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Marrone: Thad Lewis to start vs. Miami Dolphins

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel was hobbled a bit after suffering a minor knee injury against Jacksonville last week. He practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

And after that practice, head coach Doug Marrone decided Manuel wasn't well enough to play against the Dolphins.

So Marrone announced this afternoon that Thad Lewis, the one-time practice squad quarterback, will start at quarterback for the Bills against the Dolphins Sunday. Lewis started the teams' first meeting Oct. 20.

The Bills beat the Dolphins 23-21 in that game.

Lewis is excited, obviously. "We want to play for the city of Buffalo," he said today. "This should be a great game."

The Bills did not shy away from throwing the ball the first meeting against the Dolphins. Lewis threw 32 times and completed 21 for 202 yards with 0 TDs and 1 INT. His quarterback rating that day was 70.1, which is unimpressive.

Lewis started three games for the Bills while Manuel was out. He completed 60.2 percent of his passes in that span, threw 3 TDs and 2 INTs.

Obviously, the fact Lewis beat the Dolphins once will cause some Dolphins fans to think this is bad news. This is most definitely not bad news for Miami.

Lewis is a backup and a project for a reason. Manuel, a rookie, was the starter for a reason -- namely he's simply more talented.

The Dolphins are living right, friends.

I will say this: The Dolphins, frankly, respected Lewis too much in that first game. You'll recall that the team had a 21-20 lead and the ball at their own 48 yard line with 3:39 to play. Run the ball three times and use Brandon "flips the" Fields to punt Buffalo deep and the Dolphins are forcing Lewis to drive 80 yards for a TD or maybe 45-yard for a field goal with less than 2 minutes to play.

But Miami coaches trusted throwing the ball more than they trusted their defense.

Ryan Tannehill on second-and-eight stepped back to pass and was crushed by Mario Williams, who caused a fumble. The Bills recovered at the Miami 34 yard line. Dan Carpenter eventually connected on a 31-yard field goal to give Buffalo the lead.

Dolphins coaches afterward said they threw because Lewis had success the week before against Cincinnati, throwing an improbable deep pass for a TD. The Dolphins feared he would do that against them.

They thought Mario Williams vs. Tyson Clabo was a better matchup than the Miami D vs. Thad Lewis with less than 2 minutes to play.

I hope if that choice pops up again this game, the Dolphins will have learned a lesson. Trust the D. Force the young QB to beat you. Don't let Mario Williams beat you. 

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Once again, Mark in Toronto, we are only a small nucleus of Cuban Americans in SoFla but extremely powerful and, most of Us, have been against the US embargo against Cuba since we came of Age. It is outdated and We believe an impediment for the Cubans in the Island to develop. But, every time, that embargo has been tried to be lifted off, Fidel Castro has done something to prevent it from being so. I guess you know why, don't you, Mark?

Just curious,

Unlike you, I don't come here to be 'accepted by others'. I have LOTS of that in my life. I know you don't.

I'm here to talk football, bud and sometimes feathers get ruffled. I'm sure you struggle with that. If you come here to make friends can I suggest that maybe you get yourself a puppy.

Mike J,

Are you back? I thought you were gone.....

Oh yeah, I forgot....you're a regular here (wink....wink)

Craig, you are the prototypical loser. Face it! You have all the tall tale signs. Stop living in denial.

You can't even tell when people mock you! Do you REALLY think anyone here really cares if you're single or what not? LOLOLOLOLOLOLLOL

Why do you constantly bore the blog at nauseum trying to convince us other wise? WE DONT CARE!!!!!!!!! You can say whatever you want. The jokes & mockery will NOT stop until you disappear for good!

You are such a thin skinned sissy it's pathetic.

Here go the wink wink, I'm not single comments.

God what a bore!

Mike J, seems like you're the one trick pony of this blog.

FYI, my mother was a talented seamstree, my wife, and educator, me a self employed financial analyst and CPA. You... I doubt it.

OK, this seems to have brought us down because it's what happens here in the middle of the week.

I'm out! Have a good one!

Que the DB/YG accusations. Here they come from Mr. Predictability!

wink wink!

It's amazing how mid week the blog falls apart.

I'm out, have a good one!

Mark, seems like your a decent guy but it was uncalled for to attack my mother or father. As an adult male you should know better.. Or is that what they teach you in old Canada??

As for Craig the Blog dude is killing you right now. If i were you ill run away from this blog and NEVER return (Scar's Voice)

signal, I doubt Thad Lewis is spending his tiem outside hanging out and they don't practice outside.

FYI, Buffalo's last three games were in jacksonville, Tampa bay, and in Toronto in the dome.

They practice indoors.

Thad Lewis also hasn't played in well over a month.

He will be as overwhelmed by the climate as anyone and perhaps more.

Mike j, didn't like being attacked, did you? Well maybe you should not attack next time?? Not so much fun on that end, is it?

Forty degrees & rain is MUCH WORSE than 30s & snow.
Plus, gray rainy wintry days make many very sad. The players may be too gloomy & introspective to focus on game.

Armando,is that u?
.
lol

Who else here wants to admit they'e been blocked on twiter & facebook by Sports commentators for being too rude & obnoxious?

Would anyone here even like to admit they tweet & facebook with spots hosts & have all the free time to do so?

Show of hands? Promise there will be no crow to eat & no need for hot sauce!

Blog,

You're right....YOU'RE A BORE! My mistake was addressing you in the first place...have at it buddy.

Emo,


Stop being so Emo. The Dolphins will be fine. You need to relax, smoke a doob or something

Posted by: Marco | December 18, 2013 at 01:50 PM


As I stated I could care less what you think of me buddy....I exposed you as a TROLL a long time ago....you seem obsessed with me...reading what I write when your not on here and then DEMAND I read what you write when Im not on here. You get very personal with anybody that disagrees with you. You have even posted stuff using my name, it has been pointed out to me, when Im not on here. I use my real name and do not hide in shadows. Yes I will defend exactly what I posted earlier and if that makes me Rush Limbaugh as you put it then so be it!
You my friend are a useless punk. You are not a man. You trashed Tannehill with false lies and facts for well over 6 months...now you just cannot man up. Just what I expected from a TROLL.
Please do not respond Im done with you...your like that gum that gets stuck on the bottom of my shoe!!

Mike J's giving us quotes from 'The Lion King'.....Lol

What a KNOB....lol.

Mark, i was directing my posts to Craig then you came out of nowhere to attack my spelling then throw insults at my mother and father.. Youre too old to be using thos jokes.

Craig,


Thats the circle of life! Didnt ya know?

Circle of Life.....

A Kudha- MA tata....lol.....


Geez, I didn't realize it was a ten year old....Lol. Does Dad know you are on the computer,son?

Rdubs:
Thanks for advice. Knowing someone cares is a good feeling. I'm trying to relax but keep flashing back to Marino, Cox & crew fighting gallantly but unsuccessfully in the Snows of Buffalo past.

Craig, Im far from being a child.. You dolt!

Of course, if you prefer, We could put all our Will into the Dolphins losing, although it would be a mighty task by this weekend. How bout it, Armando?

I wish we had an a hole on D like Bryan Cox who would come out of the tunmel giving all the Bills fan the finger. That was so classic. Shula didnt even punish Cox after that

Posted by: oscar canosa | December 18, 2013 at 03:10 PM

I too was educated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers at La Salle Academy in NYC class of 1977 then went on to St Johns University which is Jesuit. So I guess I have a European Education also...I stand corrected....see a MAN apologizes......

Mike J,

You're a child to me. Anybody who quotes the Lion King is a child. How do you feel about 'My Liitle Pony'?

And please don't call me a 'dolt. It hurts my feelings....

Craig, as an observer I have a couple of questions for you and kindly take this in the spirit they are asked which is not in an attacking fashion...

Why is it Salguero replied to every single one of your points from your initial post but you had no answer to any of them. Not one. You basically ignored his answer, which seems rude to me, and acted like he made no points. Except he made excellent points. And you got nothing as a response?

Secondly, why is it so many people on here seem to dislike you? I mean when even the guy that runs the blog slaps you down, isn't it time to look in the mirror for the problem?

Well Mike J, you jumped on with the Blog who's a useless twit around here who is just known for knocking down good posters when they make football posts. Letting people like that run rampant for years is what caused a lot of good posters to leave to begin with. yesterday he jumped on me here for complimenting Tannehill on his performance Sunday ... imagine!!!

Him and those like him, when they rise up and try to take down good posters will get the brunt of my poor taste. Because he is all about poor taste. Disagree all you want with football posters and debate but don't bully them or try to discredit them personally. That, is crap.

Craig, Lion King was made in 1994 i was born in the early 80s. Im nearly 30 years old, if your an old geezer thats ok too we all have to get there. I quoted Lion King because its one of the best animated movies ever made, not such a big deal i remember watchin it when I was like 10..

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | December 18, 2013 at 04:00 PM

I have defended you ad nauseam yet you never help out with the likes of Marco, MarC and Kris?? These guys have KILLED Tannehill and I have been in your corner defending him.

Times have changed, People, and perhaps in too short a time. This is the Time for Tannehil(pre-med grad), Michael Thomas(Stanford) JMartin(although he will never play here anymore), the Nolan Carrolls, etc. It is a different Mentality now and you must accept it, or be Gone with You.

Giants stink,

Let me guess...you're another 'regular'.....right.

All of a sudden 'a postor'.

He got no response because I'm sick of talking about the issue...which really should have been a non-issue. He added to the sensationalism, whether he agrees with that or not.

As for your second comment, I'm not here to make friends. I have lots of those and there are more than enough respected postors here, that I actually care more about what those guys think. I know you're an 'expert' of what goes on here on the blog pal, but don't be fooled by all the multiple names posting. Simply the work of one or too deranged individuals.

But thanks for caring about me....

Phins78, DC and DarrylDunphy have all come to my defense. This Marco clown has me wondering if he actually is YG....he changes his post like YG used to depending on who is on. He ALWAYS has some put down of the Phins.....I just wish that the jets, bills and pats fans would go find there own blogs....THIS IS FINS UP TERRITORY!!

Mark i could respect what you say except there just one problem. Plenty of other posters have problems with Craig M, you can defend him cause of your Candadien comnections but he repeately attacks other posts and says some utterly direspectufl things. Yea i misspelled words so what

If you can dish it you better be able to take it!

P.s. Even Armando hates him

Posted by: Giants stink | December 18, 2013 at 03:59 PM

Craig Mothy Moron is rude, condescending & classless snob. Why address Armando's shredding of him hen he can't?

He'll never admit to being a whiny, arrogant twit.

If left unanswered, he thinks people will forget how Mando just schooled him.

Craig M, no, I don't give up a rat's butt about you. But the sarcastic, condescending tone of your reply answers my question why so many people on here seem to hate you. Lesson learned.

Mike J,

See this was the EXACT conversation I had with YG over and over again (big giveaway right here folks)....

What's with all this 'hate' talk? Nobody on here knows anybody. You hate some guy, you've never met before, who just happens to be on a chat site at the same time? If that's you, then
I suggest you get some help.....QUICKLY. you 'hate' somebody because they have a different opinion than you? That's comical! But whatever, if that's your thing, so be it.

And Armando doesn't hate me. Why don't you stop talking for others and deal with YOUR hate, newbie?

Bill Ansparger, that I know of, nobody here has questioned your manhood. Remember that I'm a Psychiatrist. Perhaps yourself?

Can't we all just get along??

Bill A, I never agree with marc, but somehow I just like the guy ... he's nuts with the things he says. He is a true football poster though so I let things go. Kris, same story. I will not use an I told you so against him but I would expect him to come in here and admit that he was premature in his assessment of our QB.

Marco, I won't discuss anything with him. Not personal or anything, I just don't like the way he debates. he sticks to one naroow fact that proves his point and won't move away from it to see the whole picture. I have no time for people like that.

But Bill A, if someone came and put you down personally and I was here, I would have your back.

Craig says he's tired about talking on the issue. Funny!

How convenient he says this AFTER he made comments on the prior blog topic & even challenged Armando to defend himself. Then he got rocked into next week by Armandos retort & he's all quiet now.

THIS IS A COWARD LADIES N GENTS!

Do you see how "convenient" it is for Craig to not respond to someone making a complete as* outta him?

Craig is lonely, rude, condescending coward who sits in front of his PC eatin Hungry Man dinners for ONE & getting blocked on media sites!

He says he has friends yet,also admits to getting blocked by people who find him as we all do. RUDE & OBNOXIOUS!

Noooo you play a Psychiatrist on this blog....I called the REAL DR Canosa's office. They know not of this blog!! Anyway you need to learn to read I NEVER questioned your manhood....do you have buried feelings in regard to your manhood. Lie down we can talk about if you like??

Mike J, maybe you haven't been here as long as some but believe it or not, at one point Craig and I used to go at each other hammer and tong. But in time we both learned to get along and debate and discuss in a civil manner. Try it instead of attacking the man next time.

Mind you seeing as a few people are attacking Craig at once here, perhaps time to give the man some time to breathe. I don't think any of you would like to be attacked by four or five people at once.

I know, let's discuss football....

Interesting that we see Mike J, using the word 'Canadien'....

Big tell tale guys....nobody I know continually butchers the spelling that way. And don't kid yourself...it was done INTENTIONALLY.

Giants Stink,when you say you 'don't give a rat's butt about me', should I also 'take that in the spirit it was intended'.....lol.

Typical Craig when all else fails call the poster "YG" lmao. Have a great life Craig Moron!


Mike J,

See this was the EXACT conversation I had with YG over and over again (big giveaway right here folks)....

What's with all this 'hate' talk? Nobody on here knows anybody. You hate some guy, you've never met before, who just happens to be on a chat site at the same time? If that's you, then
I suggest you get some help.....QUICKLY. you 'hate' somebody because they have a different opinion than you? That's comical! But whatever, if that's your thing, so be it.

And Armando doesn't hate me. Why don't you stop talking for others and deal with YOUR hate, newbie?

Posted by: Craig M | December 18, 2013 at 04:14 PM

YG line, predicted this would start!

He mocks people forhating others here yet, he is hated admitted to people hating him to the point of blocking hm on social media sites.

This is a fine example of how many friends you say yo have.

With ever post you come off as dumber & dumber. Just pipe down already. You big Baby!

Mike J,

How is it you only recently started posting but you know all the inner workings of the blog?

What took you so long to post? Were you shy?.....wink! Wink!


But Bill A, if someone came and put you down personally and I was here, I would have your back.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | December 18, 2013 at 04:14 PM

Thanks MIT....I just wanna talk Dophins football cuz I live in NY and not many of us here. This blog gets so personal most of the time....its crazy. Section 212 on Sunday....I am going barring bad weather....I will try to find the quiet Dolfan in that section!

I get along with Everybody just many don't get along with me. I say too many Truths and that hurts them. But my patients, even if I do likewise to them, stick with me to the End. ??? But of course, you are not my Patients.


Interesting that we see Mike J, using the word 'Canadien'....

Big tell tale guys....nobody I know continually butchers the spelling that way. And don't kid yourself...it was done INTENTIONALLY.

Giants Stink,when you say you 'don't give a rat's butt about me', should I also 'take that in the spirit it was intended'.....lol.

Posted by: Craig M | December 18, 2013 at 04:18 PM

More YG references.

Armando doesn't hate you. He pitys you. He said to stay here & continue to misread the blog.

HARLY FLATTERING WORDS!

He knows what we've known & you deny for years, YOU CAN'T READ!

Haha, I will be there!!! hopefully I won't be too quiet!

Whatever you say, The Blog.....

God knows you're the King here. Have at it fellas. More important things to do.

Funny stuff @ 2:50 regarding everyone's favorite DB Craig M. He really is an arrogant prick, and he clearly knows more about the Miami Dolphins than Armando.

Craig if you believe these guys are YG just ignore them....you started doing that a few months ago and they went away....the CanadiEn thing was quite interesting and then the Craig Moron thing came out too.

I would blitz the bejeezus out of Thad Lewis. Mando's right, let him prove he can beat a playoff-caliber defense.

And if he does and that eliminates us, then we have no business in the playoff anyway.

HoHo! CJ Spiller will give us fits this weekend.


Noooo you play a Psychiatrist on this blog....I called the REAL DR Canosa's office. They know not of this blog!! Anyway you need to learn to read I NEVER questioned your manhood....do you have buried feelings in regard to your manhood. Lie down we can talk about if you like??

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 18, 2013 at 04:17 PM

You actually admit calling and asking this question to these people? HAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAha

I hope you all enjoy the game Sunday. Was awesome seeing them win against the Colts this year in person.

This is the game where playoff teams with good quarterbacks don't even give a team like the Bills a chance. I'm hoping that happens Sunday. Hopefully Big Paul is back for Spiller and Jackson. I'm hoping Grimes and Carroll can also get back.

With any luck this game will show how far Tannehill and the O-line has come along since the first meeting.

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