What did we truly expect this year…
By Goose | Thursday, September 23, 2010 | ( 469 )
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|Sobering article to be sure Goose, thanks. This team truly duped me a little by their preseason efforts, especially due to the offense's success at scoring and putting sustainable drives together, something they could not do last year. In hindsight, the best I could have hoped for at this point would have been 1 and 1, with a smoke and mirrors victory for the home opener vs. the Dolphins. In reality, they would have beaten a legit playoff contender and still would not have been one themselves. Just a victory on emotional fumes, breathing in the vapors of the famous 12th man. |
Part of the problem is that it seems like the rest of the NFL has gotten better and somehow the Bills were left in the cold.
As it stands after week (2), no fewer than the top (24) teams truly have a legitimate shot at the playoffs, leaving the Bills in a lowly handful of the bottom 8 of the pack. The no. (24) team is the 49'ers who can easily win the putrid NFC West despite being 0 and 2. Teams like the Texans, Redskins, and Chiefs have joined the others in a top 24 parity contest that IMHO is the best example of parity since the beginning of the expansion era. Never before have so many teams exhibited as high quality a level of play. I wish I could be optimistic at this point but I am not, although realistically the Bills do seem to be on a path that will have them competitive in a season or two. Maybe it's the funk of looming 0 and 2 with issues such as the uncertain future of the Bills, the expired player agreement and the upcoming protracted battle that will take place this off season.
Nothing that a surprising victory or two won't cure for at least a short while.
|Thanks for the new article Goose. If the Bills are going to rebuild strictly through the draft it will be a bigger window than three years I,m afraid. With so many holes on the team its more like four or five years. This is pretty disheartening given the fact we have drafted in the top fifteen for ten years now.|
And yes, all their bad drafting over the years have bitten them in the ass big time.
These are the holes that will need to be filled next year. offense - WR, QB, LT, RT, C, TE. Defense - OLB (2), DE (1) ILB (1). I probably have forgotten a few but this is a large list for one offseason. To make a long story short, the Bills have a lot of work to do before their no longer laughinstocks of the league. And speaking of laughingstocks little Donte needs to go. Another #1 thats a bust.
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