Tyrod Taylor shocked by benching, will be there for Nathan Peterman

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Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor met with the media on Wednesday shortly after coach Sean McDermott announced that Taylor has been benched in a decision that surprised many given the team’s 5-4 record and McDermott’s multiple assertions that Taylor would remain the starter.

Taylor was among those taken aback. He answered affirmatively when asked if he was shocked to find out that Nathan Peterman will be starting against the Chargers this week and that he didn’t agree with a call that the head coach claimed was not an “indictment” of Taylor.

Taylor said that he still has “full confidence” that he can be a franchise quarterback in this league. He was asked if he thought McDermott and the Bills gave him a fair chance to prove that.

“I don’t look at life as fair or unfair,” Taylor said. 

Taylor said that Peterman is a “great guy” and said he would do anything he can to help him and the team, noting that he didn’t stop being a team captain because of the lineup change.

57 responses to “Tyrod Taylor shocked by benching, will be there for Nathan Peterman

  1. seems like a pretty over the top reaction to a bad game. Granted it was a real bad game, but its one game and they are still in contention. Something going on behind the scenes seems more likely the reason for his benching.

  2. Remember the time the Bills benched Doug Flutie for the playoffs after he led the team to an 11-5 record? For Rob Johnson. Tee hee 🙂

    Some transgressions just aren’t forgiveable as the last 17 years have proven.

    🙂

  3. Anyone that wants to blame 47-3 solely on the run defense is high. Pretty hard to stop the run when your offense is giving you 50 seconds of rest between Saints drives. Tyrod threw for 56 yards and i can remember about 20 of them, he can’t lead receivers or throw them open.

    Cameron Jordan said it best “We kept him in the pocket and made him a quarterback.”

    Tyrod has started 40 games and has never showed a comeback ability or thrown for over 300 yards.

  4. Tom Brady had three touchdowns in the first quarter, in New Orleans. Now no one is saying TT is Brady, but shouldn’t he be 30% of Brady?

  5. Like this is shocking news. When was the last time this franchise made the playoffs? Exactly!!! Bench your captain and QB with a winning record. Cleveland applauds this move.

  6. I know Taylor is limited, but it boggles my mind that they just didn’t run the same offense from the last few years. Takes time off the clock, shortens the game for a team that doesn’t have a ton of depth.
    But I guess they were really about tanking all along…

  7. Tyrod was never going to last because the entire management team loved Peterman, they just wanted Nathan to get more acclimated and now it’s his time to shine. Prepare for the Buffalo Bills to now stampede !!

  8. Taylor is a serviceable QB. Not great. Not awful. I like him. I like his character. The one thing I don’t like is in the 2 1/2 years he’s been with the Bills, there has been zero improvement. He is the exact same QB he was when he signed in 2015.

  9. It was just the other day that the fanboys were defending Taylor and talking him up.

    Now, he’s benched and the fanboys diss him and point to Peterman as the next savior.

    Oh, Buffalo.

  10. There was talk in the pre season that the Bills were very high and liked Nathan Peterman enough that he could become the starter at some point during the season and that time has come. Tyrod Taylor and that Bills offense could only score 10 points at home against the Saints, Sean decided he needed to make a change!!

  11. Buffalo executive meeting:
    Exec 1: “Now that we’ve gotten rid of any of our decent WRs and have an absolutely horrid defense, what else can we do to make sure we don’t sniff the playoffs?”
    Exec 2: “Well, we could bench our captain and starting QB and go with the rookie.”

    Everyone in attendance: “Brilliant!!!!!”

  12. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    So many Patriots trolls in here.

    1 0 Rate This

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    Umm, look at your board name. Any real NFL fan cannot be a fan of Roger Goodell, but somehow you are. Not only is that disturbing, it’s very pathetic as you accept whayt he does to cheat players, coaches, GMs or teams in general.

    The jig is up.

  13. objectivefootballfan says:
    November 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    There was talk in the pre season that the Bills were very high and liked Nathan Peterman enough that he could become the starter at some point during the season and that time has come. Tyrod Taylor and that Bills offense could only score 10 points at home against the Saints, Sean decided he needed to make a change!!

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    Everyone saw Trevor Siemian’s demise this year after showing promise and accomplishing nothing last year. Don’t be surprised if Peterman comes out and wins a game or two and looks ok because there is no film on him and then tanks when it matters most. He could be the next great QB, but the odds are that he won’t be.

  14. Also remember the time the Bills cut Drew Bledsoe for some guy literally and appropriately named JP Loss Man? 😀

    Only the Bills!

  15. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    So many Patriots trolls in here.

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    I don’t even think many Patriots fans dislike the Bills. We don’t hate them like the Jets and Dolphins, that’s for sure. I think the Bills are more perplexing than anything. I think it makes no sense for a team that couldn’t stop the run for the last two weeks to blame a QB that takes care of the ball and gives the team a chance to win every week and has them in a position to make the playoffs.

    I think a rookie coming into the NFL in week 11 is going to throw some picks to defenses that are bringing their best game plan at this time of the season.

    The change doesn’t make sense to me.

  16. skoobyfl says:
    November 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm
    Tyrod was never going to last because the entire management team loved Peterman, they just wanted Nathan to get more acclimated and now it’s his time to shine. Prepare for the Buffalo Bills to now stampede !!

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    So you think a rookie QB can come in during week 11 and dominate the NFL? Maybe Watson almost did, but I have never seen it otherwise. Even Peyton Manning struggled

  17. These Patriots fans on here “rejoicing” while imagining that Taylor’s benching is a sign of giving up and plummeting to the bottom…LOL! Taylor simply cannot get it done as an NFL passer, save for an occasional sideline deep ball when his WR beats the coverage. Peterman may throw more picks and not be able to escape the pocket and run around like Taylor, but I’m VERY confident he’ll end up throwing for more than 57 yards in an NFL game. Maybe even more touchdowns! Obviously not saying Buffalo is ready to beat New England this year or next year, or even that this move makes the team better. I’m saying it DEFINITELY doesn’t make them worse.

  18. joetoronto says:
    November 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    It was just the other day that the fanboys were defending Taylor and talking him up.

    Now, he’s benched and the fanboys diss him and point to Peterman as the next savior.

    Oh, Buffalo.

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    And yet Tyrod has the same number of postseason wins as Derek Carr at less than half the salary

  19. I don’t even think many Patriots fans dislike the Bills.

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    I disliked the Bills in the early 90s! 😉

  20. Do you hear yourselves? Taylor is “serviceable”, “limited”, “decent”, “not great”. And you question the Head Coach demoting him? Why? What team says “Let’s go out and get a limited, serviceable quarterback so we can compete? Taylor has all the makings of a back-up QB that could come into a game, under certain circumstances, and shake things up with his scrambling ability. He hasn’t been able to come from behind or lead any serious passing attack.

  21. 300 yards rushing; 6 rushing TDs including one by Drew Brees from 20 yards away, zero QB sacks, zero QB hits, zero QB hurries. Changing the QB will definitely fix that defense. When your HC is a defensive genius and his defense plays that putridly at home after getting served up by the “tanking” Jets, the best move is to divert attention to something else, like changing the QB. Next week, they will wear new uniforms.

  22. Taylor, this is your third year. You had the ball for 18 minutes last week. You are 3-16 in 4th quarter comebacks. You have 0 first quarter touchdowns heading into game 10. I am shocked that you are shocked.

  23. “corkspop said:
    November 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    Do you hear yourselves? Taylor is “serviceable”, “limited”, “decent”, “not great”. And you question the Head Coach demoting him? Why? What team says “Let’s go out and get a limited, serviceable quarterback so we can compete?”

    Kansas City said it, and went out and got Alex Smith from the 49ers, who preferred the unlimited potential of Colin Kaepernick. How’d that word out for both teams?

  24. Tyron is a college QB playing a pro game. At times will look dynamic but overall will be inadequate at consistently moving the team down the field. Last time he was on national tv, his team was down 2-3 scores and he was check down Charlie. If your #1 position can’t throw down field…..what do you really got?

  25. Long time bills fan. First post.

    Tyrod had his chance. He has been very fun to watch at times. He can make defenders look silly with his legs.

    Unfortunately, teams that succeed at containing and pressuring him force him into a role he isn’t as good at. Standing in the pocket and delivering the ball. He has a great looking deep ball but it seems it’s always just out of the wr’ s reach. If his first read isn’t there it’s a dump to McCoy or run. His second read ussually occurs when he is on the move. The offensive line (lt) has been erratic. The ‘three and outs’ occur with regularity.

    The reason the bills are where they are now is because of fortunate turnovers giving them short fields or taking points away from the opposition. They’ve been lucky. Lol.

  26. TT is a frustrating QB to watch. He can run, throws a great deep ball and misses swing passes to running backs and wide open receivers on 5 yard outs. Horrible on 3rd down unless the defense allows him to run. It’s the right move, he is what he is.

  27. patriots123456 says:
    November 15, 2017 at 11:45 am
    Three teams from the state of NY, and the only one with a winning record benches the QB?????
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    The Bills are the only NFL team in NY. The others are based in New Jersey.

  28. Tom Brady once said to his defense, “Hold them to 20 points, and we’ll win the game”. So, as for Tyrod, his message should be “You have to hold them to zero points, and we might win, but possibly not.” Ever see a game where your Defense creates a +3 TO differential and then go on to lose the game? I’ve seen it twice this season. 57 yards passing. 57. That’s it. He was out there for “garbage time”, just like Peterman. Still, 57 yards. He had ALL of his weapons. 57 yards. You want that? Buy a franchise, sign Taylor, and let me know when you win something meaningful.

  29. objectivefootballfan says:
    November 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    There was talk in the pre season that the Bills were “very high” and liked Nathan Peterman enough that he could become the starter at some point during the season and that time has come.
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    They were and are SO high.

    That said, Tyrod’s numbers always look better than his performance actually is if you watch the game. Except that last one. Those numbers look as bad as he did.

    But his reaction to it and his support of Nathan? Classy. Let’s see how the kid does against Bosa & Co.

  30. They traded all of his receivers away and then bench him because that makes him the problem right?

    How about bring Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods back? Bills have a terrible front office.

  31. They still don’t have a QB. But enjoy all of those draft picks! The Chiefs spent 30 years ignoring the position. How long will the Bills ignore it too?

  32. They traded all of his receivers away and then bench him because that makes him the problem right?

    How about bring Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods back? Bills have a terrible front office.

    Robert woods is a possession wr and Watkins was always hurt. So tell me again how he was actually hurt by this? Deonte Thompson was signed off the street and had 100 plus yards his first game. PleSe don’t give him a pass. He is average at best and the team needs a spark

  33. irkjames says:
    November 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    They traded all of his receivers away and then bench him because that makes him the problem right?

    How about bring Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods back? Bills have a terrible front office.
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    Woods left on his own and they traded an injury prone Watkins for a CB and a 2nd rounder. This is a new coach with new front office who decided to clear the way for their guys. No one was expecting anything this year as many pundits were predicting them as the worst team in the NFL for 17-18. It wasn’t TT’s fault, but anyone who watches the Bills knows he is not the solution.

  34. The Chiefs spent 30 years ignoring the position.
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    Nah. Trent Green was a good QB. Underrated too.

  35. Taylor is another gimmick QB – hardly has any professional QB skills – he is not a natural leader and is not a winner. He wasn’t particularly good in college either – choking in big games.

    His skill set does not translate well to a QB position – he might be an interesting run/pass running back and perhaps go out to receive a pass, but never as a starting QB where you need actual skills and ability to read defenses.

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