OK, it was just too hard to pass this up and seeing as The Football Educator sends equal opportunity “shot outs” to NFL fans’ observations and opinions, nothing beats a good “Butt Pat” as Kristin Bailey (Buffalo Bills) puts it from NFLFemale.com.
The Bills were game against New England right down to the end and almost pulled the opening day upset at home. Here are the week 1 “Butt Pats” for the Bills standouts . Beats a game ball any day!
The Football Educator
Buffalo’s “Good Game!” Butt Pats for Week 1
QB EJ Manuel:
Bills fans who anxiously awaited the debut of their rookie quarterback were not disappointed. EJ looked quite comfortable in his position as signal caller running the Bills new look face paced offense. In his rookie debut EJ went 18-27 for 150 yards with 2 TD and 0 INTs (a 105.5 passer rating). Although mistakes were made by the offense as a whole, EJ never seemed to rattle. Handling his duties and making good decisions, he also flashed a little of his athleticism when feeling some pressure tucking and running the ball 3 times for 23 yards (7.7 yards per carry). Good game butt pat to you EJ! Bills fans everywhere are hoping for many more to come!
LB Kiko Alonso:
If you watched the game you saw a much more aggressive Bills defense than years past. Leading that defense with the play calling duties was rookie LB Kiko Alonso. Seemingly in on every tackle (though the stat lines say 9) #50 could consistently be seen near the ball, waiting for his chance to nail the next guy to touch it. With a blasting stop of Patriots RB Shane Vereen on the 1 yard line and a fumble recovery, Kiko gets a good game butt pat for week 1.
S Da’Norris Searcy:
In a depleted Bills secondary, without both CB Stephon Gilmore and safety Jairus Byrd, other players on the defense were going to need to make their presence known. Searcy was able to do just that – starting the game with the first tackle and continuing with a total of 8 tackles, a sack, and a fumble returned 75 yards for a TD. Not a bad day at all for Mr. Searcy! Good game butt pat for you!
EJ, Kiko, Da’Norris – Great Game!
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