Yes, Nathan Peterman may start again

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Nathan Peterman may end up eating some hair of the dog on Sunday.

Last year, Peterman’s first start became a disaster, with five picks in one half against the Chargers — and a bizarro passer rating for the game. This year, Peterman may face the Chargers in Week Two, despite Sunday’s sequel at Baltimore to Peterman’s debut as a starter.

Bills coach Sean McDermott hasn’t ruled out giving Peterman what would be his fourth career start on Sunday against the Chargers. (Peterman won last year’s snow globe game against the Colts, throwing 10 passes and completing five.) Via Joe Buscaglia of WKBW, McDermott has yet to decide on a starter for Week Two. Asked how he could justify going with Peterman again, McDermott said the blame for Sunday’s 47-3 blowout spreads widely to everyone on the team.

The unspoken truth likely continues to be that the Bills aren’t ready to throw rookie Josh Allen to the wolves, that however bad it would be with Peterman, it could be worse with Allen. And with Allen, there’s a chance that one or two or more rough outings could ruin him.

For the offense, the root of the problem continues to be the offensive line. With Eric Wood, Richie Incognito, and Cordy Glenn gone, the Bills simply can’t buy time for any quarterback.

Regardless, Peterman continues to be not ready to play in the NFL. His passer rating on Sunday was 0.0. If that continues, the league had better hope arbitrator Stephen Burbank isn’t paying attention.

75 responses to “Yes, Nathan Peterman may start again

  1. I understood why the Packers kept Aaron Rodgers on the bench when they had Brett Favre. Peterman playing ahead of Josh Allen should get the coach fired, unless he quickly comes to his senses. Ask Jeff Fisher.

  2. Well he was facing the Elite #1 Ravens defense, so maybe against a normal opponent he’d be better.

  3. Going to be a long, long season no matter who starts at QB, worst OL for pass protection I have ever seen. McDermott is right about one thing, it was an ugly performance all the way around, the defense was awful too. Only two bright spots I saw was the new punter, minus the messed up snap and our new rookie LB Edumands. The rest of it was garbage. The worst opening day game I ever saw in my life as a Bills fan. I figured they would take a step back this year, but didn’t think it would be this bad. Not sure we will win a single game, we won’t if they play like they did yesterday. I’m really not sure who to throw out there, maybe you have no option to just throw out Allen and let him take his lumps and load up next year in the draft. The WR’s didn’t get much separation yesterday either. I know the OL is really bad, but I watched the tape back and Peterman did have time to throw a few times, but he just looked like he didn’t want to pull the trigger. With that said, I’m not sure any QB can have a great game until they get that OL fixed. They didn’t even have a running game yesterday, that doesn’t help any young QB. Going to be a very long year, but they are still my Bills, love them, always will. Won’t be any easier this Sunday against the Chargers. Only good thing is it’s a home game, but really don’t think that matters, can’t see them winning, period.

  4. I would give him one more chance. He was by far the best QB in camp, there must have been a reason for that. That game was the perfect storm. A bad team around Peterman, a prepared and motivated Ravens team and lousy weather All made for a long day for the Bills. I like Allen as much as the next guy, but Allen, even though he was more exciting didn’t really do much better against the Ravens 2nd and 3rd stringers and a more passive defense. The facts are that this team is going nowhere and give the rookie time to learn before throwing him to the wolves.

  5. Peterman should start against the Chargers. If he doesn’t play a lot better than he did against Baltimore he should be benched.

  6. jkossrt says:

    September 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    I would give him one more chance. He was by far the best QB in camp, there must have been a reason for that. That game was the perfect storm. A bad team around Peterman, a prepared and motivated Ravens team and lousy weather All made for a long day for the Bills. I like Allen as much as the next guy, but Allen, even though he was more exciting didn’t really do much better against the Ravens 2nd and 3rd stringers and a more passive defense. The facts are that this team is going nowhere and give the rookie time to learn before throwing him to the wolves.

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    Give him 2 more chances unless you want Allen’s first start to be against the Vikings.

  7. sammyias says:
    September 10, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    Colin Kaepernick should get a call … If he can win in Buffalo, it would prove collusion really did happen.
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    If he can win in Buffalo it would also prove that miracles do happen

  8. I’m an Eagles fan but from the outside looking in, it is Beane the GM who needs to be fired. The guy who invested zero in your offensive line while trading away many draft picks for a QB who isn’t NFL ready. And he traded McCarron because he couldn’t even beat out Peterman, who is terrible.

  9. This is project don’t get etc Allen killed. Should have kept McCarron who wasn’t great but isn’t this bad.

    Also to correct the article, he didn’t win the Snow game and. He got knocked out and Joe Webb won it in amazing fashion.

    Let’s also not forget Peterman ending the playoff game last year. Incomplete pass, fumble that went outs of bounds (thankfully) and an interception to end the game.

  10. This may be the worst run franchise in the NFL right now. Let’s recap their last 6 months –

    1) Get rid of Tyrod Taylor, who is a competent game-manager and someone who could have held the starting QB spot until a rookie was ready
    2) Sign AJ McCarron as a free agent QB
    3) Draft Josh Allen as the new franchise QB
    4) Trade mid-round pick for Corey Coleman
    5) Cut Corey Coleman and AJ McCarron
    6) Turn reins of offense over to Nathan Peterman, who may be the worst QB on any NFL roster because Josh Allen is not ready
    7) Get humiliated in season opener against the Ravens

  11. They will ruin Allen if they trot him out behind that O line. Best to let peterman take his lumps. The sacrificial lamb. How happy do you think Mccarron is to be out of there??

  12. Sean McDermott doesn’t know what he’s doing. The Bills skated to the playoffs last year with the players assembled by Doug Whaley and Rex Ryan. He was desperate to make the team his own, which is why he was constantly looking to jettison Tyrod Taylor. Well, it’s his team now and it’s a complete dumpster fire. Nathan Peterman can’t even do better than a 0.0 QB rating and Josh Allen struggled with accuracy against competition in the Mountain West in college. Bills fans better stock up on alcohol to get them through the season.

  13. Read Carefully – Peterman is not an NFL quarterback. I know he’s a nice guy, is a married Christian but HE IS NOT AN NFL QUARTERBACK. He has his MBA!!! Go enjoy life and be a great business man. This is ridiculous. McDermot is not cut out to be an NFL head coach.

  14. “I would give him one more chance. He was by far the best QB in camp, there must have been a reason for that.”

    Because they don’t game plan for inexperienced, weak armed QBs in the preseason. He also only faced starters once…and it was the first game which Carolina may or may not have been putting in their best effort. It’s still possible he’s not THAT terrible. But what is crystal clear, he’s not any good. There’s no point in playing Peterman again…ever if they can help it.

  15. The Bills are beyond awful. Tom Brady couldn’t get a pass off behind that line. (And could imagine TB on the sidelines screaming at his O-line with a day like that?) I have no idea why they traded McCarron. I can only surmise that the Bills are pulling a Suck for Luck type deal, tank the season and hope to get some draft picks next year. They also lose a ton of dead cap space, and will have money to spend.

    This is going to be a long, ugly season. I think the Bills are the new doormat of the NFL.

  16. The Ravens might be the best Defense in the NFL but Peterman has proven HE STINKS repeatedly!!! This is not brain surgery!!!!

  17. Even if you throw Josh Allen in front of the fire, the offensive line whether it is him or Nathan need to be getting their chemistry going. As they are the problems. Not really the QB’s.

  18. sammyias says:
    September 10, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    Colin Kaepernick should get a call … If he can win in Buffalo, it would prove collusion really did happen.

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    And if he cant win he can always sue the opponents.

  19. Don’t worry Buffalo – The Raiders got humiliated yesterday and they didn’t even play. Wait until they get blasted tonight. Gruden may not make his first week without busting a gasket.

  20. Even after being benched,Tyrod Taylor took this group to the playoffs for the 1st time since the Bush administration and they thought it prudent to run him outta town. Anybody who suggests Peterman is better than Taylor or Kaepernick, needs their head examined.

    People keep talking about the McCarron trade, but how smart is it to bench, then trade your playoff QB? Kaepernick’s collusion case is as strong as you can get as long as people like Peterman get to dress in NFL garb.

  21. People who blame the protesters for the drop in NFL TV ratings will likely claim that there is no collusion whatsoever even if the Bills will not give Colin Kaepernick a call. According to them Colin Kaepernick is worse than Nathan Peterman and therefore no NFL team will give him a job or even a tryout.

  22. Ive said it in other posts and I’ll say it again we should’ve kept AJ. Peterman did not lose that game he wasn’t on the field when they score of their 47 points, defense was off, all the wide receivers never got open on man to man, the oline is the biggest problem that we have there’s no resolution to that so why would we put Allen who is supposed to be our awesome franchise quarterback, out there to get destroyed his first year instead of letting him sit if we’re going to lose anyway. There are way too many calls by refs in every game. Later on Sunday Ticket we watched 4 games to just see the yellow flags. We were dying. The Bills have not even been trying to address the line. I have to believe we are working to get the best next yr. while building on what we have otherwise this year.

  23. This isn’t about Peterman being better than Allen. This is about protecting Allen. And I suspect specifically to protect Allen from starting against the Vikings. If they start Allen this week and he gets thumped, they’re screwed. If they let Peterman start the next two games and bring Allen off the bench it’s a safer play. However if the Bills look as bad the next two weeks as they did yesterday, Allen gets the start from Week 4 and forward. (Not that the schedule gets any better for them from there). I just think that Viking game could be HORRIFIC.

  24. qdog112 says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:23 pm
    Even after being benched,Tyrod Taylor took this group to the playoffs for the 1st time since the Bush administration and they thought it prudent to run him outta town. Anybody who suggests Peterman is better than Taylor or Kaepernick, needs their head examined.
    People keep talking about the McCarron trade, but how smart is it to bench, then trade your playoff QB? Kaepernick’s collusion case is as strong as you can get as long as people like Peterman get to dress in NFL garb.
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    So sick of people talking about Taylor, did you see his stats yesterday? He is garbage, period. He did not take the Bills to the playoffs last year, Andy Dalton did. The Bills moved on from Taylor because he is a backup period, always will be. Only a couple more games and he loses his starting job to the rookie book it.

  25. I’m sure somehow the Bills might squeeze out a few victories this season but yesterday they wouldn’t of beat a single team and that might include all of college.

  26. Taylor/McCarron as starter and backup would be 50X better than Peterman/Allen. It’s like the paperwork keeps getting mixed up and the wrong guys are being released.

  27. I completely disagree long term. Our QB is not our biggest problem anymore. Maybe a yr or two but it’s that line first and foremost.

  28. 50 mil in dead cap space

    Coach who’s trying to show he can pick ’em

    3 starters on o line gone from last year

    A QB (Peterman) who would not be on a nfl scout team let alone starting qb

    The most overrated defense in the league

    2-14 looking very real right now. And I’m an optimistic fan.

  29. joetoronto says:

    It’s obvious that GM kim Pegula is making the decisions in Buffalow.

    Just lose baby.

    Joe Toronto pissed because Trumps chooled Trudeau again

  30. He hates that a female is more successful, smarter and more rich than he will ever be. Let’s just be honest. She’s a joint owner but he only makes comments about her.

  31. “So sick of people talking about Taylor, did you see his stats yesterday? He is garbage, period. ”
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    Taylor: 59 career games. 52 TDs 19 INTs. QB rating of 90. (And his 51 rating yesterday was 51 points higher than Peterman’s zero rating.)
    Peterman: 5 career games. 2 TDs 7 INTs. QB rating of 25. (And his zero rating yesterday was worse than last year’s game where he threw 5 interceptions in a half.)

    If only one could put their finger on some difference between these two guys that might make a certain group of Bills fans disparage Taylor and favor Peterman. It’s a real head-scratcher.

  32. They had a quarterback on the roster with a respectable record as a starter who it started in playoff game. They traded him for nothing. McDermotts love affair with Peterman is going to cost him his job if he’s not careful

  33. “Peterman did not lose that game he wasn’t on the field when they score of their 47 points”

    Ravens had more sacks than the Bills had points. Your sorry excuse for a team forgot to show up.

  34. I completely disagree long term. Our QB is not our biggest problem anymore. Maybe a yr or two but it’s that line first and foremost

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    In that’s case should have kept some combo of Taylor, McCarron, or Peterman and used all those picks on offensive line. Build the line first, then draft the QB next year. Why waste picks on a Qb that won’t play?

  35. billswillnevermove says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    So sick of people talking about Taylor, did you see his stats yesterday? He is garbage, period. He did not take the Bills to the playoffs last year, Andy Dalton did. The Bills moved on from Taylor because he is a backup period, always will be. Only a couple more games and he loses his starting job to the rookie book it.
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    Had you WATCHED the game you’d realize that Taylor’s passing stats were low because the guy was the Browns #1 rusher. He was literally the teams QB and running back and was a field goal away from giving the Steelers the worst come from behind loss in their franchises history. He literally leads the league right now in rushes of 20 yards or more and the Browns are off to their best start since 2004.

    So yeah the decision to trade him is a bad look all around when the guy you traded has better passing stats than both your QB’s and more rushing yards than all your running backs on his new team.

  36. billswillnevermove says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    So sick of people talking about Taylor, did you see his stats yesterday? He is garbage, period. He did not take the Bills to the playoffs last year, Andy Dalton did. The Bills moved on from Taylor because he is a backup period, always will be. Only a couple more games and he loses his starting job to the rookie book it.
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    Umm…..yeah. We also saw your QB’s stats. We also saw the results of the game Taylor started and the results of the game your QB started.

    I’m sorry, what was your point again?

  37. Nathan Peterman, like Tim Tebow, is a strong christian, and his incompletions, interceptions, fumbles and sacks are the fault of satanic coaches, demonic receivers, sinful linemen, and the liberal media.

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    In that’s case should have kept some combo of Taylor, McCarron, or Peterman and used all those picks on offensive line. Build the line first, then draft the QB next year. Why waste picks on a Qb that won’t play?

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    We could have still traded for our line or used the other picks too. But I did think the same originally. I looked up the QBs coming out for next year and there are some awesome looking ones who will be there. But I do think Josh will be something special. Give him a yr to learn. A year to play and then he will shine. So it was neither here nor there….pass on him and still need a QB to really go somewhere or take him and get a line in time when he is ready to play. Tyrod is not a bad WB but he’s not by any means a super bowl possibility. And he would not have won that game with the way the ENTIRE team was getting beat. I didn’t expect what happened by any means but it definitely was not all Peteman either. He had no control over them scoring 40 points. 7 were on him for the interception. I’d rather lose this year keeping him healthy for next year than to have him get pounded and possibly hurt. He needs to still learn the picket in the nfl. If he gets play time bc our defense sucks and points get away then that’s still good for him. Maybe by wk 5 he will be ready to roll. But we need to support him in his first year too.

  39. The question is “ is there anybody better out there they could pick up.”
    This goes for QB and OL. There might be some serviceable lineman in the cast off pile, but I fear they are pretty well out of luck looking for a QB now that the season is underway. That cupboard is bare.

  40. I still tbink that’s fine IF we had an Oline. That’s what I’m saying. It doesn’t matter what QB we have if he’s not protected and doesn’t get anytime.

  41. Start him and leave the rookie on the sidelines. Tank the season, which will be easy, and go for line help and receiver’s next year. Might as well unload Benjamin, Zay, and Shady. Might get something for Shady.

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