Every Sunday between September and January something weird happens in my neighborhood. In the middle of Pats country a 26 y/o man walks out of his house with a red and blue Bills cap and a throwback Marshawn Lynch jersey, or more recently a throwback T.O. jersey.
This man heads down to the local bar and requests that one of the TVs be put on the Bills game. Everyone stops and looks at you, kids laugh at the very sight of a Bills hat, adults teach them that the Bills suck. People, friends, relatives all know of my choice to root for the Bills, but give nothing more than a constant verbal beating. Lets face it Pats fan havevery reason to brag or say the Bills suck, they are not stupid people. They know just as much about our team as they do about their team and they let us hear it. I hear it on the news, the radio, and the newspaper. They rub in the three Superbowls, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick. They believe they are gods gift to football, they can't lose, or they should never lose.
They have a plan and stick with it. They have had the same coach and the same system in place for years now. I'm so critical on the things the Bills do and don't do because I'm tired of sitting back and waiting for something great to happen, I'm tired of watching the Patriots kick our faces in twice a year.
This is a proud franchise and an even prouder city who lives for football. However I don't get to this, I just get the "God must be a Patriots fan" take on life. I feel that Leslie Frazier never had a chance of being coach here, and if Buddy Nix was so good at drafting and building a team why did San Diego let him go? Listen I'm bashing anyone this time, just expressing my concerns. I just see Chan Gailey as another in a long line of disappointing coaches. I'm not too sure but didn't he go 9-7 two years in a row with a Cowboys team that had Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin? I mean if you can't win more than 10 games with those guys what am I going to expect with this group?
Iguess the draft is the way to go, but last time I checked we didn't have 22 picks, and just because Walker and Dockery didn'y work out doesn't mean we have to do NOTHING in free agency. When you sit here in Mass and watch the Patriots win with players like Tully Banta-Cain leading them in sacks, it makes you wonder what the hell we are doing wrong. It seems like when Poz gets his annual broken arm the defense can't stop the run, and their have been so many different left tackles that no wonder any QB gets happy feet in the pocket. If we are going to win it doesn't start with a draft or free agency. It starts with consistency on the sidelines and a system where interchangeable parts can work when injuries or poor play take their toll.
It finally looks like the tide is turning in the AFC East, but instead of just watching the Patriots fall, now we have to watch the Jets and the Dolphins rise. But anyway when I'm done posting this I'll turn on my TV and watch Bill Belichick's TV show and listen to him say how tough the Bills are and how good they can possibly be . Right now thats the only positive praise ( no matter if its all B.S.) that I'll hear anytime soon.