Call me brash, but I think we have finally passed the Raiders for the title of the league's most dysfunctional/habitually terrible franchise.
As if the score of yesterday's game was not bad enough, I had to watch Drayton Florence commit the dumbest/undisciplined penalty I have ever seen, and I had to read a PFT article in which Mark Sanchez credited the Bills "trash talking" for giving the Bills motivation. I am willing to underwrite being simply terrible, but I will never underwrite a terrible team that still displays arrogance. What exactly has our team accomplished in the last 20 years? How many wins does our team have this year? Maybe the 53 overpaid, under skilled "trash talkers" should ask themselves these questions and adjust their priorities. It appears as though they are no longer the "blue collar" Buffalo Bills that we have all come to love over the years.
I have religiously followed the Bills since I was 5 years old (well over 20 years), despite the fact that I have lived all over the world. Regardless of where my job takes me, I would always be glued to the TV screen/radio/internet to hear how the Bills were doing each Sunday. For years, I have been ridiculed by every other football fan I have encountered; every time, I would argue that the Bills were on the upswing, and that we would soon be back in the playoffs. Well, needless to say, I have been a liar for 20 years.
Some of the recent moves have really made me question where the people directing this franchise think we are headed. Here are a few that come to mind:
-Numerous "big name" head coaches turning down the chance to take the team
-The way we railroaded Trent Edwards out of town (a simple benching would have sufficed)
-Mitchell's request to be released
-Our failure to draft a QB or LT this year (really, it's routinely botching the draft)
-Our "knee jerk" changes to the no-huddle offense and 3-4 defense
Really, I think this town has turned in to a graveyard for NFL players, much like Oakland was viewed for many years. The team needs to change the culture and purge our roster. I think there are about 10 guys on the team worth keeping around.
Maybe a rant, but 20 years of frustration is starting to make it hard to still put on my Bills' jersey every Sunday.....