Isaiah McKenzie: Now that Tom Brady is gone, it’s Bills’ time to take over

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In the past 19 seasons, the Patriots have won the AFC East 17 times. They finished second twice, missing the postseason despite winning records in 2002 and 2008.

Tom Brady tore an anterior cruciate ligament in the season opener in 2008 and missed the final 15 games.

So in the 18 seasons Brady played the majority of games for the Patriots, they won the division 17 times.

The Bills, Dolphins and Jets didn’t stand a chance. (Of course, some will argue that the Jets, Dolphins and Bills ARE the reason the Patriots won the division that much.)

In any event, Brady now is in Tampa, seemingly leaving the AFC East up for grabs for the first time in a long time.

“It’s a great situation,” Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie said, via video posted by Thad Brown of WROC-TV. “I cheered [Brady’s departure], because he’s a great player. You can’t take that away from him. Him leaving, our team is stacked. The last two years we’ve been giving him a run for his money, but now that he’s gone, it’s going to be the Bills time to take over.”

50 responses to “Isaiah McKenzie: Now that Tom Brady is gone, it’s Bills’ time to take over

  1. Pats could be a 6 win team in 2020, so the Bills should be the favorites for the division.

  2. Bill will be “I can’t win if opponent scores 20 points” kind of coach he used to be.

  3. “some will argue that the Jets, Dolphins and Bills ARE the reason the Patriots won the division that much”

    This shouldn’t be encouraged. The numbers show the rest of the division has been no worse than average. Also, the Pats have had the same winning percentage against everyone – division, rest of the NFL, playoff teams – it’s all comparable. Anyone who thinks the Pats just sleepwalk through their division games hasn’t been paying attention.

    The faces may change more in other divisions, but look at the outcomes – almost every division has stinkers, every year. The Pats remaining consistent through so many changes is what has held down the other three teams.

  4. He’s not wrong.

    If not now, when? The time has never been better.

    No excuses for Daboll and Allen, you got all the tools you need to take the next step.

  5. Ya see? Here we go!

    1. Bulletin board.
    2. Even this dope actually thinks Brady played his best the last 2 regular seasons, but the facts and the eye test prove otherwise. It’s comical to watch.

    This guy has no idea that NE will be a better complementary football team in 2020 than they were this past year and it will be glorious to see this guy’s face in December.

    Buffalo is not stacked or loaded at all. I know exactly what they do on both sides of the ball, as does BB, which is why NE beats them all the time. It’s not just Brady himself. They’re a paper tiger in the AFC like Tenn. They’re also in cap hell and then will need to pay Josh Allen after 2021. The Diggs deal with that contract is as bad as Sammy Watkins’s deal and draft picks lost in KC. It’s just not good management, not that I would expect this low IQ guy to know that. lol

  6. Buffalo is not stacked or loaded at all. I know exactly what they do on both sides of the ball, as does BB, which is why NE beats them all the time. It’s not just Brady himself. They’re a paper tiger in the AFC like Tenn. They’re also in cap hell and then will need to pay Josh Allen after 2021. The Diggs deal with that contract is as bad as Sammy Watkins’s deal and draft picks lost in KC. It’s just not good management, not that I would expect this low IQ guy to know that. lol

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    In 2001, Pats were 0-2 when Brady took over. According to the opinions of experts, there are FIVE 0-2 teams they expected had better chance making playoff.

    With the pay cut by Brady, without having to pay 10 million dollar WR, Belichick still couldn’t put together a stable teams.

    But hey, if low IQ means happiness and delusions, just enjoy it, right?

  7. Buffalo is nowhere near “cap hell”. That’s demonstrably false. And the Diggs deal is nothing like the Watkins deal. Diggs is a proven NFL talent whereas Watkins had never stepped onto an NFL playing field, and he didn’t exactly light it up. And the “low IQ guy” comment is just sad on your part.

  8. All the supposed great coaches need the stars to win. Look at how great Steve Kerr was with the Warriors this season, Phil Jackson with the Knicks, Bill Belichick without Tom Brady…..it’s gonna happen, and it’s about time-

  9. gimmeabruschi says:
    March 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    Pats could be a 6 win team in 2020, so the Bills should be the favorites for the division.

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    enough with the posing as a pats fan

    you and “patssbchampsforlice” are moronic and jealous Jets fans

  10. William Lee says:
    March 31, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Buffalo is not stacked or loaded at all. I know exactly what they do on both sides of the ball, as does BB, which is why NE beats them all the time. It’s not just Brady himself. They’re a paper tiger in the AFC like Tenn. They’re also in cap hell and then will need to pay Josh Allen after 2021. The Diggs deal with that contract is as bad as Sammy Watkins’s deal and draft picks lost in KC. It’s just not good management, not that I would expect this low IQ guy to know that. lol

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    In 2001, Pats were 0-2 when Brady took over. According to the opinions of experts, there are FIVE 0-2 teams they expected had better chance making playoff.

    With the pay cut by Brady, without having to pay 10 million dollar WR, Belichick still couldn’t put together a stable teams.

    But hey, if low IQ means happiness and delusions, just enjoy it, right?

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    What on earth are you talking about, Mr. Reading Comprehension?

    BB is doing with Stidham now what he did with Brady in 2001 when BB asked Brady to just manage the game, run the ball, don’t turn it over and let the D and STs help him.

    They then won SB 36.

    I mean, what is your point exactly? BB is brilliant at what he does? I agree!

    LOL!!!

  11. footballismybusiness says:
    March 31, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    He’ll take some heat for his comments but I love the confidence!

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    You do realize Pats UDFA rookie, Jakobi Meyers had better numbers than this guy last year, right?

    If Jakobi Meyers ran his mouth towards Buffalo right now, I’d be ticked off.

    See the difference between the two franchises? LOL!

    I mean, you cannot make this stuff up. NE will never be a bad team as long as BB is there. It’s just that simple.

  12. Until Buf, Miami or Jests actually do it, it’s just Blah Blah Blah to my ears….

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    It is real.

    Rex Ryan believes Patriots letting Tom Brady get away is ‘huge mistake’

    “I don’t think they realize how huge a loss this is gonna be. It’s easy to dismiss – ‘well, Tom Brady’s getting older, he’s old, this and that.’ Yeah, he was still the best player you had on offense. So to me, I’m excited to see the demise of the Patriots, so to speak.

    I faced Belichick one game without Tom Brady at quarterback, and they were 3-0 at the time. And we went to Foxboro with … an average Buffalo Bills team, and not only did we beat them, we shut them out 18-0. Does it make a difference? It makes a huge difference, and they’re getting ready to find out.”

  13. I love the “cap hell” comment. Tylaw, do you even know anything about the Bills? You also called Shaq Lawson a “bust.” You obviously didn’t watch him play last year. All over the field. I was sad to lose him.

    And please – this is hardly bulletin board material. Do professional athletes even do that? That’s college stuff.

    The Bills time has come. It has been an endless wait, but they finally have a GM who knows what he’s doing, ownership that gives him freedom, and excellent coach and a franchise QB (who people still seem to be underestimating).

    The years ahead look bright. It will be nice to compete w/ the Jets & Phins for the division title…

  14. footballismybusiness says:
    March 31, 2020 at 4:57 pm
    Buffalo is nowhere near “cap hell”. That’s demonstrably false. And the Diggs deal is nothing like the Watkins deal. Diggs is a proven NFL talent whereas Watkins had never stepped onto an NFL playing field, and he didn’t exactly light it up. And the “low IQ guy” comment is just sad on your part.

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    He does. He has a low iq. He had worse production last year than Jakobi Meyers and Brady was ignoring Meyers. lol

    Yes, when Josh Allen comes due after this season and when KC pays Mahomes, you go right into cap hell. Instead of renting overrated Diggs a and being fleeced for picks, that money needs to go to Allen ahead of schedule, like after this season.

    Get it? The Chiefs are entering a raging cap hell, with limited picks, and overpayments everywhere. It ‘s good thing they won and Brady was busy pouting because that’s it for KC for a while. I said this last year when they overpaid Mathieu, Clark, Hill, etc. You can’t overpay that many people and not it expect it to backfire.

    This alone proves why Brady had it so good. Mike Greenberg’s analysis in this subject matter is also way off.

    Everyone will see how vital a healthy cap recipe teambuild is as or more important than the qb position. Good lord, Brady benefitted from this at the start if his career in NE for crying out loud.

    Everyone will see why it is far more than just Brady.

    It’s myth, even knowing how great he was. Not is, but was.

  15. BB is doing with Stidham now what he did with Brady in 2001 when BB asked Brady to just manage the game, run the ball, don’t turn it over and let the D and STs help him.

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    LOL, Ask yourself : do you rather see the offense of your favorite team 50 yards with 6 passes, or moving 50 yards with 2 passes?

    and if the QB can move 50 yards with 6 passes, his team doesn’t have to pay big for WR, doesn’t it?

    Then, ask why other QB don’t play the way that is better for their teams, OK? you are too naive to talk about football.

  16. William Lee says:
    March 31, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    Until Buf, Miami or Jests actually do it, it’s just Blah Blah Blah to my ears….

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    It is real.

    Rex Ryan believes Patriots letting Tom Brady get away is ‘huge mistake’

    “I don’t think they realize how huge a loss this is gonna be. It’s easy to dismiss – ‘well, Tom Brady’s getting older, he’s old, this and that.’ Yeah, he was still the best player you had on offense. So to me, I’m excited to see the demise of the Patriots, so to speak.

    I faced Belichick one game without Tom Brady at quarterback, and they were 3-0 at the time. And we went to Foxboro with … an average Buffalo Bills team, and not only did we beat them, we shut them out 18-0. Does it make a difference? It makes a huge difference, and they’re getting ready to find out.”

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    lol!!!!!!!!

    Your source is Rex Ryan the biggest narcissist windbag this side of Trumpy or Joe Exotic?

    lol!!!!

    It can’t be made up! Can’t.

    Rex Ryan loves to promote himself in any way possible to make sure gullible people like you don’t forget about him. You can’t see that?

    My goodness.

  17. Your source is Rex Ryan the biggest narcissist windbag this side of Trumpy or Joe Exotic?
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    tylawspick6,

    You have access to internet and you don’t even bother to google?

    Rex Ryan believes Patriots letting Tom Brady get away is ‘huge mistake’.

    You think the longer footballs fly, the harder it is for QB, don’t you? So naive.

    Let me wake you up : THE SHORTER A QB THROWS, THE HARDER TO SCORE (pay attention, I didn’t say throwing is harder).

  18. Just stopped in to see if anyone quoted Rex Ryan as a source for anything other than wifeswapping networks. Not disappointed.

  19. tylawspick6 says:
    March 31, 2020 at 4:26 pm
    Ya see? Here we go!

    1. Bulletin board.
    2. Even this dope actually thinks Brady played his best the last 2 regular seasons, but the facts and the eye test prove otherwise. It’s comical to watch.

    This guy has no idea that NE will be a better complementary football team in 2020 than they were this past year and it will be glorious to see this guy’s face in December.

    Buffalo is not stacked or loaded at all. I know exactly what they do on both sides of the ball, as does BB, which is why NE beats them all the time. It’s not just Brady himself. They’re a paper tiger in the AFC like Tenn. They’re also in cap hell and then will need to pay Josh Allen after 2021. The Diggs deal with that contract is as bad as Sammy Watkins’s deal and draft picks lost in KC. It’s just not good management, not that I would expect this low IQ guy to know that. lol
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    You have no clue. Talk about low IQ? Lol!

    “Buffalo is not stacked or loaded at all”

    They were a Top 3 D all season and only got better in FA and now have a legit #1 WR.

    “They’re also in cap hell and then will need to pay Josh Allen after 2021”

    They’re pretty much done in FA and still have 26 mil in cap space.

    “The Diggs deal with that contract is as bad as Sammy Watkins’s deal”

    Diggs is a legit top WR in the NFL under contract the next 4 years at about 12 mil per. KC gave Sammy 16 per just to underperform and are now hoping to restructure or trade him.

    Dude! Stick to your own team because the worse is yet to come.

  20. Someone sure if full of themselves, and I don’t mean Isaiah.

    Love all the hot takes and misinformation though. It’ll make the downfall that much richer. I’m old enough to remember when the patsies were irrelevant, and thankfully things are circular. What goes up…

  21. Man if I had a dollar for every time tylaw said “ bulletin board” last year and every time it didn’t work, I’d be retired now at 48.

  22. Brady was never the issue. If Belichick is allowed to continue to cheat then they will win the division. It’s pretty sad they cheat and couldn’t get it done.

  23. Nice to hope and dream. Walter Mitty did it. But at least when you things don’t go your way you get a good draft pick out of it.

  24. How can losing Tom Brady tilt the division in your favor? You’ve been saying for years he was 2-yard Tom.

  25. The Bills seem to have a good GM and if he drafts well they could win the division.
    I don’t think Josh Allen is a good QB and against a good team in the playoffs I can see them losing.
    The Jets or Dolphins aren’t going to do anything this year so its Bill/Pats.

  26. billsbackto81 says:
    March 31, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    tylawspick6 says:
    March 31, 2020 at 4:26 pm
    Ya see? Here we go!

    1. Bulletin board.
    2. Even this dope actually thinks Brady played his best the last 2 regular seasons, but the facts and the eye test prove otherwise. It’s comical to watch.

    This guy has no idea that NE will be a better complementary football team in 2020 than they were this past year and it will be glorious to see this guy’s face in December.

    Buffalo is not stacked or loaded at all. I know exactly what they do on both sides of the ball, as does BB, which is why NE beats them all the time. It’s not just Brady himself. They’re a paper tiger in the AFC like Tenn. They’re also in cap hell and then will need to pay Josh Allen after 2021. The Diggs deal with that contract is as bad as Sammy Watkins’s deal and draft picks lost in KC. It’s just not good management, not that I would expect this low IQ guy to know that. lol
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    You have no clue. Talk about low IQ? Lol!

    “Buffalo is not stacked or loaded at all”

    They were a Top 3 D all season and only got better in FA and now have a legit #1 WR.

    “They’re also in cap hell and then will need to pay Josh Allen after 2021”

    They’re pretty much done in FA and still have 26 mil in cap space.

    “The Diggs deal with that contract is as bad as Sammy Watkins’s deal”

    Diggs is a legit top WR in the NFL under contract the next 4 years at about 12 mil per. KC gave Sammy 16 per just to underperform and are now hoping to restructure or trade him.

    Dude! Stick to your own team because the worse is yet to come.

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    Can you read? I didn’t say cap hell right now, but once they pay JOsh Allen about 25 mil per starting in 2021 or 2022, you will be. Get it? At best, you better cross those fingers.

    You’re screwed because Josh Allen isn’t very good. LOL!

    He literally lags behind every other QB taken in the 2018 draft. Stidham will absolutely be better because of who his coach is and BB won’t wait to budget for him. That’s the difference.

    And, yes, Diggs can’t hold Edelman’s jock and is overpaid at 12 mil just like Watkins at 14 mil per.

    You keep proving my point. Your GM also got smoked badly in the Diggs deal itself. Your team is hilariously not that good. They’ll be Jax now of 2018 and beyond.

    You people are so easily led by hype in Buffalo and will believe anything. It’s hilarious to watch the delusion.

  27. The Bills seem to have a good GM and if he drafts well they could win the division.
    I don’t think Josh Allen is a good QB and against a good team in the playoffs I can see them losing.
    The Jets or Dolphins aren’t going to do anything this year so its Bill/Pats.

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    Patriots had top 4 offense on total points allowed for 9 straight seasons (2010 – 2018). Each season, Bills, Jets, Dolphins had to spend huge part of the money on defense. Hence no money to build offense.

    That changed on Mar 17th, 2020.

  28. William Lee says:
    March 31, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Your source is Rex Ryan the biggest narcissist windbag this side of Trumpy or Joe Exotic?
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    tylawspick6,

    You have access to internet and you don’t even bother to google?

    Rex Ryan believes Patriots letting Tom Brady get away is ‘huge mistake’.

    You think the longer footballs fly, the harder it is for QB, don’t you? So naive.

    Let me wake you up : THE SHORTER A QB THROWS, THE HARDER TO SCORE (pay attention, I didn’t say throwing is harder).

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    LOL! You just keep going like Rexie Poo! Who on earth would cite Rex Ryan on QB analysis?

    Seriously. You are a walking embarrassment who knows nothing about football.

  29. billsrthefuture says:
    March 31, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    I love the “cap hell” comment. Tylaw, do you even know anything about the Bills? You also called Shaq Lawson a “bust.” You obviously didn’t watch him play last year. All over the field. I was sad to lose him.

    And please – this is hardly bulletin board material. Do professional athletes even do that? That’s college stuff.

    The Bills time has come. It has been an endless wait, but they finally have a GM who knows what he’s doing, ownership that gives him freedom, and excellent coach and a franchise QB (who people still seem to be underestimating).

    The years ahead look bright. It will be nice to compete w/ the Jets & Phins for the division title…

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    What? LAwson is a famous Buffalo BUST like a Reggie Ragland. Bust.

    Wakins. BUST. Rexie-poo. These are Clemson picks by Rexie in Buffalo because his son played at Clemson, so he knew better.

    When you’re the #19 overall pick and you don’t get the option picked up, a nice little cheap rookie cap option deal, you’re a bust.

    “However, in the context of him being the No. 19 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Lawson has not come close to being the difference-maker that former coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley thought he would be.

    Thus, rather than picking up the fifth-year option on his original rookie contract which teams can do for any of their first-round picks, the Bills have taken a pass.”

    Enjoy!

  30. tylawspick6:

    I asked you:

    “Ask yourself : do you rather see the offense of your favorite team moving 50 yards with 6 passes, or moving 50 yards with 2 passes?

    and if the QB can move 50 yards with 6 passes, his team doesn’t have to pay big for WR, doesn’t it? and he can get rid of quickly so to help his O-line, doesn’t he?

    Then, why don’t other QB play the way that is better for their teams.”

    Do you get the answer yet? I guess not, thinking is not part of your process when you post.

  31. Please, take the Dolphins for granted! I don’t want you to remember that we beat the Patriots in Foxborough last year or that we made them lose their bye in the playoffs which ultimately led to their early exit.

  32. Right, for two years (maybe). Sorry, but Jim Kelly isn’t running the Bills anymore. Now is not the time to get overly confident. (If there even is a 2020 season!)

  33. The Bills, Dolphins and Jets didn’t stand a chance. (Of course, some will argue that the Jets, Dolphins and Bills ARE the reason the Patriots won the division that much.)
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    Instead of milking this salty nonsense why not clarify Pats win ratio is same outside the div?

  34. tedmurph says:
    March 31, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    p6 and WLee. A battle of wits where both showed up unarmed.

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    I am very well armed. I have followed the Pats and BB very closely, for 20 years, back when you were still in diapers.

    Brady Pink Hats Need Not Apply

    Your jealousy my knowledge is beautiful. I’d be happy to post my analysis of Brady before BB slapped him in December of 2018, because it was spot on then just like it was this year.

    Enjoy!

  35. shuzaam says:
    March 31, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Please, take the Dolphins for granted! I don’t want you to remember that we beat the Patriots in Foxborough last year or that we made them lose their bye in the playoffs which ultimately led to their early exit.

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    Yeah, because of unfocused, checked out Brady’s pick 6!

  36. William Lee says:
    March 31, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    tylawspick6:

    I asked you:

    “Ask yourself : do you rather see the offense of your favorite team moving 50 yards with 6 passes, or moving 50 yards with 2 passes?

    and if the QB can move 50 yards with 6 passes, his team doesn’t have to pay big for WR, doesn’t it? and he can get rid of quickly so to help his O-line, doesn’t he?

    Then, why don’t other QB play the way that is better for their teams.”

    Do you get the answer yet? I guess not, thinking is not part of your process when you post.

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    Anyone who cites Rex Ryan and may be on bath salts as well, is not really worth continuing engaging with on this subject matter.

  37. tedmurph says:
    March 31, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    p6 and WLee. A battle of wits where both showed up unarmed.

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    tedmurph and tylawspick6:

    (to ty, you don’t have the answer to my question, do you?)

    Find a school and learn logic, maybe some days you two will be able to tell which one is result and which one is reason. That is my advice to you:

    The following list is from reason to result : (e.g, #2 is the reason for #3, #3 is the reason for #4, etc.)

    #1, Brady threw the balls at the earliest possible times.
    #2, He could score enough with dink n dunk.
    #3, He didn’t need top paid receivers and he didn’t need top paid O-line to hold more than 3 seconds.
    #4, Belichick didn’t have to overpay receivers and didn’t have to overpay O-line.
    #5, Bechick could build offense cheaply that played better in playoff than Peyton’s offense, than Brees offense, than Rodgers offense.

    You reverse order, get it?

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