going from college to pro", Beane said then. "Obviously, got us into the end zone, so that was a positive". It's a gamble. And they know it. In the team's final two drives, Peterman went 7-for-10, 79 yards passing and a score - outperforming what Taylor had done in three and half quarters (9 of 18, 56 yards and 0 TDs). As a decision-maker, you have to be able to, or willing to, take calculated risks to get to where we're trying to go.