Los Sigh is all that comes to mind when I think of the Buffalo Bills. When Jim Kelly (yes that is him in the pic) was running the show this franchise was a perennial football powerhouse. Four straight Super Bowls appearances, all losses but still, they were playoff shoe-ins and contenders. A decade later the mighty have fallen, dare I even say Los The Fallen. They have one winning record in the past decade, really enough said. So let's dive into the team who hasn't made any significant improvements, shall we...
C.J Spiller is an unsigned draft pick, that will provide a good multi-faceted threat out of the backfield. He has the big play threat ability the Bills need, and from what I've read, he has the intangibles a RB needs to be successful. Fred Jackson had a 1000yd season and a league leading 2 tds (sorry couldn't resist), kind of an easy task in a 17 game season, but he did it, look for more of the same from him. Marshawn Lynch is a hell of a back, but who knows if his off the field issues will be a problem, certainly hope not.
At WR, the Terrell Owens project wasn't the answer last year, but I don't think it was his fault. With the speedy Lee Evans on the other side, Buffalo had good opportunity to spread the field, it just didn't materialize. So now with the departure of Owens, Evans has to find a compliment which will more than likely come from... Uh, your guess is as good as mine. Roscoe Parrish comes to mind, but we just have to wait and see. The problem with this roster of Bills isn't necessarily at the RB and WR skill positions, it comes at O-line and QB.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Trent Edwards and Brian Brohm make up the QB trio in Buffalo. They all have the ability to complete an NFL pass, but it's kind of tough when you are on the turf or running for your life most of the afternoon. I just knew the franchise would address these issues in the draft, maybe Colt McCoy, a QB that can run for his life and still pass. Maybe one of the talented lineman that were available at the 9th pick... WRONG... Not that CJ Spiller isn't good, I think he will make plays, I just don't think he was a 9th pick need for the Bills. They did draft Edward Wang out of Virginia Tech, who may turn out to be a steal, I hope so for QB sake, anyway, I wish those 3 luck, cause they will need it.
The loan standout on defense pulled a Favre. Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel threatened retirement so he could get released. Smart move for him, bad sign for a defense that doesn't have that big name draw that puts some kind of doubt in an opposing offense. Statistically, they were bottom half of the NFL and with no significant improvements, I don't see much of a change. Los Sigh...
Last year Bills circled the wagon at 6-10, but with an AFC East that is kind of loaded now, I like for them to be a -2 in that win column. New coach Chan Gailey has is work cut out for him, but he is the man for the job. Good luck rebuilding Buffalo Bills