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By Kerry M. Davis
Hey there, my name is Kerry (that’s me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known ...
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Chronicles of an Iron Belle
Hey there, my name is Kerry (that’s me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known for my ability to ‘torture’ people. The CIA wasn’t hiring so I pursued an Infant Massage Therapy certification in an attempt to figure out when things start going awry as we develop and stopping them before they cause trouble when we are adults. Person after person would come to me seeking relief from their pain and all I could do was iron it out with a massage, the rest of the work was up to them and I soon found that not too many go to the gym and know what to do or have a personal trainer who gives them a good program. A major contributor to this issue is the lack of communication from the client to the professional out of ignorance of their own body all because we are so busy with the other demands of life to even listen to what our body is telling us. This blog will give you that understanding.

All that background stuff brought me to today: a certified personal trainer who LOVES kettlebell training (my fave move is the Turkish Get Up), loves running, and loves acting like a kid (I have three!). I hope you enjoy the journey with me as we tackle understanding our bodies and how to get the most of your time at the gym, beat injury, figure out what muscles are doing what, and have a few laughs along the way. Understand that I am a massage therapist and personal trainer, not a medical doctor so the advice I share here is strictly that: advice. To see the kind of work I do (with my hunk of a hubby) click here.

Please drop me a line though, I would love to hear all about you!

Take care,

Kerry M. Davis LMT, CIMT, CPT
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Buffalo Bills' Jairus Byrd (31) watches as teammate Bryan Scott (43) makes a game- clinching interception of a pass intended for Miami Dolphins' Davone Bess (15) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 19-14. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
By Dan Goldman, sports writer
Nov. 17, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Buffalo Bills have a history of losing primetime games in painful ways. There was the Leodis McKelvin fumble against New England in 2009 and the fourth-quarter collapse against Dallas in 2007.

When Davone Bess' touchdown cut Buffalo's lead to 19-14, I thought the defense was going to relapse to its usual form and give up another touchdown. Even though Buffalo's offense twice failed to put together drives long enough to run out the clock, Jairus Byrd and Bryan Scott came up with big interceptions to clinch the win for the Bills.

This was the type of game I envisioned Buffalo winning before the season started. The defense kept Miami from doing anything for most of the game and the offense managed to get some points. Obviously settling for field goals on all four red-zone possessions is a big step back for the offense.

Quarterbacks: Ryan Fitzpatrick didn't turn the ball over, but he had two close calls. On Buffalo's second possession, Fitzpatrick missed Scott Chandler running an out pattern and threw it right to Karlos Dansby who dropped it. At the end of the first half, a tipped pass was nearly caught by a diving defensive back in the end zone. Fitzpatrick completed 17 of 27 passes (62.9 percent) for 168 yards with no touchdowns. He had a nice scramble to pick up a first down too. I did like how he threw the ball deep a few times and drew defensive pass interference penalties. Grade: C

Running backs: Fred Jackson was out with an injury and C.J. Spiller received his biggest workload of his career. Against a strong Dolphins run defense, Spiller gained 91 yards on 22 carries and 39 yards on three receptions. He was elusive as usual, but a few times he got caught trying to do too much and lost yards. Tashard Choice ran six times for 14 yards and catch a pass for no yards. I felt Choice was used more than necessary, especially at the end of the first half. Grade: A-

Wide receivers: Stevie Johnson looked better than he has all year, catching six passes for 79 yards. Donald Jones caught two passes for 11 yards and T.J. Graham caught two passes for five yards and collected a holding penalty to wipe out a nice run by Spiller. Graham did get Nolan Carroll to commit a defensive pass interference penalty on a deep pass. Jones fumbled early in the fourth quarter, but Eric Wood recovered it. Grade: C

Tight ends: Chandler caught two passes for 30 yards and Dorin Dickerson caught a pass for four yards. Chandler fumbled a ball and recovered it on his own. Grade: C

Offensive line: I liked how this unit got out in front of the running backs on screen plays. Cameron Wake recorded a sack when no one blocked him and Randy Starks and Koa Misi each had a sack of their own. Fitzpatrick was hit four more times. The run blocking was good other than the final third and one, which gave Miami another crack at winning the game. Grade: B

Defensive line: This may have been the best game for Buffalo's high-paid unit. Mario Williams  recorded a sack, two tackles for a loss and a quarterback hit.  Marcell Dareus recorded four tackles, tipped a pass at the line and hit Ryan Tannehill once. Shawne Merriman stepped inside a time machine and was productive while playing a good number of snaps. Lights Out racked up a sack, two tackles for a loss and a quarterback hit. Kyle Moore added a sack and two quarterback hits and would've had another sack if he didn't bring Tannehill down by his face mask. Kyle Williams caused trouble all day and took a running back down in the backfield once. Alex Carrington tipped a pass. Miami had nothing going offensively at halftime. It finished with just 184 total yards, including 60 on the ground. Grade: A+

Linebackers: I like how the Bills play when they have Kelvin Sheppard on the field. He was on the sideline last week because Buffalo stuck with its nickel package for almost the whole game. Sheppard recorded six tackles and was a big part of the stout run defense. Nick Barnett added five tackles and Bryan Scott made three tackles, broke up a pass and made the game-winning interception. I really liked how they swarmed to the ball when Reggie Bush tried to get outside. They were strong in coverage for most of the game. Rookie Nigel Bradham made three tackles (one for a loss). Grade: A

Secondary: George Wilson led the team with seven tackles and Justin Rogers made four tackles, including one for a loss. Even though Tannehill had a poor day (14 for 28, 141 yards, one TD) a lot of his success came while picking on Justin Rogers in the slot. McKelvin was flagged for pass interference once and gave up a 19-yard pass. Gilmore did a nice job on Brian Hartline and when he did get beat early in the game, he stripped the ball and Jairus Byrd recovered it. Byrd made the play of the game with the diving interception on a deep ball intended for Davone Bess. The safety broke up two other passes. If Aaron Williams can come back next week I would pull Rogers from the lineup and put McKelvin in the slot. Grade: B+

Special teams: McKelvin started the game off with a 79-yard punt return touchdown. He averaged 32.7 yards per punt return and 25 yards per kick return Thursday. Rian Lindell made all four of his field goals, though the longest kick was just 42 yards. The kick coverage did surrender a 96-yard touchdown return to Marcus Thigpen. It'd be nice if the Bills had a kicker who could get touchbacks and make field goals. Shawn Powell dropped five of his seven punts inside the 20, while averaging 45.3 yards per punt. Grade: B+

Coaching: Dave Wannstedt called a great game. In his post game interview, Tannehill said he didn't know what coverage the Bills were going to use next. Buffalo will need to do that with a few more young quarterbacks on the schedule. Chan Gailey had some questionable play calling with his team going 0 for 3 on third and ones. There was the direct snap to Choice and the throw to Chandler with no running backs in the backfield. At the end of the first half, Spiller ran for 20 yards then wasn't used on the final six plays. There can never be enough Spiller in the game plan in my opinion. Grade: B-

What are your grades for the Buffalo Bills? Post a comment or let me know on Twitter @MPN_DanGoldman

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