But unfortunately, their opponent is the Jaguars, who will be just as hungry for victory in their first home playoff game in 18 years.
The Bills are hoping McCoy will play through his ankle injury, but even if he does, it’s a nightmare matchup for Taylor and their anemic passing game. Their shaky pass protection plays right into the hands of Calais Campbell and the Jaguars’ ferocious edge rush. With no scary receivers, it will allow Jaguars shutdown cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey to dominate.
Does Jones really believe that, or is he trying to instill confidence in his likely QB-to-be and make him feel good about signing with the Tiger-Cats, who hold his rights into January?
The good news for those cheering for Manziel is that he just turned 25, so while it’s never good to be out of the game for an extended period, he should be able to get in sync and have a lot of productive years remaining. He stayed basically injury-free during his two years as A&M’s starter and during his two years in and out of the Browns’ lineup. And perhaps the best sign of his serious approach to this CFL opportunity is that he has stayed out of the media and has been low-profile lately (not tweeting since July and not in any camera-phone shots from late-night bar excursions that wind up in the media).
…heckle you’ve heard. “That’s easy. Last year at the Big East tournament before we played Seton Hall, we were walking onto the court and I had really long hair back then, so one of the fans said I looked like a Chia Pet and [was] doing the jingle for it. I was standing next to Sam [Hauser] and he was dying.”
…movie you’ve seen. “My favorite movie of all time—people are gonna think this is weird, but it’s been my favorite movie since I was little kid—is The Wizard of Oz. It’s still my favorite movie to this day. A lot of people when they ask me that and I say The Wizard of Oz, they go, whatI just love the movie. I really don’t know why. It’s my favorite movie. It’s not even close. Growing up I would watch it religiously.”
Brian Gutekunst was in demand elsewhere. The Packers named Gutekunst the GM before another team could do it first. The Houston Texans flew him in Saturday and planned to interview him for their vacancy on Sunday, but he took the job in Green Bay instead.