The Wiz Posted December 11, 2022 Share Posted December 11, 2022 The Billikens are a good team. Greatness is about consistency. Even the above statement is inconsistent in people's reaction to it. At the beginning of the season, no one would have disagreed with that sentence. Now that statement can be a controversial one. In looking at the Bills, there is inconsistency. When you look at the last 2 games the one thing that immediately stands out is the shooting %. You don't need a computer to see that. But what you do need a computer for is to get the larger picture. To see what is going on when looking down from 20,000 feet rather than 2 ft. The real issue is not about shooting...Shooting just happens to be the issue now. The real issue is inconsistency. In a few posts I have mentioned we have played good offense and poor defense. Last night we played good defense but poor offense. If we can do both , we are unstoppable. How do you do both? By being average. Imagine a baseball player who goes 4-4 at the plate one night. And then the next night goes 0-4.. He does that for the rest of the season great night... bad night and finishes at an unbelievable .500 batting ave. Unfortunately, his team follows suit and they finish at .500 in games won and lost and out of the playoffs. If our player in another scenario still bats .500 but goes 2-4 every night, the team is in every game and goes .650 for the season and makes the playoffs. Our player still bats 500 but in the 2nd scenario is consistent. So how do you become consistent? By being average. Many times being average is looked at as settling for mediocrity. But being average can lead to greatness. If YOUR average is above everyone else's then you are a good team. When the computer looks at the variables ...all the variables , not just shooting ...it sees at team that when it plays to its average can win most of its games. And that is a way you can spot a good team. When it plays its average game it beats most teams. That is The Bills. If the Bills can play their average regularly they will become consistent and win games. Once they become consistent , they can get even better by moving their average up slowly. ....Moving from good to great. Once they put the pieces together, the Bills will be a dangerous team. A team that nobody will want to play. If we remain disconnected ...good one night, bad another.. teams will say ...The Bills are a good team but they can be beaten. It is still early in the season and there is time to gel. What ever you think of Ford as a Coach, he has shown in the past the ability to bring teams together ...to gel them by March. The computer says the numbers are there but like your grade school picture...it is time to connect the dots. CenHudDude likes this Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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