We've reached the end of our long journey. Today, we select the best player for the Buffalo Bills in the decade. I've included only players who won the positional vote, with a few interpretations. Don't vote for your favorite Bill. Vote for the best.
Bledsoe compiled a 23-25 record in Buffalo, starting every game over the course of his three seasons with the Bills from 2002-2004. He compiled 10,151 passing yards, 905 completions, 1,531 pass attempts, 55 touchdowns, 43 interceptions and 48% winning percentage, plus a Pro Bowl. During 2002, Bledsoe broke several of the team's single-season passing records, throwing 100 more passes than Jim Kelly ever did in one year and gaining 500 more yards than the Hall of Famer. In 2004, the Bills came up just short of the playoffs with Bledsoe at the helm.
Eric Moulds - WR
Moulds joined the Bills as a first-round selection in 1996 and spent ten years of his twelve-year career in Buffalo. Prior to the decade, he had already established himself as a legit starter, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1998. In his six seasons with the Bills in the decade, Moulds caught 494 passes for 6,161 yards (a healthy 12.5 yards per reception), 30 touchdowns, and two Pro Bowl appearances. Three times in a Bills uniform he was in the league's top ten in receptions, and twice he was in the top ten for yards per game. In 2002, he was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
Jay Riemersma - TE
Only three of Riemersma's six-year Buffalo career fell in the decade, but all three were solid seasons. He was originally drafted out of Michigan in the seventh round of the 1996 NFL Draft, but didn't play at all in that first year. He became only the second Bills tight end in history to record more than 50 receptions in a season when he caught 53 in 2001. In the decade, the big tight end started 42 games in Buffalo, catching 116 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns.
Ruben Brown - OG
Brown was drafted No. 14 overall by the Bills in the 1995 NFL Draft. He started 63 games at left guard for the Bills from 2000-2003, and made the Pro Bowl in each of those four years. In 2000, the Bills ranked No. 9 in total offense with Brown as the leader of the offensive line.
Aaron Schobel - DE
Schobel was the Bills' second-round pick in 2001. His 78 sacks are more than three times more than the next closest Bills player in the decade. He owns the top three yearly sack totals of the decade, and four of the top five. He's recovered more fumbles than any defensive player on the team in the last decade, and forced more than almost everyone in team history. He even has three interceptions and a touchdown return. He's batted down 31 passes in his career, and outside of missing eleven games in 2008 with a bad foot, he has been extremely durable, playing in every other game while he's been on the team. Schobel was a member of two Pro Bowl squads in the decade, and participated in more games (133) than any regular player during the decade.
Pat Williams - DT
Williams joined the Bills in 1997 and stayed through the 2004 season. He started 64 games for the Bills in the decade, accumulating seven sacks, 222 tackles, two forced fumbles, a safety, and two touchdowns on an interception and fumble return. In 2000, the Bills were the third-ranked defense in the NFL, and in 2003 and 2004 they were second.
Takeo Spikes - OLB
The Bills signed the high profile Spikes from the prior to the 2003 season. In his first two seasons in Buffalo, he made two Pro Bowls and an All-Pro team (the only regular player on the Bills to be name an All-Pro in the decade). He started 46 games in Buffalo before being traded after two injury-plagued seasons. He recorded seven sacks, seven interceptions, two interception returns for touchdowns, defended 29 passes, forced seven fumbles, recovered three fumbles, and made 188 tackles. In 2003 and 2004, the Bills were the second-best defense in the league in yards allowed.
London Fletcher - MLB
The Bills signed Fletcher as a free agent in 2002 when he left the . He started every game during his five years in Buffalo, and led the team in tackles each season. Fletcher recorded 14.5 sacks, five interceptions and a touchdown return, along with seven fumble recoveries and a touchdown return, five forced fumbles, 28 passes defended, 495 tackles, and a safety. That tackle total ranks seventh on the all-time list, and are almost 100 more than the next best in the decade.
Brian Moorman - P
Moorman appeared in more games during the decade than any other Bill (144). In his nine-year career with the Bills, Moorman has made 700 punts for over 30,500 yards, an average of 43.6 yards per attempt. All of those are second only to Chris Mohr in team annals, but with one more even below-average season in 2010, Moorman will become the most prolific punter in Bills history. His long punt of 84 yards is the longest in team history. He was named to the NFL's All-Decade team as the lone Bills representative. Moorman was named to two All-Pro teams (the most of any Buffalo player) and two Pro Bowls in the decade, and has two touchdown passes to boot.
Who was the best player for the Buffalo Bills in the last decade?
Drew Bledsoe (38 votes)
Eric Moulds (311 votes)
Jay Riemersma (7 votes)
Ruben Brown (40 votes)
Aaron Schobel (479 votes)
Pat Williams (63 votes)
Takeo Spikes (40 votes)
London Fletcher (107 votes)
Brian Moorman (519 votes)
1604 total votes